Oregon’s Kelly gets $20.5-million extension
Oregon Coach Chip Kelly has agreed to a six-year, $20.5-million contract extension that makes him the Pacific 10 Conference’s secondhighest-paid coach behind USC’s Lane Kiffin.
The new deal guarantees Kelly a minimum of $2.4 million this season and could be worth more if Oregon reaches certain performance incentives.
Kelly, 46, led Oregon to the Rose Bowl last season in his first year as coach. The fourth-ranked Ducks face
No. 9 Stanford on Saturday.
Dantonio to coach
Less than two weeks after suffering a mild heart attack, Michigan State Coach
Mark Dantonio plans to coach from the press box Saturday when the Spartans play host to Wisconsin. He said there will be some unspecified “restrictions” on his activities.
“I feel good, very good,” he said on the weekly Big Ten conference call.
— Teddy Greenstein
Green tells story
With his four-game suspension behind him, Georgia receiver A.J. Green described how he sold his Independence Bowl jersey and how he was caught by the NCAA.
Green said he sold the jersey on Facebook to Chris Hawkins, a former North Carolina football player, whom the NCAA considers an agent, because he needed money for spring break.
Houston senior quarterback Case Keenum, who tore a knee ligament in a loss to UCLA two weeks ago, said he hasn’t decided whether he’ll ask the NCAA for a sixth year of eligibility or set his sights on the NFL.
“I want to play football for the Cougars — right now,” Keenum said. “But that’s not going to happen. As far as the future, there’s no telling. . . . I don’t know where that’s going to be.”
UConn players fight
Connecticut kicker Dave Teggart and reserve linebacker Jerome Williams were arrested and charged with breach of peace after an altercation between the two in Storrs, Conn.