Ore­gon’s Kelly gets $20.5-mil­lion ex­ten­sion

Los Angeles Times - - Morning Briefing - staff and wire re­ports — Hart­ford Courant

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.

Keenum un­de­cided

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.

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