GILBERT NAMED ALL-AMERICAN
boulder» University of Colorado linebacker Jimmie Gilbert was named to The Associated Press allAmerica team Monday.
Gilbert, who was a thirdteam selection, becomes the first Buffalo to be named an AP All-American since 2011.
Gilbert this season had 10½ sacks and 51 tackles and forced six fumbles. He tied for second among all Football Bowl Subdivision players for the most forced fumbles this season.
Linebacker Kenneth Olugbode, who had 130 tackles this season, by CU’s count that uses coaches film, was a second-team All-America selection by Pro Football Focus.
Kiffin headed to FAU.
Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin agreed to become Florida Atlantic’s next football coach.
Kiffin had been in talks with the Conference USA school since Friday. At one point, negotiations between the two sides stalled, but a deal was struck early Monday morning.
Kiffin will remain Alabama’s offensive coordinator throughout the College Football Playoff, Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban confirmed.
Notre Dame junior quarterback DeShone Kizer declared for the NFL draft, the school announced. … New Houston coach Major Applewhite’s contract will pay him $7.5 million over a five-year period.