Report: Colorado to hire Georgia assistant coach
Colorado is expected to hire Georgia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker as its new head coach, according to a report from ESPN on Saturday.
The announcement from Colorado was expected to come after the SEC Championship Game, which was played Saturday afternoon with Georgia facing Alabama.
Colorado disputed that report, however. Athletic director Rick George “has not offered the head coaching position to anyone at this point; he is still in the discussion and evaluation stages and won’t make a decision on a final candidate until early next week,” Colorado athletic department spokesman David Plati said in an email to the Athens Banner-Herald. Notable
UCF: McKenzie Milton was settled in at home to watch UCF face Memphis in the American Athletic Conference Championship Game, but his presence was felt at Spectrum Stadium. UCF fans went all out in their tributes to the injured star quarterback, who suffered nerve damage and a dislocated knee during the Knights’ win over rival USF last week.
Milton was released from Tampa General Hospital after three surgeries, according to a report by Maria Taylor on ESPN’s College GameDay. She stated doctors are encouraged by how much Milton is able to wiggle his toes and he is slated to have surgery to repair his dislocated knee in four to six weeks.
Texas Tech: Texas Tech introduced Matt Wells as its new head coach.