Report: Colorado to hire Georgia assistant coach
Colorado is expected to hire Georgia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker as its new head football 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.
Tucker would be replacing Mike MacIntyre, who went 30-44 at Colorado. He was fired Nov. 18 with one game remaining in the Buffaloes’ season. Colorado started this season 5-0 then lost its last seven games.
Tucker has been the defensive coordinator for three seasons at Georgia.
Texas Tech: Texas Tech introduced MattWells as its new head coach Saturday. Wells is familiar with the tools the explosive Tech offense has and believes the Red Raiders can make a jump quickly from this season’s 5-7 finish. Tech averaged 37.3 points per game in league play despite injury issues at quarterback.
Wells’ coaching career started at Navy from 1997-2001. He went to Tulsa (2002-06), New Mexico (2007-08, 2010) and Louisville (2009) before joining Gary Andersen’s staff at Utah State in 2011.
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 and planned to watch the game with his father, according to a report by Maria Taylor on ESPN’s “College GameDay.”