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More awards: AP player of the year Kyler Mur­ray added the Davey O’Brien Award as the na­tion’s top quar­ter­back at ESPN’s Col­lege Foot­ball Awards show in At­lanta. But right be­fore the show started it was an­nounced that Alabama quar­ter­back Tua Tago­v­ailoa won the Wal­ter Camp Player of the Year Award.

The last five win­ners of the Wal­ter Camp have gone on to win the Heis­man, but only five Heis­man win­ners have failed to win AP Player of the Year since the award started in 1998.

Ge­or­gia cor­ner­back A Dean­dre Baker is the first Bull­dogs’ player to win the Thorpe Award as the top de­fen­sive back.

Wis­con­sin’s Jonathan A Tay­lor be­came the fourth Badgers player to win the Doak Walker award as the top run­ning back.

Syra­cuse fresh­man A An­dre Szmyt wins the Lou Groza as top kicker.

Alabama’s Jerry A Jeudy won the Bilet­nikoff Award as the na­tion’s top wide re­ceiver.

Notre Dame coach A Brian Kelly is the Home De­pot coach of the year.

LSU’s Devin White A won the Butkus Award as the na­tion’s top line­backer.

Iowa’s T.J. Hock­enA son won the John Mackey Award as the na­tion’s top tight end. Ge­or­gia Tech: Tem­ple coach Ge­off Collins met with Ge­or­gia Tech of­fi­cials about the Yel­low Jack­ets’ va­cant head­coach­ing po­si­tion, a per­son with knowl­edge of the meet­ings told The As­so­ci­ated Press. Paul John­son is step­ping down af­ter 11 sea­sons as coach. John­son will coach Ge­or­gia Tech against Min­nesota in the Quick Lane Bowl on Dec. 26 in De­troit. Mary­land: Mike Lock­sley is thrilled to be home. The Wash­ing­ton na­tive who spent two stints as a Mary­land as­sis­tant and also served as the Ter­rap­ins’ in­terim leader for six games in 2015 was in­tro­duced Thurs­day as the school’s full-time coach.

“This was the job I’ve cov­eted since the day I put a whis­tle around my neck as a coach,” said Lock­sley, the Alabama of­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor who Tues­day was named the win­ner of the Broyles Award as the na­tion’s top as­sis­tant coach. “Some peo­ple grow up want­ing to be the head coach at the Uni­ver­sity of Alabama, Michi­gan, all the sto­ried pro­grams. For Locks, this was it.”

Cal­i­for­nia: Coach Justin Wil­cox signed a new five-year deal to stay un­der con­tract through the 2023 sea­son. The deal adds two more years to the orig­i­nal con­tract signed in 2017.

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