BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU coach Les Miles said punter Brad Wing has been suspended for ninth-ranked LSU’s game against No. 14 Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Bowl for an unspecified violation of team rules.
The announcement of Wing’s suspension on Thursday means the sophomore punter from Australia will be replaced in the lineup by freshman Jamie Keehn, who is also Australian.
Wing averaged 44.8 yards on 59 punts for the Tigers this season.
FSU hires coordinator
Alabama secondary coach Jeremy Pruitt is Florida State’s new defensive coordinator.
Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher announced that Pruitt will replace Mark Stoops, who took the Kentucky head job.
Pruitt has been on Nick Saban’s Alabama staff for three years. Fisher was Saban’s offensive coordinator at LSU.
Tide’s Mosley returning
Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley is returning for his senior season instead of entering the NFL draft.
The consensus All-American said he wants to graduate next December and has “a lot I still haven’t accomplished yet as far as football goals.”
Mosley said it wasn’t a tough decision and he’s known for a while that he would come back. Quarterback AJ McCarron has also announced he’ll be back.
Andersen officially with Badgers
Gary Andersen is Wisconsin’s new coach.
Wisconsin athletics director Barry Alvarez made the announcement, and Andersen’s official introduction will come this morning. The 48-year-old Andersen just completed his fourth and best season at Utah State. The 18th-ranked Aggies finished 11-2 with a bowl victory over Toledo and won the Western Athletic Conference.
Aggies promote Wells
Utah State promoted offensive coordinator Matt Wells to head coach, replacing Anderson.
The 39-year-old Wells played quarterback for the Aggies in the mid-1990s and has coached at the school for the past two seasons.
BYU 23, SAN DIEGO STATE 6
At San Diego, linebacker Kyle Van Noy forced a fumble in the end zone and recovered it for a touchdown, and scored on a 17-yard interception return, both in the fourth quarter, to lead BYU past San Diego State.
The big plays swung the momentum for the Cougars (8-5) in what had been a tedious defensive struggle. San Diego State (9-4), playing in the hometown bowl for the second time in three years, missed the chance for its first 10-win season since 1977 and had its seven-game win streak snapped.