Connecticut has hired Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco as its football coach. The 40-year-old Diaco takes over a team that went 3-9 this season. UConn fired Paul Pasqualoni after an 0-4 start and a 10-18 record in just more than two years at the school. Notre Dame finished 8-4 this season Diaco, who spent four seasons at Notre Dame, won the 2012 Broyles Award as the nation's top assistant coach, becoming the first Fighting Irish assistant to receive the honor.
Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron says he doesn't believe coach Nick Saban will leave for Texas. McCarron made his comments in advance of Thursday's College Football Awards Show. That's my personal opinion,'' McCarron said Wednesday. But if I had a pick, I'd say he's not leaving.'' McCarron is up for the Maxwell Award as the nation's best overall player and the Davey O'Brien quarterback award Thursday.