Arizona to name Rich Rodriguez coach

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A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Arizona plans to hire former Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez as its new coach.

The person said Rod­riguez’s hiring was “pretty much” done.

PENN STATE: Former FBI director Louis Freeh, tapped to lead Penn State’s investigation into the child sex abuse allegations against a former assistant football coach, said his inquiry will go as far back as 1975, a much longer period than a grand jury report issued earlier this month.

Freeh was named Monday to oversee the university board of trustees’ internal investigation into the abuse allegations that ultimately led to the ouster of longtime football coach Joe Paterno and university President Graham Spanier.

ARKANSAS: Coach Bobby Petrino isn’t ready to talk about Louisiana State Uni­versity just yet.

The university canceled Petrino’s weekly news conference Monday, a day after Sunday’s sudden death of redshirt freshman tight end Garrett Uekman at the age of 19.

University police say they won’t release the incident report until after the autopsy report is released.

MEYER UPDATE: Former Florida coach Urban Meyer says he still has concerns about returning to coaching, but “right now there are no decisions to be made.”

Media reports have fueled speculation Meyer could be the next Ohio State coach.

In an interview Monday with The Sun in Gainesville, Fla., Meyer reiterated he hasn’t been offered the Ohio State job.


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