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Former Cal Poly co-offensive coordinator Bryan Cook has returned to Georgia Tech as an offensive assistant for coach Paul Johnson.

Cook is replacing Brian Bohannon as the quarterbacks and B-backs coach. The B-back is the running back which lines up behind the quarterback in Georgia Tech’s spread-option offense. Cook helped direct a similar offense the past four years at Cal Poly.

Bohannon left Georgia Tech to become Kennesaw State’s first coach.

Cook was a graduate assistant at Georgia Tech from 2001-03.

Cal Poly finished 9-3 last season and advanced to the second round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. Cook coached Cal Poly’s quarterbacks and fullbacks.

ALABAMA: Linebacker Trey DePriest will miss the rest of spring practice with a stress fracture in his right foot.

Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban says DePriest aggravated the injury during last weekend’s scrimmage. DePriest had a cast on his foot while riding an exercise bike during Wednesday’s practice.

DePriest started 12 games last season and was second on the team with 56 tackles.

FLORIDA: Defensive line coach Bryant Young is stepping away from football to spend more time with his family after more than two decades of college and professional football.

A four-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle who spent 14 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, Young joined coach Will Muschamp’s staff in 2011 after one year at San Jose State and another at Notre Dame.

When Young came to Florida, he was reunited with his former position coach in San Francisco, then-Gators defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. Quinn recently returned to the NFL to become defensive coordinator of the Seattle Seahawks. The Gators then hired South Carolina’s Brad Lawing as assistant head coach and defensive line coach. Young worked mostly with defensive tackles.

EGG BOWL: The Mississippi-Mississippi State game will be played on Thanksgiving night this season for the first time since 2003.

ESPN was looking for a game to televise on Thanksgiving night and the two Southeastern Conference schools were happy to move from Saturday of that same weekend.

CINCINNATI: Former Notre Dame quarterback Gunner Kiel has found another landing spot.

The Indiana high school star told his hometown newspaper, The Columbus Republic, he told Bearcats coaches Wednesday he would be enrolling at the school.

Kiel originally committed to Indiana, then backed out and opted for Louisiana State University. When he backed out of that commitment, Kiel wound up enrolling at Notre Dame where he thought he would compete for the starting job. But Everett Golson won the job and led the Fighting Irish to the national championship game.

COLORADO: Quarterback Jordan Webb will miss the 2013 season after tearing a ligament in his right knee at spring practice.

Webb tore the ACL on a cut in a noncontact drill Tuesday.

Colorado said Webb, a fifth-year senior, will work with the compliance office to try to gain a sixth year of eligibility.

Webb arrived at Colorado last season after playing for Kansas, and was named the Buffs’ starter. He threw eight TDs and eight interceptions as Colorado went 1-11, leading to the dismissal of coach Jon Embree.


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