Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

SMU coach Sonny Dykes confirmed to me that he's hiring Northern Illinois defensive coordinator Kevin Kane to the same position with the Mustangs. Football Scoop first reported the move. Kane did an excellent job with the NIU defense in 2017 after moving into the coordinator role the year before. Dykes' new staff with SMU is nearly complete.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

SOURCES: Arizona is hiring former Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin as its next head coach. An official announcement is expected shortly. Sports Illustrated first reported the hire. Cal offensive coordinator Beau Baldwin also interviewed for the position, along with Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo.

Heather Dinich ESPN Senior Writer 

Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo sent me a text today confirming he is staying at Navy and withdrawing his name from consideration for the Arizona job. It read: "After much prayer and pondering, it has become crystal clear the USNA is a special place with special people and I LOVE IT HERE!!! Plus I have unfinished business to finish."

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Navy announced on Sunday that football coach Ken Niumatalolo is staying with the Midshipmen and no longer considering the Arizona vacancy.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

SOURCE: Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo had withdrawn his name from consideration for the Arizona job. He will remain with the Mids for an 11th season.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona's coaching search seems to be entering the home stretch. Cal offensive coordinator Beau Baldwin and former Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin are in the mix, but Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo is emerging as another strong candidate to watch. Niumatalolo is 84-48 in 10 seasons at Navy.

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Frost named Bear Bryant Coach of the Year

Scott Frost, who led Central Florida to an undefeated season and a Peach Bowl victory prior to taking over full-time coaching duties at Nebraska, was named the Bear Bryant Coach of the Year on Wednesday.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

As he concludes his acceptance speech after winning the Bear Bryant Coach of the Year Award, Scott Frost says “It's time to turn the page. Charge On, UCF and Go Big Red.”

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Nebraska coach Scott Frost, formerly of UCF, is the winner of the Bear Bryant Coach of the Year Award. It's his fifth major national coach of the Year honor after leading the Knights to a 13-0 season, including a win over Auburn in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Nebraska coach Scott Frost is in a finalist for the Bear Bryant Coach of the Year Award after taking UCF to an undefeated season and a win in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl. The winner will be announced tonight in Houston.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Nebraska coach Scott Frost, who's in Houston on Wednesday as a finalist for the Bear Bryant Coach of the Year Award based on his run at UCF, was asked about Alabama coach Nick Saban's decision to bench Jalen Hurts for Tua Tagovailoa in the national title game. "It was a decision I don't know I would have been courageous enough to make. That's the answer you want to hear. The other answer is that he was pretty obviously better and they had 12 games to figure that out and didn't. Coach Saban is above criticism with everything he's accomplished, so I don't mean it that way, but I recruited Tua out of high school and knew what he could do and it doesn't surprise me that he did what he did. Jalen's a great player, too. That was a very bold and courageous move and I'm surprised it didn't happen earlier [in the season]." Frost's recruitment of Tagovailoa dates back to his time as an Oregon assistant.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Noah Vedral is following coach Scott Frost and his staff from UCF to Nebraska, the quarterback announced today. Vedral served as the backup to McKenzie Milton and played as a true freshman in 2017. Vedral is from Wahoo, Nebraska and was not recruited by the former staff in Lincoln. His father, Mike Vedral, played at Nebraska, as did uncles Mark and Jon Vedral in addition to uncles Matt and Seth Turman. Vedral must sit out in 2018 as the Cornhuskers find a new QB among a group that includes returning backups Patrick O'Brien and Tristan Gebbia and newly enrolled freshman Adrian Martinez.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Yes, trophies were handed out ...

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

UCF celebration is packed.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

UCF players are signing autographs for fans.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

UCF celebration No. 2, this one in downtown Orlando and the merchandise is going fast.

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