Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon and defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt have reached a financial settlement to part ways, according to a source. 247 Sports first reported Leavitt's departure Wednesday. Co-defensive coordinator Keith Heyward is a strong candidate to take over the lead role. Leavitt could be headed to the NFL next.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: Oregon is hiring Jovon Bouknight as wide receivers coach. Bouknight had moved with Matt Wells from Utah State to Texas Tech but instead will join the Ducks staff to work with the wideouts. Football Scoop first reported the move.

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20dAdam Rittenberg

USC hires North Texas OC to replace Kingsbury

North Texas offensive coordinator Graham Harrell has been hired to the same position at USC, the school announced Wednesday night. He replaces Kliff Kingsbury, who briefly held the post before leaving to become coach of the Arizona Cardinals.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: North Texas offensive coordinator Graham Harrell tonight accepted an offer to become OC at USC. The Athletic first reported the agreement. Harrell replaces Kliff Kingsbury, who briefly held the job before becoming Arizona Cardinals head coach. Harrell spent the last few years building a dynamic offense at North Texas alongside coach Seth Littrell and quarterback Mason Fine.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

There's no deal yet but North Texas offensive coordinator Graham Harrell is a leading candidate to be USC's next offensive coordinator. The two sides spoke today, sources said. USC coach Clay Helton has taken his time with the hire, but Harrell makes sense given his parallels with Kliff Kingsbury, Helton's initial choice.‬ Harrell is a creative thing offensive coach who has had great success at UNT under Seth Littrell with quarterback Mason Fine.

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24dGerry Hamilton and Tom VanHaaren

Early signee McCoy leaving USC for Texas

The departure of No. 27-ranked prospect Bru McCoy from USC for Texas follows the exit of offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury, who left to become Cardinals coach.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

According to a source, USC 2019 signee Bru McCoy is in the transfer portal. McCoy just signed with the Trojans in December and enrolled early this month.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: Oregon State has finalized the hiring of Blue Adams as defensive backs coach. Adams, who was involved for multiple openings this cycle, coached defensive backs at South Florida the past two seasons after stints with West Virginia, the Miami Dolphins and Northern Iowa. The former NFL cornerback heads to Corvallis.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Minnesota is hiring Oregon defensive analyst Rod Chance as a defensive backs coach, per sources. The Athletic first reported the hire. Chance previously served as defensive coordinator at FCS Southern Utah and also spent time as a quality control assistant at Vanderbilt. He continues a strong series of hires by Gophers coach P.J. Fleck this cycle.

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Fans welcome ex-Buckeyes QB Martell to Miami

Former Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell is in the final stages of enrolling at Miami, arriving with four pieces of luggage on Thursday afternoon after flying in from Columbus to his new home.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: Michigan has hired Arizona State defensive line coach Shaun Nua for the same position. Several reports surfaced Wednesday about Nua but the agreement wasn't finalized until earlier today. Nua spent one year at ASU after six as Navy's defensive line coach. The former BYU defensive lineman and coach played four seasons in the NFL. He replaces Greg Mattison with the Wolverines.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources: Junior Adams, most recently offensive coordinator at Western Kentucky, is expected to join Washington as wide receivers coach. Football Scoop first reported the expected hire. Adams replaces Matt Lubick, who left for a job outside of coaching. Adams worked for Washington coach Chris Petersen at Boise State.

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33dKyle Bonagura

McNair gets new trial in defamation suit vs. NCAA

A judge in Los Angeles issued an order for a new trial in Todd McNair's defamation lawsuit against the NCAA, citing insufficient evidence to justify the original verdict. McNair is now the Tampa Bay Bucs' running back coach.

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Hilinskis partner with NCAA for athlete screening

The NCAA Sports Science Institute announced a partnership with Hilinski's Hope, the foundation set up in memory of Washington St. QB Tyler Hilinski, to support the foundation's work to improve mental health screening and awareness among student-athletes.

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38dJenna Laine

Source: Bucs hire former USC RB coach McNair

Former USC running-backs coach Todd McNair, who spent the past seven years fighting the NCAA over the Reggie Bush scandal and lost, has been hired to the same position with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a source confirmed to ESPN.