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Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Kodi Burns, whose contract was set to expire at the end of this month, will be back as Auburn's wide receivers coach, Gus Malzahn said. "He's going to be at Auburn for a long time," Malzahn said from the Senior Bowl on Tuesday.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

SOURCES: Maryland has hired Matt Canada as offensive coordinator. Canada is on campus today and currently in the football building. He has agreed to a multiyear contract with the school. LSU and Canada parted ways earlier this month. As part of a separation agreement, LSU will pay Canada $1.7 million of the $3.3 million left on his contract.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Baker Mayfield has made it to Mobile. Time for his first practice at the Senior Bowl.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

UNC CB M.J. Stewart (5-foot-11, 198 pounds) had a really impressive session during one-on-ones today. Stewart displayed the footwork to mirror releases and he challenged the break at the top of the route. Quick to drive and close on the ball. Stewart has the ability to bump inside to the slot at the pro level too.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Wyoming QB Josh Allen said he doesn't mind hearing fellow draft prospects like Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen get more attention or accolades. He said he is actually living and training with Darnold in Orange County under former NFL quarterback Jordan Palmer and trainer Ryan Flaherty and that he and Darnold are “super good friends.” “We're obviously there to compete. We want to be better. We want to be the best quarterbacks we can be, there's no secret about that,” Allen said. “At the same time, we're not competing against each other. Someone's gonna get drafted higher, that's the fact of the matter. But we want to end up in situations where it's the best fit for ourselves.”

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

UTSA DE Marcus Davenport (6-foot-6, 259 pounds) has already shown flashes of his power at the Senior Bowl workouts, both during individual drills and one-on-one pass rush. Davenport's technique is still raw on film, but he has natural strength at the point of attack and he comes off the ball with speed.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

UCLA finalizes first coaching staff under Chip Kelly with the hires of Dana Bible (quarterbacks), Roy Manning (outside linebackers, special teams) and Vince Oghobaase (defensive line). Kelly is retaining four coaches -- Jimmie Dougherty, DeShaun Foster, Hank Fraley and Angus McClure -- from the previous staff.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Falk describes meeting with teams at the Senior Bowl: "It was kind of like speed dating except it's for a job." The former Washington State QB is a top-10 prospect at his position but has a lot to prove transitioning from an Air Raid offense to pro schemes.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Allen has an opportunity playing for Denver's coaching staff at the Senior Bowl. He pointed out that the Broncos a "quarterback-needy team."

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

It's safe to say Da'Shawn Hand believes the hype surrounding former teammate DB Minkah Fitzpatrick, who could be a top-10 pick. "His freshman year he had three pick-sixes," Hand said. "He's a dog."

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

As others have noted, don't be surprised if former Notre Dame defensive coordinator and current Oklahoma State analyst Brian VanGorder is elevated to a spot on the staff to fill the Cowboys' 10th slot on the coaching staff.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Iowa has added Derrick Foster to its football staff, filling the spot that opened this month with the NCAA allowance of a 10th assistant coach. Foster previously coached running backs at Samford. He worked at Northwestern State in 2013 and at Tennessee in 2012. An Alabama native, Foster will coach on the offensive side at Iowa, allowing LeVar Woods to focus primarily on special teams, coach Kirk Ferentz said. Woods coordinated special teams last season for the Hawkeyes while also coaching tight ends.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

West Virginia QB Will Grier has been cleared to throw again, according to a source, having recovered from surgery in November to repair the broken middle metacarpal in his throwing hand. Grier missed West Virginia's final two games last season due to the injury.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Oklahoma State's ongoing search for a defensive coordinator has included talks with six candidates, including Tulane defensive coordinator Jack Curtis, South Carolina assistant head coach Lance Thompson, Duke defensive coordinator Jim Knowles and Troy defensive coordinator Vic Koenning, according to sources. Two additional candidates are in play, as well, including a name from the FCS.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans coach Bill O'Brien says UCF one-handed linebacker Shaquem Griffin is a "special" story. "He plays the game very fast, very aggressive. He doesn't let his hand slow him down."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State has elevated Ryan Day from co-offensive coordinator to offensive coordinator. Day will still work with fellow OC Kevin Wilson to run the Buckeyes offense. Urban Meyer: "He has been approached by other schools numerous times this offseason for coordinator and head coach opportunities, and by the National Football League for a coordinator opportunity. I am pleased that he has elected to continue to work on this staff."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

SOURCE: Marshall is hiring Byron Thweatt as linebackers coach. Thweatt has been inside linebackers coach at James Madison the past two seasons. The former Virginia All-ACC linebacker has been a head coach at Virginia State and spent eight years on the staff at Richmond.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day is staying with the Buckeyes for a second season, a source told ESPN. Day was a candidate for the Tennessee Titans' offensive coordinator job under new coach Mike Vrabel. He is set to earn $800,000 with Ohio State in 2018.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Oklahoma running back Abdul Adams has transferred to Syracuse, the Orange announced Monday. Adams will have to sit out the 2018 season but will have two years of eligibility remaining after that. Adams rushed for 542 yards for the Sooners last season.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State is hiring Don Treadwell, its former offensive coordinator, for a variety of roles. Treadwell will assist Paul Haynes with the secondary, coach special teams and also serve as an offensive consultant. He'll also be MSU's "freshmen head coach," a new role designed to assist first-year players. He spent the past three years with Haynes as Kent State's offensive coordinator.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: Northern Illinois is expected to promote linebackers coach Jeff Knowles to defensive coordinator. Knowles will replace Kevin Kane, who left for the coordinator role at SMU. The DeKalb Daily Chronicle first reported the promotion. Knowles joined NIU's staff in 2017 after three seasons at NC State.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Northwestern quarterback Clayton Thorson recently underwent successful ACL surgery, according to the school. An additional update on his prognosis could come soon. Wildcats linebacker Nate Hall also recently had successful ACL surgery. Thorson's injury occurred in the Music City Bowl, while Hall's happened during bowl practice.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington State officially announced Pat Chun has been hired as the school's new athletic director. Chun has been the athletic director at Florida Atlantic since 2012. He begins Feb. 5.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

SOURCE: Cincinnati is expected to hire Steve Stripling as defensive line coach. Stripling spent the past five seasons as Tennessee's defensive line coach and assistant head coach. He begins his second stint at Cincinnati, where he coached defensive line from 2010 to 2012. Stripling also has coached defensive linemen at Michigan, Michigan State, Louisville and Indiana, among other stops.