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Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer
SMU has hired former Texas assistant Jeff Traylor, a source confirmed to ESPN. He's expected to coach running backs and receive the title of associate head coach. The longtime Texas high school coach was a valuable recruiter in East Texas for the Longhorns the past two years and will be a nice get for Chad Morris' staff.
The top lawyer at the National Labor Relations Board issued an official opinion this week that players at all 17 private colleges in the FBS are employees of their schools.
It's national signing day for 2017 recruits, but SMU coaches are already working on the 2018 class with a video featuring some of their dance moves.
Courtland Sutton back for more in 2017
Other Group of 5 receivers on better teams overshadowed Sutton last season. But SMU's standout wide receiver recorded 1,246 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns in 2016. Top returning players: Nos. 26-50 (Insider)
With Chad Morris staying at SMU, Baylor is expected to focus on Cal's Sonny Dykes as the Bears seek a new football coach.
Baylor's search may be more complicated
SMU's Chad Morris was a front-runner for the Baylor job last week, writes Adam Rittenberg, but the Mustangs' 75-31 loss to Navy might give Baylor hesitation. Who else might the Bears consider? Coaching quick takes (Insider)
Will Worth accounted for four touchdowns while becoming the first Navy quarterback with more than 100 yards rushing and 100 yards passing in three consecutive games as the Midshipmen beat SMU.