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Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

New Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt knows he has his work cut out, but he also knows the caliber of players it's going to take to get the Vols back to championship contention. http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/22553411/jeremy-pruitt-new-tennessee-volunteers-coaching-staff-aggressive-beginning

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Hearing Fresno State likely will promote linebackers coach Bert Watts to defensive coordinator, replacing Orlondo Steinauer, who is leaving for an assistant position with the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Fresno State ranked 10th nationally in scoring defense in 2017. Watts served as UC-Davis defensive coordinator from 2013 to 2016.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor has hired former Texas defensive lineman Frank Okam as its DL coach. Okam previously was at Rice.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

The Los Angeles Police Department presented the case against USC wide receiver Joseph Lewis to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office Tuesday, and the case under review, according to a spokesman for the DA's office. Lewis was arrested on a felony domestic battery charge on Feb. 12. He is currently suspended from all football-related activities.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: Alabama is hiring Miami defensive line coach Craig Kugilowski for the same role. Kuligowski replaces Karl Dunbar, who recently left to coach defensive line with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Sports Illustrated first reported the move. Kuligowski returns to the SEC, where he had great success during a long run as Missouri's defensive line coach.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield, who attended the OU-Texas basketball game Saturday, was asked about the Red River Showdown. He didn't mince words about the Longhorns: "You come to Oklahoma to beat Texas. I was born and raised in Austin. They didn't recruit me. I grew up 15 miles from their campus. I can't stand them. Anything they do, I don't care. I talked to the NFL guys and they said I need to calm it down a little bit. But when it comes to Texas, absolutely not. No. end of story."

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas State has officially announced Blake Seiler as defensive coordinator. Seiler is replacing Tom Hayes, who is retiring. Seiler has been K-State's LB coach. Brian Norwood, who arrives from Tulsa, will take over as co-defensive coordinator and secondary coach for the Wildcats.

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

New Mexico football coach Bob Davie will begin his 30-day suspension on Saturday, the school announced. The unpaid suspension will end on March 18. “I want to emphasize that our commitment is to cultivate a culture built upon respect and transparency at this University,” said New Mexico president Chaouki Abdallah.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

SOURCE: North Carolina is expected to hire Rutgers' Henry Baker as defensive backs coach. Baker coached cornerbacks at Rutgers in 2017 after holding the same post at Delaware from 2011 to 2016. Baker replaces Terry Joseph, who left last month for a position at Notre Dame.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Confirmed that Florida Atlantic defensive coordinator Chris Kiffin is leaving for a position with the San Francisco 49ers. Sports Illustrated had it first. Lane Kiffin losing both coordinators after guiding the Owls to a Conference USA championship in 2017.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: The Chicago Bears are hiring Washington State's Jason Loscalzo as head strength and conditioning coach. Football Scoop first reported the move. Loscalzo spent the past six seasons as WSU's head strength and conditioning coach. He held the same role at Boston College after serving as an assistant strength coach at Auburn.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State will increase its assistant coach salary pool by $3.4 million for 2018, which includes $800,000 for new assistant Alex Grinch. Defensive coordinator Greg Schiano will earn $1.5 million in 2018, more than double his salary from 2017 ($700,000). Offensive coordinator Ryan Day receives a $600,000 increase to $1 million and now will make more than fellow OC Kevin Wilson, whose salary increases to $800,000.

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The first edition of FPI for the 2018 college football season is here. A look at the Top 10 led by No. 1 Clemson.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas A&M lost a commit in its 2019 class late Tuesday night when ESPN Jr. 300 QB Grant Gunnell (Houston, TX/St. Pius X) announced he is decommitting from the Aggies. Gunnell, who is 6-6, 207 and the No. 2-ranked pocket passer in the nation, has an impressive offer list. He said in his announcement on Twitter that the coaching change factored into his decision but the Aggies are still "very much" in play.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

The DI transfer working group has completed its two-day meeting and left Indianapolis without a proposal -- but it made progress toward drafting one in April. Of note, according to Justin Sell, South Dakota State AD and the group's chair, "we are not considering any model that allows you to transfer and compete immediately." But Sell said the group also continues to consider various exceptions that would allow immediate eligibility -- including the Big 12-backed concept to give immediate eligibility to student-athletes whose coaches depart. "Ultimately," Sell said, "it's up to our membership to make the decision. We're a group that's trying to facilitate." The group is now seeking feedback through conference meetings in the spring and will convene again in April with the potential to forward a model to the DI Council for a vote in June.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Hearing Tulane defensive line coach Kevin Peoples is in the mix for Alabama's defensive line vacancy. Peoples has been with Willie Fritz at both Tulane and Georgia Southern. He has SEC experience as Arkansas' defensive line coach under Bobby Petrino.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC WR Joe Lewis was arrested Monday on a felony domestic battery charge, according to an LAPD spokesman. He has been suspended from all football-related activities, according to USC, which said it is cooperating fully with the law enforcement investigation. Details about the incident were not provided by police.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

The Division I transfer working group is meeting today and tomorrow in Indianapolis to further develop concepts to bring uniformity and reform to the NCAA transfer rules. While much has been discussed publicly about immediate eligibility for all transfers and a separate idea from Big 12 representatives to grant freedom for players whose coaches leave, any potential legislation will come from this group. And its priorities are more mundane, seeking to create a proposal on notification procedure, tampering and academic guidelines. The bigger ideas will come together only after all parties -- student-athletes, school presidents and coaches associations included -- are presented ample opportunities to help shape a proposal. "The feelings of panic from certain groups, I guess that's expected," said South Dakota State AD Justin Sell, chair of the working group. "I've been working really hard to tell people we're not there. There's going to be multiple times to give feedback. I think that's really important."