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Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida Atlantic athletic director Pat Chun is set to be named the new athletic director at Washington State, sources told ESPN. He will be introduced Wednesday.

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.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Miami is still about $1 million away on the initial $34 million price tag on the indoor facility. It launched a crowdfunder in late August that has raised $800,000, thanks in large part to the team's success in 2017.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

The current weight room (left) will connect to the indoor through three doors that will be built into the existing structure.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Each of these steel beams weighs between 6,000-7,000 pounds and interlocks to form the structure. Much of the steel has been pre-fabricated in Alabama, so all the crews on the ground have to do is bolt them together in the right places.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

The entire structure is hurricane rated to withstand Category 5 winds. It's also going to be air conditioned and feature giant windows across the top that allow in natural light (and palm tree views, too).

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

The office where Mark Richt currently works (middle of picture) will be completely stripped down and redone. As part of the project, a 10,000-square foot mezzanine deck will be made, featuring new coaches offices and meeting rooms. They will each have windows overlooking the indoor field and connect to an additional 15,000 square feet of renovated football offices and meeting rooms.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

To date, general contractor Lemartec has poured over 3,000 cubic yards of concrete to form the facility's foundation. Project superintendent Carlos Padron said the concrete gets poured starting at 3 a.m., mainly so the trucks avoid traffic getting to campus. The concrete is only good for 90 minutes after it is made, so time is of the essence. About 10 trucks pour at a time, and make five trips each to the facility. It's a process that takes roughly five hours.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Construction on Miami's new 82,000-square foot indoor practice facility is right on schedule, with a target completion date in time for the start of fall practice.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Iowa State coach Matt Campbell isn't ruling out the possibility that QB Kyle Kempt could return in 2018, he told the Des Moines Register on Monday. Kempt was a senior year but is asking the NCAA for another season of eligibility. Iowa State is arguing that not playing at Oregon State and Hutchinson Community College should equate to another year. The Cyclones went 5-3 with Kempt as the starter, including top 5 wins over OU and TCU.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

The first question Kevin Sumlin was asked at his introductory press conference at Arizona: "How significant is it to be the first black head [football] coach at this university?" He noted that it's his third time being a head coach and the third time he's been asked that question. "It shouldn't be overlooked, but you hope in time – in the next 5, 10 years – that is not the first question you get," Sumlin said, "and I'm not being disrespectful to that accomplishment.”

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona AD Dave Heeke: "I want to be clear, Kevin [Sumlin] is the only person we offered the job to."

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Kansas State players Zach Hanson and Eric Hickson have been added to the Wildcats coaching staff, the school announced Tuesday. Hanson will coach tight ends, Hickson, running backs. Hanson was a GA at North Carolina, and Hickson was the RB coach for Akron. K-State now has seven full-time coaches who played for the Wildcats, the most former players coaching at their alma maters among all FBS coaching staffs.

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Heisman Trophy runner-up Bryce Love has decided to return to Stanford for his senior season, his father, Christopher Love, confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday morning. Love's decision to return to Stanford was first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

SOURCE: Texas A&M is hiring Minnesota defensive backs coach Mo Linguist for the same position. TexAgs first reported the move. Linguist is a Dallas native who played at Baylor and has moved up the ranks quickly. Excellent recruiter who was at Mississippi State in 2016. Nice addition by Jimbo Fisher and Mike Elko.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Dabo Swinney told ESPN back in September that he built the Clemson program from the inside out, which should be on display next season more than ever with Christian Wilkins, Austin Bryant and Clelin Ferrell all returning to school to join Dexter Lawrence on the Tigers' defensive line. All four are projected as NFL first-round selections, and there are a couple of younger players on the roster that could push that total to seven or more future pros on next season's Clemson defensive line.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Just got a cool tour of the new Miami indoor practice facility in progress. Stay tuned for a little bit more from the tour!

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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: Georgia quality control coach Jay Valai is joining the Kansas City Chiefs coaching staff. Valai, who has been recruiting for Georgia for the past few weeks, will be a defensive quality control coach and work with the Chiefs defensive backs.

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith, the Butkus Award winner, is entering the NFL draft. "The decision to leave is not easy but I know it is the right one. Georgia will always be my school and my home and I sincerely wish all the best to the coaches, staff, and players as they continue to reach higher goals in the years to come."

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona officially announced Kevin Sumlin as its next head coach. “I am humbled and honored to join the Arizona Family,” Sumlin said in a statement. “With a strong foundation already in place, we will work quickly to assemble an elite coaching staff and immediately begin the work of establishing our culture, recruiting future Wildcats, and connecting with Wildcats past and present. We will win championships.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

A source confirmed that Chris Partridge signed a new contract with Michigan on Saturday. Partridge had been offered a job with Alabama and a few other opportunities, but ultimately chose to stay with Michigan.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

As first reported by SI's Bruce Feldman, a source confirms that former Texas A&M OC Noel Mazzone will follow Sumlin to Arizona in the same capacity. In Mazzone's first year with the Aggies in 2016, A&M was one of a handful of FBS team to average over 200 rushing and passing yards per game, while gaining 467.1 total yards per game. Those numbers dropped in 2017, as A&M averaged just 406.8 YPG and were held under 100 yards rushing five times.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Elevating co-offensive coordinator/receivers coach Mike Locksley to the primary OC makes a lot of sense with Brian Daboll heading back to the NFL, but it would buck a trend under Nick Saban at Alabama of not promoting from within. Jim McElwain, Doug Nussmeier, Lane Kiffin and Daboll were all outside hires. The lone exception was Steve Sarkisian, who lasted all of one game after being promoted from analyst to OC when Kiffin left.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian Daboll is heading back to the NFL with the Buffalo Bills after just one season as offensive coordinator at Alabama. That means Nick Saban will be looking for his fourth OC in less than 14 months (Lane Kiffin, Steve Sarkisian).

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

The pairing of coach Kevin Sumlin and quarterback Khalil Tate should produce some offensive fireworks in Arizona.