UCLA hires Chip Kelly...Michigan to start QB John O’Korn against Ohio State...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA says it has hired Chip Kelly as its coach, bringing the former Oregon coach back to the Pac-12 after he tried his hand in the NFL. Kelly went 46-7 in four seasons leading the Ducks, including reaching the BCS championship game after the 2010 season. He won the Pac-12 three times and helped revolutionize offense in college football with his spread, no-huddle offense. UCLA fired Jim Mora last Sunday.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan looks like it will be going with quarterback John O’Korn against No. 8 Ohio State. O’Korn was warming up an hour before kickoff while the Wolverines’ top two quarterbacks were not in uniform. Brandon Peters was in concussion protocol this week after taking a hit last week against No. 5 Wisconsin.
ATLANTA (AP) — No. 7 Georgia is visiting Georgia Tech in a game the Bulldogs have been looking forward to since a gut-wrenching 28-27 loss last season. The 10-1 Bulldogs can’t afford a loss to their state rival in the regular-season finale. Georgia has already earned a return visit to Atlanta for the Dec. 2 Southeastern Conference championship game, whose winner is expected to claim a spot in the College Football Playoff.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina hosts No. 4 Clemson tonight in the Palmetto State’s biggest rivalry. The game features two South Carolina native quarterbacks, Kelly Bryant for the 10-1 Tigers and Jake Bentley for the 8-3 Gamecocks. Clemson starting linebacker Tre Lamar will miss the game with a back injury.
KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg holds a slim lead over World Cup overall leader Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. after the first run of a giant slalom at Killington, Vermont. The 2010 Olympic gold medalist in the giant slalom finished today’s first run on Killington’s Superstar trail in 58.39 seconds, with Shiffrin 0.26 back.