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SEC spares no expense in hiring 14 new coordinators

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban and his staff always devote some offseason time to studying new offensive and defensive coordinators, just perhaps not quite this much.

There are 14 new coordinators — seven on each side of the ball — in the Southeastern Conference. That includes Vanderbilt coach/defensive coordinator Derek Mason, and the number creates extra homework for staffs around the league leading up to the season.

Head coaches aren't the only ones making huge bucks either, considering the seven-figure salaries of new defensive coordinators Will Muschamp (Auburn) and John Chavis (Texas A&M).

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Florida State president warns football team about misconduct

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State's president has told the football team that members must start conducting themselves appropriately after two players were charged with punching women.

President John Thrasher said in a statement that he met with the team Monday to reiterate that players' actions must reflect well upon the university. He said a few players' misconduct can damage its reputation.

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Auburn-Oregon set for 2019 opener, 9 years after BCS meeting

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Auburn and Oregon will open the 2019 season at the home of the Dallas Cowboys, nine seasons after meeting in the BCS national championship game.

The matchup on Aug. 31, 2019, was announced Tuesday. It is part of a series of Labor Day weekend season openers at the home of the NFL's Cowboys.