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Former NC State, BC assistant Don Horton dies at 58

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Don Horton, former North Carolina State and Boston College assistant football coach, has died. He was 58.

The funeral home handling Horton's arrangements in Raleigh said he died Saturday. He fought a public battle with Parkinson's disease.

Horton spent 10 years on Boston College's staff before coming with coach Tom O'Brien when he was hired by N.C. State after the 2006 season. Horton coached the Wolfpack's tight ends until May 2012, when he moved into an administrative position.

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Confident Allen settling in as starting QB for Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Austin Allen has been in this situation before, taking over at quarterback following the graduation of his older brother, Brandon.

The last time the younger Allen did so, he led Fayetteville High School to back-to-back state championships.

It's a scenario Arkansas' coaches would love nothing more than to see repeat itself on the collegiate level over the next two seasons, particularly after naming Austin Allen the Razorbacks starting quarterback this spring.

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Clemson's Seth Beer gaining attention with stellar season

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Forget the long home runs, the walk-off hits or Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson Tweeting in amazement about outfielder Seth Beer's stellar freshman season. Beer's father said his son's most eye-popping moment came as an 8-year-old when he deftly swiped a loose tooth from younger sister Savannah's mouth.

"Just reached in and snatched it out. We couldn't believe it," a still awed Michael Beer told The Associated Press. "To me, that's the legend of Seth Beer."