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Michigan Wolverines trio suspended from Outback Bowl

Michigan corner J.T. Floyd, covering Nebraska’s Kenny Bell, is suspended for the Outback Bowl for an undisclosed violation.

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Michigan corner J.T. Floyd, covering Nebraska’s Kenny Bell, is suspended for the Outback Bowl for an undisclosed violation.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan suspended starting cornerback J.T. Floyd, punter Will Hagerup and reserve linebacker Brandin Hawthorne for the Outback Bowl in Tampa for a violation of team rules Sunday.

Coach Brady Hoke did not dis­close details, saying only each used poor judgment.

Floyd was a second-team All-Big Ten selection. His five passes defensed lead the team, and his 48 tackles are sixth. Hagerup led the Big Ten in punting with an average of 45 yards. Hawthorne appeared in all 12 games, primarily on special teams.

More Outback: South Carolina receiver D.L. Moore and center Kyle Harris won't play for violating team rules, coach Steve Spurrier said late Saturday. Spurrier didn't disclose details. Moore had eight catches for 139 yards and two touchdowns while starting five games. Harris appeared in four games, starting one.

Report: FSU hires Tide assistant to lead D

TALLAHASSEE — Florida State has hired Alabama defensive backs coach Jeremy Pruitt to be its defensive coordinator, two recruiting websites, and, reported.

Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher declined to confirm the hiring.

"I will announce it when all things are appropriate for all parties," he said.

Pruitt, 38, has been at Alabama since 2007, spending the past three seasons in his current job.

Kansas: Chris Martin, who left Florida in June 2011 after an arrest for possession of marijuana, said he will sign this week. Martin was the consensus No. 2 defensive end in the nation when he signed with Cal in 2010. But he never played for it before transferring to Florida. He spent two seasons at City College of San Francisco. Kansas is coached by former Florida offensive coordinator Charlie Weis.

Tennessee: Zach Azzanni, the receivers coach for Florida in 2010, was hired for the same position. He spent this season as Wisconsin's receivers coach.

Wisconsin: Quarterback Joel Stave, out since breaking his collarbone Oct. 27 against Michi­gan State, returned to practice. His status for the Rose Bowl hasn't been determined.

Information from the Orlando Sentinel was used in this report.

Bowl schedule

Dec. 15New Mexico, AlbuquerqueNevada vs. ArizonaArizona, 49-48
Dec. 15Idaho Potato, BoiseToledo vs. Utah StateUtah State, 41-15
ThursdayPoinsettia, San DiegoSan Diego State vs. BYU8 p.m., ESPN
FridayBeef 'O' Brady's, St. PetersburgUCF vs. Ball State7:30 p.m., ESPN
SaturdayNew OrleansEast Carolina vs. Louisiana-LafayetteNoon, ESPN
SaturdayLas VegasBoise State vs. Washington3:30 p.m., ESPN
Dec. 24Hawaii, HonoluluSMU vs. Fresno State8 p.m., ESPN
Dec. 26Little Caesars, DetroitWestern Kentucky vs. C. Michigan7:30 p.m., ESPN
Dec. 27Military, WashingtonBowling Green vs. San Jose State 3 p.m., ESPN
Dec. 27Belk, Charlotte, N.C.Duke vs. Cincinnati6:30 p.m., ESPN
Dec. 27Holiday, San DiegoBaylor vs. UCLA9:45 p.m., ESPN
Dec. 28Independence, Shreveport, La.Louisiana-Monroe vs. Ohio2 p.m., ESPN
Dec. 28Russell Athletic, OrlandoVirginia Tech vs. Rutgers5:30 p.m., ESPN
Dec. 28Meineke of Texas, HoustonMinnesota vs. Texas Tech9 p.m., ESPN
Dec. 29Armed Forces, Fort Worth, TexasRice vs. Air Force11:45 a.m., ESPN
Dec. 29Fight Hunger, San FranciscoArizona State vs. Navy3:15 p.m., ESPN2
Dec. 29Pinstripe, New YorkSyracuse vs. West Virginia3:15 p.m., ESPN
Dec. 29Alamo, San Antonio, TexasTexas vs. Oregon State6:45 p.m., ESPN
Dec. 29Buffalo Wild Wings, Tempe, Ariz.Michigan State vs. TCU10:15 p.m., ESPN
Dec. 31Music City, NashvilleVanderbilt vs. North Carolina Statenoon, ESPN
Dec. 31Sun, El Paso, TexasGeorgia Tech vs. USC2 p.m., Ch. 10
Dec. 31Liberty, MemphisIowa State vs. Tulsa3:30 p.m., ESPN
Dec. 31Chick-fil-A, AtlantaClemson vs. LSU7:30 p.m., ESPN
Jan. 1Gator, JacksonvilleMississippi State vs Northwesternnoon, ESPN2
Jan. 1Heart of Dallas, DallasPurdue vs. Oklahoma Statenoon, ESPNU
Jan. 1Capital One, OrlandoGeorgia vs. Nebraska1 p.m., Ch. 28
Jan. 1Outback, TampaSouth Carolina vs. Michigan1 p.m., ESPN
Jan. 1Rose, Pasadena, Calif.Stanford vs. Wisconsin5 p.m., ESPN
Jan. 1Orange, MiamiNorthern Illinois vs. Florida State 8:30 p.m., ESPN
Jan. 2Sugar, New OrleansFlorida vs. Louisville 8:30 p.m., ESPN
Jan. 3Fiesta, Glendale, Ariz.Oregon vs. Kansas State8:30 p.m., ESPN
Jan. 4Cotton, Arlington, TexasTexas A&M vs. Oklahoma8 p.m., Ch. 13
Jan. 5BBVA Compass, Birmingham, Ala.Pittsburgh vs. Mississippi1 p.m., ESPN
Jan., Mobile, Ala.Kent State vs. Arkansas State9 p.m., ESPN
Jan. 7BCS Championship, MiamiNotre Dame vs. Alabama8:30 p.m., ESPN

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