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USF names Dugans receivers coach

TAMPA — Former Florida State standout Ron Dugans will fill USF's final football staff vacancy.

Dugans, 36, will coach receivers, the same job he held the previous four seasons at Louisville. Former Bulls receivers coach David Reaves moves to quarterbacks coach.

"Ron brings a great deal of experience and success as both a player and coach, and I am excited to be able to add him to our coaching staff," coach Willie Taggart said in a statement. "He has done a great job developing wide receivers throughout his career and has been a part of some very successful programs."

A Tallahassee native, Dugans tweeted thanks to Louisville fans for their support. He was a third-round pick of the Bengals in 2000 and played three seasons.

Deadly shooting: An Arkansas State player and his stepfather were shot to death during a home invasion robbery in Jackson, Tenn., with the athlete apparently trying to protect his parents from their attackers, police said. Markel Owens, 21, a junior defensive lineman, and Johnny Shivers, 36, were killed during the robbery at a duplex on Wednesday night.

Alabama: Linebacker C.J. Mosley, regarded as a first-round NFL pick, will skip the Senior Bowl.

Georgia: Safety Josh Harvey-Clemons was suspended for the first three games next season for a violation of team rules reportedly involving the school's drug policy. … Inside linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti reportedly is joining the Redskins staff, and defensive line coach Chris Wilson is going to Southern Cal.

Indiana: Quarterback Cam Coffman and linebacker Jordan Wallace will transfer. Coffman started in 2012 but was the No. 3 QB last season. Wallace, who did not play last season after a medical redshirt in 2012, is expected to go to Indiana State.

Louisville: Todd Grantham was named defensive coordinator and safeties coach. The announcement had been expected since Sunday, when Georgia announced that Grantham had left after four years as defensive coordinator. He said coming to Louisville "was a chance to win a title." He reportedly will earn $1 million annually in a five-year deal.

Minnesota: Sophomore quarterback Philip Nelson said he will transfer, a surprise after he played in 11 games last season and was once viewed as a promising building block.

Information from Times wires was used in this report.

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