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Kirk Callahan out as Gators assistant after one season

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Florida defensive backs coach Kirk Callahan will not return next season, the Gators announced Friday afternoon.

Callahan, the son of Armwood High coach Sean Callahan, led a productive secondary but was limited on the recruiting trail. The 30-year-old graduate of Armwood and UCF previously spent three seasons as the Knights' defensive backs coach.

UF's secondary was one of the best in the country last season. Led by likely first-round pick Vernon Hargreaves and Jalen Tabor, the Gators allowed the 10th-fewest yards per attempt (5.8) and were 11th in opposing passer rating (106.6).

Callahan had one year and $315,000 remaining on his contract.

Alabama: Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry made it official, and defensive lineman A'Shawn Robinson joined him, in declaring for the NFL draft and passing on their senior seasons. The juniors made the announcement four days after helping lead the Crimson Tide to the program's fourth national title in seven seasons.

UTSA: The school hired LSU assistant Frank Wilson to replace former head coach Larry Coker. Wilson, 42, spent six seasons with LSU. Coker, who won a national title at Miami in 2001, started the Roadrunners' program in 2009 and spent five seasons there before resigning Jan. 5.

Basketball

SMU: Junior guard Keith Frazier is transferring after taking time away from the undefeated No. 10 Mustangs. Frazier's online course work before he enrolled at SMU was part of an NCAA investigation that led to sanctions last fall against the Mustangs (16-0), who are banned from postseason play this season. Coach Larry Brown said Frazier was academically eligible when he left the program. He was ineligible after the winter break as a sophomore. Frazier has two options at a new school. He can play part of next season after skipping the fall semester, or sit out a year and play the entire 2017-18 season.

Auburn: Guard Tahj Shamsid-Deen is out for the season with a right shoulder injury. Coach Bruce Pearl said the junior, averaging 2.6 points a game, will have surgery.

Women: Quinn Dornstauder had 15 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 10 Arizona State used stifling defense to rout visiting Colorado 64-37 for its 11th straight victory. … DePaul's Doug Bruno became the 19th Division I women's coach to reach 600 victories when the Blue Demons beat Butler 61-54.

Information from Times wires was used in this report.

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