College Football Notebook
BIRMINGHAM — LSU offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher is reportedly set to interview for the vacant UAB head coaching position.
Fisher, 41, a former Auburn and Samford assistant coach, is expected to meet with UAB officials on Thursday, The Birmingham News reported Wednesday.
Fisher has been offensive coordinator at LSU since 2000. He played and coached under Terry Bowden at Samford, and also worked for Bowden at Auburn.
UAB is seeking a replacement for Watson Brown, who left to lead the Tennessee Tech program after 12 seasons.
CLEVELAND — Troy Smith had spent days keeping it all together.
Through the whirlwind trip to New York, the nerve-racking Heisman Trophy ceremony, the endless photo sessions and interviews, Ohio State’s quarterback had remained poised and polished, as unflappable off the field as on it.
But standing in front of the people who helped raise him, love him and know him best, Smith could no longer hold back his tears.
Presented with the No. 7 jersey he wore as a senior at Glenville High School, Smith broke down and wept.
And, a proud community cried along with him.
More than 1,000 people packed into the east side school’s gymnasium for the nearly two-hour ceremony Wednesday
The Associated Press
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