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College football briefs

November 26, 2002

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Miami of Ohio coach disciplined for damage

Oxford, Ohio - A Miami of Ohio assistant football coach who damaged a visiting coaches' box following a loss at Marshall was barred Monday from offseason recruiting.

Linebackers coach Taver Johnson also must pay Marshall for the damage to the coaches' box, forego any pay raise next year and attend anger management counseling at his own expense, the university said. Miami officials also said Johnson must apologize in writing to Marshall officials and its football team and apologize in person to Miami's football team and coaching staff.

Still undecided is the status of defensive coordinator Jon Wauford, who was charged with battery after he was accused of striking a Marshall fan after the game.

SW Texas fires coaches

San Marcos, Texas - Southwest Texas fired football coach Bob DeBesse and his entire staff Monday after the I-AA team finished 4-7 this season.

DeBesse will be reassigned within the university to finish out his three-year contract. DeBesse went 27-39 in six seasons, including 12-28 in the Southland Conference.

Utah fires McBride

Salt Lake City - Utah fired football coach Ron McBride on Monday, two days after the Utes finished with their second losing record in three seasons.

McBride coached Utah for 13 seasons and was 88-63, with a 3-3 record in bowl games.

Manning to play Thursday

Oxford, Miss. - Mississippi quarterback Eli Manning is expect to play in Thursday's season finale against Mississippi State despite a sore right elbow. He was injured in the third quarter of Saturday's 14-13 loss to LSU, but he did not miss a play.

BSU lands Bowl game

Boise, Idaho - No. 19 Boise State has accepted an invitation to play in this year's Humanitarian Bowl. It will be Boise State's third trip to the Humanitarian Bowl, which will be played Dec. 31 in Boise against a yet-to-be determined team. The Western Athletic Conference champion Broncos are 11-1.

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