Miami coach Al Golden said Sunday that he is not a candidate for any other job, ending days of silence and speculation about his future with the Hurricanes.
Golden's statement did not specifically mention Penn State, his alma mater, which reportedly targeted him as a top candidate to replace Bill O'Brien as coach.
Golden is 22-15 in three seasons at Miami.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Penn State's search committee planned to interview former Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak and current Vanderbilt coach James Franklin on Sunday.
Texas: The school formally announced that Charlie Strong will be its next head coach. Strong told Louisville on Saturday that he would be leaving to take the Texas job. He replaces Mack Brown, who stepped down after 16 seasons as coach.
GoDaddy Bowl: Backup quarterback Fredi Knighten threw a 13-yard pass to Allen Muse with 32 seconds remaining to lift Arkansas State past Ball State 23-20. Ball State had a chance to tie at the end of regulation, but Scott Secor's 38-yard field goal attempt was blocked as time expired.
Cal: The Bears have received an oral commitment from Kennedy Emesibe, a 6-foot-3, 240-pound defensive end from Oak Hills, according to various recruiting websites. Rated as a three-star prospect by Scout.com and 247sports.com, Emesibe also had offers from Mississippi State, Arizona, Arizona State and Colorado State.
Headed to NFL: Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas has decided to skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft. Thomas announced the decision via GoDucks.com, the school's athletics website.
Reports say Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins and Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles also have decided to forgo their remaining eligibility and enter the NFL draft.
Clemson receiver Martavis Bryant and cornerback Bashaud Breeland also are giving up the rest of their college eligibility for the NFL, sources say.
UCLA: Quarterback Brett Hundley will return to UCLA, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, turning down what could have been a first-round selection in the NFL draft.
Staff writer Jeff Faraudo contributed to this report.