Stanford assistant coach Lance Anderson has been promoted to the role of defensive coordinator, the school announced Friday.
Anderson joined the Cardinal as a member of Jim Harbaugh's first staff (2007). He coached outside linebackers for the past four years and will continue to oversee that position.
Anderson replaces Derek Mason, who was named Vanderbilt's head coach last week.
"Lance has worked under two of the best defensive minds in football in Vic Fangio and Derek Mason," Cardinal coach David Shaw said. "He will continue our defensive tradition of being aggressive, being physical and setting the tone for how we play football here at Stanford University."
Georgetown center Joshua Smith is academically ineligible and will miss the remainder of the basketball season. He was third in scoring for the Hoyas at 11.5 points per game. The 6-10, 350-pounder had transferred from UCLA.
The Giants acquired left-hander David Huff from the New York Yankees for cash considerations. Huff, 29, appeared in 14 games for Cleveland and New York last season, going 3-1 with a 5.50 ERA.
Maria Hoefl-Riesch won a downhill at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, for the 27th World Cup victory of her career. Mammoth's Stacey Cook was fifth.
Juan Mata was on the brink of becoming the most expensive player in Manchester United's history after the Premier League champions announced an agreement with Chelsea to acquire the midfielder. Though United didn't give details, the club this week made a bid of $61 million.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.