AP Source: Pac-12 Commissioner meets with player group
Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott met with representatives from the #WeAreUnited college player group, with much of the discussion focused on the conferences health and safety protocols. The players have demanded the Pac-12 address a list of concerns about COVID-19 protocols, racial injustice in college sports and economic rights for college athletes. Players around the country are already opting out of the coming season, with some saying goodbye to college football for good. Maryland coach Mike Locksley announced six players, including starting quarterback Josh Jackson and two starting offensive linemen, were opting out. ___Follow Ralph D. Russo at https://twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP and listen at http://www.westwoodonepodcasts.com/pods/ap-top-25-college-football-podcast/___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
AP Interview: Manny Diaz believes Miami is already better
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – For Miami coach Manny Diaz, the end of 2019 was a disaster. Diaz, a Miami native, knows how they feel. “As a native and having grown up here, I get it better than anybody,” Diaz said. “You've got to set a culture and then you've got to recruit to your culture,” Diaz said. “The model of the culture here at the University of Miami has been set long before me.