Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell expected to be healthy this fall

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Each season offers a disturbing handful of injuries you just wish you could erase from your memory bank. The injury suffered by Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell last season against Auburn may be one of those gruesome injuries. Despite the nastiness that was a dislocated ankle and broken fibula in one painful second last November, Treadwell is looking to return in time for the start of the 2015 season.

On a Tuesday morning conference call with members of the media, Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze reiterated his belief Treadwell will be in good shape to play by the time this season gets started. In late March Freeze was on record saying he thought his star receiver would be back to 100 percent before the start of summer workouts. Just how quickly Treadwell returns to his truest form remains to be seen, but moving into the summer months it is encouraging to hear the head coach of the Rebels suggest there is a good chance one of the nation’s top wide receivers will not miss any time at the start of the new year.

Treadwell ended the 2014 season as the third-leading receiver on the Ole Miss roster only because he missed the final few games of the regular season and bowl game. Treadwell accounted for 632 receiving yards and five touchdowns in nine games as a sophomore. He was injured in a home loss to Auburn when reaching for the end zone for a late touchdown when he was having one of his best games of the year. Before leaving the game on a cart, Treadwell had caught 10 passes for 103 yards and a touchdown.

Miami fires offensive coordinator Josh Gattis after 1 season

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Miami fired offensive coordinator Josh Gattis on Friday, ending the former Broyles Award winner’s time with the Hurricanes after only one season.

The school announced the move in a one-sentence press release, with no other detail: “Josh Gattis has been relieved of his duties as offensive coordinator, Miami head football coach Mario Cristobal announced Friday,” read the release, sent from a university spokesman.

The Hurricanes went 5-7 in Gattis’ lone season. He was brought in by Miami only a few weeks after winning the 2021 Broyles Award – given to the nation’s top assistant coach – while serving as Michigan’s offensive coordinator and helping the Wolverines reach the College Football Playoff.

But Miami’s offense, for a number of reasons, failed to meet expectations in 2022. Part of that was injuries; starting quarterback Tyler Van Dyke battled a shoulder injury, and the Hurricanes turned to Jake Garcia – who has since transferred – and Jacurri Brown for much of the season.

Miami scored 100 points in its first two games last fall, overpowering Bethune-Cookman and Southern Miss. The Hurricanes averaged only 18.3 points the rest of the way, and finished the year 5-0 in games where the defense allowed no more than 14 points – but 0-7 when opponents scored more than 14.

Miami was 86th nationally in total offense last season, averaging 367.1 yards per game, and 97th in scoring offense.

Gattis played at Wake Forest and worked at North Carolina, Western Michigan, Vanderbilt, Penn State, Alabama and Michigan before coming to Miami.

Audit: LSU discovered $1M overpayment to Kelly in 2022

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BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU accidentally overpaid Tigers football coach Brian Kelly by $1 million during the first year of a 10-year, $100 million contract, but discovered the error and has moved to correct it, the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s office said Wednesday.

Kelly was overpaid $1,001,368 in supplemental payments in 2022 because duplicate payments made both to Kelly’s LLC and to the coach directly.

The double payments began in May and continued until LSU officials detected the errors in November.

“LSU management and the head football coach have enacted an adjusted payment schedule so the amount of overpayment will be recouped by the conclusion of fiscal year 2023,” the Legislative Auditor’s report stated.

Kelly, who previously coached at Notre Dame for 12 seasons, was hired by LSU after the 2021 season, when the Tigers went 6-7 for its first losing season since 1999.

LSU exceeded expectations in Kelly’s first season in Baton Rouge, winning the SEC West Division and finishing 10-4 after a 63-7 victory over Purdue in the Citrus Bowl.