College football notebook: Pitt adds New Mexico to 2013 schedule

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Pitt finalized its 2013 non-conference schedule Thursday when a team spokesperson confirmed the Panthers signed a contract to play a home game Sept. 14, 2013 against New Mexico.

New Mexico joins Villanova and Notre Dame as Pitt's home non-conference opponents next season. The Panthers will travel to Annapolis, Md., to play Navy in their lone non-conference road game.

Lobos coach Bob Davie was born in Sewickley and coached Pitt's linebackers from 1980-82 under coach Jackie Sherrill. Davie also was head coach at Notre Dame from 1997-2001.

The Panthers' remaining eight 2013 games will be unveiled when the Atlantic Coast Conference announces its schedule, likely in February.

Pitt will play divisional opponents Virginia, Georgia Tech, Duke, North Carolina, Miami and Virginia Tech, as well as crossover rival Syracuse. Pitt's rotating crossover opponent, as well as the home-road split, is yet to be determined.

West Virginia

Four junior college players signed letters of intent with the Mountaineers and will enroll at the university in January, coach Dana Holgorsen announced. Signing were wide receiver Ronald Carswell from Itawamba Community College in Fulton, Miss., a former Alabama player who left the school after being suspended from the team indefinitely by coach Nick Saban for unspecified reasons; safety Terrell Pinson, also from Itawamba; running back Dreamius Smith from Butler Community College in Wichita, Kansas, who committed to Kansas two years ago but did not qualify academically; and wide receiver Kevin White from Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pa.


Gary Andersen is the Badgers' new coach, athletic director Barry Alvarez announced. Andersen's official introduction will come today. Andersen, 48, just completed his fourth and best season at Utah State. The No. 18 Aggies finished 11-2 with a bowl victory against Toledo and won the Western Athletic Conference.

Utah State

The Aggies promoted offensive coordinator Matt Wells to head coach to replace Andersen.


Linebacker C.J. Mosley will return for his senior season instead of entering the NFL draft. Mosley said he wants to graduate in next December and has "a lot I still haven't accomplished yet as far as football goals." He was a finalist for the Butkus Award given to Division I-A's top linebacker and leads the top-rated defense in Division I-A with 99 tackles. Mosley also has four sacks and two interceptions.


Coach Les Miles said punter Brad Wing was suspended for No. 9 LSU's game against No. 14 Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Bowl Dec. 31 at Georgia Dome in Atlanta for an unspecified violation of team rules.

Minnesota State-Mankato

Coach Todd Hoiffner, who was cleared of child porn charges, is fighting his suspension. A general counsel for the Inter Faculty Organization said Hoffner received written notice from the school late Tuesday. The general counsel said in an email that the notice calls for a 20-day unpaid suspension starting Jan. 7. There also was a grievance filed challenging Hoffner's suspension.

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