Sports digest: Florida International hires Butch Davis – STLtoday.com
Butch Davis wanted to return to Miami last year, when the Hurricanes needed a new football coach.
Florida International is bringing him back instead.
Davis was hired Monday as the new coach at FIU, agreeing to a five-year contract. FIU executive director of sports and entertainment Pete Garcia said Davis will be introduced Tuesday afternoon.
Garcia — who has a long history with Davis, including stints working together with the Miami Hurricanes and then the Cleveland Browns — used Davis as a consultant the last time he hired a coach, that being Ron Turner in 2013.
ESPN, which has employed Davis as an analyst, said he told them he was leaving the network immediately for his new job. (AP)
Michigan QB injured • Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight has a broken collarbone and will miss Saturday’s home finale against Indiana, according to a person with knowledge of the injury.
The redshirt sophomore was hurt in the 14-13 loss at Iowa on Saturday. At Monday’s news conference, coach Jim Harbaugh declined to cite the severity of the injury. (Detroit Free Press)
Washington State loses receiver • Washington State star receiver River Cracraft hurt his knee in the 20th-ranked Cougars’ last game and is done for the season, according to published reports. The senior caught three touchdown passes in the 56-21 win over California before he was injured early in the third quarter. (AP)
Washington linebacker out • University of Washington middle linebacker Azeem Victor is expected to miss the rest of the season after having surgery for a broken lower right leg.
U.S. to meet Costa Rica • The U.S. men’s soccer team will try to end years of frustration when it plays a World Cup qualifier Tuesday night at Costa Rica. The Americans are 0-8-1 in World Cup qualifiers there, losing