Mike Ruth, the Boston College nose guard who says his choice of a profession will be either professional football or the priesthood, yesterday was named winner of the Outland Trophy as the outstanding interior lineman in college football.
Ruth, a 6-foot-2, 268-pound player from Norristown, Pa., is the 40th winner of the Outland Trophy. A senior, he also was a finalist for the Lombardi Award, which can be won by a linebacker or defensive end in addition to an interior lineman. That award went to Tony Casillas, an Oklahoma nose guard.
Offensive lineman Jim Dombrowski of Virginia was among the Outland finalists . . .
The University of Pittsburgh named Mike Gottfried its football coach, replacing Foge Fazio, who was fired Nov. 25. Gottfried, who becomes the 30th football coach in Pitt history, was signed to a five-year contract. He coached at Kansas for three seasons, with records of 4-6-1 in 1983, 5-6 in 1984 and 6-6 in 1985 . . .
Virginia basketball Coach Terry Holland was released from the University of Virginia Hospital yesterday morning after doctors determined he had a blockage of the small intestine that apparently is the result of last year's abdominal surgery.
"If Coach Holland has another episode, surgery will be performed to correct the problem," the university said in a prepared statement . . .
United Press International, concurring with the Heisman Trophy selectors, named Auburn running back Bo Jackson its college football player of the year . . .
George Washington Athletic Director Steve Bilsky said he will seek a ruling from the NCAA after the season on whether forward-center Moti Daniel, listed by the school as a freshman, has lost two seasons of eligibility because he played on Israel's national team and on a club squad before enrolling at GW.