Miami (Fla.) Coach Butch Davis recently told Louisiana State University officials he was not interested in coaching the Tigers.

"They just called and asked if I'd be interested," Davis said Thursday. "I politely said: 'I'm flattered, but I'm not interested.' "

Davis, 48, was among a handful of coaches believed to be on LSU's list of potential candidates to replace Gerry DiNardo, fired Nov. 15 after a 2-8 start. DiNardo coached five seasons in Baton Rouge, the past two with losing records.

Under Davis, the Hurricanes are 37-19 in five seasons, including 6-4 this year.

Davis has four years remaining on his contract, which is worth about $700,000 annually.

* TURKEY TUSSLE: Two people, including an Alabama State coach, were arrested after a brawl following the 76th Turkey Day Classic between Tuskegee and Alabama State.

A police officer suffered minor injuries in the fight, which broke out shortly after Tuskegee's 37-34 victory Thursday. Montgomery (Ala.) police Lt. John McCall said some Tuskegee players ran to the Alabama State sidelines and began taunting the players, making "vulgar gestures."

Frederick Nigel Newton, 24, a member of Alabama State's coaching staff, was arrested and charged with harassment after he allegedly shoved a police officer, McCall said.