Vince Young is going back to work, but the paid gig is with the University of Texas, not in the NFL.
Young accepted a position that will pay him $100,000 annually with a start date of Sept. 1 in which he will assist UT's Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.
Texas president Bill Powers publicly congratulated Young on returning to the university as a graduate to help other students "change the world."
He led Texas to 31 victories and a BCS National Championship in 2005.
Young, 31, officially retired in June from the NFL following a brief stint with the Cleveland Browns during minicamp. His six-year career began when the Tennessee Titans drafted him third overall in 2006 and he signed a $58 million deal with $25.7 million guaranteed.
He last played in a regular-season game in 2011 with the Philadelphia Eagles.
--Oklahoma University will submit an appeal to the NCAA in another attempt to get transfer quarterback Baker Mayfield eligible for the upcoming season.
Mayfield was the Big 12 offensive freshman of the year last season when he played in eight games as a walk-on for Texas Tech. Despite his success on the field, Red Raiders coach Kliff Kingsbury said Mayfield would not be granted a scholarship.
Mayfield decided to transfer to Oklahoma and was given immediate eligibility. But Texas Tech is blocking Mayfield's transfer, which if successful will keep Mayfield on the sideline for the upcoming season.
--The NCAA, ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, SEC and Pac-12 late Wednesday formally requested a delay to respond to antitrust scholarship lawsuits.
CBS Sports reported the motion filed by attorneys for the Pac-12 cites the recent Ed O'Bannon ruling by the same judge. The "Power 5" conferences and NCAA asked for 30 days to respond to the antitrust cases, specifically noting time needed to review the "ruling in that (O'Bannon) action to assess its possible impact on the allegations and claims -- as well as the Defendants' anticipated joint motion to dismiss such claims -- in this action."
The suit initially set a response date from the parties by Aug. 20. The NCAA is targeting Sept. 20 for its response, but attorney Jeffrey Kessler, who filed one of the antitrust suits, opposes the extension and said amendments were unnecessary with the O'Bannon ruling pending appeal.