Jackie Sherrill will be coaching at Mississippi State through the 2001 season as part of a deal agreed to by college officials. . . . Temple will fire Coach Ron Dickerson after the season, the Philadelphia Daily News said in Friday's editions, citing sources close to the situation. Dickerson has an 8-46 record in five seasons as the Owls' coach, 3-7 this season. . . . Louisville Coach Ron Cooper is embroiled in a controversy over whether he had strippers at golf outings. WHAS-TV in Louisville, Ky., reported Friday that boosters and unidentified sources close to the program admitted there were strippers at Cooper's golf outings in 1996 and 1997. The women allegedly were escorted around the course and exposed body parts to many of the participating players.