Atlantic Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • Florida State names Deondre Francois starting QB for Ole Miss game

    SEC Country "The Ole Miss Rebels now know which Florida State quarterback they will face on Sept. 5. Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher has named redshirt freshman Deondre Francois as the team’s starting quarterback. He beat out senior Sean Maguire, who suffered a foot injury earlier in camp and only returned to..." August 28

  • Duke QB Thomas Sirk reinjures Achilles, expected to miss season

    Fox Sports "Duke's bid to make a fifth consecutive bowl game under David Cutcliffe may have already suffered a devastating blow before the 2016 season has even started. Redshirt senior quarterback Thomas Sirk reportedly reinjured the left Achilles tendon he tore in February, and is expected to miss the..." August 27

  • Miami Hurricanes dismiss two standout defenders ahead of opener

    Fox Sports "Miami’s rebuilding hopes took to a huge jolt Saturday morning when red-shirt junior defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad and senior linebacker Jermaine Grace were permanently dismissed from the Hurricanes football program for violating NCAA rules. The 6-4, 250-pound Muhammad was UM’s most proven..." August 27

  • FSU strength coach Vic Viloria charged with DUI

    Tallahassee Democrat "At 5:06 a.m. Saturday, Tallahassee Police found Florida State head strength and conditioning coach Victor Viloria asleep at the wheel of his truck on the I-10 off-ramp on North Monroe Street. His truck was still in drive and Viloria’s foot was on the brake pedal. Officers tried to wake him up..." August 27

  • Tim Beckman parts with UNC, saying presence was 'distraction'

    ESPN "Former Illinois football coach Tim Beckman announced Thursday he will no longer serve as a volunteer assistant at North Carolina, saying he did not want to be a distraction to the program. The announcement came one day after the school confirmed that Beckman, who was fired as Illinois' football..." August 26

  • Meet the breakout star QB who could turn Louisville into a title contender

    Fox Sports "Nearly three years after Teddy Bridgewater last suited up for the Louisville Cardinals, you’ll still see young fans here wearing his jersey and pictures from his playing career displayed prominently on peoples’ walls. The Minnesota Vikings star helped put a then-Big East program on the national..." August 25

  • Island Coast's Kurt Benkert named Virginia's starting QB

    News-Press "It has been quite a year for Kurt Benkert. Marriage. Injury. A degree. Transfer. And now the former Island Coast High star is the starting quarterback for the University of Virginia football team. “It’s been a busy summer,” said Benkert, who married Cape Coral's Samantha Morreal in July...." August 24

  • Tar Heels losing QB Caleb Henderson to transfer

    College Football Talk "It appears the competition for North Carolina’s backup quarterback job has come to an end. Entering summer camp, redshirt sophomore Caleb Henderson and redshirt freshman Nathan Elliott were neck-and-neck in their battle to back up starter Mitch Trubisky. According to a report from Rivals.com,..." August 21

  • Syracuse RB George Morris out indefinitely after ankle surgery

    Syracuse.com "Syracuse football fifth-year senior running back George Morris underwent surgery for an ankle injury suffered last week in practice, the school said Friday. It's unclear how long Morris will be out. Rehab is expected to take multiple weeks, and his playing status will be determined at a later..." August 20

  • Florida State may be down two QBs for Ole Miss with blue-chip freshman suspended

    CBS Sports "Florida State's depth at quarterback has taken a hit each of the last two weekends. Sean Maguire's foot injury, expected to keep him out of the lineup until at least the third or fourth game of the season, has likely promoted redshirt freshman Deondre Francois to the starter's role for the..." August 20

  • Miami's Coley investigated for potential NCAA violation

    Miami Herald "UM's investigation into players who might have used cars from a South Beach luxury car rental agency, in exchange for future promises, has expanded and now includes UM receiver Stacy Coley, according to a source with direct knowledge. As we have previously reported, Al Quadin Muhammad and Jermaine..." August 20

  • Duke suspends DT Brandon Boyce and S Phillip Carter for first 3 games

    Today's U "Duke will head into the 2016 season minus two of its defensive players for the first three games, as defensive tackle Brandon Boyce and safety Phillip Carter have been suspended by head coach David Cutcliffe. This according to multiple reports. No reason was given for the suspension. However,..." August 19

  • Deshaun Watson: Dual-threat is ‘code word’ for black quarterback

    Sportsnaut "Heading into the 2016 college football season, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is one of the most dangerous players in the nation. He’s a dual-threat quarterback (he can beat you with his arm and his legs), but don’t think for a second that means he is looking to run the ball as his first..." August 18

  • Clemson's new football facility has everything, including laser tag and a 'nap room'

    Fox Sports "Outside of the action on the field, one of the most exciting parts of following college football is to watch the great arms races between programs, consistently trying to one-up each other. From locker rooms with waterfalls, to barbershops in the practice facility, it seems like there is no..." August 18

  • How Florida State could make college football history in 2016

    Fox Sports "A touted redshirt freshman quarterback. Three proven receivers. An experienced offensive line that’s gone through the rough patches together. A scary defensive line. An All-America caliber safety. All of those things would have appeared on a preseason scouting report of Florida State’s 2013..." August 18

  • UM running back Trayone Gray to miss season with torn ACL

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "For the second time in as many months, the Hurricanes have lost a player to a serious knee injury. This time, it's running back Trayone Gray, who tore his ACL and will miss the season, a source confirmed to the Sun Sentinel late Tuesday. Gray, a junior out of Carol City High School, was..." August 17

  • Pitt football will wear these spectacular throwback jerseys this season

    Fox Sports - College Football "College football season is right around the corner, and along with all the pomp and circumstance that comes with Week 1, comes something else altogether: Uniform talk. That’s right, a handful of teams always seem to break out specialty uniforms for Week 1, with schools like Texas A&M, Arizona..." August 16

  • Clemson DE Austin Bryant to miss Auburn game with injury

    SEC Country "Auburn looks to have caught a break for its opener against Clemson. As reported by Dan Hope of OrangeandWhite.com, Clemson defensive end Austin Bryant will miss some action after sustaining a foot injury. Clemson hopes Bryant, who had 35 tackles and 1.5 sacks last year, will return for the..." August 16

  • Florida State QB Sean Maguire out several weeks

    Yahoo! Sports "Florida State will be without presumptive starting quarterback Sean Maguire when the season begins. Maguire showed up at FSU’s practice Saturday with a boot on his right foot, and Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher told reporters following practice that Maguire, a fifth-year senior, needs..." August 14

  • Raising Kaaya: Mom's fame, dad's obsessiveness shape Miami's star QB

    CBS Sports "Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya was a 9 years old when he first said, "Bye, Felicia" to his mom, the catchphrase that she's famously identified with from the movie "Friday." Angela Means, Kaaya's mother and a former comedian/actress, had fussed at her son to clean up his room. He fired back with,..." August 12

  • Bobby Petrino on If He “Liked” a 5-Star Smut Tweet on Twitter

    Black Sports Online "The explanation Petrino gives is plausible but considering his track record of smashing interns and other shady activities I can’t say I can fully give him the benefit of the doubt. Personally, I don’t have a problem with anyone liking a 5-star Smut tweet, but I can understand with Petrino’s..." August 11

  • Georgia Tech athletic director leaving to take same position at Purdue in July

    CBS Sports "Georgia Tech athletic director Mike Bobinski is leaving the ACC school to take the same job at Purdue, a source confirmed to CBS Sports early Tuesday. "While I regret that Mike is leaving us, I appreciate his tremendous efforts the last three years to forge a unified, strategic direction for..." August 09

  • QB Jack Sears commits to Duke

    247 Sports "Sam Clemente (Calif.) high school four-star quarterback Jack Sears has committed to Duke. The 6-3, 200-pounder chose the Blue Devils over offers from UCLA, USC, Arizona State, Florida State, Tennessee and many others. As a junior, he completed 193-of-270 passes for 2,697 yards, 37 touchdowns..." August 08

  • Bandy commits to Miami

    247 Sports "Cornerback Trajan Bandy (Miami/Columbus) said he committed to Miami, as first-reported by 247Sports. Bandy chose Miami over finalists South Carolina and TCU. “I will no longer be interested in any other school,” Bandy said. “I will be attending the University of Miami.” Bandy has 36 total..." August 08

  • QB Dwayne Lawson decides to transfer from Virginia Tech, failed multiple drug tests, according to source

    Daily Press "After spending just more than a year at Virginia Tech, former highly touted quarterback recruit Dwayne Lawson has decided to transfer to Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kan. Lawson, a 6-foot-6, 231-pound rising sophomore from Tampa, Fla., failed multiple drug tests during his time..." August 06

  • Louisville's Sturghill to miss season after being shot in foot

    Louisville Courier-Journal "University of Louisville sophomore cornerback Cornelius Sturghill will miss the season as he recovers from being shot in the foot this summer during a drive-by shooting in his hometown of Memphis, coach Bobby Petrino announced Saturday. "He was walking down the street," Petrino said. "There was..." August 06

  • Canes fullback power cleans a ridiculous 381 pounds and teammates go wild

    Fox Sports "On Tuesday, 6-foot-1, 280-pound Miami Hurricanes fullback Marquez Williams locked and loaded an astonishing 381 pounds on a power clean -- a feat that puts him on par with many of the "Freaks" in Bruce Feldman's review of college football's most athletic specimens. “You see that cat?” Canes..." August 03

  • North Carolina lands 4-star OT Billy Ross

    Charleston Gazette-Mail "Add another name to the growing list of high school football players from West Virginia to commit to big time college football programs this summer. Huntington offensive lineman Billy Ross picked the University of North Carolina over Tennessee, Marshall and Florida State late Sunday night..." August 01

  • James Conner to be full participant when Pitt practice opens

    ESPN "Pittsburgh Panthers coach Pat Narduzzi said Monday that running back James Conner will participate fully in practice when the Panthers open Aug. 8. Conner, who was recently declared cancer-free after battling Hodgkin lymphoma, will be fitted with a GPS device to monitor his practice pace and..." July 26

  • Miami Lands 4-Star Defensive End Deonte “DJ” Johnson

    CBS Miami "The University of Miami just made a big splash in recruiting. 6-foot-5, 240-pound defensive end Deonte “DJ” Johnson committed to the University of Miami Monday evening – joining the Hurricanes 2017 recruiting class." July 26

  • Mobile's Chris Casher, former 5-star recruit, no longer on team at Florida State

    Alabama "Mobile native Chris Casher has left the football team at Florida State, Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher said Friday. Fisher did not give a reason for Casher's departure, but a source indicated to AL.com that the decision was related to academics. It was not immediately clear where, if anywhere,..." July 23

  • NC State wide receiver Jumichael Ramos out for season with knee injury

    Backing the Pack "I suppose it wouldn't be an offseason without football injury news, would it? NC State announced Wednesday morning that veteran receiver Jumichael Ramos will redshirt this season after suffering a knee injury that required surgery. Ramos was expected to be one of the leaders on a receiving corps..." July 21

  • Nick Saban: Clemson should be title favorite because of Deshaun Watson

    ESPN "During his visit Tuesday to ESPN's campus, Alabama coach Nick Saban happened to see Las Vegas odds that again had his Crimson Tide the favorite to win the national title. But Saban said he disagreed with the sportsbooks. He said the favorite should be Clemson, which pushed the Tide in the..." July 20

  • Miami's Lawrence Cager out for season due to knee injury

    SI "Miami Hurricanes wide receiver Lawrence Cager will miss the 2016 season due to a knee injury, according to Shandel Richardson of the Orlando Sun Sentinel. The injury reportedly took place during one of the team's off-season workouts. Cager finished last season with eight passes for 70 yards..." July 16

  • North Carolina's John Ferranto undergoes season-ending surgery

    Raleigh News & Observer "Versatile North Carolina offensive lineman John Ferranto will miss the season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn left pectoral muscle, the school announced on Friday. Ferranto, a 6-foot-5, 300-pound senior, had been listed atop the Tar Heels’ preseason depth chart at right guard, which..." July 16

  • Ole Miss' Chad Kelly takes swipe at Clemson, makes clear who has 'real Death Valley'

    Alabama "Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly didn't miss an opportunity to give people at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday a little insight into his feelings about Clemson. Kelly, who was kicked off the Clemson team by coach Dabo Swinney in the spring of 2014, told the media gathered that LSU..." July 14

  • UM's Mark Walton reinstated after charges dropped in DUI case

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Charges were dropped Monday in the driving under the influence case against Miami Hurricanes running back Mark Walton. Walton, who was suspended indefinitely because of the incident, was reinstated immediately after the ruling. He was arrested April 23 when, according to the arrest affidavit,..." July 12

  • Khalan Laborn commits to Florida State with assistance from Lamborghini

    Larry Brown Sports "Grandiose announcements by prep athletes to commit to universities has become a preferred method in recent years. Khalan Laborn continued the trend on Friday. Laborn is currently listed as the No. 2 all-purpose running back in the country by Rivals for the class of 2017. On Friday, he made it..." July 09

  • Tyjuan Garbutt Decommits from Hokies

    Gobbler Country "Wednesday afternoon got slightly less boring with some recruiting news. Unfortunately, the news wasn't good for the Virginia Tech. Tyjuan Garbutt, a 4* DE from Fredericksburg, VA, announced his decommitment from Virginia Tech. Interestingly, Garbutt - who committed to the Hokies back in..." July 07

  • Four-star WR Tee Higgins commits to Clemson with Fourth of July video

    SI - College Football "Four-star wide receiver Tee Higgins has committed to Clemson, he announced Monday. Higgins, an Oak Ridge, Tennessee-native, is rated as the No. 35 overall player and fifth-best receiver in the 2017 recruiting class, according to Scout.com. He has the highest rating of the 11 players to..." July 05