Atlantic Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • TE Holden Staes Commits To Notre Dame

    SI "Notre Dame has added an important piece to its 2022 offensive class, landing Atlanta (Ga.) Westminster tight end Holden Staes.  A consensus four-star recruit and the No. 268 overall player in the country on the 247Sports composite board, Staes gives the Irish one of the top..." May 08

  • Boston College brings continuity and optimism into its annual battle to break through to a higher ACC tier

    The Athletic "In a span of three months, Jeff Hafley went from watching his own dream come true to living a nightmare alongside everyone else. In December 2019, he landed his first head coaching gig. In March 2020, the pandemic brought the entire world to a halt. It was far from ideal conditions..." May 07

  • 1 Hidden Gem on Each Top 10 College Football Team in 2021

    Bleacher Report "While star players are the headliners of winning teams, the core of a roster provides the foundation for a successful year. In most cases, a quarterback, running back or wide receiver draws the most attention. Once in a while, an edge-rusher or other defensive star might be in the..." May 06

  • Clemson's Justin Foster changes mind, will return for senior season after long-haul COVID-19

    USA Today "Clemson football got a breath of new energy.  Defensive end Justin Foster, who previously said he decided to step away because of lingering health issues from COVID-19, has changed his mind. It was announced Wednesday that Foster, with the support of..." May 06

  • Notre Dame Football: 5th year senior guard Dillan Gibbons enters transfer portal

    One Foot Down "5th year senior Dillan Gibbons has announced his decision to enter the transfer portal rather than play his final year for Notre Dame. Gibbons has been a career backup during his time in South Bend with only one start for his career (Syracuse) but he played an important..." May 06

  • Look for improvement from Jeff Sims, less chaos on defense in Year 3 for Geoff Collins at Georgia Tech

    The Athletic "Albert Einstein once said, “Learn from yesterday. Live for today. Hope for tomorrow.” He never coached football. But you sort of get the feeling that if he did and he had a two-year record of 6-16, there wouldn’t be much rehashing of turnovers, pre-snap penalties,..." May 05

  • Alabama football poised to pass 2001 Miami as all-time king of NFL draft

    USA Today "The 2001 Miami Hurricanes are considered to be the greatest collection of players in college football history, at least as measured by the NFL draft. That roster included 38 players who went on to be drafted between 2002 and 2006. The website fivethirtyeight.com measured..." April 28

  • Who’ll be Florida State’s QB?

    The Athletic "After the rain finally cleared on that Friday night in early April, a group of Florida State players leaped into Mike Norvell’s pool. Other players mingled with assistant coaches and their families. This is what Norvell had imagined when he moved into the house in 2020 and turned the..." April 28

  • D.J. Uiagalelei is up at Clemson

    The Athletic "Dabo Swinney acted like his same ol’ self at Clemson’s spring game earlier this month, running all over with a microphone in hand and goofing around with the broadcast crew while his team scrimmaged. The 2020 season proved a difficult one for the Tigers head coach,..." April 26

  • David Cutcliffe hands over the plays, Duke leans on culture to get back to ‘where we have been’

    The Athletic "Nothing that happened during last year’s turnover-stained 2-9 season at Duke could spoil anything David Cutcliffe has accomplished with the Blue Devils. The 66-year-old quarterback whisperer, known by most football fans for mentoring the Super Bowl-winning Manning..." April 23

  • J.P. Losman didn’t let his disappointing NFL career define him. Instead, he found his calling at Clemson

    The Athletic "J.P. Losman is trying to hold back. He doesn’t want you to think his enthusiasm is over the top. Even still, in a 30-minute conversation, the passion keeps spilling through the phone. His energy is real. His love for football, coaching, life and people is the furthest thing from..." April 23

  • Why Florida State-bound Travis Hunter is the most important commitment of the 2022 class

    The Athletic "Travis Hunter was shopping in Ross Dress For Less last fall and didn’t realize he was about to stumble upon an unpredictable companion. He saw a large, stuffed wolf that is about 3 feet tall when fully extended. It was $15. Something clicked. He had to have it. “I’m..." April 22

  • Dabo Swinney Speaks On The Pain of Seeing Multiple Women Accuse Deshaun Watson of Sexual Misconduct & Assault

    Total Pro Sports "Over the past month or so, we have seen Deshaun Watson’s name go for being enthralled into multiple trade scenarios to seeing him plastered on the news over sexual misconduct and assault civil lawsuits. Watson’s team of lawyers have denied the allegations and have since..." April 22

  • How Clemson QB D.J. Uiagalelei can meet lofty expectations as successor to Trevor Lawrence

    CBS Sports "D.J. Uiagalelei committed to Clemson about four months after Trevor Lawrence had picked apart both Notre Dame and Alabama as a freshman en route to winning the Tigers' second College Football Playoff National Championship in a three-year..." April 21

  • Indiana Hoosiers, Notre Dame Fighting Irish book home-and-home football series for 2030, 2031

    SI "The Indiana and Notre Dame football programs announced Monday that the two teams will have a home-and-home series scheduled in 2030 and 2031.  The Hoosiers will travel to Notre Dame Stadium to take on the Fighting Irish on Aug. 31, 2030. Indiana will host Notre Dame at Memorial..." April 19

  • Kentucky football beats Tennessee, Louisville for four-star twins in 2022 class

    Courier Journal "Move over Andrew and Aaron Harrison. A new set of twins have pledged to join the Kentucky Wildcats. Twin brothers Keaten and Destin Wade, both four-star football recruits from the Nashville, Tennessee area, committed to Kentucky's 2022 recruiting class Friday. The Wade..." April 16

  • College football position battles to watch

    CBS Sports "Spring games have begun as teams spend the next month winding down spring practices and preparing to enter the offseason conditioning portion of the college football calendar. Every fan is dialed into whatever information they can get from scrimmages or open practices, hoping to get an idea of..." April 12

  • FSU hires former Miami HC Randy Shannon as defensive analyst

    247 Sports "Florida State has made another off-field hire. On Monday the Seminoles announced the addition of Randy Shannon. Shannon has been named a Senior Defensive Analyst on FSU’s staff. “Randy Shannon is a tremendous addition to our staff,” Norvell..." April 06

  • Norte Dame WR Kendall Abdur-Rahman enters the transfer portal

    One Foot Down "It’s spring football for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish — which generally means there will be some attrition as players see where they fall on the depth chart (as well as many other things). On Friday, we learned that Junior wide receiver Kendall Abdur-Rahman will..." April 04

  • More ‘known commodities’ the key to Notre Dame’s offense replacing lost skill pieces

    College Football Talk "While Notre Dame returns only one receiver with more than seven catches from 2020, Irish head coach Brian Kelly sees an offense with more “known commodities” than he enjoyed in last season’s push to a Playoff berth. And he just might be right. “We..." April 03

  • Clemson’s Justyn Ross opens up about diagnosis for first time: Why he believes he’ll play this fall

    The Athletic "About a year go, Clemson wide receiver Justyn Ross said he feared he’d never put on pads again. Now, he is looking toward a milestone medical checkup in June that will determine if he can return to safely playing football. He does not know what Dr. David Okonkwo, a leading..." April 01

  • Notre Dame’s spring starts with QB competition, OL questions, Kyle Hamilton sidelined

    College Football Talk "“One down, hopefully 14 more to go.” Things would have to take a sudden and drastic turn for Notre Dame not to exceed last year’s total of a spring practice — yes, that is singular — come Tuesday, yet Irish head coach Brian Kelly could not help..." March 28

  • Notre Dame’s spring begins with questions aplenty on its defensive depth chart

    College Football Talk "Notre Dame starts spring practices today, 85 days after the 2020 season ended on New Year’s Day. These 15 spring practices start 2-3 weeks later than they would in normal times, the result of a brief winter workout pause while the Irish program navigated some positive coronavirus test..." March 27

  • Four-star QB Jacurri Brown commits to Hurricanes in 2022 class

    CBS Sports "Another blue-chip college football prospect has made his college decision, and it's a big win for Miami (FL). Appearing live on CBS Sports HQ on Friday morning, four-star quarterback Jacurri Brown announced he was committing to the Hurricanes over offers..." March 26

  • Where Notre Dame was & is: Defensive backs

    College Football Talk "If it is possible to surround the surest thing in college football with nothing but questions, Notre Dame has done so in its secondary entering 2021. Maybe that is hyperbolic about rising junior safety Kyle Hamilton, but coming off a sophomore season that ended with multiple first-team..." March 26

  • Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football delays spring practice start after positive coronavirus tests

    Fox 5 Atlanta "Georgia Tech is pushing back the start of spring practices due to multiple positive COVID-19 tests in the program. The Yellow Jackets were scheduled to begin practicing for the spring season on Tuesday, but officials say they are delaying "out of an abundance of..." March 23

  • North Carolina Tar Heels give Mack Brown, assistants contract extensions

    ESPN "North Carolina has extended head coach Mack Brown's contract through the 2025 season, putting the Hall of Fame coach on pace to still be on the sideline at age 74. UNC also extended the contracts of all 10 of Brown's on-field assistants, the school announced Monday, with..." March 22

  • Asante Samuel Jr. explains what 'dog mentality' means to him

    The Sports Daily "Asante Samuel Jr. learned from one of the best — his father — and it sure looks like he’s on track to have a bright future at the NFL level. His father had a legendary career with the Patriots, winning a pair of Super Bowls, and later playing for the Eagles and..." March 20

  • Traverse City 4-star LB Joshua Burnham chooses Notre Dame over Michigan

    Michigan Live "The No. 2 high school football prospect in Michigan is headed to Notre Dame. Traverse City Central 2022 four-star linebacker Joshua Burnham announced his commitment Wednesday – his 17th birthday -- in an interview with CBS Sports HQ. He chose the Irish over other finalists..." March 18

  • NC State’s Ikem Ekwonu is quietly ‘the most feared offensive lineman in the ACC’

    The Athletic "Scouts are high on Christian Darrisaw. They like his frame, his ability to bend and his lateral quickness. A three-year starter at Virginia Tech, Darrisaw is projected as a first-round pick. Rival coaches in the ACC say they can buy that, but the five coaches in the conference The..." March 17

  • Where Notre Dame was & is: Tight Ends

    College Football Talk "Perhaps the only way 2020 would have been more abnormal is if Notre Dame did not have a dominant tight end. In the last 15 years, the Irish have sent eight tight ends into the NFL draft, including six taken in the first or second rounds. After Cole Kmet jumped into the 2020 NFL draft..." March 14

  • Notre Dame reels in consensus four-star cornerback Jaden Mickey, always an Irish need

    College Football Talk "In modern college football, no one can have enough talented cornerbacks, though Notre Dame has never seemed to have just enough. After signing only three four-star corners in the last four classes, securing the commitment of consensus four-star Jaden Mickey (Centennial High School; Corona,..." March 14

  • New Florida State Seminoles QB McKenzie Milton 'confident' after first week of practice

    ESPN "After finishing his first week of spring practice at Florida State, quarterback McKenzie Milton said Friday he feels good physically and has had no setbacks in his quest to return to the field following a devastating knee injury two years ago. Milton transferred to the..." March 13

  • Miami Hurricanes QB D'Eriq King 'smashing' ACL rehab; CB Al Blades Jr. cleared for activity

    ESPN "Miami Hurricanes coach Manny Diaz said Friday that quarterback D'Eriq King is "smashing every benchmark" in his rehab from a torn ACL in his right knee. Speaking to reporters on Zoom to preview the start of spring practice next week, Diaz gave an update on..." March 12

  • Sizable Louisiana receiver becomes ninth commit in Notre Dame class of 2022

    College Football Talk "Less than a week after Notre Dame landed a commitment from its quarterback of the class of 2022, the Irish pulled in their first receiver pledge of the cycle on Wednesday morning. Consensus three-star receiver Amorion Walker (Ponchatoula High School; La.) may not warrant much..." March 11

  • Where Notre Dame was & is: Receivers

    College Football Talk "The more things change among Notre Dame’s receivers, the more they stay the same. A year after the Irish returned a total of 45 receptions among their receivers from the previous season, they have now turned over so much of the position group that only 44 receptions return from..." March 10