Atlantic Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • Boston College's Anthony Brown hospitalized with internal injuries

    ESPN "Boston College starting quarterback Anthony Brown left Saturday's 27-7 loss to No. 2 Clemson because of an upper-body injury sustained on the Eagles' first possession. BC coach Steve Addazio said after the game that Brown was in the hospital with an "internal injury"..." November 11

  • Louisville fires football coach Bobby Petrino

    Yahoo! Sports "Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino has been fired effective immediately, sources told Yahoo Sports. Petrino was terminated Sunday morning and will not coach the rest of the season. The Cardinals are 2-8, have lost seven in a row and are winless in the Atlantic Coast..." November 11

  • As the Bobby Petrino Era Ends, All Eyes Turn Toward Jeff Brohm to Be Louisville's Savior

    SI "Louisville’s misery is over. After another embarrassing blowout loss, this time 54–23 to Syracuse on Friday night, the school fired Bobby Petrino to end the abrasive coach’s second stint with the school that last almost five full seasons. Yahoo Sports first reported..." November 11

  • Boston College RB AJ Dillon (ankle) will start against Clemson

    Sportsnaut "If the Boston College Eagles are going to upset Clemson this Saturday, then it’s likely they’ll need star running back AJ Dillon to play a big role. On that note, there’s good news following last weekend’s game, which saw him sit out the fourth quarter with the..." November 10

  • Hurricanes quarterback N'Kosi Perry to start against Georgia Tech

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "After an ugly, mud-soaked loss to Duke last Saturday marked the Hurricanes’ third straight defeat, Miami coach Mark Richt said he wanted to see which of his players — particularly his quarterbacks — would earn the right to play at Georgia..." November 08

  • Report: Starting QB Ian Book out vs. FSU as Notre Dame Looks to Stay Undefeated

    Bleacher Report "Notre Dame's quest to remain in the College Football Playoff mix has hit a speed bump, as quarterback Ian Book will reportedly miss Saturday's game against Florida State. Per Irish Sports Daily's Matt Freeman, Book will sit out after suffering "multiple injuries..." November 08

  • Kelly Bryant to take official visits to North Carolina, Mississippi State

    Larry Brown Sports "Kelly Bryant is doing his due diligence as he tries to decide his next school. The former Clemson quarterback has taken official visits to Arkansas and Missouri already, and an unofficial visit to Auburn. Next up will be official visits to North Carolina and Mississippi State,..." November 06

  • Potential first-round pick passing up advice, planning to play in bowl

    Sportsnaut "Gerald Willis III has put together a breakout season, but the defensive tackle isn’t planning to skip a bowl game despite the Miami Hurricanes’ struggles. According to Christy Cabrera Chirinos of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Willis said he’s heard from NFL players..." November 06

  • Is it time to play Jarren Williams? Hurricanes coach Mark Richt weighs options with freshman quarterback

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "After three straight conference losses, the Hurricanes — and coach Mark Richt — are well aware their dreams of playing for an ACC title have all but ended. So what’s next? There was, after Saturday’s 20-12 loss to Duke, a lot of..." November 05

  • Florida State head coach Willie Taggart gave up playcalling duties

    Larry Brown Sports "Florida State has struggled offensively in Willie Taggart’s first season with the program, and the former quarterback is clearly taking responsibility for that with his team having dropped to below .500 on Saturday. Prior to Saturday’s game against NC State, which ended up..." November 05

  • Florida State’s 36-year bowl streak is in serious danger of ending

    College Football Talk "Florida State is in serious jeopardy of seeing its 36-year bowl streak snapped this season with a record of 4-5 with games against Notre Dame, Boston College and Florida remaining in the regular season. Desperate times call for desperate measures, which may be why Florida State head..." November 05

  • Wake Forest loses freshman quarterback Sam Hartman for rest of season

    Greensboro "Wake Forest’s season-long trend of crippling injuries continued Sunday with the news that freshman quarterback Sam Hartman will miss the rest of the season with a leg injury. The Deacons announced the injury Sunday afternoon. Hartman is the 12th scholarship player to be lost for..." November 05

  • Mark Richt booed by Miami fans during loss to Duke

    Larry Brown Sports "Just a year ago, Mark Richt was being viewed as a home run hire who had brought Miami back to greatness. This year, the reaction from the fans is the opposite. The Hurricanes slipped to 5-4 after a 20-12 loss to Duke during a rain-soaked game on Saturday. Hurricanes fans were so fed..." November 04

  • Why is Rosier keeping his job as Miami’s starting QB? Here’s more clarity on that

    Miami Herald "If the NFL’s passer rating formula were used on college quarterbacks, Malik Rosier would have a dismal 74.4 rating for the season. Among NFL quarterbacks who started this past weekend, only Josh Rosen and Derek Anderson have lower ratings. N’Kosi Perry, by contrast, has a..." November 02

  • FSU coach Willie Taggart urges frustrated fans not to give up, lower expectations

    Orlando Sentinel "Florida State coach Willie Taggart wants his players to embrace what it means to be a Seminole. After a humiliating blowout loss to Clemson, FSU (4-4, 2-4 ACC) faces the challenge of extending a streak of 41 consecutive bowl bids. The Seminoles have little margin for error the rest of..." November 02

  • Hurricanes coach Mark Richt defends QB decisions, playcalling and insists execution must improve

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "With the Miami Hurricanes reeling after two straight losses and having lost six of their last eight games against Power-5 opponents, Mark Richt has found himself in a somewhat uncomfortable position for the first time since he took over as coach a little less than three..." October 29

  • TaQuon Marshall returns to starting role, pending health

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall will return to his starting role this week, coach Paul Johnson said Sunday on his weekly teleconference. Johnson had indicated as much following the Yellow Jackets’ 49-28 win over Virginia Tech on Thursday, when backup Tobias Oliver ran for 215..." October 29

  • Florida State suspends 2 players for 1st half against NC State

    247 Sports "Starting Florida State wide receiver Nyqwan Murray is suspended for the first half against N.C. State. Murray and reserve linebacker Zaquandre White will both sit for the opening half of Saturday’s road game after they were each ejected for throwing punches at various points in..." October 29

  • Petrino’s Louisville without Lamar Jackson looks like Petrino’s Falcons without Michael Vick

    SB Nation "Louisville football hasn’t been all that fun to watch since they lost Lamar Jackson to the NFL, with a real chance of going 2-10. It’s not the first time a Bobby Petrino team has looked like a complete dud after losing the game’s most electrifying..." October 29

  • Florida State HC: Changes coming after some players quit in Clemson drubbing

    ESPN "After No. 2 Clemson beat Florida State 59-10 in the worst home loss in school history, coach Willie Taggart said he had some players quit on the team and vowed to make changes. "That can't be tolerated," Taggart said in his postgame comments. "One thing you..." October 28

  • Jeff Brohm dismisses Louisville rumors, happy at Purdue

    Journal & Courier "Why does the national college football media already have Jeff Brohm’s 2004 Honda Accord packed up to the roof with his playbook and his bag of trick plays heading out of town? “That I don’t know. That is a good question,” Brohm said Thursday..." October 26

  • Louisville TE arrested for threatening to kill his girlfriend accused of sexually assaulting a different woman

    College Football Talk "  This is not a good look, at all, for the player specifically and the football program in..." October 26

  • Former Hurricanes coach Al Golden suing University of Miami, says he's owed $3 million

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Nearly three years to the day he was fired by the University of Miami, former Hurricanes football coach Al Golden is suing his former employer, claiming the school owes him $3 million. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Miami federal court, Golden’s attorneys outlined the..." October 25

  • Is Mark Richt botching Miami’s QB situation?

    SB Nation "During Miami’s bye week, head coach Mark Richt named senior Malik Rosier as the Canes’ starter for their Week 9 game against Boston College, over redshirt freshman N’Kosi Perry. The Canes’ offense has been up and down under both QBs. Perry’s thrown both..." October 18

  • Mark Richt makes Malik Rosier Miami's starting QB again

    Sportsnaut "Mark Richt has made a decision about Miami’s quarterback situation, and it’s one Hurricanes fans likely won’t be excited about. When the team takes on Boston College in Week 9 following its bye, Malik Rosier will be under center. During the ACC weekly conference..." October 17

  • Police say Louisville's Kemari Averett held gun to girlfriend's head

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Louisville tight end Kemari Averett was arrested Monday night after police said he held a gun to his girlfriend's head and threatened to kill her. Averett, 20, pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning to charges of first-degree wanton endangerment and domestic..." October 16

  • After second QB switch, Hurricanes coach Mark Richt says N'Kosi Perry still 'going to be a really great one'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "As redshirt freshman quarterback N’Kosi Perry struggled early during the first road start of his career at Virginia on Saturday night, Miami Hurricanes coach Mark Richt had a decision to make. Should he leave Perry in there, as he did a week ago..." October 15

  • Deion Sanders' Son Pumps Brakes on Florida State ... Not a Done Deal

    TMZ "Don't start the tomahawk chop just yet ... Deion Sanders' football star son tells TMZ Sports he's flattered by his scholarship offer to Florida State -- but he's not ready to commit.  It's not a diss -- Shilo Sanders says he just doesn't want to rush into..." October 14

  • AJ Dillon to miss 2nd straight game with ankle injury

    The Score "Boston College running back AJ Dillon won't suit up for his team's matchup with Louisville on Saturday due to an ankle injury, a source told Yahoo Sports' Pete Thamel. Dillon suffered the injury Sept. 29 in a win over Temple and missed the Eagles' loss to N.C. State..." October 13

  • Report: Clemson transfer Kelly Bryant to visit North Carolina

    Larry Brown Sports "Kelly Bryant is set to visit North Carolina this weekend, according to a report. Inside Carolina reported on Wednesday that Bryant has been in contact withNorth Carolina’s coaching staff since announcing his plans to transfer from Clemson. Bryant reportedly has already been..." October 11

  • Shilo Sanders, son of Deion Sanders, gets offer from Florida State

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Deion Sanders has seen his son Shilo rack up scholarship offers through the recruiting process in the past few years. The most recent offer, however, was just a little..." October 10

  • WR Prospect Ahmmon Richards Suffers Career-Ending Injury

    Pro Football Rumors "Viewed as a possible first-round pick or a player with Day 2 draft potential, Miami junior wide receiver Ahmmon Richards will not be able to follow through on those aspirations because of what is believed to be a career-ending injury. Richards has been sidelined since the..." October 07

  • Boston College to be without star running back AJ Dillon for game vs. NC State

    CBS Sports "Boston College will apparently be without its top offensive player for Saturday's game at No. 23 NC State.  According to Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports, running back AJ Dillon did not travel with the team to Raleigh, North Carolina. Dillon sustained an ankle injury during..." October 06

  • Former Clemson running back C.J. Fuller dies at 22

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Former Clemson running back C.J. Fuller has died at the age of 22, the school confirmed Wednesday night. "Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies..." October 04

  • Report: QB Kelly Bryant Granted Release From Clemson

    SI - College Football "Senior quarterback Kelly Bryant has reportedly received his release papers from Clemson, according to Rivals' Woody Wommack. Bryant is now free to transfer to other schools and can begin dialogue with other college coaches. The senior signal-caller graduated in May with..." October 03

  • Dabo Swinney, on Trevor Lawrence: ‘I definitely expect him to be able to play’ vs. Wake Forest

    College Football Talk "In the end, it doesn’t look like there’s much more to see here.  Probably. Newly-minted starting quarterback Trevor Lawrence suffered an injury to the head/neck area in the second quarter of Clemson’s Week 5 win over..." October 03

  • Boston College's AJ Dillon game-time decision against NC State

    ESPN "Boston College running back AJ Dillon will be a game-time decision against NC State on Saturday with an ankle injury. Coach Steve Addazio said Wednesday on the ACC coaches teleconference that Dillon has been unable to practice this week. " October 03

  • Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence (head/neck) expected to play against Wake Forest

    Sporting News "Clemson starting quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who left Saturday's game against Syracuse after a hard second-quarter hit near his head and didn't return, is expected to play Saturday against Wake Forest. Lawrence was a full participant in practice Monday, and coach..." October 02

  • Clemson's Hunter Renfrow frustrated by redshirt rule leading to transfers

    ESPN "Clemson receiver Hunter Renfrow has spent the past two weeks in the QB meeting room and taking reps behind center, a scenario required because of Kelly Bryant's abrupt departure last week. And while Renfrow said he's always eager to fill a need, he's frustrated..." October 02

  • Bobby Petrino’s unusual contract could make it really hard for Louisville to fire him

    SB Nation "Bobby Petrino and Louisville are having a bad 2018. The Cardinals haven’t adapted well to a post-Lamar Jackson rule, and they’ve looked bad even when they’ve won, which hasn’t been a lot. In Week 5 against Florida State, he made a most perplexing late play..." October 02

  • No starting QB mystery this week: Hurricanes coach Mark Richt says N'Kosi Perry will get the call against FSU

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "In the days ahead of Miami’s ACC opener against North Carolina, Hurricanes coach Mark Richt was plenty coy about which one of his signal callers would start against the Tar Heels. Both redshirt freshman N’Kosi Perry and redshirt senior Malik Rosier took..." October 01

  • Dabo Swinney optimistic about Trevor Lawrence, but no decision on status yet

    College Football Talk "Clemson may have picked up a hard-earned win at home on Saturday against Syracuse, but at what cost? Freshly name starting quarterback Trevor Lawrence was knocked out of the game in the second quarter after taking a hit t the head as he was running down the sideline and..." October 01

  • Dabo Swinney: 'We're moving on' from Kelly Bryant

    Sportsnaut "Following Saturday’s comeback win over Syracuse, Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney refused to talk about quarterback Kelly Bryant any longer. Bryant, who announced earlier this week he would transfer after being benched for Trevor Lawrence, was not available for..." September 30

  • Clemson's Trevor Lawrence knocked out of game after taking big hit against Syracuse

    USA Today "The moment Clemson fans feared arrived. Making his first career start, freshman Trevor Lawrence was knocked out during the Tigers' game against Syracuse. Lawrence was scrambling during the second quarter and took a hard hit to the helmet. He remained on..." September 29

  • Technically, Kelly Bryant could return to play for Clemson

    SB Nation "In the first half of No. 3 Clemson’s game against Syracuse, the Tigers’ quarterback situation got even more interesting. New starting quarterback Trevor Lawrence left the game in the first half with an injury after taking a big hit after lowering his shoulder. This..." September 29

  • N'Kosi Perry takes Miami starting QB job from Malik Rosier

    SI "Miami redshirt freshman quarterback N'Kosi Perry earned the first start of his career for Thursday night's win against North Carolina, replacing senior Malik Rosier, who started the first four games of the season. Going into Thursday's game, coach Mark Richt had Perry and..." September 28

  • Duke QB Daniel Jones could be back vs. Virginia Tech just weeks after surgery

    College Football Talk "There’s a fast recovery and there’s some miraculous healing. File Duke QB Daniel Jones under the latter. It appears that the Blue Devils signal-caller could be ready to take the field again less than three weeks after undergoing surgery to repair an injury..." September 28

  • Kelly Bryant Will Transfer From Clemson After Losing Starting Job

    12 Up "The writing was on the wall here for ?Kelly Bryant and the Clemson Tigers. After missing the last two days of practice, many out there were speculating what exactly was going on with the senior quarterback.  Now, we have our answer.  In an exclusive interview..." September 26

  • Clemson's Dabo Swinney on Kelly Bryant transferring: 'Saddened and disappointed'

    Alabama "Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said he was saddened and disappointed quarterback Kelly Bryant has decided to transfer. Earlier on Wednesday, The Greenville News reported Bryant informed Clemson Swinney of his decision on Tuesday. The senior quarterback was 16-2 as a..." September 26

  • Dabo Swinney had 'emotional' talk with Kelly Bryant, transfer possible

    Sportsnaut "Kelly Bryant opened 2018 as Clemson’s quarterback, but he was understandably frustrated at the news of Trevor Lawrence taking the starting job. Head coach Dabo Swinney told reporters he and Bryant had an “emotional” conversation following the news. When asked about..." September 25

  • Virginia Tech's Josh Jackson out with fractured leg

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "Virginia Tech sophomore quarterback Josh Jackson suffered a fractured left fibula and will undergo surgery Tuesday, coach Justin Fuente said Monday. Jackson injured his left ankle in Saturday’s stunning loss at Old Dominion. The Hokies will start junior Ryan Willis, the transfer..." September 24

  • Clemson to start freshman QB Trevor Lawrence over Kelly Bryant

    The Post and Courier "The writing was on the wall all weekend and now the news is official.  Trevor Lawrence is ready to lead Clemson’s offense and the freshman quarterback will get his first start Saturday when the Tigers face Syracuse at Memorial Stadium. Clemson announced the move Monday..." September 24

  • Virginia Tech dismisses star DE Trevon Hill

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "Virginia Tech football dismissed junior defensive end Trevon Hill from the program, coach Justin Fuente announced Sunday. “After consultation with our coaching staff and administration at Virginia Tech, Trevon Hill has been dismissed from the football team effective immediately..." September 23

  • Wake Forest fires DC Jay Sawvel after giving up 56 to Notre Dame

    Larry Brown Sports "Wake Forest’s shoddy defensive performance against Notre Dame on Saturday cost one coach his job. Wake Forest announced on Sunday that defensive coordinator Jay Sawvel has been fired. The move comes a day after the Demon Deacons gave up 56 points to the Fighting..." September 23

  • UM loses Brian Polendey to season-ending injury, Hurricanes down to two scholarship tight ends

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The program that has long taken pride in calling itself “Tight End U” finds itself facing some dangerous depth issues at the position after losing another one of its veterans to a knee injury. Hurricanes sophomore tight end Brian Polendey is set to undergo..." September 18

  • Kelly Bryant says he's '100 percent' healthy, ready for Week 4

    Sportsnaut "After he suffered a chest injury in Saturday’s win over Georgia Southern, Clemson Tigers senior quarterback Kelly Bryant expects to play this week against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Bryant, who started against Georgia Southern, left in the second quarter after taking a hit..." September 18

  • Bobby Petrino on Louisville's quarterbacks: 'We got to look at Malik'

    Courier-Post "The Louisville football team may have a new starting quarterback when it kicks off against Virginia next weekend. Saturday against Western Kentucky, coach Bobby Petrino benched starter Jawon Pass and replaced him with Malik Cunningham early in the second quarter. Louisville trailed..." September 18

  • Is it time for UM's young QBs to start getting in the mix? Hurricanes coach Mark Richt says maybe

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "When the season started earlier this month, only one quarterback on the Hurricanes’ roster — redshirt senior Malik Rosier — had played in a college football game. After big wins over Savannah State and now Toledo, that’s changed. Redshirt..." September 17

  • Former Florida State quarterback Bailey Hockman announces transfer to NC State

    CBS Sports "Former Florida State quarterback Bailey Hockman announced his decision to transfer away from the program last month, but he isn't going far. Hockman announced Monday on Twitter that he will continue his football career within the ACC Atlantic at NC State after graduating from Hutchinson..." September 17

  • Mia Khalifa Starts Go Fund Me to Buyout FSU Willie Taggart

    Black Sports Online "It has been a pretty rough start to the season for the Florida State Seminoles football team. After dropping the season opener to the Virginia Tech Hokies 24-3 on September 3 and fresh off of their disappointing loss Saturday to Syracuse 30-7, former adult film star and diehard Florida State..." September 16