Atlantic Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • Ty Simpson commits to Alabama Crimson Tide over Clemson Tigers

    ESPN "Quarterback Ty Simpson, the No. 27 ranked recruit overall in the 2022 class, committed to Alabama on Friday. The No. 2 dual-threat signal-caller chose the Crimson Tide over Clemson, Tennessee and UT Martin, and is now the highest-ranked commit in Alabama's 2022 class. Simpson is a..." February 26

  • College Football Star Justin Foster Forced to Retire Due to COVID Complications and Asthma

    People "Clemson Tigers defensive end Justin Foster is retiring from football due to complications with asthma after contracting COVID-19. The football player announced his departure from the sport on Twitter on Wednesday. "With sadness but no regret, I have..." February 25

  • Notre Dame won't participate in EA Sports game until NIL rules are finalized

    SI "When it was announced that EA Sports was brining back its college football game I rejoiced, and I know I was not alone. This was a game I grew up playing in college and throughout my playing and coaching career. I have fond memories of playing against my players in the hotel room..." February 22

  • Former Nebraska Cornhuskers QB Luke McCaffrey transferring to Louisville Cardinals

    ESPN "Former Nebraska quarterback Luke McCaffrey announced Monday that he will transfer to Louisville. "Excited to continue my athletic and academic career at the University of Louisville," McCaffrey tweeted. As a redshirt freshman in 2020,..." February 22

  • Notre Dame spring football activities on pause due to COVID-19

    Sportsnaut "Notre Dame has paused all spring football activities because of positive COVID-19 tests in the program, Irish Illustrated reported Saturday. This isn’t new for Notre Dame. Last August, the Fighting Irish paused practices amid five positive tests. The team canceled its game..." February 21

  • UCF AD trolls Florida schools while introducing Gus Malzahn

    MSN.com "The UCF football program has always had a bit of a chip on its shoulder, and that continued Monday despite a rather high-profile hiring. UCF athletic director Terry Mohajir took a shot at rival programs within the state while introducing new head coach Gus Malzahn. Mohajir called..." February 15

  • Notre Dame’s defense too good for Marcus Freeman to change too much

    College Football Talk "Despite being perhaps the most highly-sought assistant coach this offseason, despite opting to join Notre Dame amid an all-out push from LSU, despite leaving a top-20 program with a high 2021 ceiling, new Irish defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman has no intentions of exerting his..." February 15

  • Tennessee kicker Brent Cimaglia transfers to Georgia Tech

    Sportsnaut "Former Tennessee kicker Brent Cimaglia announced Sunday that he is transferring to Georgia Tech. He entered the transfer portal late last month and has one year of eligibility remaining. “Honored and blessed to receive this opportunity,” Cimaglia tweeted Sunday,..." February 14

  • Dabo Swinney offers bold Trevor Lawrence comparison

    Larry Brown Sports "Trevor Lawrence did nothing to hurt his status as the presumptive No. 1 pick in April’s NFL Draft at his Pro Day on Friday, and he earned a rave review from his college coach in the process. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney was full of praise for his quarterback after Lawrence’s..." February 12

  • Former Clemson LB Mike Jones announces transfer to LSU

    The Spun "Linebacker Mike Jones Jr. won’t be playing for Clemson anymore after entering the transfer portal last month. But he’ll still be a Tiger – just for a different team. Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Jones announced that he is joining LSU for the 2021 college..." February 10

  • Notre Dame, Florida schedule future home-and-home series for 2031, 2032 college football seasons

    CBS Sports "Two college football blue bloods will face off on the gridiron, but we unfortunately won't get to see it until the next decade as it was announced on Monday that Florida and Notre Dame have scheduled a future home-and-home series. While the matchup is certainly enough to..." February 09

  • Notre Dame adds second lengthy DE commit during Marcus Freeman’s first month

    College Football Talk "In less than a month, Notre Dame’s new defensive coordinator has added a pair of 6-foot-6 defensive end commitments. The getting might not stay this good for Marcus Freeman, but with consensus three-star defensive end Aiden Gobaira (Chantilly High School;..." February 07

  • Key College Football Super Seniors Using Extra Year of Eligibility for 2021

    Bleacher Report "Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NCAA ruled that the 2020 college football season would not count against anyone's eligibility clock. This means that seniors who normally would have been forced to move on to the next chapter of their lives were given the option to return for one more..." February 06

  • Jack Lamb, former Irish linebacker, transfers to Colorado

    One Foot Down "Jack Lamb, a former Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker, announced today that he will use a graduate transfer to play football for the Colorado Buffaloes. Lamb was a part of the 2018 recruiting class for the Irish as was the #99 ranked prospect in the nation. He..." February 05

  • Notre Dame makes Chris O’Leary hire official

    College Football Talk "No, that headline is not from two decades ago. Notre Dame announced the hiring of Chris O’Leary as safeties coach on Friday, promoting the defensive graduate assistant coach after two seasons in that role and the one before that as a defensive analyst. “Chris has been on a..." February 05

  • Clemson OC Tony Elliott gets extension through 2025 season, raise to $2M annually

    The State "Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott joined the $2 million club on Thursday after a raise in pay was approved by the Clemson board of trustees. Elliott received a salary bump from $1.7 million to $2 million annually. His new deal begins July 1 and runs through Jan. 31,..." February 04

  • Clemson names C.J. Spiller new RB coach

    CBS Sports "One of Clemson's legends has moved to an on-field coaching role with the Tigers and another long-time assistant is getting a big salary bump. The school announced Thursday that former running back C.J. Spiller will move to an assistant coaching role as the running backs coach for..." February 04

  • Notre Dame promotes from within to fill safeties coach vacancy

    College Football Talk "Notre Dame promoted a defensive analyst to safeties coach, but perhaps not the one many assumed the Irish would default to. Rather than veteran coach Kerry Cooks, Brian Kelly and new defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman have reportedly tapped graduate..." February 04

  • Florida State bolsters class with 4-star WR Destyn Hill

    Tomahawk Nation "It may have taken longer than expected, but Mike Norvell’s Florida State Seminoles football program picked up a huge recruiting victory today when Destyn “Fatt” Hill announced via Instagram Live that he’s signing with the Seminoles over the Alabama Crimson..." February 03

  • 5 takeaways from the recruiting cycle after National Signing Day

    The Score "While most of the heavy lifting was done during the early signing period, National Signing Day has almost entirely ended the 2021 recruiting cycle. The nation's No. 4 prospect, J.T. Tuimoloau, remains unsigned, but virtually every other top recruit has decided where to play..." February 03

  • Notre Dame again set to enjoy a quiet National Signing Day thanks to active December

    College Football Talk "If this is an eventful week for Notre Dame, it will add a grand total of one player to the recruiting class of 2021. Somehow, despite a pandemic crippling all usual recruiting tactics, the Irish signed their other 23 commitments and three surprises during December’s early signing period,..." February 02

  • 2022 4-star QB Nicco Marchiol commits to FSU

    The Score "Four-star quarterback Nicco Marchiol announced his commitment to Florida State on Sunday. Marchiol chose the Seminoles over offers from Florida, Georgia, and Michigan, among others, according to ESPN. The 6-foot-2 passer is ranked 10th out of the 2022..." January 31

  • Clemson, Full 2021 ACC College Football Schedule Released; Latest on Notre Dame

    Bleacher Report "The ACC revealed its full 2021 college football schedule Thursday featuring a return to the normal format of eight conference games and four nonconference games: Notre Dame will return to being an independent after competing as an ACC school in 2020, per Andrea Adelson of..." January 28

  • Miami QB Tate Martell once again enters transfer portal

    Larry Brown Sports "Tate Martell appears to be on his way to his third career school after once again entering the transfer portal. Martell, who sat out the 2020 season after opting out in September following a suspension, has entered the transfer portal and looks set to leave Miami. " January 27

  • 10 College Football Programs That Are Screwed in Class of 2021 Recruiting Window

    Bleacher Report "For many college football programs, national signing day (Feb. 3) will provide a satisfying culmination of much hard work and a promising glimpse of the future. For others, that date on the calendar looms ominously, like a science fair for which they've long neglected to work on..." January 26

  • Georgia Tech to honor Hank Aaron by retiring his No. 44 for the 2021 college football season

    CBS Sports "The death of Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron on Friday was a monumental loss to the sports world. Aaron, who was 86, left an immeasurable legacy on and off the diamond as both the one-time home run king and an ambassador for the sport during the civil rights..." January 25

  • Clemson Tigers LB Mike Jones Jr. enters transfer portal

    ESPN "Clemson linebacker Mike Jones Jr. entered his name in the transfer portal on Monday. The redshirt sophomore was a starter for the Tigers this past season and is listed as a grad transfer in the portal. He was an ESPN 300 prospect in the 2018 class, originally from Lebanon,..." January 25

  • Notre Dame violated NCAA recruiting contact rules

    USA Today "Some college football news from the NCAA about one of the biggest programs in the sport. Notre Dame was found to have violated recruiting rules. The person in question is a former assistant coach who met with a recruit during an illegal period. Brian Kelly is also mentioned —..." January 21

  • Duke Blue Devils football coach David Cutcliffe gives up playcalling duties, realigns staff

    Duke Basketball Report "After a tough season for Duke, David Cutcliffe has made several staff reassignments. He won’t be personally calling plays next season, instead delegating responsibilities back to his assistants. And along those lines, he’s promoted two assistants to be..." January 15

  • Two Years Ago Donald Trump Treated the Clemson Tigers to a Fast Food Feast and Then Tweeted About 'Hamberders'

    The Big Lead "It has been two years since the Clemson Tigers won the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship, blowing out Alabama, 44-16. Dabo Swinney, freshman Trevor Lawrence and the rest of the Tigers quickly accepted a visit to the White House to commemorate their undefeated..." January 15

  • Justyn Ross announces his return to Clemson in 2021

    247 Sports "Justyn Ross made his decision on his football future. The Clemson receiver decided to hold off on the NFL this time around. On Thursday night, Ross announced his intentions to return to Clemson in 2021 to run it back. He missed all season with a spine condition discovered last..." January 14

  • Charleston Rambo transferring to Miami

    Miami Herald "Leave it to the Miami Hurricanes to make that transfer portal work. This time it’s a talented wideout with a last name made for movies: “Rambo.’’ Oklahoma wide receiver transfer Charleston Rambo announced Tuesday afternoon on social media that he will..." January 13

  • Cardale Jones Says He'd Draft Trevor Lawrence Over Justin Fields

    TMZ "Ohio State legend Cardale Jones is keepin' it real ... telling TMZ Sports despite his Buckeye ties, if he had the #1 pick in the NFL draft, he'd take Trevor Lawrence over Justin Fields. "I'm going to try to be unbiased as..." January 11

  • Louisville and Georgia Tech to meet in Atlanta

    CBS Sports "The 2020 season may be coming to an end, but college football future schedules are still being rolled out. On Wednesday, Louisvilleand Georgia Tech announced they will meet in Atlanta for the annual Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game to start the 2023 season. According to the release, this..." January 06

  • Trevor Lawrence Officially Declares for NFL Draft

    SI "Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is headed to the NFL. The star signal-caller made the announcement on Wednesday morning.  Most expect Lawrence to be selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.    " January 06

  • Notre Dame's Ian Book declares for NFL draft

    The Score "Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book declared for the 2021 NFL Draft on Wednesday. Book will not pursue another year of eligibility following his 2020 campaign. " January 06

  • With one season of eligibility left, quarterback Jack Coan to transfer from Wisconsin to Notre Dame

    NBC Sports "With its all-time winningest quarterback headed to the NFL, Notre Dame lacked any starting experience behind center moving into 2021 until former Wisconsin passer Jack Coan changed that Monday evening. The graduate transfer started 18 games between 2018 and 2019 before a..." January 05

  • Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah Declares For The NFL Draft

    SI "As expected, Notre Dame All-America linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah has declared for the 2021 NFL Draft. A two-year starter at rover, Owusu-Koramoah had back-to-back brilliant seasons for the Irish defense. The Hampton, Va. native racked up 142 tackles, 24.5 tackles for..." January 04

  • Jimbo Fisher impressively outruns Gatorade bath

    MSN.com "Jimbo Fisher’s Texas A&M Aggies beat North Carolina 41-27 to win the Capital One Orange Bowl in Miami on Saturday night, and the Aggies wanted to celebrate by giving their head coach a Gatorade bath. There was only one problem: Fisher wasn’t cooperating. Fisher was..." January 03

  • Johnny Manziel shouts out ‘goat’ Kellen Mond after Orange Bowl win

    The Spun "No. 5 Texas A&M is finally back on the big stage tonight, and Johnny Manziel is pumped for his Aggies. It’s been seven years since the Aggies played in a New Year’s Six bowl game. Manziel led Texas A&M to a 10-2 regular-season and earned the right to play..." January 03

  • Justin Fields Actually Had A Classy Response To Dabo Swinney Dissing Ohio State

    Total Pro Sports "Dabo Swinney probably wishes he could take his vote and comments back about Ohio State. The Clemson Tigers head coach made major headlines when he ranked Ohio State No. 11 in the country in his final Coaches’ Poll ballot. “Obviously, they’re a great team...." January 02

  • Justin Fields' 6-TD Effort Leads OSU Past Trevor Lawrence, Clemson in Sugar Bowl

    Bleacher Report "Quarterback Justin Fields completed 22-of-28 passes for six touchdowns and 385 passing yards as No. 3 Ohio State advanced to the College Football Playoff National Championship after defeating No. 2 Clemson 49-28 on Friday at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. OSU running..." January 02

  • Woman caught telling Trevor Lawrence to shave his mustache in Zoom video

    Larry Brown Sports "A woman proved on Friday night why checking one’s mute button on a Zoom call is so important. Trevor Lawrence spoke with the media via a Zoom conference call after his Clemson Tigers lost to Ohio State 49-28 in the Sugar Bowl. As if the loss weren’t bad enough, someone..." January 02

  • James Skalski shares hug with Justin Fields after Sugar Bowl

    Larry Brown Sports "James Skalski may have drilled Justin Fields with a massive hit during the second quarter of the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Friday night, but there were no hard feelings between the men. Skalski was ejected for targeting after nailing Fields with the crown of his helmet squarely..." January 02

  • After Sugar Bowl loss, what's next for Trevor Lawrence? Clemson star will be No. 1 pick

    USA Today "Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence's legacy was complete even before the Tigers' 49-28 loss to Ohio State in the College Football Playoff national semifinals. With one national championship, a second appearance in the championship game and three playoff appearances to go with..." January 02

  • Here Are Some Interesting Decisions Brian Kelly Made in the Game's Final Minutes

    The Big Lead "Alabama outclassed Notre Dame from the opening kick and the outcome of today's Rose Bowl wasn't in doubt after about 36 minutes of game play. But there were plenty of reasons to keep watching with the score 31-7 in the Tide's favor, most namely the line, which hovered between 19.5..." January 02

  • Miami's D'Eriq King Knee Injury Diagnosed as Torn ACL; Expected Back Next Season

    Bleacher Report "The knee injury suffered by Miami quarterback D'Eriq King in a 37-34 Cheez-It Bowl loss to Oklahoma State on Tuesday has been diagnosed as a torn ACL, according to Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic. Miami head football coach Manny Diaz released the following..." December 31

  • 'Nobody’s done it better than Trevor Lawrence': Clemson's Star will leave lasting legacy on college football

    USA Today "The Dabo Swinney era at Clemson can be split into two parts: before Deshaun Watson and after. Watson took Clemson "to the promised land," said offensive coordinator Tony Elliott. The Tigers' starting quarterback from 2014-16 whose last college..." December 31

  • Tuscaloosa native Jay Bramblett punting for Notre Dame against hometown Alabama in Rose Bowl

    USA Today "Jay Bramblett was living the dream of a high football player in Tuscaloosa. He was starter at Hillcrest, where his father was the defensive coordinator, and working his way up to being ranked as the top punter in the class of 2019. Alabama was recruiting him, as his father Mike put it,..." December 31

  • Wisconsin destroyed the Duke’s Mayo Bowl trophy during celebration

    Larry Brown Sports "It would appear that the Wisconsin Badgers got a little too excited about winning the Duke’s Mayo Bowl on Wednesday, and the trophy was an unfortunate casualty. Pictures from the locker room show that the Badgers shattered the trophy for their bowl win over Wake Forest,..." December 30

  • What happened to Dabo Swinney? Even as Clemson wins, he loses with out-of-touch stances

    USA Today "The night of Dec. 31, 2015 was probably the first time most people with a casual interest in college football had seen much of Dabo Swinney, and for the most part, America loved what it saw.  His program, the Clemson Tigers, was the new kid on the block and would soon play..." December 30

  • Tony Elliott to miss semifinal game after testing positive for COVID-19

    CBS Sports "When No. 2 Clemson takes on No. 3 Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl on Friday in a College Football Playoff semifinal matchup, it will be without offensive coordinator and running backs coach Tony Elliott. The school announced on Wednesday afternoon that Elliott would..." December 30

  • Miami QB D'Eriq King suffers apparent right knee injury in Cheez-It Bowl

    MSN.com "Miami quarterback D’Eriq King suffered a potentially serious right knee injury during the second quarter of Tuesday night’s Cheez-It Bowl against Oklahoma State. King’s knee buckled with just over four minutes left in the quarter as he went to make a cut to try to..." December 29

  • Kirk Herbstreit says Ohio State has ‘easy job’ preparing for Clemson

    Larry Brown Sports "Ohio State will have its hands full on Friday night trying to stop Trevor Lawrence and Clemson, but Kirk Herbstreit believes Dabo Swinney has done the Buckeyes a massive favor with some of the things he has said about them leading up to the playoff game. Herbstreit said on the..." December 29