Atlantic Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • 5 biggest surprises from Saturday's college football slate

    The Score "The Week 8 schedule didn't look overly enthralling at first glance, but Saturday's action reminded us why it's foolish to doubt the craziness of college football. Despite there being no matchups between ranked teams, a number of surprises made for exceptional viewing..." October 24

  • DJ Uiagalelei benched amid Clemson offensive struggles "Clemson’s ongoing issues on offense appear to have cost starting quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei his job. With the Tigers trailing Pitt 21-7 in the third quarter of Saturday’s game, coach Dabo Swinney benched Uiagalelei and replaced him with backup Taisun Phommachanh. " October 23

  • Five-star OT Zach Rice, a top-10 recruit, picks Tar Heels

    CBS Sports "One of the top players in the 2022 recruiting cycle made his much-anticipated commitment Thursday, as five-star offensive tackle Zach Rice chose North Carolina over Alabama, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Virginia live on CBS Sports HQ. Rice made the announcement surrounded by teammates, family and..." October 21

  • Clemson's Dabo Swinney says he doesn't have interest in LSU football coaching opening

    ESPN "Clemson football's Dabo Swinney said Tuesday that he had no interest in the LSU coaching vacancy at this point, joking that he was surprised to be considered "a big-time coach." "This is the only Death Valley I'm concerned with right here," Swinney said,..." October 19

  • Miami's leading rusher Cam'Ron Harris out for season with injury

    The Athletic "Miami running back Cam'Ron Harris will miss the rest of the season after suffering a lower-body injury in Saturday's loss to North Carolina, coach Manny Diaz said Monday. Harris, a redshirt junior, leads Miami with 409 yards rushing and five touchdowns. He had back-to-back..." October 18

  • Awkward Postgame Handshake Between Mack Brown, Manny Diaz

    The Spun "Manny Diaz was on the wrong side of a thrilling game between Miami and North Carolina. To make matters worse, he had a really uncomfortable postgame exchange with Mack Brown just a few moments after the loss. The Hurricanes were in the Tar Heels’ territory..." October 17

  • Virginia Tech limits student attendance at football games over behavior

    Larry Brown Sports "There won’t be as many students in attendance for Virginia Tech’s football game this weekend due to “embarrassing” behavior. The university said in a statement that student attendance will be limited starting this Saturday against Pitt due to..." October 14

  • D'Eriq King to Have Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery, Tyler Van Dyke to Start for Miami

    SI "Miami (Fla.) coach Manny Diaz announced on his weekly radio show Monday that quarterback D'Eriq King will have season-ending shoulder surgery.  Freshman Tyler Van Dyke will start for Miami going forward, Diaz said.  " October 11

  • Miami staffer Mike Rumph arrested on felony traffic charge

    Sportsnaut "Former NFL first-round pick Mike Rumph, now on the staff at alma mater Miami (Fla.), was arrested Saturday on traffic charges. Rumph, 41, was taken into custody in Weston, Florida, on a felony charge of driving with a suspended license for the third time. He also was ticketed for..." October 10

  • Somebody On Pittsburgh Panthers Sideline Gets Handcuffed & Walked Out of Stadium Before Georgia Tech Game

    Total Pro Sports "Before the Pittsburgh Panthers took on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Heinz Field, a fan in the stands took a picture of a guy being handcuffed by police and led away out of the stadium. " October 02

  • Georgia State coach blasts SEC refs for saving Auburn Tigers

    Clutch Points "Georgia State Panthers head coach Shawn Elliott called out SEC officials for giving the Auburn Tigers some home cooking on Saturday night. The Panthers were trying to upset the 23rd-ranked Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Georgia State led by five points late in the fourth quarter when..." September 26

  • EJ Williams shoves NC State fan after Clemson loss

    Larry Brown Sports "EJ Williams got frustrated after Clemson’s loss to NC State on Saturday and had some testy reactions to the fans. Clemson lost to NC State 27-21 in double overtime for their first defeat to the Wolfpack since 2011. After the game, Williams heard it from NC State running back..." September 26

  • Ref goes viral for eating Skittles on field during game

    The Spun "Former Seattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch was known for his love of Skittles, occasionally snacking on the candy during games. A college football referee during today’s Florida State–Louisville game is right there with him. It was another tough afternoon on the..." September 26

  • Arkansas, Clemson among big movers up and down in USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll

    USA Today "The final USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll for the month of September certainly looks a lot different from the first one. About all that hasn’t changed is Alabama and Georgia continue to hold down the first two spots. Both the Crimson Tide and Bulldogs rolled to easy victories..." September 26

  • Paul Azinger hilariously trolled Florida State during Ryder Cup

    Larry Brown Sports "Florida State’s football team is off to a horrendous start this season, and even the golf world has taken note. Paul Azinger showcased that during the opening round of the Ryder Cup on Friday. Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger, two Florida State alumni, were paired together for..." September 24

  • Reported potential candidates if Hurricanes make move on Manny Diaz, including Mario Cristobal

    247 Sports "The Miami Hurricanes have struggled early in the 2021 college football season, and third-year head coach Manny Diaz is reportedly on shaky ground. In fact, according to a report published by Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald that cites unnamed trustees, there are potential candidates in..." September 23

  • Four-star RB George Pettaway commits to North Carolina

    CBS Sports "North Carolina's prolific offensive attack landed a commitment from a big-time playmaker Wednesday when four-star running back George Pettaway picked the Tar Heels live on CBS Sports HQ. Pettaway chose UNC over Florida, Oregon and Penn State to give Mack Brown and his coaching staff their..." September 22

  • After 0-3 start, can Florida State hold on to its can't-miss recruiting class?

    247 Sports "Mike Norvell’s second season at Florida State is off to a disappointing start. After going toe-to-toe with Notre Dame in Week 1 and eventually falling in overtime to the Irish, the Seminoles were stunned at home by FCS Jacksonville State on a last-second Hail Mary. That was before looking..." September 21

  • Clemson Tigers lose Tyler Davis to injury, Lyn-J Dixon to transfer portal

    ESPN "Clemson defensive tackle Tyler Davis needs surgery to repair a torn bicep and is expected to miss seven to eight weeks, coach Dabo Swinney said on his radio show Monday night. Swinney also announced that running back Lyn-J Dixon has entered the transfer portal, a blow to the..." September 21

  • Stats show just how turbulent Tigers' offense vs. Georgia Tech was

    247 Sports "Anyone who watched Clemson football in Week 3 can tell you the Tigers' offense did not look inspiring as Dabo Swinney and Co. escaped Georgia Tech for a 14-8 victory on home turf. But just how rocky was the unit's latest outing? Some of the statistics from Clemson's narrow win..." September 20

  • What Are We Gonna Do About Manny Diaz?

    State of the U "The Miami Hurricanes Athletic Department has slumped into a disgraceful state under Athletic Director Blake James. I wrote about this in 2018 in a post titled “The decline of Miami Hurricanes men’s athletics,” and three years later can you really say that I was..." September 19

  • FSU Fan Tells Women To Stop Having Sex With Players Until Program Starts Winning After 0-3 Start

    Total Pro Sports "The Florida State Seminoles are a complete dumpster fire and the program needs drastic changes to bring them back to the national forefront. One woman seems to know the answer: Stop having sex with the players. On Saturday, the Seminoles dropped to 0-3 for the first time..." September 19

  • Deion Sanders reportedly could be Florida State Seminoles’ next head coach

    Sportsnaut "The Florida State Seminoles’ football program has gone through three straight losing seasons and are on course for a fourth following a 0-3 start to 2021, and rumors are swirling that Deion Sanders could eventually become the new head coach. Pro Football Network’s Tony..." September 19

  • Miami Hurricanes Safety Had A Video Game Glitch When He Tried To Tackle The Wrong Player

    Total Pro Sports "The No. 24 Miami Hurricanes are on the verge of losing to the unranked Michigan State Spartans and dropping under .500. One play in particular has defined how the entire game has gone for them. " September 18

  • Ex-Miami Hurricanes Player Rashaun Jones Pleads Not Guilty In Murder of Teammate Bryan Pata

    Total Pro Sports "An attorney for Rashaun Jones, accused of the murder of his former Miami Hurricanes teammate Bryan Pata, entered a not guilty plea on his client’s behalf. The 35-year-old was arrested last month and charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bond. It..." September 17

  • Virginia Tech tight end James Mitchell out for season with knee injury

    The Athletic "Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente announced that tight end James Mitchell will miss the rest of the season on Monday.  Mitchell suffered a right leg injury against Middle Tennessee and an MRI revealed that he suffered a significant knee injury that will require surgery. " September 13

  • Mike Norvell vows Florida State Seminoles won't quit on season after loss to FCS team

    ESPN "Florida State coach Mike Norvell described his team as "sick to their stomach" after losing to FCS Jacksonville State, and vowed his players would not quit on the season in the face of such a dispiriting loss. During his Monday press conference with media in Tallahassee, a..." September 13

  • Florida State offensive lineman Brady Scott responds to criticism over marriage proposal

    Sporting News "Florida State offensive lineman Brady Scott left Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday after an unforgettable night. Sure, he may remember Florida State's 20-17 upset loss at the hands of FCS Jacksonville State at home to drop to 0-2 on the season. He also may remember not just..." September 13

  • Clemson Defense Motivated by Winning

    SI "After struggling with injuries and eventually taking a medical redshirt last season, Ruke Orhorhoro is finally starting to make his mark on the Clemson defense. After filling in admirably for an unavailable Tyler Davis, in what was his first career start in the season-opening loss to..." September 13

  • Why didn't Florida State run prevent defense? Mike Norvell explains final play in Jacksonville State upset

    Sporting News "Florida State suffered its first loss to an FCS opponent in program history on Saturday after Jacksonville State completed a last-second Hail Mary to beat the Seminoles in Doak Campbell Stadium, 20-17. It was the second straight walk-off loss for coach Mike Norvell, a week..." September 12

  • Video of stunned Florida State cheerleaders goes viral

    Larry Brown Sports "Jacksonville State pulled off one of the most thrilling upsets in recent college football history on Saturday night with their win over Florida State. Seminoles fans and players were left stunned, and so were their cheerleaders. The Gamecocks were trailing the Seminoles 17-14 with..." September 12

  • What recruits are saying about Georgia, Clemson after top-five showdown

    247 Sports "Georgia and Clemson’s Week 1 showdown had major implications on the 2021 college football scene. Both are powerhouse programs and the clash in Charlotte, N.C., likely had a seismic effect on how the College Football Playoff race will shape up. But the impact of the Bulldogs'..." September 09

  • Boston College to bring out Red Bandanna uniforms for 20th anniversary of 9/11

    The Athletic "Boston College will wear its Red Bandanna uniform against UMass on Saturday, a game played on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The uniforms are typically worn just once per season for a designated home game ­to honor former BC lacrosse player Welles..." September 08

  • Misery Index, Week 1: UConn keeps getting embarrassed; Miami blasted; Clemson's best days in past?

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF "LSU leads this week's Misery Index after a 38-27 loss to UCLA. Here are the others that made the index, a weekly measurement of knee-jerk reactions based on what each fan base just watched. UConn: It’s time to have the conversation about why UConn..." September 05

  • 3 takeaways from No. 5 Georgia's win over No. 3 Clemson

    The Score "College football returned in a big way Saturday with a massive showcase game in Charlotte between No. 5 Georgia and No. 3 Clemson. The Bulldogs turned in a punishing performance on defense, keeping the Tigers out of the end zone in a 10-3 win under the..." September 05

  • Clemson QB D.J. Uiagalelei gets brutally honest on his performance vs Georgia

    Clutch Points "The DJ Uiagalelei era with the Clemson Tigers is off to quite an underwhelming start. In what was being hyped as the biggest regular season game of the season, Uiagalelei orchestrated one sluggish performance in No.3 Clemson’s 10-3 defeat to No.5 Georgia. The..." September 05

  • Mack Brown Says No. 10 UNC 'Overrated' After Loss to Virginia Tech

    Bleacher Report "North Carolina head coach Mack Brown called his team "overrated" after the 10th-ranked Tar Heels suffered a 17-10 road loss to ACC rival Virginia Tech on Friday night. UNC entered the season as a potential College Football Playoff contender, and quarterback Sam Howell, who..." September 04

  • Tar Heels Fan Punches Virginia Tech Fan In Face, Gets Jumped By Several Hokies’ Immediately After

    Total Pro Sports "On Friday night, a North Carolina fan was spotted on camera trying to chase after a Virginia Tech Hokies fan as others tried to hold him back. " September 04

  • Miami Hurricanes suspend backups Jaylan Knighton, Larry Hodges

    ESPN "The Miami Hurricanes on Saturday have suspended two more players for team rules violations, including backup running back Jaylan Knighton. Knighton will miss four games, and backup tight end Larry Hodges will miss two games. Earlier this week, Miami coach..." September 04

  • Football Fans Were Seriously Concerned With Todd McShay’s Health During Alabama-Miami Game

    Total Pro Sports "Todd McShay had everybody concerned for his safety on Saturday with his appearance during the matchup between Alabama and Miami. McShay was in the midst of giving his commentary from down on the field and he did not look or sound like himsel fat all. " September 04

  • Miami giving back turnover chain after reversed call is hilariously sad

    Larry Brown Sports "The Miami Hurricanes have already produced what may prove to be the most depressing sequence of events of the 2021 college football season. The first half already went terribly for the Hurricanes as they faced Alabama to open their season. The Crimson Tide jumped out to a 27-0 first..." September 04

  • Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin tests positive for COVID-19, out for opener vs. Louisville

    ESPN "Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not coach in Monday's season opener against Louisville. Kiffin said in a statement that he had developed a breakthrough case of COVID-19. "I am grateful to be vaccinated and..." September 04

  • Three things Georgia Must do to Beat Clemson

    SI "When you're an underdog playing in a neutral site game, against a top-3 program, while also being down multiple starters due to injury, you're going to have to play a rather flawless football game in order to win.  That's the case for the No. 5 ranked Georgia Bulldogs..." September 02

  • JT Daniels vs. D.J. Uiagalelei: Remembering past duels between the HS rivals

    247 Sports "When Georgia and Clemson clash Saturday evening in Charlotte, quarterbacks JT Daniels and D.J. Uiagalelei will be nearly 2,500 miles away from their Southern California homes. Just forgive them if the environment feels a bit familiar. After all, this is the third..." September 01

  • Clemson DC Brent Venables: 'Georgia Can Win Different Kinds of Ways'

    SI "Brent Venables saw the same thing last year that many others did when watching Georgia's offense. The No. 5 Bulldogs, who play No. 5 Clemson on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Charlotte, N.C., got rolling in 2020 when quarterback J.T. Daniels started the last four games. And that's..." August 30

  • Miami readmits safety Avantae Williams after battery case closed

    The Athletic "Miami safety Avantae Williams has been readmitted to the university and will rejoin the football team after an aggravated battery case against him was dropped by the state attorney's office last week, his attorney said Thursday. "I was informed that Miami will reinstate..." August 26