Atlantic Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Hurricane Florence causes cancellation of UCF-North Carolina

    Tampa Bay Times "For the second year in a row, a hurricane has caused the cancellation of a game between UCF and an ACC opponent. The threat of Hurricane Florence forced the cancellation of Saturday's game at North Carolina, UCF announced Tuesday. "First and foremost, our..." September 11

  • KirVonte Benson out for rest of season with knee injury

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Georgia Tech B-back KirVonte Benson is out for the season with a knee injury, coach Paul Johnson said Tuesday at his weekly news conference. Benson suffered the injury in Tech’s 49-38 loss to South Florida on Saturday. Benson was an All-ACC selection last season after rushing..." September 11

  • NC State football game against West Virginia called off due to Hurricane Florence

    News & Observer "N.C. State has made the decision not to play its home football game Saturday against West Virginia because of the pending threat of Hurricane Florence. It is not known if the game will be canceled or rescheduled later this season. The Wolfpack hosted Notre Dame in 2016 at..." September 11

  • UM's Greg Rousseau to have surgery on fractured ankle

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Freshman defensive end Greg Rousseau arrived on campus as one of Miami’s mid-year enrollees and wasted little time in becoming one of the Hurricanes’ top performers during spring drills. Now that the season is here, though, Miami will be without him for a..." September 10

  • Duke football's Daniel Jones sidelined indefinitely, Mark Gilbert out for season

    The Chronicle "The Blue Devils' victory against Northwestern Saturday was not as rosy as it may have seemed. Quarterback Daniel Jones fractured his left clavicle at the end of the third quarter and will be out indefinitely after surgery Sunday morning, per a team release. All-ACC cornerback Mark..." September 10

  • UM WR Ahmmon Richards (knee) and DE Demetrius Jackson (knee) will not play Saturday

    Miami Herald "University of Miami coach Mark Richt announced Thursday that starting junior wide receiver Ahmmon Richards and key senior defensive end Demetrius Jackson will not play Saturday in UM’s home opener against Savannah State. Each sustained a knee injury, though to what extent has..." September 07

  • NC State might get one wide receiver back for Georgia State but lose another

    News & Observer "N.C. State coach Dave Doeren sounded confident that receiver Steph Louis will be able to play against Georgia State on Saturday. However, the Wolfpack might have to make do without receiver Jakobi Meyers. Louis, a senior captain, missed the season-opening win over James Madison with a..." September 07

  • Syracuse football DB Antwan Cordy granted 2nd medical hardship waiver from NCAA

    Syracuse.com "Cordy has been granted a second medical hardship waiver from the NCAA. He needs to apply for the sixth season of eligibility separately. A previous version of this story indicated that Cordy was already granted the sixth year. Syracuse, N.Y. -- Syracuse football's Antwan Cordy has..." September 07

  • UM quarterback Malik Rosier is still the starter for Savannah State, Richt says

    Miami Herald "Malik Rosier is still the starting quarterback for the University of Miami, coach Mark Richt said Tuesday afternoon at his weekly news conference before Saturday’s Savannah State “Here’s the deal on that,’’ Richt said with a grin, “if there’s..." September 05

  • Willie Taggart skeptical of Virginia Tech’s ‘injuries’

    Tampa Bay Times "While the Willie Taggart honeymoon may be over — or at least winding down — in Tallahassee, FSU's new coach still has fans rallying around him in one regard. Many undoubtedly share his skepticism over Virginia Tech's plethora of "injuries" in..." September 05

  • Louisville loses top pass rusher for 'a while' after suffering wrist injury in Alabama loss

    CBS Sports "The sting of Louisville's Week 1 loss to Alabama isn't healed yet. Adding insult to the loss is the announcement that top pass rusher Jonathan Greenard will be sidelined for "a while" with what coach Bobby Petrino calls a "significant" wrist..." September 05

  • Florida State reserve quarterback Bailey Hockman to transfer

    Orlando Sentinel "Florida State reserve quarterback Bailey Hockman is transferring after landing third on the depth chart behind starter Deondre Francois and backup James Blackman, an FSU official confirmed. Hockman, a redshirt freshman, was absent from Seminoles practice Friday. He was an..." August 31

  • Nick Saban wanted Jawon Pass at Alabama, but the quarterback chose Louisville instead

    USA Today "It has been more than three years since Jawon "Puma" Pass sat at a table with three hats and chose the one with the Louisville Cardinal logo on it. Saturday, he'll meet again with one of the coaches he turned down — Nick Saban. In the end, it came down to..." August 30

  • Nick Saban compares Louisville QB Jawon Pass to Cam Newton

    Sportsnaut "Looking ahead to his program’s first game of the 2018 college football season against Louisville, Alabama head coach Nick Saban offered high praise for Cardinals quarterback Jawon Pass. He compared Pass to former Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton, who’s now the franchise..." August 29

  • Ex-Illinois, Michigan QB Jeff George Jr. to give Pitt a try

    College Football Talk "After a pair of stops in the Midwest, Jeff George Jr. is going to give the Mid-Atlantic region of the country a shot. Monday, the son of former Illinois quarterbacking great Jeff George was confirmed to have moved on to Pittsburgh to continue his collegiate playing..." August 28

  • Virginia Tech transfer Henri Murphy lands at Arkansas Pine Bluff

    College Football Talk "Nearly two months after leaving the ACC, Henri Murphy has landed in the SWAC as he looks to restart his collegiate playing career. According to a tweet from Mike Barber of the Richmond Times-Dispatch late last week, Murphy has confirmed that he is..." August 27

  • Willie Taggart names Deondre Francois as FSU's starting quarterback

    Orlando Sentinel "Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois has won the starting job, coach Willie Taggart said on Monday. Francois, a redshirt junior, beat out sophomore James Blackman and redshirt freshman Bailey Hockman for the position during preseason camp this month. Now, Francois..." August 27

  • Taysir Mack's camp never gave up 'hope' regarding eligibility

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "When Indiana Hoosiers transfer Taysir Mack was running with Pitt’s first-team offense in the spring, it merely seemed like a preview of what 2019 could hold for the Panthers passing game. But as of late last week, the future is now, as Mack’s appeal to the NCAA for an..." August 21

  • Florida State sees separation in quarterback battle, close to naming starter

    Orlando Sentinel "Florida State continues to keep its quarterback battle close to vest. But offensive coordinator Walt Bell says his quarterbacks are starting to distance themselves in the starting job competition. The Seminoles could be close to announcing a starter between Orlando..." August 21

  • Miami to wear special uniform made with recycled materials for season opener

    College Football Talk "Just recently, Miami was among the schools partnering with Adidas to show off the brand new uniforms for the new college football season using an updated uniform template from Adidas. But Miami and Adidas had something special to reveal a little bit later. On Monday, Miami..." August 20

  • Alabama, Clemson top the preseason college football rankings

    CBS Sports "Alabama, fresh off its fifth national championship since 2009 under Nick Saban and second title of the College Football Playoff era, is once again the  preseason No. 1 team heading into the year. On Monday, the first AP Top 25 was released, and for third-straight year that poll will lead..." August 20

  • Lucas Johnson’s tweet acknowledges surgery

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Georgia Tech quarterback Lucas Johnson tweeted the news that he underwent surgery Thursday, a procedure that will end his sophomore season before the season opener. Johnson tweeted Thursday afternoon that the surgery went well, offered his thanks “for all the love”..." August 17

  • Indiana transfer Taysir Mack granted immediate eligibility at Pitt

    College Football Talk "Pat Narduzzi and the Pitt football program had been holding out hope for months that they would have a new offensive toy at their disposal sooner than expected.  Friday, that hope morphed into reality. In a tweet posted to its Twitter account just a short time ago, the..." August 17

  • Miami’s George Brown set for knee surgery after MCL injury

    College Football Talk "Miami’s offensive line has taken a hit to its depth as the Hurricanes head into the homestretch before the start of the 2018 season. In a press release, Miami announced that George Brown Jr. has been diagnosed with an MCL injury of unspecified severity in his right..." August 15

  • Clemson student Harris Roberts could start at quarterback for Furman

    Greenville Online "To Harris Roberts, being an engineer was just as important as being a quarterback. But he could not be both at Furman University. Furman, a liberal arts institution, was the only Division I school to offer Roberts a football scholarship, but it could not offer an engineering..." August 15

  • Now playing on two legs once again, how good can Clemson DT Dexter Lawrence be in 2018?

    Independent Mail "Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence is one of, if not the most-lauded interior defensive linemen in college football. The No. 2 overall recruit in 2016, Lawrence is a national champion, an All-American, and a candidate to go No. 1 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft. Yet, even more..." August 09

  • Miami Hurricanes tight end Michael Irvin II injures knee and will undergo surgery

    Miami Herald "The Miami Hurricanes have been hit by their first major injury of 2018 fall football camp. Those two true freshman elite tight ends that Miami fans can’t wait to see— the nation’s No. 1 former prep star Brevin Jordan and fellow high school great Will Mallory —..." August 08

  • UNC to suspend 13 football players for selling sneakers

    Raleigh News & Observer "Thirteen North Carolina football players will be suspended by the university for selling school issued sneakers, according to a press release by the school. Quarterback Chazz Surratt is one of them. Offensive lineman Brian Anderson, defensive end Malik Carney, wide receiver..." August 06

  • Boston College coach Steve Addazio acknowledges he too knew about issue with Zach Smith in 2009

    Boston Globe "The former Ohio State assistant football coach who was fired last month after revelations of domestic violence against his ex-wife once had professional ties to Boston College coach Steve Addazio and athletic director Martin Jarmond. In the wake of Ohio State firing assistant coach..." August 05

  • Top returning Louisville WR Jaylen Smith undergoes emergency appendectomy

    CBS Sports "Louisville wide receiver Jaylen Smith underwent an emergency appendectomy on Friday morning, according to a statement from the school. "We were fortunate to catch this early and anticipate a full recovery," said Louisville coach Bobby Petrino. "Jaylen is doing well, and..." August 04

  • Five-star cornerback targeted by Auburn and Georgia announces his commitment decision

    Miami Herald "Five-star cornerback Andrew Booth (Lawrenceville, Georgia) committed to Clemson on Monday. The 6-1, 188-pound Booth chose the Tigers over the likes of schools such as Auburn and Georgia. Booth is rated the third-best cornerback in the Class of 2019 and the seventh-best player in the..." July 30

  • Ex-Ohio State RB Antonio Williams gets immediate eligibility at North Carolina

    Raleigh News & Observer "North Carolina running back Antonio Williams, who transferred from Ohio State in April, has been ruled eligible to play this season, he said in a tweet. A spokesman for UNC’s athletic department confirmed Williams was ruled eligible. Last week, head coach Larry Fedora..." July 28