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  • How Does The College Football Playoff Expansion Stalemate Get Resolved?

    ESPN "On the eve of the College Football Playoff's national title game, Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick and Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby were sitting next to each other during yet another lengthy meeting about playoff expansion, aligned in their support for the 12-team..." January 18

  • QB Hunter Johnson returns to Clemson for second stint, transferring from Northwestern

    The Athletic "Quarterback Hunter Johnson is returning to Clemson for a second stint, The Athletic confirmed on Monday. Johnson, who signed with the Tigers as a five-star recruit out of high school, transferred from Clemson to Northwestern in 2018 and spent the last four seasons with the..." January 17

  • After CFP Championship Title, Kirby Smart Moves Ascends List of Highest-Paid College Coaches in 2022

    Sportsnaut "The highest-paid college football coaches have annual salaries that’ll make anyone’s head spin, but that’s why they’re put in charge of numerous young men and tasked with shepherding powerhouse programs to perpetual prominence. While some coaches on this list..." January 11

  • Clemson cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. declares for NFL Draft

    The Athletic "Clemson cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. declared for the NFL Draft on Sunday, surpassing his senior season with the Tigers. Booth is rated as the No. 2 cornerback in the 2022 draft class by The Athletic's Dane Brugler. Booth finished his Clemson career with five interceptions and 68..." January 10

  • Trevor Etienne spurns Clemson to commit to SEC school

    Larry Brown Sports "Trevor Etienne will not be following the path of his brother Travis by committing to Clemson. Instead, the younger Etienne has opted to try his hand in the SEC. Etienne, a consensus four-star running back recruit, announced prior to Saturday’s All-American Bowl that he..." January 08

  • Dabo Swinney criticizes transfer portal: 'It's chaos right now'

    The Score "Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney voiced his concerns about the number of players entering the transfer portal. "It's chaos right now. Tampering galore, adults manipulating young men. Education is like the last thing now," Swinney told reporters Wednesday at..." December 15

  • WR Ajou Ajou transfers from Clemson to USF

    TSN "Canadian wide receiver Ajou Ajou will have a new school to call home next season as the NCAA prospect transferred from Clemson to the University of South Florida on Wednesday.  " December 15

  • Clemson promotes Brandon Streeter, Wes Goodwin as Dabo Swinney stays within to fill coordinator vacancies

    CBS Sports "Clemson announced the much-awaited news regarding the future of Dabo Swinney's coaching staff, naming the replacements for Tony Elliott and Brent Venables after both coaches parlayed their success as coordinators into head-coaching jobs at Virginia and Oklahoma,..." December 15

  • Virginia hires Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott as head coach

    The Athletic "Virginia has hired Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott as its new head coach, the school announced Friday. Elliott had been at Clemson since 2011 when he joined his alma mater as the Tigers' running backs coach. In late 2014, head coach Dabo Swinney promoted Elliott to..." December 10

  • Clemson's Tony Elliott Emerges as UVA's Top Pick for Head Coach

    SI "Less than a week after the abrupt resignation of Bronco Mendenhall, Virginia appears to be closing in on its next head coach. Clemson assistant Tony Elliott has reportedly emerged as the top candidate for the Cavaliers, according to ESPN's Chris Low and Adam Rittenberg...." December 09

  • Miami hires AD Dan Radakovich from Clemson

    The Athletic "Miami has signed a contract with Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich to take the same role with the Hurricanes, a source confirmed to The Athletic. The search for a new Miami AD started in mid-November after the university parted ways with Blake James. James’ exit came..." December 09

  • Oklahoma hires Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables as Sooners' new football coach

    ESPN "Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables is Oklahoma's new head football coach, the university announced. A deal was finalized Sunday night after OU athletic director Joe Castiglione flew to the Clemson, South Carolina, area to meet with Venables, who had emerged as..." December 06

  • Oklahoma looks to finalize deal to hire Clemson DC Brent Venables

    ESPN "Oklahoma has targeted veteran Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables as the Sooners' next head football coach, and the two sides hope to have a deal finalized as early as Sunday, sources told ESPN. Venables has been a major part of Clemson's championship..." December 05

  • Clemson WR Justyn Ross to undergo foot surgery, focus on training for NFL

    The Athletic "Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said Wednesday that redshirt junior Justyn Ross will have surgery on his foot this week that could sideline him for the rest of the season. Swinney said he isn't sure if Ross would play in the bowl game, but he will be ready for training for the NFL Scouting..." November 18

  • 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

    MSN.com "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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Colin Cowherd shares the one issue he sees for DJ Uiagalelei

    Larry Brown Sports "Colin Cowherd thinks highly of Clemson quarterback DJ Uiagalelei, but he does see one issue with the promising player. Cowherd was talking about Uiagalelei on FOX Sports during the week and shared the one area he thinks the Clemson Tigers QB needs to improve. “He is..." August 22

  • Former Clemson RB Yusef L. Kelly Arrested For Sending Explicit Pics To 16-Year-Old Girl

    Total Pro Sports "A former Clemson University football player has been arrested and charged for what he allegedly did with a juvenile. Former Clemson running back Yusef L. Kelly was charged with solicitation of a minor, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, disseminating obscene material to a..." August 18

  • Top College Football Freshmen in Best Position for Key Roles in 2021

    Bleacher Report "No matter the hype, incredible high school players aren't locked into a starting lineup as college freshmen. When these prospects sign a letter of intent, fans and analysts alike are quick to project immediate-impact potential. However, fall camp provides a more realistic outlook..." August 16

  • Clemson QB D.J. Uiagalelei gets national commercials, but teammate says there's no jealousy

    USA Today "Clemson quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei in his college career has two starts and two major endorsement deals. The rising sophomore is a trailblazer in the new world of NIL, a rule change by the NCAA that allows athletes to be paid for their name, image and likeness. Uiagalelei,..." August 12

  • Clemson QB DJ Uiagalelei Lands National NIL Deal With Dr Pepper

    Forbes.com "Dr Pepper announced today it has signed Clemson QB DJ Uiagalelei to be part of its “Fansville” college football marketing campaign, a season-long campaign familiar to college football fans. It is the brand’s first partnership with an active college athlete. It’s..." August 11

  • Under-the-Radar CFB Teams That Can Alter Championship Races

    Bleacher Report "When the regular season is over, the powerhouse programs are usually in position to challenge for a national title. One of college football's best appeals, however, is the potential for an upset of Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahoma or other big-name teams along the way. And..." August 09

  • The Biggest Challenges Facing Each New College Football Coach This Season

    ESPN "From navigating a tricky conference to a complete program overhaul, every new coach has challenges in college football. The hurdles new hires have to face in their maiden season can be seemingly endless in the ever-evolving sport but each job provides its own unique set of..." August 05

  • Clemson denies inquiring about SEC membership

    The Score "Clemson denied a rumor Monday that it reached out to the SEC to gauge the possibility of becoming a member. "There is no truth to the report that Clemson University has been in contact with the Southeastern Conference regarding membership," a spokesperson told The..." August 02

  • Clemson CB Frederick Davis Arrested Driving 60MPH Over Limit, Hit Mall Carrier That Suffered Severe Injuries

    Total Pro Sports "A Clemson football player was charged with reckless driving after a July 21 crash involving a U.S. Mail Carrier. Clemson Police said 19-year-old Frederick Davis was driving 115 mph in a posted 55 mph zone which caused him to lose control of his vehicle prior to the crash. The Clemson..." August 02