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  • Clemson's Tony Elliott gets new deal, becomes highest-paid OC

    News & Observer "Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott has received a raise and will earn $1.6 million a year after the school approved a new contract for several Tigers assistants. With the raise, Elliott is now tied with Alabama's Steve Sarkisian as the highest paid offensive assistant in..." February 06

  • Michigan State coaching candidates: Luke Fickell, Pat Narduzzi lead replacements for Mark Dantonio

    CBS Sports "Mark Dantonio's retirement can't be that much of a surprise. Embroiled in a wrongful termination lawsuit, Coach D merely had to get past Jan. 15 when he collected a $4.3 million retention bonus. Lately, Dantonio had been criticized not only for the downturn of the football..." February 04

  • Former Clemson backup QB Chase Brice transferring to Duke

    ESPN "Former Clemson quarterback Chase Brice announced he plans to transfer to Duke, where he will be immediately eligible to play. Brice, who served as the backup to Trevor Lawrence the past two seasons, made his announcement official on Sunday. He plans..." February 03

  • Chase Brice Commits to Blue Devils

    SI "Quarterback Chase Brice announced that he was transferring to Duke University. The two-year backup to Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence will have two years of eligibility and be able to play immediately, due to the NCAA graduate transfer rule. Brice completed 50 of 85 passes in a backup..." February 02

  • Clemson grad transfer to visit Hogs this weekend

    Whole Hog Sports "Clemson grad transfer defensive tackle Xavier Kelly is expected to make an official visit to Arkansas this weekend. Kelly, 6-4, 305 pounds, had 26 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 256 career snaps over 28 games at Clemson. He was a..." February 01

  • Clemson’s Logan Rudolph, former Rock Hill area standout, giving up football

    The State "Clemson redshirt sophomore Logan Rudolph is stepping away from football. The defensive end announced Thursday afternoon on Twitter that he will graduate in May and is moving on. Rudolph told The State in a text message that he is moving to Hollywood after graduation to pursue a career..." January 30

  • Justin Fields, Trevor Lawrence co-favorites in latest odds to win 2020 Heisman Trophy

    College Football Talk "We’re nearly three full weeks into the college football offseason, so what better time than the present for some 2020 Heisman odds? Shortly after suffering the first loss of his collegiate career, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence was listed as a 7/2..." January 29

  • 2020 Recruits Most Likely to Light Up College Football as True Freshmen

    Bleacher Report "Prospect fans know the guys the college football recruiting services expect to be the next big things. But who will shine right away? It's not easy going from high school to the FBS, but every year some players see that freshman wall and blow right through..." January 28

  • 4-star WR Beaux Collins commits to Clemson for 2021

    The Score "Four-star wide receiver Beaux Collins announced Saturday his commitment to Clemsonas a member of its 2021 recruiting class. Collins ranks 13th among receivers in the 2021 cycle and is the 67th overall prospect... " January 26

  • SEC Program Reportedly Pursuing Clemson Transfer QB Chase Brice

    The Spun "Between Trevor Lawrence returning for his junior year and DJ Uiagalelei arriving on campus, the Clemson quarterback room was going to be a little too crowded for Chase Brice in 2020. With that in mind, he’s entered the transfer portal, and is already drawing attention from..." January 24

  • Top 20 juniors who said no to NFL draft

    CBS Sports "The deadline for underclassmen to enter the 2020 NFL Draft has come and gone, and while many top programs are bidding farewell to some of their best players, the season also comes with announcements from draft-eligible who decided to return to school instead of going pro.  These..." January 22

  • Clemson DT Xavier Kelly Announces Decision to Enter the Transfer Portal

    12 Up "Xavier Kelly struggled to log meaningful snaps at Clemson during his tenure with the program, and thus the defensive tackle has decided to seek greener pastures.  Kelly announced via Twitter that he plans to enter the transfer portal after spending three seasons..." January 19

  • Clemson's Isaiah Simmons decides to leave school early

    CBS Sports "One of the most talented and versatile players in the country is moving on. Clemsonlinebacker/safety/cornerback/edge rusher/history professor/superhero Isaiah Simmons announced Saturday he is entering the 2020 NFL Draft. "From the moment I arrived at Clemson,..." January 19

  • 3 Schools That Need to Go After Former Clemson QB Chase Brice in Transfer Portal

    12 Up "Quarterbacks like Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa lit up the college football world this season. But as is the case with all good things, their time at this level of football came to an end. Now, plenty of schools will have to turn their attention towards recruiting..." January 18

  • Travis Etienne announces he will return to Clemson in 2020

    247 Sports "Clemson junior running back Travis Etienne has announced his intentions to return to Clemson in 2020 for his final year of collegiate eligibility.  Etienne announced his decision on Twitter on Friday, the day of the deadline to declare for the 2020 NFL..." January 17

  • Early leaders for 2020 Heisman Trophy race include Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields

    USA Today "Clemson's Trevor Lawrence and Ohio State's Justin Fields were in the same high school class coming out of the same state, Georgia. While Lawrence was an immediate star, Fields didn't blossom until transferring after his freshman season. They met in the Fiesta Bowl, with Lawrence..." January 17

  • Clemson cornerback A.J. Terrell declares for draft

    NBC Sports "Clemson running back Travis Etienne announced he is staying for his senior season instead of heading to the NFL. The Tigers had hardly stopped celebrating when cornerback A.J. Terrell announced he’s leaving. Terrell said Friday he is forgoing his final season of eligibility to..." January 17

  • Clemson backup quarterback Chase Brice to transfer out of program

    CBS Sports "Clemson quarterback Chase Brice is leaving the Tigers and entering the transfer portal, ending his time amicably and as one of the team favorites in the locker room. Brice is a redshirt sophomore but set to graduate from Clemson in May. As a graduate transfer, he could be both..." January 16

  • Clemson WR Tee Higgins declares for 2020 draft "From the title game to the 2020 NFL Draft. Tee Higgins and his Clemson Tigers came up short against LSU on Monday, but many project the wide receiver will come up big when the draft hits Las Vegas in April. Higgins announced his intentions to enter the 2020 NFL..." January 15

  • Cop Reportedly Threatened to Arrest LSU Players During Postgame Celebration

    Heavy "Not long after being crowned national champions, LSU nearly had its postgame celebration cut short after a police officer reportedly issued a stern warning of arrest to its players. LSU’s players broke out victory cigars after knocking off defending..." January 14

  • After 2 a.m. champion's feast of fried chicken, LSU's Ed Orgeron back to recruiting this weekend

    USA Today "Ed Orgeron didn’t really have time to celebrate. After a four-hour game at the Superdome and a round of interviews with the news media, the LSU head football coach returned to his hotel with his wife, Kelly, early Tuesday and settled down for a feast of champions..." January 14

  • Joe Burrow busts out dance moves celebrating LSU's win over Clemson

    The Sports Daily "LSU quarterback Joe Burrow showed why he’s the surefire No. 1 pick in this year’s draft on Monday night, torching Clemson’s defense in the national championship game. Burrow threw five touchdown passes, and rushed for one as well, in leading his team to a 42-25..." January 14

  • Greatest of all time? LSU's national championship win puts it in college football's best-ever conversation

    CBS Sports "Best team. Best season. Best player. And for this season, perhaps even the best coach. Of all time. Start the debate because it is a worthy one after No. 1 LSU's 42-25 dismantling of No. 3 Clemson in the 2020 College Football Playoff National..." January 14

  • LSU, Clemson underclassmen have just three days to decide on NFL draft

    Pro Football Talk "LSU beat Clemson in a College Football Playoff Championship Game that showcased several players who are good enough to play in the NFL right now, but still have some NCAA eligibility remaining. Those players don’t have much time to decide whether they’re turning pro or returning to..." January 14

  • Joe Burrow, LSU complete their dream season to win the National Championship

    CNN "Before the 2019 season started, members of the LSU football team, knowing the national championship game would be in New Orleans, about 80 miles away from their campus, made a resolution: They would not be denied. They also were confident and prepared, all the way down to knowing..." January 14

  • Donald and Melania Trump receive standing ovation at National Championship

    Newsweek "President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attended the college football national championship Monday night in New Orleans, Louisiana, receiving a loud ovation when their presence was announced. In the moments leading to the national anthem before kickoff, the Trumps received a rousing..." January 13

  • 2020 National Championship: Burrow Vs. Lawrence, Who'd You Rather?

    TMZ "The Tigers and Tigers are set to face off in the 2020 National Championship Game on Monday ... which means one of these hunks is going home with a shiny, new trophy. Clemson superstar Trevor Lawrence and LSU's Heisman Trophy winner, Joe Burrow, have led their teams..." January 13

  • Dabo Swinney not bothered by Clemson practice issue

    ESPN "Clemson coach Dabo Swinney dismissed any notion that his team had a practice disadvantage against LSU after it was forced to practice inside a hotel ballroom because of bad weather. With wind and rain in New Orleans on Saturday, Clemson chose to hold its practice in the team hotel...." January 12

  • Clemson coaches praise Joe Burrow: 'It makes you sick watching the tape'

    The Score "LSU star quarterback Joe Burrow was unsurprisingly a hot topic Saturday when Clemson's coaches gathered for College Football Playoff Media Day. Dabo Swinney, head coach of the ACC champion Tigers, praised the reigning Heisman winner and explained the..." January 11

  • Ed Orgeron Has Funny Reaction to Dabo Swinney's Rocky IV Analogy Ahead of National Championship Game

    Sportsnaut "Dabo Swinney has been telling his Clemson players that they have a chance to have a Rocky IV moment against LSU in the national championship game, with the Tigers being Drago. " January 11

  • Clemson's Dabo Swinney era almost didn't happen & more fun facts you didn't know about the coach

    Sporting News "Dabo Swinney has turned Clemson into a college football powerhouse. The Tigers have won two national titles in four seasons and will look to add a third when they face LSU on Monday in the College Football Playoff national championship game. While Swinney is loved by..." January 10

  • Joe Burrow and the history of Heisman Trophy winners in the College Football Playoff

    College Football Talk "On Mondy night against Clemson, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow will have a chance to make a little bit more history in what has already been a historic season. When Burrow leads LSU in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game on Monday night in New Orleans, he will attempt..." January 10

  • Dabo Swinney obscuring how great this Clemson run has been with his rants

    USA Today "Of all the potential outcomes from Clemson’s first burst onto the national championship stage at this time four years ago, we’ve got to admit that annoying dynasty is the one we never saw coming.  But if Clemson beats No. 1 LSU in Monday night’s College Football..." January 10

  • LSU Cancels Classes For National Championship Game Against Clemson

    TMZ "PARTY TIME IN THE BAYOU!!!! LSU just announced it's canceling ALL of its classes on both Monday AND Tuesday so students can rage their faces off for the National Championship Game against Clemson!! The Tigers are set to play the Tigers on Monday ... and in anticipation..." January 10

  • Ex-LSU AD Joe Alleva claims he didn't want Jimbo Fisher, chose Ed Orgeron over Tom Herman

    CBS Sports "Joe Alleva resigned as the athletic director at LSU in April 2019, but his legacy lives on. It was Alleva who was at the helm as LSU's athletic department navigated through the rocky waters of the end of the Les Miles era, flirtation with then-Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher and..." January 10

  • Odell Beckham Jr. sends LSU players new Beats, inspirational message ahead of title game

    College Football Talk "Move over, LeBron James, as Odell Beckham Jr. is getting in on the gifting action. Monday night, top-ranked LSU will square off with No. 3 Clemson in the College Football Playoff championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in New Orleans.  The ACC Tigers..." January 09

  • Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence addresses the possibility of leaving after title game

    USA Today "In theory, Clemson star quarterback Trevor Lawrence could have some serious options to consider after he plays the final game of his sophomore season Monday against LSU for the national championship. Should he return to Clemson for his third season of college football? Or could he..." January 09

  • Clemson vs. LSU Game Security Will Include Fighter Jet Patrol

    TMZ "The Clemson vs. LSU championship game on Monday will be one of "the more secure places in America" -- with fighter jets patrolling the skies -- so says Sen. Marco Rubio. With Iran vowing revenge on the U.S. -- and reportedly offering an $80 MILLION bounty..." January 08

  • President Donald Trump expected to attend LSU-Clemson national championship game

    College Football Talk "It looks as though President Donald Trump is about to attend his third college football game this season. According to The Advocate, the president is expected to be attending the national championship game between LSU and Clemson on Monday, Jan. 13 at the..." January 04

  • Family of Clemson's RB Travis Etienne receiving threats ahead of national title game against LSU

    Greenville Online "Donnetta Etienne, the mother of Clemson football star running back Travis Etienne, is being inundated with plenty of negative talk prior Clemson’s showdown against LSU in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game on Jan. 13 in New Orleans. The Etiennes live in..." January 01

  • Kirk Herbstreit responds to Ohio State fans after overturned call

    247 Sports "Kirk Herbstreit understands the frustrations Ohio State fans have following Saturday's loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff, a game marred by two controversial flags that were ultimately detrimental to the Buckeyes' chances at unseating the defending national..." January 01

  • Trevor Lawrence's Development as a Runner Makes Him Impossible to Defend

    12 Up "Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence has improved upon his magical freshman season as a passer, as his total yards, yards per attempt, touchdowns, and passer rating have all improved in his second season as a Tiger. And while his arm talent is well known, his 67-yard touchdown..." December 31

  • Clemson will use five-star QB recruit DJ Uiagalelei as scout-team Joe Burrow in practice

    USA Today "Clemson five-star commit DJ Uiagalelei will get the opportunity to make an impact on the Tigers' national title pursuits before officially donning orange and purple.  The 18-year-old high school senior quarterback from Bellflower, California, will arrive on campus..." December 31

  • Tim Tebow believes 'underdog card is real' for Clemson, Dabo Swinney

    Sporting News "SEC Network analyst Tim Tebow knows what Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is doing. No. 3 Clemson (14-0) is a 6.5-point underdog against No. 1 LSU (14-0) for the upcoming College Football Playoff championship game at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in New Orleans. Clemson will be in..." December 31

  • Trevor Lawrence: Targeting Hit Sparked Clemson Comeback Win Over Ohio State

    Sportsnaut "During Saturday’s Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence was plastered on a targeting hit from Buckeyes defensive back Shaun Wade. Wade was ejected from the game for the egregious helmet-to-helmet hit, and at the time, it seemed like Lawrence..." December 31

  • Urban Meyer's Wife Rips ESPN Anchor Over 'Family' Jab

    TMZ ""Look at Urban Meyer. He was going to spend time with his family, went to this game instead." That's a comment an ESPN anchor made on-air during a highlight package of Ohio State's game against Clemson on Saturday ... and it had Urban Meyer's wife..." December 31

  • Big Ten supervisor of officials: Fumble return for TD should have stood in Ohio State-Clemson game

    CBS Sports "A third-quarter fumble returned for a touchdown by No. 2 Ohio State in the 2019 Fiesta Bowl should not have been overturned and instead should have been allowed to stand, Big Ten supervisor of officials Bill Carollo tells CBS Sports just days after the College..." December 31

  • Ratings for Ohio State vs Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl Were Through the Roof

    12 Up "The Fiesta Bowl showdown between Ohio State and Clemson was one for the ages. It featured two stellar teams, some questionable officiating and an ending that practically nobody could have seen coming. And if there was any doubt that it wasn't a massive hit, look no..." December 29

  • Ryan Day seems ticked off about controversial calls by referees in Ohio State loss

    Larry Brown Sports "A couple of huge calls in Saturday’s Fiesta Bowl went Clemson’s way, and Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day was not thrilled about them. During his halftime interview, Day brought up the targeting call on Shaun Wade that helped pave the way for the..." December 29

  • Family feud at the Fiesta Bowl: ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit having 'surreal' week

    USA Today "These are pretty strange times for the family of ESPN broadcaster Kirk Herbstreit. Battle lines have been drawn. On one side are his identical 19-year-old twin sons, Jake and Tye. Both are non-scholarship freshman football players for Clemson, which plays Ohio State Saturday in a..." December 28