Clemson's Dabo Swinney gives his unique take on NIL: 'We built this program in God's name, image and likeness'
NIL allows collegiate athletes to profit off of their name, image and likeness. It also lets them transfer without restrictions. The program has made schools reimagine recruiting.foxnews.com
Notre Dame beats No. 5 Clemson 35-14 with punt block for TD
Prince Kollie scored on a blocked punt, Benjamin Morrison returned an interception 96 yards for a touchdown and had another interception to set up another score as Notre Dame earned its second straight win over a ranked opponent, beating No. 5 Clemson 35-14.
How much Nick Saban and Dabo Swinney have truly dominated the College Football Playoff: College Football Survivor Show
COLLEGE FOOTBALL, USA -- There have been 24 victories in the eight-year history of the College Football Playoff. Nobody has to tell a college football fan that Alabama (three titles, seven appearance in eight years) and Clemson (two titles, six appearances in eight years) have dominated the playoff era. And in a few weeks, Doug and Shehan will do a final overall Mount Rushmore for the top four people to represent college football in the playoff era. But for this pod, it’s Saban, Swinney and who else? Subscribe to The College Football Survivor Show:* Spotify* Stitcher* Google Pods* ApplePrevious Mount Rushmore episodes of The College Football Survivor ShowAssistant coachesDefensive linemenQuarterbacksDefensive backsReceiversLinebackersRunning backsmlive.com
Saban: Current state of college football not 'sustainable'
Nick Saban's willingness to adapt and often be a catalyst for change in college football, both on the field and off, has propelled Alabama to six national championships in 13 seasons. The 70-year-old coach is confident his program will continue to thrive during this new era of college athletics, with players having more opportunities to earn money than ever before and more power to determine where they play. “I don’t think what we’re doing right now is a sustainable model,” Saban told The Associated Press in a recent interview.news.yahoo.com
From Nick Saban to Dawn Staley to Jay Wright, drafting the 21 best college football and basketball coaches: College Football Survivor Pod
COLLEGE FOOTBALL, USA -- How does Gonzaga men’s basketball coach Mark Few compare to Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney? LSU just wooed football coach Brian Kelly away from Notre Dame, following the plan that saw them woo women’s basketball coach Kim Mulkey away from Baylor. In the end, we finished with eight football coaches, eight men’s basketball coaches and five women’s basketball coaches. This might be the only place in the country having a debate about South Carolina women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley vs. Georgia football coach Kirby Smart. Subscribe at:* Apple* Spotify* Stitcher* Google PodsRecent episodes of The College Football Survivor ShowSix teams to watch this springParking lot passing game draftA college football playoff crisis?mlive.com
Virus infections for Olympic athletes, coaches rising faster
Athletes and team officials are reportedly testing positive for COVID-19 at much higher rates than other people arriving in China for the Beijing Olympics. Those infected have been taken to isolation hospitals and could miss their events.news.yahoo.com
Travis Hunter’s move to an HBCU is just the latest infuriating change for the establishment
Like prized recruit Travis Hunter, Jackson State University coach Deion Sanders has a lot of gall. The nerve of them! […] The post Travis Hunter’s move to an HBCU is just the latest infuriating change for the establishment appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
Expected top pick Lawrence throws for Meyer, NFL teams
FILE - Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence passes against LSU during the second half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans, in this Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, file photo. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence worked out for several NFL personnel including his expected future pro coach, Urban Meyer of the Jacksonville Jaguars. While 16 NFL teams attended, the 6-foot-6 Lawrence with the cannon arm and flowing air doesn't figure to get past the Jaguars. Lawrence threw for 3,153 yards, 24 touchdowns and five interceptions while missing two games after testing positive for COVID-19 in October. He said he wanted to perform for NFL teams to show he's no different than anyone else applying for a job.
Ohio State routs Clemson, 49-28, will face Alabama in College Football Playoff
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Numbers have fueled Ohio State all year. 11, where Clemson coach Dabo Swinney placed Ohio State on his ballot in the final regular-season coaches’ poll. 3 Ohio State buried the second-ranked Tigers 49-28 in the Sugar Bowl semifinal Friday night. Ohio State won 49-28. “I know I’m going to be feeling it tomorrow, but it was worth it.”Fields went to the injury tent with Ohio State medical staff on Clemson’s next possession.mlive.com
Clemson star QB Lawrence sputters in Superdome again
And with that, Lawrence’s bid to finish an extraordinary college football career with his second national championship in three seasons slipped away. 2 Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Sugar Bowl on Friday night. “Obviously they kicked our butt tonight," Lawrence said. Lawrence is one of four finalists, along with Alabama QB Mac Jones, Crimson Tide receiver Davonta Smith and Florida QB Kyle Trask. Still, he'll be remembered as one of the faces of college football — on the field and off — during a tumultuous junior year.
Fields' day: No. 3 Ohio State routs No. 2 Clemson 49-28
Ohio State won 49-28. 11, where Clemson coach Dabo Swinney placed Ohio State on his ballot in the final regular-season coaches' poll. Ohio State beat the Crimson Tide in the semifinals on the way to the 2014 national championship. “This performance by this team I hope will go down in Ohio State history as a landmark victory,” Day said. Ohio State did not give details about their absences, but all four had played in the Big Ten championship two weeks ago.
Coastal Carolina's Jamey Chadwell is AP coach of the year
FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2020, file photo, Coastal Carolina coach Jamey Chadwell waits to lead his team onto the field for an NCAA football game against Georgia State in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)Coastal Carolina’s Jamey Chadwell is The Associated Press college football coach of the year after leading the Chanticleers to a surprising, near-perfect season. UCF’s Scott Frost was AP coach of the year in 2017 and Gary Patterson won the first of his two AP awards with TCU in 2009 when the Horned Frogs were competing in the Mountain West. Chadwell came to Coastal Carolina in 2017 as offensive coordinator for former coach Joe Moglia after four successful season at FCS Charleston Southern. ___VotingJamey Chadwell, Coastal Carolina - 88 points (16 first-place votes).
Sacrifice and stress: How players handled season of COVID-19
Probably go pick up some food," Notre Dame offensive tackle Liam Eichenberg said. 4 Notre Dame had to go a combined 37-2 on the field and keep the virus at bay. Alabama faces Notre Dame in the relocated Rose Bowl at the home of the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. Notre Dame and Ohio State were more cautious, keeping their players on campus over the recent holiday weekend. Notre Dame had a virus outbreak pause its season for about two weeks in late September.
Dabo Swinney after ranking Ohio State 11th: ‘I could probably run for governor in Michigan’
Ohio State fans aren’t happy with Dabo Swinney. But the Clemson coach seems to think he has the support of football fans in Michigan. Swinney has been a topic of discussion among Buckeye and Big Ten fans lately after he ranked Ohio State No. Ohio State (6-0) had games against Maryland, Illinois and Michigan canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kickoff between Ohio State and Clemson is set for 8 p.m. on Jan. 1.mlive.com
Alabama to meet Notre Dame in relocated CFP semifinal game
4 Notre Dame in the College Football Playoff semifinal originally scheduled to serve as the 107th Rose Bowl, the playoff committee announced Sunday. “Our guys recognize what they’ll need to do relative to the mental preparation of playing a great football team in Alabama. But instead of a week amid the pomp and pageantry of the Rose Bowl, the teams will spend their semifinal week in Arlington, Texas. Oregon State beat Duke in Durham, North Carolina, in that version of the Rose Bowl. The festive week of genteel celebrations around the Rose Bowl game had already been mostly canceled.
Kelly, Swinney express concern about no families at playoffs
“Why would we play if you can’t have families at the game?" "If you can’t have families at bowl games, why would you go to a game where your families can’t be part of it? “Why can’t it be the Rose Bowl in Las Vegas or can it be the Rose Bowl in another town?” Kelly said. "They can’t be around their families for Christmas, and you’re going to tell me we’re going to have a playoff and maybe one site can have families and the other can’t? I am so sick and tired of this playoff committee talking about having sites where you can’t have parents at and their families.
Ohio State still 4th in CFP rankings after cancellation
Ohio State (4-0) had to cancel its game at Illinois last week because of a spike in COVID-19 cases in the program. HERBSTREIT APOLOGYESPN's Kirk Herbstreit caused a commotion with some of his analysis regarding Ohio State, Michigan and teams using COVID-19 as an excuse to not play. The Wolverines (2-4) are scheduled to host Maryland this week and play at Ohio State on Dec. 12. “I still think Michigan waves the white flag, potentially avoids playing Ohio State next week,” Herbstreit said. the former Ohio State quarterback said.
Clemson’s Dabo Swinney says Florida State used COVID-19 as ‘excuse’ to postpone game
Coming off its first regular-season loss in three years, Clemson followed a bye with an unexpected week off as Saturday’s game against Florida State was postponed amid COVID-19 concerns. However, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney had a different opinion of why the game was called off. “This game was not canceled because of COVID,” Swinney said Sunday night. “To me the Florida State administration forfeited the game and if they want to play Clemson, in my opinion, they need to come to Clemson or they need to pay for all expenses,” Swinney said Sunday. The Tigers played that game without star quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who was out after previously testing positive for COVID-19.mlive.com
AP Top 25: No. 2 Alabama closes gap with Clemson; Liberty in
2 Alabama heading into a huge ACC matchup at fourth-ranked Notre Dame this week. The rest of the top five remained the same, with Ohio State at No. 1 on their ballots had Clemson third behind Ohio State. Penn State had the fourth-longest active streak behind Alabama (205), Ohio State (138) and Clemson (94). 4 Notre Dame: Another “biggest game of the year” — until the next one.
QB Uiagalelei rallies No. 1 Clemson to 34-28 win over BC
Uiagalelei stepped in for Lawrence on Saturday and rallied the top-ranked Tigers to a 34-28 victory over Boston College after they fell behind by 18 points. “It's the same mindset that I had this week,” Uiagalelei said. A jarring week for Clemson ended with its 28th straight win over league competition, 10th straight over the Eagles and 27th in a row at home. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney told his team at halftime, “Don't flinch.”“It's been a long time since we've been down like this,” he said. Boston College took advantage of the Clemson chaos early on with TDs on its first two series.
Clemson coach: QB Lawrence will not start vs. Notre Dame
CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence will not play for the top-ranked Tigers at No. 4 Notre Dame next week after testing positive for COVID-19. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said Lawrence would miss his second straight week because of the virus. Freshman backup DJ Uiagalelei will make his second college start with Lawrence sidelined. The coach said Lawrence spoke to the team that day via Zoom.
Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence tests positive for COVID-19
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence has tested positive for COVID-19, putting into doubt whether the face of college football will be available to play the top-ranked Tigers' biggest game of the season. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said in a statement released by the school Thursday night that Lawrence is in isolation with mild symptoms. Swinney said Lawrence would miss Clemson's game Saturday against Boston College. Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate for a minimum of 10 days. He led the Tigers (6-0) to a national championship as a freshman and back to the College Football playoff championship game last season.
No. 1 Clemson wakes up late to beat Syracuse 47-21
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) throws a pass during an NCAA college football game against Syracuse in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. 1 Clemson used a late boost to pull away to a 47-21 victory after Syracuse drew within a score at 27-21. Syracuse (1-5, 1-4), a 45-point underdog, rallied from 17-0 down to draw within a touchdown late in the third quarter before Clemson regained its footing. The Syracuse Orange couldn't finish this one off, however. There seemed no way Syracuse should be in position to scare the Tigers, yet it had its chances late.
Lawrence's 3 TDs lead No. 1 Clemson to 41-23 win vs Virginia
CLEMSON, S.C. – Trevor Lawrence was happy with Clemson's win over Virginia. Lawrence threw for 329 yards and three touchdowns as Clemson opened 3-0 for the sixth straight year with a 41-23 victory over the Cavaliers on Saturday night. However, like so often the past few years when pressed, Clemson and Lawrence found what it took to succeed. Rodgers had two TD catches in the final six minutes of the opening half to give Clemson a 24-3 lead that Virginia could not overcome. That's when Lawrence found Etienne for a final scoring throw to restore Clemson's momentum.
Dabo Swinney welcomes Big Ten back to playoff conversation
Clemson’s path to a third national championship under Dabo Swinney likely didn’t get any easier Wednesday. “I’m happy for all those students first of all, and because they get an opportunity to go compete,” Swinney told reporters Wednesday. You got some of the best teams in the country in that league, those players fought and those coaches fought. They’ve worked their tails off.”The Big Ten championship game is slated for Dec. 18 or 19, which should offer the league’s champion a chance to be included in the College Football Playoff. “I think whoever wins this has the chance to be the greatest champion ever regardless of how many teams,” Swinney said.mlive.com
The Latest: Atlanta officer fired after shooting of Brooks
(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)TOP OF THE HOUR: Atlanta police officer fired after fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks. Clemson football team members lead demonstration on campus. ATLANTA An Atlanta police officer has been fired following the fatal shooting of 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks, and a second officer has been placed on administrative leave. Atlanta police announced the termination of Garrett Rolfe early Sunday, a move that follows the Saturday resignation of Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields. Clemson football alumni and one-time Houston Texans teammates DeAndre Hopkins and Deshaun Watson voiced support for the petition on social media.