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ACC coaches criticize early signing period, recruiting rule changes

For Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi, the new college football early signing period in December couldn’t come at a worse time. The three-day period approved by the NCAA and ratified by the Collegiate Commissioners Association lands in the middle of bowl preparation and the holiday season. “I have...

ACC coaches in strong favor of proposed redshirt freshman rule

Jimbo Fisher and Florida State fans might remember the sequence all too well. During FSU’s loss to Houston in the 2015 Peach Bowl after quarterback Sean Maguire temporarily left the game with a fractured ankle, Fisher was posed with a unique challenge to replace his starter. Transfer Everett Golson...

ACC officials pleased with first year of centralized replay

The use of collaborative instant replay was a success for the ACC, according to the league’s supervisor of football officials. Dennis Hennigan said the first of two seasons of the experimental measure "did what it was intended to do." “It very quickly became an important part of our officiating...

Miami seeing big payoff following hire of Mark Richt

Miami football coach Mark Richt has exceeded many of the expectations placed on him by a dedicated fan base. Richt’s accomplishments during his first year in Coral Gables have impressed his current boss, athletics director Blake James. “A lot of positive energy,” James said of the impact Richt...

Notre Dame AD squashes rumors of football joining ACC as full-time member

Notre Dame athletics director Jack Swarbrick says there is no truth to the rumor the school is in talks with ACC about becoming a full-time member in football. "Absolutely not true,” Swarbrick said Tuesday during the ACC spring meetings. “We love the ACC but we love our relationship the way it...

AAC gives commissioner Mike Aresco contract extension through 2022

American Athletic Conference Board of Directors approved a new contract extension for commissioner Mike Aresco which stretches his tenure through June 2022. “Mike Aresco has done an outstanding job of leading the American Athletic Conference through its early years and I am very happy that he will...

ACC spring meetings likely to feature more talk on ACC Network, recruiting

As coaches and athletic directors from around the ACC converge on Amelia Island this week for the league’s annual spring meetings, there will be more on their minds than the flawless surroundings of scenic beaches and championship golf courses wrapped in a blanket of warm weather. With the meetings...

ACC, Notre Dame announce future football schedules through 2037

Notre Dame and the ACC announced the five football games the Fighting Irish will play annually between members of the league from 2026 through 2037 including showdowns with traditional powers like Florida State and Miami. Florida State will host Notre Dame in 2026 and 2029 with the Seminoles returning...

P.J. Fleck looks to change the culture at Minnesota

Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck used three words to describe how his Gophers’ performed during their spring workouts. “Innovative, challenging and process would probably be the three [ways]that I would describe our spring as,” Fleck said. “I think we’re developing. We have a saying here, ‘Don’t sacrifice...

USF player arrested and charged with assaulting second woman

A USF football player has been arrested for the second time in less than a month after a second woman accused him of a sexual assault. LaDarrius Jackson is facing charges of sexual battery and false imprisonment according to the a report in the Tampa Bay Times. Those were the same charges filed...

Dates set for college football's bowl season

Florida is once again the place to be this bowl season as the Sunshine State hosts eight games with Orlando leading the way with three of those over a period of two weeks including the AutoNation Cure Bowl, the Camping World Bowl and the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl. The Cure Bowl, which features...

New early football signing period set for Dec. 20-22

A new 72-hour window for high school recruits to sign their National Letter of Intent will take place this upcoming December after members of the Collegiate Commissioners Association voted to pass the measure Monday. The group, which is comprised of commissioners from the 10 conference and Notre...

New defensive coordinators to watch in 2017

Some familiar faces found their way into new defensive coordinator jobs this offseason. Here are 10 coaches who could make an impact with their new teams in 2017: Tim DeRuyter, Cal DeRuyter joined Justin Wilcox’s staff in January after spending five seasons as the coach at Fresno State. His defensive...

SEC Network reportedly valued four times more than Big Ten Network

The SEC Network is worth four times that of any other conference television network according to a report by the AL.com Saturday. The television network, which is entering just its third season in existence, is valued at $4.692 billion according research provided by SNL Kagan to the website. That’s...

Joe Paterno’s Son Is Elected to Penn State’s Board of Trustees

Jay Paterno has been a staunch defender of the legacy of his father, who was fired in 2011 as a result of the child-abuse scandal involving one of his former assistant coaches.

New offensive coordinators who could make an impact in 2017

There were a multitude of changes among coordinators this offseason including those in charge of offenses. Here are 10 coaches who could make an impact with their new teams in 2017: Tim Beck, Texas Beck joins another former Ohio State offensive coordinator in Tom Herman as a member of the Texas...

Tampa judge has harsh words for USF's Charlie Strong

A Tampa judge had some strong words for new USF coach Charlie Strong during a hearing for LaDarrius Jackson, a defensive end on the team acussed of sexual battery Wednesday morning. Jackson, 22, was arrested Monday and charged with sexual battery and false imprisonment of a woman who was reportedly...

10 transfers who could make an impact in 2017

A fresh, new start can sometimes be just what the doctor ordered especially when it comes to the game of football. Here are 10 players who transferred that could make an immediate impact with their new teams in 2017. Kyle Allen, QB New team: Houston Former team: Texas A&M Allen was the top-rated...

Alabama Approves Contract Extension for Nick Saban Worth $65 Million

University trustees on Tuesday approved a three-year extension through the 2024 season that again could make Saban college football’s highest-paid coach.

American Athletic Conference lays out Power 6 initiative

The American Athletic Conference has been pushing the narrative that the league should be considered as one of the so-called ‘power’ conferences for almost a year now. The league has even gone so far as to push a Power 6 initiative, stating the AAC should be included among the other autonomous...

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