Fresh arms: Playoff teams all featuring new starting QBs
All four teams from last season's playoffs sent its starting quarterback on to the NFL, ushering in successors trying to carry their teams into contention again. 1 overall pick Lawrence, did nothing to diminish the buzz or expectations in his two starting chances last season. And he’s played really, really well.”Uiagalelei had the best chance among the new guys to flash his potential last season while Lawrence was sidelined with COVID-19. He directed the largest comeback in Memorial Stadium when he led the Tigers back from an 18-point deficit against Boston College in his starting debut. Coan won the competition to replace Book, whose 30 wins as starting quarterback is a Notre Dame record.wftv.com
By opting out of video game, ND calls attention to NIL issue
The NCAA was sued by former college athletes for inappropriately using their images and likenesses in the video games and lost. Since Notre Dame went public with its choice, Northwestern did the same in response to a question from the Chicago Sun-Times. AdTulane AD Troy Dannen acknowledged that Notre Dame paved the way for its announcement. “It's not like the entire country gasps that they cannot be Tulane in the video game,” Dannen said. That means under the current proposal, the video game could not depict specific players playing for their teams.
Alabama follows up title by finalizing star-studded class
The recruiting class that Alabama finalized Wednesday has the highest rating in the history of the 247Sports Composite team rankings, which go back to 2010. Steve Wilfong, the director of recruiting for 247Sports, notes this celebrated Alabama class arrives as most of the Tide’s decorated 2017 class departs. Ad“You’re replacing one of the best recruiting classes ever for what they accomplished with maybe the best recruiting class on paper coming in,” Wiltfong said. While plenty of SEC teams joined Alabama in signing impressive classes, Ohio State stood out from its Big Ten foes. All three were quarterbacks, with Bryce Young enrolling at Alabama, DJ Uiagalelei selecting Clemson and CJ Stroud selecting Ohio State.
Week 10: Pac-12 begins in first monster schedule of season
(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)The final major college football conference to begin its season gets going Saturday. The Pac-12 kicks off at noon ET (9 a.m. PT) with Arizona State at No. Instead of Pac-12 after dark it’s Pac-12 for lunch. The Hawkeyes will try to avoid that in this unique conference-only season at home against Michigan State. Arkansas State also had a marquee upset early in the season, beating Kansas State.
QB Uiagalelei rallies No. 1 Clemson to 34-28 win over BC
1 Clemson rallied from 18-points down in the first half to defeat Boston College 34-28 on Saturday. Travis Etienne became the ACC's all-time rushing leader and his second TD put the Tigers (7-0, 6-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) ahead for good. 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. The Eagles (4-3, 3-3) took advantage, putting Clemson in a 28-10 hole in the second quarter with the virus-reduced crowd stunned to near silence. 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.