College Football News Roundup – January 25


A college football news roundup that includes Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney making a big comparison and Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson being unhappy with the ACC.


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In college football news, we explain why the Fargodome should be on every college football fans’ bucket list, Miami did a little trolling of Duke when releasing its 2017 football schedule, and Jim Mora faces a do-or-die season as the head coach of UCLA. Here are some other newsworthy notes in the latest college football news roundup.

Slow Down There, Dabo – It is no surprise that Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney is riding high after bringing home the national championship, but his latest comments might be too far of a reach. When discussing the draft status of quarterback Deshaun Watson, Swinney drew a comparison to a certain basketball player from UNC.

“I’m just telling you, if they pass on Deshaun Watson, they’re passing on Michael Jordan,” Swinney said. “I’m just telling you. I don’t know what the heck I’m talking about; I’m just an old funky college coach. But Deshaun Watson is the best, by a long shot.”

Rein it in a little bit, big guy.

Tell Us How You Really Feel – Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson is not happy with the ACC and its 2017 schedule, as the Yellow Jackets will face three teams coming off of a bye, which is more than any other conference team.

“The conference tries to screw us every way they can,” Johnson said.

Johnson has room for complaint, as this was also the case in 2016.

“It happens every year. It has to be intentional. There’s no other explanation for it.”

How Much Money Do They Have? – One day it is flying the entire football team to Rome, Italy for a week of spring practice. The next? Paying three assistants big money. The question is this: how high can the Wolverines go?

Michigan became the first public institution to pay three assistant coaches $1 million, as offensive coordinator Tim Drevno, defensive coordinator Don Brown, and passing coordinator Pep Hamilton have all earned the lucrative contracts.

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