College Football News Roundup – January 27


A college football news roundup that includes the Clemson football coaches receiving big bonuses and Jim Harbaugh taking his kid to the Vatican.


With all of the presidential craziness going on during the past week, I started to wonder about something: why haven’t we had a President with facial hair for quite some time? William Howard Taft was the last, rocking an amazing mustache. Do the American people not trust someone with facial hair? I’m clean shaven and 35 years old. Why didn’t you vote for me?

In college football news, former Alabama quarterback Cooper Bateman has enrolled at Utah, Vanderbilt and Derek Mason have agreed to a contract extension, and we project where 5-star offensive linemen Tedarrell Slaton and Austin Jackson will end up on National Signing Day. Here are some other newsworthy notes in the latest college football news roundup.

Treat Yo Self – The Clemson football coaches will be able to treat themselves to some nice things after receiving the bonus they have earned from winning the national title. Altogether, the staff earned more than $2.8 million total, with head coach Dabo Swinney receiving $1.45 million in bonus pay.

Obligatory Jim Harbaugh Update – There is no coach that keeps the media busier than Jim Harbaugh, who seemingly makes news happen every single day. The latest? He wants to have his newborn son, John, baptized at the Vatican during the Wolverines’ team trip to Rome this spring.

I can just imagine the Sistine Chapel Choir breaking into “The Victors.”

Reinstated – Halftime at Stanford games will be extremely interesting to watch next season as the university has reinstated the band from its probation. The group, famous for its mocking of opposing teams with halftime formations, will be in provisional status for the rest of the academic year. Let’s hope they don’t screw this up.

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