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Alvarez would have loved recruiting coup

Alvarez would have loved recruiting coup

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – N.C. State coach Dave Doeren is nine seasons removed from his Wisconsin assistant days, but the influence of two legendary Badgers coaches is more apparent each day Payton Wilson is closer to the playing field.Look at Doeren’s recruiting classes. He doesn’t just...

ACC kickoff updates from Charlotte

ACC kickoff updates from Charlotte

* * *I invite you to follow me on Twitter @shanny4055Tom Shanahan, Author: Raye of Light http://tinyurl.com/knsqtqu-- Book on Michigan State's leading role in the integration of college football. It explains Duffy Daugherty's untold pioneering role and debunks myths that...

In a twist transfer portal validates Wake Forest

In a twist transfer portal validates Wake Forest

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson initially feared the NCAA’s transfer portal’s impact on his rebuilding project, robbing him of fifth-year seniors. Turns out the new rule may have validated his progress.“We are still a developmental program,” Clawson said at the...

Taking a new approach to a familiar job

Taking a new approach to a familiar job

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Mack Brown, North Carolina’s new/old coach, showed up at the Westin Hotel last week for the ACC Kickoff media days with the look of a CEO. The Not surprising since the CEO coach approach has become a bit of a trend in college football.Let the head coach with a...

North Carolina talent grows with population

North Carolina talent grows with population

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – No need for Mack Brown to click on Internet college football recruiting sites or to study population growth figures. He only needed to drive from North Carolina’s Chapel Hill campus to Charlotte for ACC media days to understand the state of North Carolina's...

Sherman Lewis punched round trip ticket

Sherman Lewis punched round trip ticket

        CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Boston College’s coaching staff list details more than names, experience and responsibilities. New defensive backs coach Eric Lewis reaffirms that his father Sherman Lewis and other passengers aboard Michigan State coach Duffy...

ACC media days open in Charlotte

ACC media days open in Charlotte

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Tuesday the 28 football student-athletes selected by its 14 league schools to attend the 2019 ACC Football Kickoff, July 17-18, at The Westin Charlotte in Charlotte, North...

Holgorsen explains Power 5 move to Houston

Holgorsen explains Power 5 move to Houston

Dana Holgorsen’s move to the University of Houston is an attempt to defy two realities in college football.  One is the revolving door at Houston and the other proving a Group of 5 position can be better than one at a Power 5 school. To prove his point, he left West...

Ferris State celebrating stories of redemption

Ferris State celebrating stories of redemption

One Ferris State offensive star overcame a troubled past, including legal transgressions that landed him in jail and cost him his football scholarship to Michigan State. Now Jayru Campbell is a Bulldogs’ phoenix. The junior quarterback won the Harlon Hill Award -- the Heisman...

Georgian follows opportunity trail to Ferris

Georgian follows opportunity trail to Ferris

College football mines hundreds of prospects from the talent-rich South, where the sport is religion, to play for northern schools at all levels. An experience on their own attracts some. Others were overlooked by schools closer to home. Adrian Green of Cedar Grove High in...