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Clemson not worried about depth at QB

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CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is not concerned about his quarterback spot, even though the once-loaded depth at the position has been cut in half.

When the Tigers ended last season, the Atlantic Coast Conference champions appeared more than set behind center with Kelly Bryant returning as starter and three experienced backups who'd been through Clemson's system in Zerrick Cooper, Tucker Israel and Hunter Johnson.

And the cherry on top of the sundae was five-star recruit Trevor Lawrence, the country's top college prospect who surpassed the Georgia state high school marks of Clemson's national championship-winning passer Deshaun Watson.


WR Robertson leaving Cal after 2 years

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Wide receiver Demetris Robertson is leaving California after two years.

Robertson tweeted Thursday that he's "decided not to continue my education and football career" at Cal due to personal matters. The tweet didn't elaborate and it didn't say what Robertson will do next.


Vanderbilt DL Reitmaier eligible to play

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Vanderbilt defensive lineman Rutger Reitmaier has received a waiver from the NCAA that enables the Oregon transfer to play for the Commodores this fall.

School officials announced Wednesday that the NCAA had granted a waiver for Reitmaier.


Longtime Vols announcer Ward dies at 88

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) John Ward, the radio voice of Tennessee football and men's basketball for over three decades, has died. He was 88.

Vol Network tweeted that Ward died Wednesday night in Knoxville. Tennessee athletic officials confirmed Ward's death.


Wake Forest adds Villanova to 2020 slate

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Wake Forest has added Villanova to its 2020 schedule while its game with Tulane that season has been pushed back to 2027.

Wake Forest officials announced a series of schedule changes Wednesday.


Sooners approve 5 years, $25M for Riley

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Lincoln Riley got a major raise a year ago based on potential.

This one was based on results.


Irish LB Coney guilty of pot possession

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame senior middle linebacker Te'von Coney pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana Tuesday and was given a year of probation for an incident that happened nearly two years ago.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Wayne Steele accepted a plea deal and put Coney on probation from 363 days, suspending a 180-day jail sentence with time served (one day) while vacating an Aug. 1 trial date.


Vols add Tide graduate transfer Kennedy

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee has boosted its offensive line by adding Alabama graduate transfer Brandon Kennedy.

Tennessee announced the additions of Kennedy and former Michigan State running back Madre London on Tuesday.


Wake adds 2 graduate transfer kickers

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Wake Forest has added two graduate transfer kickers, including one who has spent five years serving a military tour of duty.

Coach Dave Clawson added Darren Ford and Eric Osteen to the team Tuesday. Ford kicked and punted at Division III Hope College while Osteen completed his military service after graduating from West Point in 2013.


Syracuse QB Culpepper cancer-free

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Rex Culpepper is back. The smile on his face said it all.

The redshirt sophomore quarterback had his first full workout with Syracuse on Friday after overcoming testicular cancer. He said he broke down and cried when he was told he was cancer-free a week ago at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

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