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Clemson players cheer fast food at White House

With no one to cook a feast because of the government shutdown, President Donald Trump served up fast food when Clemson visited to celebrate its national title. Some players whooped when they saw the spread. Trump said he paid for it himself.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: Eastern Michigan is hiring James Patton as offensive line coach. Patton spent the past two seasons at Pitt as an offensive quality control coach. He previously coached several position groups during a four-year stint at Indiana and also spent seven years as Oklahoma's offensive line coach and five years as Northwestern's offensive line coach.

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Todd Hartley, a previous member of Georgia's coaching staff, has been hired as the team's tight ends coach. Hartley, a UGA graduate and native of Gray, Georgia.,had worked as Miami's special teams coordinator and tight ends coach under Mark Richt the previous three seasons.The Bulldogs are still searching for a defensive coordinator.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

I've confirmed NC State is hiring Tony Gibson as co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach. The Athletic first reported the hire. Gibson spent the past six seasons at West Virginia, the last five as defensive coordinator. He interviewed for WVU's recent head coaching vacancy. Gibson also has coached defensive backs at Arizona, Pitt and Michigan. Very good hire by Dave Doeren.

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Doughnuts and cigars: Clemson celebrates title

On a chilly, overcast morning, Clemson celebrated its second national football title in three seasons Saturday before thousands of roaring fans. Spectators stood seven or eight deep along the parade route.

Dabo: 2018 Clemson team is "best ever" (1:41)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: Georgia Tech is hiring Marco Coleman as defensive ends coach. Coleman, a former defensive lineman for the Yellow Jackets and first-round draft pick, spent this past season as assistant defensive line coach with the Oakland Raiders. He played 14 years in the NFL and made the Pro Bowl in 2000.

Watch live: Dabo Swinney and Clemson celebrate their national championship win

Watch live: Dabo Swinney and Clemson celebrate their national championship win

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Alabama's Hurts visits Terps, Canes, Sooners

Crimson Tide QB Jalen Hurts, who is eligible to play elsewhere next season as a graduate transfer, visited the Terrapins on Friday and the Sooners and Hurricanes this weekend.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Alabama QB Jalen Hurts, who entered the transfer portal this week, is visiting Maryland and also plans to visit Miami this weekend, a source told ESPN. He's also expected to draw interest from Oklahoma. was first to report the Miami visit. Miami hired former Alabama QB coach Dan Enos as its offensive coordinator today. Maryland coach Mike Locksley was Hurts' offensive coordinator at Alabama this past season.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

SOURCE: Miami is hiring Alabama quarterbacks coach Dan Enos as its new offensive coordinator. Enos spent the 2018 season with Alabama after three years as Arkansas offensive coordinator. Huge hire for Manny Diaz.

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7dSam Khan Jr.

Swinney earns 3rd Bear Bryant award in 4 years

Dabo Swinney won the Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach of the Year Award for the third time in four years Wednesday night, two days after leading Clemson to its second College Football Playoff National Championship in three years.

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7dAndrea Adelson

Clemson DT Lawrence to enter NFL draft

Defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence is the overall No. 14-rated player by Mel Kiper for the NFL draft, while Trayvon Mullen is Kiper's No. 5-rated cornerback and Tre Lamar is rated No. 9 at the inside linebacker position.

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8dMark Schlabach

10 big, bold predictions for 2019

Mark it down for 2019: Trevor Lawrence will win the first of two Heismans, while Mack Brown and Les Miles sit out bowl season in their returns.