The Clemson-Florida State back-and-forth this week has been entertaining for those of us who enjoy coaches beefing, but more than anything it was inevitable, due to the challenges of playing in a pandemic and well-intentioned ACC protocols.
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What did we learn from the first College Football Playoff rankings? Let's break it down.
- Norvell denies Dabo claim that FSU ducked Tigers
- Swinney: COVID-19 'excuse' for FSU nixing game
- Bama unanimous No. 1; Northwestern up to 11
- No. 4 Clemson at Florida State game postponed
The SEC's top two quarterbacks have to fight off Clemson's Trevor Lawrence and Ohio State's Justin Fields, too.
NBA All-Time Leading Scorer Kareem Abdul Jabbar joined in the first hour. Plus, what's Dabo's big beef with FSU and is it a bad look.
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Where will your team be ranked tonight by the College Football Playoff committee? The Allstate Playoff Predictor has its guess.
Dan, Katie and Pablo question where Tampa Bay stands in the NFL after a mediocre Monday Night Football performance and Dabo Swinney’s comments.
First Take hour 2: The Steelers are undefeated but do they have a top 5 QB, Dabo is mad at FSU and the Clippers are blowing free agency.
Stephen A, Max, Paul Finebaum and Matt Barnes debate if Big Ben is a top 5 QB, if Dabo is right to be mad at FSU and if the Clippers are blowing it in free agency.
We take a look at the problems college basketball will have dealing with the pandemic as their season is about to start tomorrow. Plus the fallout from the Clemson/FSU postponed game continues as we give you the latest news. And the guys give us their weekly ACC power rankings in "ACCounting" and we hear from the coaches in part 1 of our "Conference Cuts".
From Alabama to USC, here's what each College Football Playoff team should be looking for during tonight's rankings (7 p.m. ET, ESPN and ESPN App).
Dabo Swinney called out Florida State, saying that COVID was not the reason that the Clemson/FSU game was cancelled, it was merely an excuse. Jay Reynolds walks through the fallout from those comments. We hear from ESPN Radio's Jay Williams and Mike Golic Jr, as well as Florida State HC Mike Norvell.
Is Florida State ducking Clemson or are they just trying to follow protocol and keep players safe. Dabo Swinney doesn't think the latter is true.
The CFB Pod: The guys look back on Week 12, look ahead to the first CFP rankings, and discuss the war of words between Clemson and Florida State
Herbie and Negandhi kick off the podcast discussing what they might see in the first batch of College Football Playoff rankings, BYU turning down a game against Washington, Notre Dame-UNC, Dabo Swinney’s raging against Florida State, Indiana’s near comeback against Ohio State, Northwestern having Wisconsin’s number and the Iron Bowl.
After Dabo Swinney suggested Florida State ducked Saturday's game using a Clemson player's positive COVID-19 test as an excuse, Seminoles coach Mike Norvell emphatically denied the charge.
Rex Ryan joins the show for his weekly spot, and we react to Dabo Swinney's most recent comments on Audio Files.
Which top team needs to be on upset alert this weekend? Let us know in the Capital One Fan Vote.
Clemson Athletic Director Dan Radokovich joins the show to give us an inside look at how the postponed Clemson/FSU game went down. We also visit with Pitt men's basketball coach Jeff Chapel who gets us ready for the start of basketball and brags about his Steelers, Plus we look at the best catches from the weekend in "Wide Receiver U"..
The ACC Network's Eric Mac Lain tells us what he knows about the Clemson/FSU situation as both team’s medical personnel couldn’t agree on playing the game. Eric also gives his ACC power rankings and has Notre Dame, Clemson, and Miami as his top 3. Plus we look back at the ACC action that did take place and give you the best, and the worst from this past weekend.
There's a new team atop the Big 12. Who else made a jump in this week's college football conference power rankings?
Not only is Ceyair Wright the sixth-best cornerback recruit in the Class of 2021, but he will also play LeBron James' son in "Space Jam: A New Legacy."
Mark and Wes give their thoughts on the postponed Clemson/FSU game, and if things were handled the best way possible. Plus we take a look at the games that were played over the weekend. And we congratulate the Clemson men's soccer team as they win the ACC Championship.
Patrick Mahomes might be the top QB to be drafted since 2017, but 2021 prospect Trevor Lawrence ranks higher than you'd think.
Peter Burns believes that COVID limitations are affecting the Heisman race in a major way.
Dabo Swinney said Florida State used a Clemson player's positive test for COVID-19 as 'an excuse to cancel' Saturday's game.