Clint Trickett

Reports: Clint Trickett visiting Auburn

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Even as West Virginia and USF remain solid front-runners for his services, Clint Trickett reportedly won’t make a final decision on a future playing destination until he takes at least one other visit.

Both and‘s Bruce Feldman reported Thursday that the former Florida State quarterback is visiting The Plains today.  Trickett announced nearly 10 days ago that he would be transferring from FSU, and the Tigers were one of four teams mentioned as possibilities.

Last weekend, Trickett visited the Mountaineers as WVU conducted its annual spring game.  The day after Trickett’s transfer was announced, it was reported that the player would decide between WVU and USF, although it’s unclear if a trip to the Bulls is in the offing.

Trickett’s father, FSU assistant Rick Trickett, stated last week that his son would like to “get to his new campus as soon as possible to ease the transition to a new program.”

In addition to the three schools already mentioned, Trickett has been connected to Michigan as well.

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Diagnosed with bovine leukemia, Bevo XIV retires immediately

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Turns out Steve Spurrier isn’t the only iconic college football figure to retire this week.

Texas announced Tuesday evening Bevo XIV has been diagnosed with bovine leukemia and has been retired to his pasture, effective immediately.

Bevo XIV missed Saturday’s stunning upset of then-No. 10 Oklahoma with what the school called a “life threatening” illness, and rumors circulated around the internet this week he had passed away.

Bevo XIV officially hangs up his horns with a 106-41 record with two national championship appearances.

There is no word at press time on a possible debut of Bevo XV.

Dabo Swinney won’t stop talking about “Clemsoning”

Dabo Swinney
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Urban Dictionary defines “Clemsoning” as “the act of an inexplicably disappointing performance, usually within the context of a college football season.”

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was asked about the phenomenon following the Tigers’ destruction of Georgia Tech Saturday and promptly went off. The question, asked by ESPN’s David Hale, was in reference to Swinney’s program shaking the label – Saturday marked Clemson’s 34th straight win over an unranked opponent – but Swinney didn’t see it that way.

Armed with some new facts (Clemson SID Tim Bourret noted 50 teams have fallen as ranked opponents to unranked foes since the Tigers last did so on Nov. 19, 2011), Swinney again targeted the “Clemsoning” label.

“I think it’s an agenda. It’s just bias,” Swinney told the Charleston (S.C.) Post & Courier Tuesday. “People are uneducated. They’re just ignorant and lazy because they’re not looking at the facts. If they did, they’d be focused on other schools and not Clemson. They’d be dialed in on what Clemson has done. There aren’t three other schools in the country as consistent as Clemson, in all aspects.”

I hate to break it to you, Dabo: you are absolutely correct, but the term, as they say, has been coined.

Just go beat Florida State, beat South Carolina, win the ACC and win a national title and maybe Urban Dictionary will delete that pesky page out of a sign of respect.

Also, No. 5 Clemson hosts unranked Boston College on Saturday. This would be a very, very unfortunate time for the Tigers to suffer an upset.