College Football Recruiting, News And Rumors: Our Week 13 Roundup

The College Football season is almost over. Week 13 has come and gone. It was a great week of football, as rivalry week often is. We won't bore you with a bunch of scores, since you probably already know who won. But we will have plenty of information regarding recruiting news and coaching hires/fires. There's a lot of coaching news. 

- Justin Fuente is Virginia Tech's new head coach. Fuente takes over after a successful stint at Memphis. He replaces Frank Beamer. 

- After weeks of speculation that made it seem like Les Miles was a goner, LSU announced he wasn't going anywhere. The backlash against the potential firing of Miles was severe and LSU caved and kept Miles. Of course, we'll probably go through this whole ordeal again in a few years. 

- Mark Richt is no longer Georgia's head coach. Richt and the team "parted ways," which is the nice way of saying Richt was fired. However, Richt will coach the team's bowl game. 

- Now that Richt is out, don't be surprised if star QB recruit Jacob Eason leaves as well. He's reached out to other schools already. 

- Rutgers fired head coach Kyle Flood and its AD. It's a wonder it took the school so long, given Flood's antics with academics and Rutgers' players legal issues

- Houston head coach Tom Herman was a popular name to replace several coaches this offseason, but it looks like Herman will be staying put. He's agreed to a deal in principle to remain the Houston head coach.  

- USC is removing the interim title from Clay Helton and naming him the permanent head coach. Helton went 5-2 and has the Trojans in the Pac-12 title game after he replaced Steve Sarkisian. 

- Iowa State has already found its next head coach. The Cyclones hired Toledo's Matt Campbell to take the reins. 

- Interim head coach Bill Cubit received a two-year extension from Illinois. The school is dealing with several interims at key positions at the school and in the athletic department and Cubit's extension provides short-term stability

- Who will take the Heisman Trophy? It seems like a two-man race between Alabama RB Derrick Henry and Clemson QB Deshaun Watson. For now, we give the edge to Watson

- The Big Ten announced their defensive awards. Penn State DL Carl Nassib won Defensive Player of the Year and Michigan DB Jabrill Peppers won Freshman of the Year. The first through third teams were also announced. Offensive awards will come out Tuesday. 

- There will be a few 5-7 teams in bowl games. There aren't enough teams with six wins to fill all the spots, so the NCAA is in the process of figuring out what 5-7 teams will get to play. 

- Hawaii also found its new head coach. It's Nick Rolovich, a former Hawaii coach. Rolovich comes to Hawaii after serving as Nevada offensive coordinator. 

- The biggest recruiting commitment this weekend might have been from QB Feleipe Franks. A four-star QB, Franks recently decommitted from LSU. The Florida Gators pounced on him and Franks might be their QB of the future. 

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