The Hurry Up, Jan. 5: College Football Headlines For Thursday

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 04: Najee Goode #52 of the West Virginia Mountaineers celebrates after they won 70-33 against the Clemson Tigers during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on January 4, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

West Virginia lit up South Beach, LSU and Alabama arrived in New Orleans, and top recruits take the stage in Orlando.

The Hurry Up runs weekdays at's college football news hub.


So, about the West Virginia Mountaineers not being good enough for the ACC ...

The 'Eers broke the all-time bowl scoring record against the Clemson Tigers, drilling the ACC champs out of Miami and running their BCS record to 3-0. That's one more win in BCS bowls than the entire ACC has mustered, by the way. Clemson fans are deservingly appalled, WVU fans hail Oliver Luck, and those numbers ... my God those numbers. And you know what? This will only get worse for defenses everywhere.

Tonight's action: YOU NEED MORE ACTION? Check the Recruiting section for your Thursday viewing.


LSU and Alabama arrive in NOLA, complete with Les Miles saying extremely Les Miles things about the Tigers' second home.

Penn State Coach Watch: Yeah, they have more important things to watch than just for coaches. But this Bill O'Brien thing remains on course.

The Pac-12 football schedule for 2012: it is out.

Akron's Terry Bowden is no longer on the lam.

Elsewhere in MAC things moving around, Bowling Green's headed to the conference's West division.

Maybe not leaving us after all: Wisconsin hellraiser Montee Ball.

Probably leaving us: Virginia Tech Chick-fil-A aficionado David Wilson.

Will Gus Malzahn swipe Michael Dyer, as rumors insist? Probably, but he's swiping coaches just to stay practiced up.

Blitzmaster Jon Tenuta won't leave N.C. State for Illinois.

Iowa is indeed losing freshman back Mika'li McCall.


The Under Armour All-America Game is set for 7:30 p.m. ET, featuring multiple commitments by top recruits.

Elsewhere, Nebraska had a fine Wednesday.

As did Iowa!

And So Forth

The split national title: a thing we must continue talking about.

Mike Gundy would like Oklahoma State to man up.

Whatever this ESPN-Comcast deal is, it probably doesn't affect the Longhorn Network, and thus means nothing for anybody anywhere GO HORNS

This is so Miami, if you know what I mean:


Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

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