Five-star defensive end recruit Dee Liner has made a beeline away from Auburn. (Icon SMI)
• IMPORTANT DEE LINER, D-LINER NEWS. We did promise you at the end of the season that we wouldn't get mired too deep in recruiting antics, not being super interested in prospects until they actually take the field in August, but exceptions will always be made for defensive ends named Dee Liner. Liner, a five-star prospect from Muscle Shoals who's ranked by Rivals as the second-best overall recruit at his position, has decommitted from Auburn, citing the loss of his relationships with Gene Chizik and Trooper Taylor. This has been a public service announcement to remind you all that there is a defensive prospect out there named Dee Liner. Thank you.
• Coach-hirin' follies! Coordinators snapped up by new schools since we last typed in this here box: Bill Cubit (OC) at Illinois, Josh Conklin (DC) at FIU, David Gibbs (DC) at Houston and -- reportedly -- Scot Loeffler at Virginia Tech.
• Roster blotter. Roster moves and non-moves since we last typed in this here box: Notre Dame's Cierre Wood intends to turn pro; Oklahoma's Aaron Colvin will return; Houston's Charles Sims is staying a Cougar for one more year; and Nebraska's Sean Fisher is forgoing a possible sixth season of eligibility in favor of medical school, the little scamp.
• Must-ACC TV. SBJ: "The ACC has formed a committee of athletic directors and hired Wasserman Media Group to explore the financial benefits of launching its own conference network."
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