Boston College has received permission to speak with New York Giants quarterbacks coach Kevin Gilbride about its head coaching job.
Gilbride is the second NFL quarterbacks coach to be considered for the job left vacant last week when Tom O'Brien ended 10 years in that position to become head coach at North Carolina State. Mark Whipple of the Steelers already has been interviewed, Pittsburgh coach Bill Cowher said Monday.
Clemson defensive end Gaines Adams was named to the first-team Sporting News All-America team on Wednesday, giving him a clean sweep of the five major All-America teams at the first-team level.
Earlier he was named a first-team All-American by Associated Press, The Football Writers Association, the American Football Coaches Association and the Walter Camp Foundation. Those are the five major services recognized by the NCAA in their compilation of consensus and unanimous All-Americans for the NCAA record book each year. He has also been named a first-team All-American by Rivals.com and Sports Illustrated.
Clemson defensive back/wide receiver Ray Ray McElrathbey is the winner of the 2006 FedEx Orange Bowl-FWAA Courage Award, which is annually given to a player, coach or support person in college football who displays courage, on or off the field.
McElrathbey, a redshirt freshman, saw most of his action on special teams this season. But he has undertaken the responsibility of caring for his 11- year-old brother, Fahmarr (now 12).