Talking Canes, Clemson

A few quick extras for you Wednesday from around ESPN ...

  • When Al Golden signed on to coach Miami, he thought the school was running a clean football program. That was before the NCAA investigation put the program in the spotlight for all of the wrong reasons this summer. For ESPN The Magazine, Peter Richmond examined how Golden is dealing with the scandal and why he's not panicking.

  • Beano Cook said he thinks Clemson is in the national title hunt, but the Tigers need help and need the undefeated teams to lose. Some of them will. Regardless, Cook says Clemson is the most exciting team to watch on Saturday and could be on Sunday, too.