American Athletic RUMORS & NEWS

  • Tom Herman, UH reach deal in principle on new contract

    Houston Chronicle "Coach Tom Herman said Monday he has “reached a deal in principle” on a new contract with the University of Houston. Herman said details of the contract are still being worked out. “We are moving in the right direction and have agreed in principle on the generalities on what’s next,” Herman..." November 30

  • Tulane fires coach Curtis Johnson after back-to-back 3-9 seasons

    CBS Sports "One of the more challenging coaching jobs in FBS football is open again. Tulane announced Saturday that it has fired Curtis Johnson after four seasons at the helm for the New Orleans native and former New Orleans Saints assistant. Johnson's Green Wave gave up 31 second-half points in a..." November 28

  • Tulane to fire coach Curtis Johnson after regular-season finale vs. Tulsa, sources confirm

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Tulane football coach Curtis Johnson will be fired after Friday's regular-season finale against Tulsa, multiple sources at the school with knowledge of the situation confirmed Wednesday night. The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly about..." November 26

  • Report: Rob Ryan could be candidate to take over at Tulane

    Fox Sports - College Football "If Tulane is looking to make a big splash with its next head-coaching hire, it’s to imagine a name making a bigger splash on the New Orleans campus than the one reported by NBC New Orleans on Wednesday night. As FS1 College Football Insider Bruce Feldman reported earlier Wednesday, the Green..." November 26

  • Sources: Houston’s Tom Herman no longer a candidate to coach South Carolina

    Yahoo! Sports "Houston head coach Tom Herman is no longer a candidate to be the football coach at South Carolina, multiple sources have told Yahoo Sports. Herman had been the school's top choice to replace Steve Spurrier, sources said, and third-party discussions had been extensive. But Herman has withdrawn..." November 25

  • Freshman Tyreik Gray leaves UH football program

    Houston Chronicle "True freshman Tyreik Gray, a four-star recruit out of Lamar High School who played in only one game this season, has left the University of Houston football program, a school spokesman said Monday. Gray had one rushing attempt in the season opener against Tennessee Tech but did not play the..." November 24

  • Memphis AD: School made 'extraordinary offer' to keep Justin Fuente

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Memphis knows Justin Fuente will be a hot commodity on the coaching market, so the school is doing all it can to keep him. According to the Commercial Appeal, Memphis offered Fuente a deal that “would have made him the highest-paid football coach outside the Power Five conferences at the time.”..." November 21

  • UH approves huge raise for football coach Tom Herman

    Houston Chronicle "The University of Houston Board of Regents on Thursday approved an offer to increase football coach Tom Herman's annual salary to $3 million. The deal on the table for Herman - who has led UH to only the second 10-0 start in school history and No. 13 ranking in his first season as a head coach..." November 20

  • For Temple, stadium is the next logical step "I want to start by thanking everyone in Philadelphia who embraced Temple University in the last few weeks. I’ve had dozens of messages from local residents saying how proud they were of our football team and how delighted they were by the national attention for our city. In addition to local..." November 10

  • Four-star 2017 CB Terry Petry commits to Houston

    SI - College Football "Four-star cornerback Terry Petry has committed to Houston, he announced Friday. Petry, a native of Missouri City, Texas, is ranked No. 24 among the country’s best cornerbacks in the class of 2017. He also attracted interest from Texas and Kansas. In addition to playing the cornerback..." November 06

  • Rich Rod leads list of 6 candidates to replace Beamer at Virginia Tech

    CBS Sports "When Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer stepped down Sunday effective at the end of the season, a trend continued. College football is increasingly becoming a young man's game. In a span of 19 days, college football has lost four of its five oldest coaches. For various reasons, Steve Spurrier..." November 02

  • USF freshman receiver Deangelo Antoine arrested

    Tampa Bay Times "USF freshman WR Deangelo Antoine was arrested early Sunday morning on felony charges of possessing a controlled substance. Antoine, 19, who didn't appear in Saturday's 38-14 victory against SMU, was released late Sunday morning on $2,000 bond, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's..." October 28

  • Tom Herman's hell-bent on making Houston a team you don't mess with

    Fox Sports - College Football "Houston is 7-0 and rolling. Rookie head coach Tom Herman has learned well from his time under Urban Meyer and isn’t about to lose sight of the little details that might lead to a stumble. In junior Greg Ward Jr., Herman has his latest playmaking QB protégé. After developing Braxton Miller, J.T...." October 28

  • Report: UCF will pay former coach George O'Leary $200k till March 2020

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Former UCF coach George O’Leary will remain on the Knights’ payroll as a “Special Liaison to the Director of Athletics on Football Operations” and earn an annual salary of at least $200,000. O’Leary resigned as the school’s head coach on Sunday after the Knights started the year..." October 27

  • Reports: UCF's George O'Leary resigns as coach; Barrett interim coach

    CBS Sports "Another week, another loss, another job that George O'Leary is stepping down from. O'Leary, 69, is resigning from his position as coach at UCF, according to a report from's Brett McMurphy. He left his post as the school's interim athletic director earlier this month, after he'd been..." October 25

  • George O'Leary knocks down contract rumors promising UCF OC Brent Key as successor

    Orlando Sentinel "UCF coach George O'Leary knocked down long-standing rumors his contract contained language designating a head-coach-in-waiting when pressed by WKMG's Channel 6 at his Monday news conference. When reporter Mike Holfeld asked O’Leary if there were clauses in his contract that addressed the future..." October 21

  • Another USF football player accused of firing gun on campus

    Tampa Tribune "For the second time in less than a week, a University of South Florida football player has been accused of firing a gun on campus. Junior cornerback Lamar Robbins, 22, of Lutz, was arrested by university police just after 4 p.m. at 13152 Maple St. and has been suspended from all team..." October 16

  • George O'Leary steps down as UCF interim athletics director but will continue coaching

    Orlando Sentinel "Offseason moves and injuries already marked UCF’s 2015 season as one of change, but George O’Leary’s announcement Monday that he’d step down as the school’s interim athletics director suggests this season also is about letting go. “Right now, I want to coach football and, again, I looked at the..." October 13

  • Tulsa receiver Keevan Lucas out for season with knee injury

    Tulsa World "University of Tulsa star receiver Keevan Lucas is out for the remainder of the season with a torn patella tendon, coach Philip Montgomery said Tuesday. Lucas, a junior with 26 catches for 409 yards and five touchdowns this season, had surgery Tuesday morning after a Monday on MRI revealed the..." October 07

  • Orlando bar offering free beer during UCF games until a win

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Drown your sorrows for free, UCF fans. Well, you better do it quickly. If your team wins a game, the drowning of the sorrows will come with a price tag. So enjoy the free beer while you can. The Basement, a bar in Orlando, is offering free beer during UCF games until the Knights get into the..." September 30

  • Cincinnati QB Gunner Kiel out against Miami with neck injury

    SI - College Football "Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville announced Tuesday on his weekly radio show that quarterback Gunner Kiel will miss Saturday's game against Miami. Kiel has not been cleared by doctors to practice after suffering a neck injury on a scary hit against Memphis on Thursday. He was taken off the..." September 30

  • Orlando bar offering free beer during UCF games until Knights win

    CBS Sports "I keep looking for the fine print or the disclaimer. I keep checking the calendar to make sure it's not April 1. But no, it's Sept. 29, and it looks like one Orlando bar is genuinely ready -- and I mean really ready -- to help UCF fans drown their sorrows over the team's 0-4 start: That's from..." September 29

  • Cincinnati QB Gunner Kiel taken off field on stretcher vs. Memphis

    SI - College Football "Cincinnati quarterback Gunner Kiel was taken off the field on a stretcher Thursday night against Memphis after taking a hard hit to his upper body. With less than four minutes remaining in the first quarter, Kiel scrambled out of the pocket and ran forward for the first down on a third and 1...." September 25

  • Cincinnati QB Gunner Kiel carted off after targeting (overturned) hit

    CBS Sports "Cincinnati quarterback Gunner Kiel was knocked out of Thursday night's game at Memphis in the first half after taking a vicious hit on a third down run in the first quarter. Kiel apparently took a hit to the head at the end of this three yard run. The ruling on the field was an ejection due to..." September 24

  • UCF dismisses All-AAC running back Will Stanback

    Orlando Sentinel "UCF announced Tuesday All-American Athletic Conference running back Will Stanback has been dismissed from the football team. A statement released by UCF Athletics read, "William Stanback has been dismissed from the football team for continuous failure to comply with athletic policy and team..." September 22

  • Did Baylor benefit from RBs coach on Tulsa's sideline vs. Oklahoma?

    Football Scoop "A little bit of a developing situation has broken out in Norman, where Baylor running backs coach Jeff Lebby was reportedly spotted on Tulsa’s sideline during the Golden Hurricane’s game with Oklahoma in Norman on Saturday. Asked Monday about Lebby being spotted on the sideline (Baylor was off..." September 21

  • SMU football has designated Twitter-monitors for recruits

    Sportsnaut "The stories of a recruit being removed from a school’s list due to inappropriate behavior on social media unfortunately are not rare, but the SMU football program has taken Twitter-monitoring to a whole new level under first-year coach Chad Morris. Van Malone, the team’s defensive coordinator,..." September 16

  • UCF loses starting QB for 2-4 weeks and starting center for the year

    College Football Talk "Things have not started well for the UCF Knights, a program that just two years ago had players like Blake Bortles and Storm Johnson leading the program to a Fiesta Bowl victory over Baylor. This season has started slowly out of the gates with a mildly surprising 0-2 start with losses to FIU..." September 15

  • Penn State actually buried the Temple game tape with a shovel

    CBS Sports "Teams and players have talked about burning or burying game film before; usually statement like this are a metaphor for moving past a bad performance. But after Penn State lost to Temple for the first time since 1941, the performance was so bad that the Nittany Lions' captains actually buried the..." September 08

  • Memphis suspends six connected to Miami Beach Brawl

    College Football Talk "BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall will announce which of his players were suspended because of their actions in last year’s bowl game after the 2015 opener is played. His counterpart, however, is a being a little more forthcoming. Monday, Memphis head coach Justin Fuente announced six players..." September 01

  • George O'Leary wants to stop coaching, be permanent AD at UCF

    CBS Sports "George O'Leary has turned around the UCF football program and made the Knights into a perennial contender in the American Athletic Conference. On June 23, O'Leary was named interim athletic director after UCF's previous AD, Todd Stansbury, left for the same job at Oregon State. Now, O'Leary..." September 01

  • Cincinnati might withhold cost of attendance money for rules violations

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Cincinnati's football players can receive more than $7,000 annually in "cost of attendance" benefits, but bad behavior could cost them. Bearcats coach Tommy Tuberville and athletic director Mike Bohn told ESPN the school will consider withholding some of that money from players who violate..." August 27

  • ECU QB Kurt Benkert out for season with knee injury

    Raleigh News & Observer "East Carolina suffered a huge setback Wednesday as it announced starting quarterback Kurt Benkert will miss this season with a right knee injury. According to a release from ECU, Benkert felt discomfort in the knee after Tuesday's practice and additional testing on Wednesday confirmed the..." August 26

  • USF LBs Nigel Harris, Tashon Whitehurst suspended two games

    SI - College Football "University of South Florida linebackers Nigel Harris and Tashon Whitehurst have been suspended for the first two games of the season for violating unspecified team rules in the spring, reports Jeff Odom of the Tampa Bay Times. Harris, a 6'0", 220-pound junior from Tampa, was slated to be a..." August 25

  • Duke Catalon set to join UH after leaving UT after one season

    Houston Chronicle "Duke Catalon, a former four-star running back from Eisenhower, will join the University of Houston football program, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday." August 20

  • Cecil Cherry transfers from Texas to USF

    Voodoo Five "After just three practices for the Texas Longhorns, linebacker Cecil Cherry was granted his release from the school last week, and it appears he's about to enroll at USF. The above ESPN report quoted Cherry's Dad as saying Texas wasn't where he should have gone after decomitting from Tennessee." August 19

  • East Carolina gives Ex-Gophers, Ex-Rutgers QB Philip Nelson one more chance

    College Football Talk "When East Carolina opened spring practice, it did so with one quarterback looking to turn his college career around. Philip Nelson, the former Minnesota quarterback that once transferred to Rutgers only to be dismissed, will join the Pirates as a walk-on this season. East Carolina confirmed his..." August 08

  • Bulging disk in neck brings disheartening end to SMU running back’s career

    College Football Talk "You hate to see a college football player see his playing days end this way. Unfortunately, it is sometimes the reality of the risk involved in playing college ball. SMU running back Daniel Gresham has been medically disqualified due to a bulging disk in his neck, bringing a close to his playing..." August 08

  • SMU adds South Carolina transfer to roster; loses junior DT

    Dallas Morning News "SMU just got stronger up front. According to the updated official roster, SMU has added former South Carolina defensive tackle Deon Green to the team. Green had a rough start to his college career. After picking South Carolina over offers from Ole Miss and Penn State, Green missed both the..." August 04

  • Temple receiver Robby Anderson is cleared to return "Robby Anderson was a difference maker at wide receiver for Temple in 2013 before he was ruled academically ineligible last season. Now he is eligible to play again this year. The 6-foot-3, 175-pound Anderson successfully completed summer courses at Temple and the coaching staff received word..." August 04

  • Chad Hedlund, son of UNT coach, now at SMU

    Denton Record Chronicle "Kicker Chad Hedlund, a former Argyle standout and the son of UNT soccer coach John Hedlund, is now playing for SMU, one of the Mean Green’s key rivals. Hedlund began his career at Wake Forest. E.J. Holland of The Dallas Morning News pointed out this morning that Hedlund has been added to the..." July 27

  • Former Pasco High star Archibald transferring to USF

    Tampa Bay Times "Former Pasco High TE Bowman Archibald, a four-star prospect as a Pirate, has been granted a release from Wake Forest and will transfer to USF. Archibald, who enrolled early at Wake Forest eight months ago, likely will redshirt this season as he recovers from a broken ankle sustained before..." July 22

  • Former 4-star receiver transfers to UC from Virginia

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The University of Cincinnati football program landed a commitment Tuesday from Jamil Kamara, a former four-star wide receiver prospect who is transferring from Virginia. Kamara tweeted the news himself, with the move having been rumored in recent days. Kamara, a U.S. Army All-American from..." July 21

  • UCF DB Chris Williams shot, recovering in hospital

    Orlando Sentinel "UCF football player Chris Williams was shot following an argument at King Tut’s Lounge near campus and treated at Florida Hospital East for non-life threatening injuries early Saturday morning, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. A UCF athletics spokesman confirmed to the..." July 19

  • USF lands transfer Marquez Valdes-Scantling

    The Score "The South Florida family is growing. The Bulls announced on Thursday that they have added a Florida native to their roster: wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling from NC State." July 03

  • Nationally heralded QB Asiantii Woulard announces he's transferring to USF

    Tampa Bay Times "Two and a half years after nationally heralded prep QB Asiantii Woulard's turbulent courtship with USF ceased, he has announced his betrothal to the Bulls. Woulard announced via Twitter on Monday he is transferring from UCLA to USF, to whom he committed twice then ultimately spurned following..." June 29

  • Source: Temple, coach Matt Rhule agree to contract extension

    SI - College Football "Temple and head football coach Matt Rhule have agreed to a contract extension through 2021, a source told Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel. Rhule led the Owls to a 6-6 record in 2014, his second season as the team's head coach. In his first season, the team finished 2-10. " June 29

  • Diaco: McQuillan Has Left UConn Football Team

    Hartford Courant "Sean McQuillan is no longer a member of the UConn football program, head coach Bob Diaco told reporters Friday. Diaco made the announcement before the second annual Women's 101 Football Clinic. Diaco said earlier this week, McQuillan, a Glastonbury native who attended Avon Old Farms, was in..." June 15

  • Terps football adds former Connecticut LB Jefferson Ashiru

    Washington Post "Former Connecticut linebacker Jefferson Ashiru has transferred to Maryland and will be immediately eligible to play next fall, the school announced Friday evening. A former three-star recruit out of Powder Springs, Ga., Ashiru has previous ties to Maryland Coach Randy Edsall, who recruited the..." June 15

  • Lineman Reilly Gibbons cleared to play immediately

    Tampa Bay Times "USF will receive a much-needed boost on its offensive line this season after all. Stanford transfer Reilly Gibbons, a former four-star recruit out of St. Petersburg Catholic, was declared immediately eligible to play by the NCAA on Friday evening. The decision, which was first reported by..." June 15

  • Lawyer: Temple won’t punish Owls facing felony assault charges

    College Football Talk "While facing rather significant charges in the judicial system, two members of the Temple football program apparently don’t have to worry about the same from the university’s form of justice — for now, at least. The attorney for Owl players Haason Reddick and Dion Dawkins, James Funt, told the..." June 09

  • 2 Temple football players to face aggravated-assault trial "TWO TEMPLE FOOTBALL players will face trial on felony aggravated assault and conspiracy charges and related misdemeanor charges in connection with an off-campus fight at a North Philly nightclub earlier this year, a Common Pleas judge ruled yesterday. Haason Reddick, 20, of Camden, and Dion..." June 08

  • Tulane football will be with Royce LaFrance but without WR Leondre James this fall

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Tulane football coach Curtis Johnson shared some good news and bad news on Friday regarding his program. The good news is really good. Suspended star defensive end Royce LaFrance has worked his way back into Johnson's good graces with better work in the classroom and is expected to be a full-go..." June 08

  • UH receiver Chance Allen will be eligible to play this fall

    Houston Chronicle "University of Houston wide receiver Chance Allen, a transfer from Oregon, has been granted a hardship waiver by the NCAA and will be eligible immediately this fall for the Cougars. Allen, an Elkins graduate, will have two years of eligibility remaining at UH after spending three seasons,..." June 04

  • Florida Supreme Court rules for UCF in case of football player's death

    Sporting News - NCAAF "The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ruled the UCF Athletics Association, the private corporation that runs the Knights athletic program, does not have to pay Ereck Plancher's family $10 million it was awarded after the football player's death during practice in 2008. By a 6-0 vote (with one..." May 28

  • 5-star DT Ed Oliver commits to the Houston Cougars

    SB Nation "The tremors that shook the Texas recruiting world on Thursday evening were a result of consensus five-star defensive tackle Ed Oliver of Houston Westfield committing to the Houston Cougars, according to multiple reports. The nation's consensus No. 13 prospect named the hometown Cougars his..." May 22

  • UC football adds another Florida defensive back

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The University of Cincinnati football program has added its third recruiting commitment this week, from cornerback/safety Romelo Webster of Hallandale Beach, Florida. Webster (5-10, 175 pounds) is rated a 2-star player by Oregon State, Pitt and Toledo were among other offers for..." May 14

  • Report: Baylor DT Suleiman Masumbuko to transfer to Tulsa

    Dallas Morning News "Baylor defensive tackle Suleiman Masumbuko will leave the program and transfer to Tulsa according to multiple reports. The Trinity Euless alum will graduate from Baylor and be immediately eligible next season. Masumbuko contributed as a reserve defensive lineman each of the past three seasons..." May 14

  • Jennings among three welcomed by Rhule at Temple "Wide receiver Adonis Jennings, who transferred to Temple after playing one season at the University of Pittsburgh, is now on campus but coach Matt Rhule isn’t sure whether he will be eligible this season. Jennings was among three players who Rhule used Twitter to welcome on Monday. “Welcome..." May 12

  • Ex-Wisconsin DB Austin Hudson says he'll transfer to South Florida

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "After one season at Wisconsin, Austin Hudson is headed back to his hometown. Hudson, a safety from Tampa, Florida, told on Thursday that he’ll transfer to South Florida. “I love being a part of building my hometown team. It’s an exciting next chapter of my career,” Hudson..." May 08

  • Ex-Okla. St. WR Ra’Shaad Samples reportedly transfers to Houston

    College Football Talk "Nearly two months to the day after Ra’Shaad Samples‘ decision to transfer from Oklahoma State went public, the wide receiver has found a landing spot. Citing sources with knowledge of the situation, Mark Berman of KRIV-TV is reporting that Samples has decided to continue his collegiate playing..." April 27

  • Police: UConn Football Player Charged With Assault

    Hartford Courant "A University of Connecticut football player faces an assault charge after an off-campus fight with his roommate, authorities said. Sean William McQuillan, a 22-year-old senior tight end, was charged Friday with second-degree assault and disorderly conduct, according to the UConn police. He..." April 22

  • Former South Florida QB Mike White says he's going to Western Kentucky

    Yahoo! Sports "Former South Florida quarterback Mike White has found a new place to play — Western Kentucky. White, who was granted his release from USF on March 31, announced his decision on Twitter. White will have to sit out a season, but would still have two years of eligibility remaining. That’s..." April 14

  • QB Mike White to transfer from South Florida

    Tampa Tribune "University of South Florida rising junior quarterback Mike White, who was the primary starter for two seasons, will transfer to another school, USF announced Tuesday. USF granted White a release and he must sit out the 2015 season if he shifts to another Division I program. “Mike and I..." March 31

  • Falsely accused of rape, Temple’s Praise Martin-Oguike gets another year of eligibility

    College Football Talk "After being exonerated through the legal system, Praise Martin-Oguike is now getting another chance to extend his collegiate football career as well. In June of 2012, Martin-Oguike was hit with a litany of charges, including aggravated assault, forcible rape, sexual assault, unlawful restraint..." March 31

  • Bearcat QB testifies he was called racial slur before throwing punch

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Jarred Evans and his girlfriend, her arm wrapped in his, were walking along a Clifton street as bars were closing when they heard a series of racist remarks from a group of men, Evans testified. "N----- lover," one of the college-age men said to the couple. Evans is black, his girlfriend is..." March 30

  • Former Temple star Matt Brown charged with human trafficking

    Baltimore Sun "Two men — one of them a former Temple running back who is the son of a prominent Baltimore lawyer — were charged with prostituting three underage teenagers, police said. Matthew Warren Brown, 25, son of defense attorney Warren Brown, and Anthony Leon Eley, Jr., were arrested on human..." March 22

  • Two Temple University football players surrender to police "Two Temple University football players who are accused of assaulting a fellow student earlier this year surrendered to police Monday night to face charges, reports said. Dion Dawkins and Haason Reddick allegedly attacked a fellow student on Jan. 17 at a party in Northern Liberties, according to..." March 17

  • LB E.J. Levenberry transfers to UConn; WR Adonis Jennings transfers to Temple

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Two former four-star recruits – linebacker E.J. Levenberry and wide receiver Adonis Jennings – have found new homes in the AAC via transfer. Levenberry, who was the 110th-best recruit in the country in the 2013 class, is heading to UConn after transferring out of Florida State in January...." March 16

  • Memphis OT Lawrence is Harbaugh's first 2018 offer

    Detroit News "Coach Jim Harbaugh and Michigan have offered their first prospect from the 2018 class -- offensive tackle Will Lawrence from Harding Academy in Memphis, Tennessee." March 12

  • BYU, Memphis shouldn't wait to identify suspended players from fight

    CBS Sports "Three months have passed since and BYU and Memphis ended a wildly entertaining Miami Beach Bowl with a wildly embarrassing postgame brawl. BYU, Memphis and American Athletic Conference officials have said all the right things since then. They've expressed regret. They've talked about community..." March 12

  • Report: SMU WR Daijuan Stewart suspended for violation of team rules

    Dallas Morning News "SMU junior wide receiver Daijuan Stewart has been suspended for a violation of team rules, according to a report from It is unclear if this is a temporary suspension or if Stewart has been suspended indefinitely. The latter seems likely since Stewart is no longer listed on the..." March 10

  • Tulane loses LaFrance and James for spring football, but gained back Redwine

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Tulane football opened up the spring season with two subtractions and one addition. Seasoned senior defensive end Royce LaFrance is sitting out the spring because of academic issues, coach Curtis Johnson said Wednesday. LaFrance was at practice, conditioning on the sideline. Johnson followed..." February 19

  • ULM loses DC Reffett to Memphis

    The News Star "The ULM football program is losing its longest tenured coach. Defensive coordinator Troy Reffett accepted a job Monday at the University of Memphis where he will coach cornerbacks. Reffett spent the past two years as ULM's corners coach on top of his coordinator duties. He started his..." February 17

  • Ex-SMU interim HC one of two coordinators hired by Hawaii

    College Football Talk "Norm Chow will now have an experienced hand running the defensive side of the ball at Hawaii, even as he’s giving up the offensive reins himself. In a press release Friday night, Hawaii announced that Tom Mason and Don Bailey have been hired as the team’s defensive and offensive coordinators,..." February 14

  • UConn Picks New Offensive Coordinator

    Hartford Courant "Frank Verducci and his 31 years of coaching experience are set to become the new offensive coordinator at UConn. He’ll coach the Huskies running backs as part of a complete shakeup on the offensive side which we’ll get to momentarily. Verducci, the tight ends and offensive tackles coach at..." February 09

  • Ex-Houston QB John O'Korn says he's transferring to Michigan

    Michigan Live "Jim Harbaugh continues to add bodies to his program, and arms to his quarterback pool. On Thursday, former Houston starting quarterback John O'Korn tweeted that he'll be transferring to Michigan. O'Korn was granted his release from Houston's program last month. He was a sophomore at Houston..." February 06

  • SMU QB Neal Burcham suffers torn ACL, probably out entire 2015 season

    Dallas Morning News "After suffering a season-ending injury two games into 2014, SMU quarterback Neal Burcham will probably miss all of 2015 with a torn ACL. Burcham started the final two games of the 2013 season in place of injured starter Garrett Gilbert. After winning the starting job in the fall, he..." February 03

  • SMU, Baylor QBs transfer to Sacramento State

    College Football Talk "For the first time since Chad Morris took over as head coach last month, a player has left the SMU football program. And, as it turns out, another player from a fellow Texas FBS program is following. In a press release Friday, Sacramento State announced that Kolney Cassel is one of three..." January 26

  • Don’t expect BYU to announce Miami Beach Brawl penalties

    College Football Talk "Earlier this week, Memphis announced suspensions, ranging from half-game to two-game as well banishment from other team activities such as practices and scrimmages, for 12 unnamed players for their roles in the Miami Beach Brawl. For those expecting BYU to do the same, don’t hold your..." January 22

  • Auburn linebacker Khari Harding transferring to Tulsa

    Alabama "Backup Auburn linebacker Khari Harding has decided to transfer to Tulsa, according to both Harding and the Golden Hurricane. Harding, a former safety who played sparingly in each of his two seasons at Auburn, is originally from Edmond, Oklahoma, which is roughly an hour and a half from his new..." January 21

  • Utes QB Adam Schulz transferring to Houston

    Salt Lake Tribune "Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham confirmed Monday that backup quarterback Adam Schulz, who will be a senior next fall, is transferring to Houston. Schulz hails from Muskego, Wis. and walked on at the U. before earning a scholarship. He played in eight games and started three in 2013 after..." January 20

  • University of Memphis disciplines 12 for roles in bowl brawl

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Twelve University of Memphis football players and representatives were disciplined Tuesday for their roles in the on-field altercations that followed the Tigers’ 55-48 double-overtime victory over BYU in the Dec. 22 Miami Beach Bowl. The penalties — meted out by the U of M in cooperation with..." January 20

  • UH confirms former starting QB John O’Korn is transferring

    Houston Chronicle "University of Houston quarterback John O’Korn will not return next season, the school confirmed Saturday night. O’Korn spent parts of two seasons as the Cougars’ starter, including 11 games as a true freshman in 2013 when he threw for more than 3,000 yards and 28 touchdowns to earn American..." January 19

  • Chance Allen transferring to Houston to take care of his mom

    Daily Emerald "Oregon sophomore wide receiver Chance Allen has been granted a full release to leave the program and will transfer, an Oregon official confirmed to Matt Prehm of 247Sports Saturday morning. According to Chance’s mom Alycia, his decision centered around coming back home to take care of her..." January 19

  • ‘It’s either gonna be Rutgers or Temple’ for transferring Pitt WR

    College Football Talk "It appears a transferring Pittsburgh wide receiver has narrowed his choices for potential landing spots down to two. Just when he’ll whittle them down to one, though, remains to be seen. Late last week, Adonis Jennings announced via social media that he had decided to take his leave of the..." January 17

  • TU dismisses OL Zach Webb after drug arrest

    Tulsa World "University of Tulsa coach Philip Montgomery on Thursday dismissed offensive lineman Zach Webb from the football program for violation of team rules. After redshirting in 2013, Webb did not play last season. An All-State defensive lineman at Metro Christian, he began his college career on..." January 16

  • UCF CB Jacoby Glenn entering NFL Draft

    CBS Sports "UCF is losing one of its defensive stars to the NFL. Cornerback Jacoby Glenn announced he'd be leaving school to enter the NFL Draft. It's a major loss for the Knights, who will now have to replace the entire secondary from a defensive unit that finished No. 5 nationally in total defense and..." January 14

  • UCF CB Jacoby Glenn will enter 2015 NFL draft

    Orlando Sentinel "And another one bids good-bye to UCF football. UCF cornerback Jacoby Glenn announced he will enter the 2015 NFL Draft via his instagram account early Tuesday morning. Glenn, a sophomore, was the first UCF player to be named to the All-America team since Kevin Smith in 2007. The speedy field..." January 13

  • Oklahoma hires East Carolina's Lincoln Riley as offensive coordinator

    SI - College Football "East Carolina offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Lincoln Riley has accepted the same position at Oklahoma, according to a source. Riley is considered one of college football’s brightest young offensive minds and comes from the coaching tree of Washington State’s Mike Leach, a..." January 12

  • UCF receiver Breshad Perriman will enter the NFL Draft

    Orlando Sentinel "UCF receiver Breshad Perriman will enter the 2015 NFL draft, his father Brett Perriman told the Orlando Sentinel Sunday. Perriman, a junior, informed coaches of his decision Sunday afternoon. The 6-foot-3, 214-pound outside receiver shot to national prominence when he caught a 51-yard Hail Mary..." January 12

  • University of Houston WR Deontay Greenberry to enter NFL draft

    Houston Chronicle "Deontay Greenberry made sure his final game at the University of Houston was memorable. The wide receiver plans to forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft." January 06

  • Report: Houston to part ways with interim head coach David Gibbs

    The Score "Houston head coach Tom Herman will not keep defensive coordinator and interim head coach David Gibbs on his staff, ESPN's Brett McMurphy reports. Gibbs spent two seasons with the school, leading the Cougars to a triumphant bowl victory over Pitt in his only game as head coach." January 05

  • Houston's Deontay Greenberry turning pro

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