Conference USA RUMORS & NEWS

  • Shannon Dawson to be Southern Miss offensive coordinator

    USA Today "Former Kentucky offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson is expected to become the new offensive coordinator at Southern Miss, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the school had not announced the move. Dawson was fired in..." February 11

  • Source: Western Kentucky hires ex-Houston coach Levine as assistant

    Fox Sports - College Football "Former Houston head coach Tony Levine will join the Western Kentucky staff as an offensive assistant and special teams coordinator, a source told FOX Sports Monday. The 43-year-old Levine spent three seasons as the head coach at Houston and went 21-17. The former University of Minnesota wide..." February 08

  • Report: WKU, Brohm agree to contract extension

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Western Kentucky officials and football coach Jeff Brohm have reportedly agreed to a contract extension running through 2019 that will bump the Louisville native's base pay significantly. According to the Bowling Green Daily News, pending Board of Regents approval Brohm's salary will increase..." February 04

  • Southern Miss hires Alcorn State's Jay Hopson as head coach

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Southern Mississippi moved quickly to find its new head coach. Six days after Todd Monken left the program to become the offensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, athletic director Bill McGillis announced the hire of Jay Hopson as head coach. Hopson spent the past four seasons as head..." February 01

  • Report: Florida's Nussmeier not joining Southern Miss

    The Score "Florida offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier, long believed to be a leading candidate for the head coaching job at Southern Miss, will remain with the Gators. According to Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports, Nussmeier didn't feel as though the situation at Southern Miss was right for him. " January 30

  • LSU FB Ronnie Feist transferring to UT-San Antonio

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU fullback Ronnie Feist, who signed as a linebacker in 2012, is transferring to University of Texas at San Antonio, according to a post on his Instagram account. Feist, who is from Edgard, La. and played prep ball at West St. John, follows former LSU recruiting coordinator and running backs..." January 30

  • Report: Arizona State's Lindsey given raise after turning down Southern Miss

    The Score "Arizona State will give Chip Lindsey a $100,000 increase in base salary after the offensive coordinator decided not to pursue the head coaching vacancy at Southern Miss, according to Doug Haller of Lindsey was reportedly the top candidate to replace Todd Monken at Southern Miss,..." January 30

  • Report: ASU OC Chip Lindsey won’t take Southern Miss job

    Arizona Sports "Arizona State won’t be searching for its second new offensive coordinator in a matter of two months, according to FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman. Sun Devils offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey, hired in December to replace new Memphis head coach Mike Norvell, will no be under further consideration..." January 27

  • Scout 100 LB Jaquan Yulee to continue career at Marshall

    Scout "Jaquan Yulee committed to Marshall on Friday. Following his announcement, the four-star Chesapeake (Va.) Indian River linebacker spoke with Scout about his decision, future and more. “It feels great to know where I’m going to college,” Jaquan Yulee said. “Marshall did a great job recruiting me..." January 25

  • Southern Miss searching for new coach after Monken bolts for NFL

    Fox Sports - College Football "Less than two weeks before Signing Day, Southern Miss is looking for a new head coach. Todd Monken has left after leading USM to a 9-5 season to become the new offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Bucs. The Golden Eagles were just 1-11 in his debut season in 2013. They were 0-12 under Ellis..." January 25

  • Todd Monken leaves USM to become Buccaneers offensive coordinator

    Biloxi Sun Herald "Southern Miss football coach Todd Monken has accepted the offensive coordinator's job with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reported on Sunday. USM scheduled a press conference for 3:45 p.m. on Sunday and is expected to address the matter. Monken was recently in..." January 25

  • Bryce English transfers from K-State to North Texas to be closer to cancer-stricken dad

    College Football Talk "A month after transferring to be closer to an ailing family member, Bryce English has found a new college football home closer to his actual home. In the same press release that confirmed the expected, that quarterback Alec Morris had transferred in, North Texas also announced that English has..." January 20

  • Source: LSU RB coach Frank Wilson to be new head coach at UTSA

    Fox Sports - College Football "LSU running backs coach and associate head coach Frank Wilson is set to become the new head coach at Texas-San Antonio, a source told FOX Sports on Thursday night. UTSA is expected to have a press conference Friday to announce its new coach. Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer..." January 15

  • Alabama QB Alec Morris confirms transfer to North Texas

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Alabama quarterback Alec Morris confirmed the rumors that he will transfer to North Texas. The redshirt junior announced his decision Thursday via Twitter. Rumors began swirling in December that Morris would transfer." January 15

  • UAB to play Florida in return to college football in 2017

    CBS Sports "UAB will make its return to the football field in 2017 after the program was shut down following the 2014 season. The Blazers announced their four-game nonconference schedule for the 2017 season on Thursday, which includes a game in The Swamp against Florida. The first game of the new football..." January 14

  • Former Miami head coach Larry Coker out at UTSA, according to report

    SB Nation "Larry Coker, who won a national championship in 2001 at Miami, is out as the head coach and architect of the UTSA Roadrunners, according to Football Scoop. This would mean 27 of 128 FBS programs will have changed head coaches this offseason. Coker spent the last five seasons building a UTSA..." January 05

  • Ex-Notre Dame RB Greg Bryant commits to UAB football

    CBS Sports "Greg Bryant, once a part of Notre Dame's rotation in the offensive backfield, has planned his return to FBS football as a member of the UAB program when Bill Clark leads the Blazers back onto the field in 2017. Bryant committed to the Blazers on his Instagram account on Wednesday. He left Notre..." November 04

  • MTSU RB Jeremiah Bryson charged with assault

    Daily News Journal "A Smyrna warrant against MTSU running back Jeremiah Bryson details an incident Thursday that resulted in a simple-assault charge. Bryson was charged twice this weekend for two separate incidents, law enforcement officials with Rutherford County and the town of Smyrna told The Daily News..." October 15

  • Eastern Kentucky player killed in car accident

    College Football Talk "This week begins on a somber note, unfortunately. Eastern Kentucky defensive lineman Joseph Kraemer was pronounced dead on Sunday after being involved in a car accident this weekend. According to a report from WKYT on Monday morning, Kraemer was discovered off the side of the road by an..." September 28

  • Southern WR Devon Gales suffers spinal injury; has movement in hands

    ESPN "Southern wide receiver Devon Gales was taken off the field on a stretcher after suffering a spinal injury late in the third quarter of Saturday's game against Georgia at Sanford Stadium. Gales was taken to Athens Regional hospital, where he underwent a CT scan and will remain until further..." September 27

  • UTEP's leading rusher Aaron Jones out for year

    El Paso Times "That was his last carry. There will be no more yards for Jones this year. After getting tackled on that run, he struggled to his feet, tried to take a few steps and fell back to the turf. He was carried from the field, then driven on a cart to the locker room. For the rest of the game against..." September 16

  • UAB signs coach Bill Clark to new five-year contract

    CBS Sports "When UAB announced in June it was reversing its decision to shut down its football program, the assumption was that Bill Clark would return to coach the Blazers after producing a stunning 6-6 mark in his 2014 debut season -- a campaign without which UAB fans might not have been able to drum up the..." September 15

  • Shoulder injury sidelines FAU's Robert Relf for the season

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The FAU Owls will likely have to play the rest of the season without linebacker Robert Relf. After Wednesday's practice, coach Charlie Partridge said Relf is expected to be redshirted for the rest of the season next week after injuring his right shoulder in last week's game against Tulsa. Relf,..." September 12

  • WKU star RB Leon Allen, one of the top rushers in 2014, out for season

    CBS Sports "Western Kentucky opened the conference season with a win over Louisiana Tech on Thursday night, but they suffered a big loss when star running back Leon Allen went down with a gruesome knee injury. On Friday, the Hilltoppers confirmed the worst and announced that Allen would miss the season due..." September 12

  • WKU LB Der’Quione Mobley arrested for trafficking weed

    College Football Talk "For the first time since the 2015 season started, it’s time to hit the reset button on the “Days Without An Arrest” ticker. According to the Bowling Green Daily News, Western Kentucky’s Der’Quione Mobley was arrested Monday night on a charge of trafficking of a controlled substance within 1,000..." September 09

  • WKU running back Wales out indefinitely, will miss Vanderbilt game

    Bowling Green Daily News "Western Kentucky redshirt junior running back Anthony "Ace" Wales is out indefinitely with an undisclosed injury, coach Jeff Brohm confirmed Monday. Just three days from the season opener at Vanderbilt, the Hilltoppers continue to prepare without their speedy counterpart to senior starting..." September 01

  • FAU's Derek Moise to miss season with knee injury

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Coach Charlie Partridge received the first major news of the season Saturday, a day when he and his FAU Owls were on their last off day before preparing for the season opener against Tulsa. After Sunday’s practice, Partridge revealed that receiver Derek Moise would miss the entire season after two..." August 31

  • WKU quarterback Ryan arrested Saturday

    Bowling Green Daily News "Western Kentucky quarterback Reese Ryan was arrested by WKU Police on Saturday night and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place and displaying or possession of a canceled or fictitious license. Ryan, a true freshman preferred walk-on from Lexington, was booked at Warren County..." August 25

  • Report: Ex-U of L recruit to Marshall

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Florida running back James Allen, who signed with the University of Louisville in February but failed to qualify for the Cardinals this season, will enroll instead at Marshall University,according to Allen, who was rated four stars by 247Sports, would presumably be a partial- or..." August 18

  • Experienced offensive lineman Lee Dufour returning to play football at UAB

    Alabama "Lee Dufour plans to finish his career where he started. Dufour, a 6-foot-3, 285-pound offensive lineman, signed with UAB on Saturday after spending a semester at South Alabama. The former Saraland standout played in three games last season for the Blazers, starting the final two at center,..." August 16

  • UAB asks football donors to speed up their planned payments

    Alabama "UAB sent a letter to its supporters Friday asking them to send in their promised donations to help the football program earlier than planned. Instead of having the donors make their initial payments by Jan. 1, the letter asks them to make those payments by Sept. 1 - or 17 days from now. Here's..." August 15

  • WKU likely landing spot for transferring Vol A.J. Branisel

    College Football Talk "A handful of days after it was confirmed that he would be transferring from Tennessee and continuing his playing career elsewhere, it appears A.J. Branisel may very well have already found a new football home. Knoxville radio host Jimmy Hyams tweeted earlier today that Branisel will be visiting..." August 14

  • Herd decides its best to ‘part ways’ with WR Angelo Jean-Louis

    College Football Talk "Shortly after adding a controversial transfer, Marshall has decided to distance itself, permanently, from a former transfer who became one of its most talented players on the offensive side of the ball. In a press release, the Herd announced that “head coach Doc Holliday… has determined it best..." August 11

  • Former Alabama TE Corey McCarron transfers to school on 2015 Tide schedule

    Alabama "A name quite familiar with Alabama football departed after last season, but will be back in Tuscaloosa soon. Corey McCarron, the younger brother of AJ McCarron, left the Crimson Tide program after the 2014 season with another year of eligibility. After graduating in the spring, the tight..." August 10

  • WKU’s frosh All-American lineman facing drunk-driving charge

    College Football Talk "The latest reset of the “Days Without An Arrest” ticker comes courtesy of an incident that actually happened exactly one month ago today. The Bowling Green Daily News has reported that Western Kentucky’s Brandon Ray was charged July 9 with careless driving and an aggravated count of..." August 10

  • UAB football brings back this former Spain Park standout

    Alabama "Former Spain Park standout Bryant Novick said he will return this fall to UAB, becoming the latest former Blazer to reunite with coach Bill Clark's reinstated program. Novick on Friday said he chose UAB over Hawaii, James Madison and Tennessee-Chattanooga," but I knew that staying here was the..." July 27

  • Ex-Florida QB Jeff Driskel named starter at Louisiana Tech

    CBS Sports "Jeff Driskel, the starting quarterback in 21 games for Florida over the last three seasons, will be Louisiana Tech's starter under center this fall. Driskel was picked by Bulldogs coach Skip Holtz as one of the player representatives for Conference USA media days and earlier this week confirmed..." July 22

  • Joe Gold quits football, leaves FAU after demanding year

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Joe Gold said he made his decision to quit football two weeks ago. For months, Gold thought about walking away from the sport, from his teammates and from FAU altogether. Coach Charlie Partridge had several conversations with Gold, the talented rising sophomore offensive lineman, about his..." July 22

  • UAB to reinstate football for 2017 season

    ESPN "The UAB Blazers announced Tuesday that the school will bring back its football program for the 2017 season. Athletic director Mark Ingram said the NCAA informed UAB that football play can resume at the Football Bowl Subdivision level beginning with the 2017 season. UAB would be eligible for..." July 21

  • Former Auburn linebacker Anthony Swain reportedly transferring to Southern Miss

    Alabama "Former Auburn linebacker Anthony Swain is headed to Southern Miss as a graduate transfer, according to multiple reports. Swain had 18 tackles with three for loss and one sack while appearing in all 13 games with one start for Auburn last season. A Southern Miss spokesman was unable to..." July 21

  • Lineman leaving Mean Green to return home, run family farm

    College Football Talk "When it comes to reasons for a player leaving a program, this one’s likely a first. North Texas head coach Dan McCarney confirmed to Brett Vito of the Denton Chronicle that Brian Ochs has decided to leave the Mean Green football team. The reason for his departure? According to Vito, it’s to..." July 20

  • UAB football coach Bill Clark says he needs a new contract to help recruiting

    Alabama "UAB football coach Bill Clark and the university are negotiating over a new contract, both sides confirmed, a process Clark hopes will result in a long-term deal. Clark, 47, said he is under contract through the 2016 season, which he contends is not long enough to demonstrate the level of..." July 02

  • Ex-Wake Forest QB Tyler Cameron on his way to FAU

    College Football Talk "The Wake Forest quarterback pool is rather shallow in depth. Tyler Cameron, who was second on the Demon Deacons in passing last season, has left the program and is joining the Florida Atlantic Owls. He does so as a graduate transfer, which seems to be a rather trendy option this offseason. That..." June 29

  • UNT signee charged in connection to Wal-Mart self-checkout caper

    College Football Talk "It’s been a few days since we’ve featured a college football scofflaw, so what the hell; let’s reset the “Days Without An Arrest” ticker back to double zeroes. And with the ever-popular Wal-Mart slant, no less. The Denton Record-Chronicle reported this past week that North Texas wide receiver..." June 15

  • Report: Kansas lands UAB's Quincy Perdue

    The Score "Quincy Perdue may be donning a Jayhawks uniform come fall. The UAB wide receiver is reportedly set to transfer to Kansas, according to the Lawrence Journal-World's Matt Tait. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound receiver will be eligible to play immediately because of a transfer exception granted to..." June 15

  • QB Greg Hankerson moving on from FAU, likely to FCS program

    College Football Talk "Thanks to self-attrition, FAU’s backup battle under center has come into a little bit clearer focus. Earlier this past week, FAU confirmed that Greg Hankerson has decided to transfer out of Charlie Partridge‘s football program. While no specific reason was given for the decision, the fact that..." June 08

  • Ex-UAB player Greg Maclin dead after car accident

    CBS Sports "Greg Maclin, a safety for UAB in 2014, died from injuries sustained in a car accident earlier this week, the school confirmed on Friday afternoon. Maclin, 19, played in 12 games for the Blazers last season and recorded 15 tackles. "We were deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of..." June 07

  • College coach delays $100K raise to pay cost of attendance to players

    CBS Sports "It won't be easy for schools like Middle Tennessee State to pay for the same cost-of-attendance stipends being put into place by the Power Five conferences. But at least Blue Raiders coach Rick Stockstill is trying to ease the financial pain as much as he can. The Murfreesboro Daily..." June 06

  • UAB football to be reinstated and return to C-USA play… eventually

    College Football Talk "Earlier Monday it was reported that the shuttered UAB football program would be reinstated. Now, we have some details of how the rebuilding will take place. At a press conference Monday evening, president Ray Watts and athletic director Mark Ingram confirmed that the football Blazers will..." June 02

  • Dajon Williams no longer with UNT, coach McCarney confirms

    Denton Record Chronicle "Dajon Williams, a quarterback who once appeared as if he possessed program-altering talent, has seen his time with the North Texas football program end in surprising fashion. UNT coach Dan McCarney confirmed Monday that Williams is no longer a member of the team. The former Pflugerville..." June 02

  • Ex-Marshall University football player indicted for attack on gay couple "Steward Butler, a former Marshall University football player, was indicted by a grand jury on two felony civil rights violations in West Virginia following an alleged attack on two gay men he saw kissing. Butler ... allegedly hit the two men, Zackery Johnson and Casey Williams, on April 5,..." June 01

  • Report: UAB set to reinstate football

    College Football Talk "A press release sent out early Monday afternoon revealed that UAB will conduct a press conference at 5 p.m. ET today. According to WBRC-TV‘s Alan Collins, president Ray Watts and athletic director Mark Ingram are expected to announce that football will be reinstated at the Alabama school. The..." June 01

  • Ex-Michigan RB Justice Hayes headed to Southern Miss

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Former Michigan running back Justice Hayes is headed to Conference USA. Hayes, who announced his intent to pursue a graduate transfer in January, posted on Twitter Tuesday that he’s headed to Southern Miss. The 5-foot-10, 194-pound Hayes ran for 213 yards on 48 carries and had 11 catches for..." May 26

  • 'Strong indications' UAB will not reinstate football, State Rep. Jack Williams says

    Alabama "State Rep. Jack Williams told Thursday morning he's received "strong indications" that UAB President Ray Watts has decided not to reinstate the school's football program and plans to announce that news Friday night. "This could lead to irreparable damage at UAB in its relationship with..." May 21

  • Two Southern Miss receivers charged with armed robbery, kidnapping

    Hattiesburg American "Southern Miss wide receivers James Cox and Kyle Foster were arrested Wednesday morning on a trio of felony charges in connection with an incident at The Cottages on Beverly Hills Road. Hattiesburg Police Department spokesman Lt. Jon Traxler said that Cox and Foster were arrested and charged..." May 21

  • UAB's football drop likely to cause dramatic decline in black male enrollment

    Sporting News - NCAAF "UAB's decision to cut its football program will likely cause problems outside the athletic arena. reports football players made up approximately 12 percent of the 759 African-American males who were full-time students at the university. Of the team's 105 players, 89 were black. With only..." May 19

  • WKU's Allen charged in second incident in less than 2 months

    Bowling Green Daily News "Western Kentucky rising senior running back Leon Allen, Conference USA's third-leading rusher last season, is due to appear in Warren District Court at 8 a.m. Thursday after he was arrested Sunday and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place. The incident is Allen's second offense in..." May 19

  • UAB president: Decision to reinstate football will come by June 1

    CBS Sports "University of Alabama at Birmingham president Ray Watts said Wednesday that a decision on whether to reinstate football, rifle and bowling will be made by June 1. A study by College Sports Solutions (CSS) into the financial viability of the sports is expected to be provided to UAB on Friday...." May 13

  • WKU running back Allen arrested, charged with public intoxication

    Bowling Green Daily News "Western Kentucky rising senior running back Leon Allen was arrested Sunday and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place. Allen was booked at Warren County Jail at 4:40 a.m. and released at 11:10 a.m." May 11

  • Supporters pledge $6M to reinstate UAB football

    ESPN "The bid to revive the University of Alabama Birmingham football program got another boost Thursday, when the UAB athletics task force announced it had gotten pledges totaling almost $6 million from supporters who want to bring back football. "I'm overwhelmed at the support," Justin Craft, who's..." May 08

  • Marshall indefinitely suspends RB Steward Butler

    College Football Talk "At bare minimum, Steward Butler is temporarily separated from his Marshall football team. At worst, he’ll be separated permanently from the university. Earlier Wednesday it was reported that the running back was arrested on a pair of battery charges after he allegedly beat up two gay men after..." May 06

  • Marshall RB Steward Butler accused of assaulting gay couple

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Marshall running back Steward Butler turned himself into police Wednesday after being accused of assaulting two gay men. According to The Herald-Dispatch, Butler was charged with two counts of battery in connection to the alleged April 5 incident, which is said to have occurred after Butler saw..." May 06

  • Sources: C-USA won't change bylaws to keep UAB without football

    CBS Sports "Conference USA has communicated to UAB that the league won't amend its bylaws to keep the Blazers without football, according to sources familiar with the discussions. UAB dropped football in December and has a study from a consultant expected to be released by May 15. Conference USA's..." April 29

  • Marshall's Michael Birdsong finishes spring practice as Herd's No. 1 quarterback

    The Score "Marshall entered spring practice in search of a starting quarterback with Rakeem Cato moving on. Cato, a four-year starter, threw for Marshall career records of 14,079 yards and 131 touchdowns. Finding a new quarterback was at the top of head coach Doc Holliday's to-do list this spring, and,..." April 28

  • Independent study shows UAB football program made money

    The Score "An independent economic analysis firm released a study Thursday which refutes a claim by University of Alabama-Birmingham officials that the football program had to be shut down for financial reasons. According to the report, the sport was making money for the university and surpluses would..." April 24

  • Alabama chancellor considered dropping UAB football in 2008

    CBS Sports "The University of Alabama at Birmingham, which recently dropped football, considered cutting the sport back in 2008 and moving to the Missouri Valley Conference, Atlantic 10 or forming a new league, according to an internal document obtained by The 20-page document is a revised..." April 21

  • 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

  • UAB transfer Jordan Howard might miss rest of Indiana’s spring

    College Football Talk "Transferring in from UAB this past January, Jordan Howard is being viewed as the heir apparent to All-American Tevin Coleman in Indiana’s backfield. While that’s still the case, the running back will have an injury hiccup he’ll be forced to overcome first. While there’s nothing yet official..." April 07

  • UAB hires new sports consultant to study cutting football

    CBS Sports "The University of Alabama at Birmingham has hired another sports consultant to produce a new study about the decision to cut football, bowling and rifle. If you're keeping score at home, it's the same firm that a UAB athletics task force initially decided not to pick. UAB announced Monday that..." April 06

  • Former Florida Atlantic coach Carl Pelini files defamation lawsuit

    SI - College Football "A week after being named Youngstown State’s new defensive line coach, former Florida Atlantic coach Carl Pelini filed a defamation lawsuit in Seneca County, Ohio, against an ex-assistant who alleged Pelini used drugs, claims that led to his resignation in October 2013. Youngstown State’s new..." March 25

  • Documents suggest UAB decided to kill football before the 2014 season began

    Alabama "Dec. 2, 2014, is a date that will live in infamy for UAB fans. That's the day UAB President Ray Watts announced the school was terminating its football program, along with the rifle and women's bowling programs, ostensibly for financial reasons as outlined in a report created by an outside firm,..." March 23

  • WKU football's Sayner arrested

    Bowling Green Daily News "Western Kentucky football player Evan Sayner was arrested Friday night and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place, displaying or possession of a canceled or fictitious license, and being a person age 18-20 possessing/purchasing/attempting to purchase/having another purchase alcohol." March 04

  • Alabama lawmakers pushing for reinstatement of UAB football

    Sporting News - NCAAF "UAB announced some four months ago that it was shutting down its football program, but some Alabama lawmakers haven't given up on trying to bring it back. Two state representatives are expected to introduce bills designed to return UAB to the field, according to Birmingham TV station..." March 04

  • Former U-M QB Bellomy lands at Texas-San Antonio

    Detroit Free Press "With all of the quarterbacks coming into Ann Arbor, Russell Bellomy decided to finish elsewhere, announcing in January that he likely would play his fifth year at another school. The Texas native and U-M grad transfer has landed at Texas-San Antonio, according to the Instagram photo of him..." February 23

  • Bill Clark says he won't coach next season, in part, to see if UAB football returns

    Alabama "Bill Clark has had opportunities to take another coaching job since UAB shut down its football program, he told Thursday, but he's decided not to coach during the 2015 season for two main reasons. He'll become fully vested in the state retirement system within a year, and he sees "a..." January 30

  • Tops WKU QBs Jones, McLeod leave program

    Bowling Green Daily News "Western Kentucky is down to three returning quarterbacks for the 2015 season. One of those three is sixth-year senior starter Brandon Doughty, but the position’s numbers have dwindled after Wednesday’s news that two QBs left the program. Rising senior Troy Jones is still enrolled at WKU, but..." January 30

  • Former football coach Earl Holmes files civil lawsuit against FAMU

    Tallahassee Democrat "Former Florida A&M football coach Earl Holmes is suing the university for wrongful termination and is trying to claim the remainder of the money owed on his contract — $400,000 over two years — plus other damages. Tallahassee attorney Tim Jansen said Holmes had a four-year contract to coach..." January 28

  • UAB football may not be 100 percent dead just yet

    College Football Talk "UAB may have cut the football program from life support, but there is a fighter’s chance the Blazers could return to a football field in 2016. A new task force organized by the school’s leaders will take another hard look at the financial numbers and do some number crunching to determine if there..." January 26

  • Former Ole Miss RB I'Tavius Mathers signs with MTSU

    DNJ "I'Tavius Mathers is coming home. The former Blackman standout running back, who announced last week that he was leaving Ole Miss after three seasons, signed a letter of intent with MTSU on Thursday. He will begin classes when the spring semester starts on Tuesday. Mathers, a 5-foot-11,..." January 16

  • UAB faculty vote no confidence in president after football dropped

    CBS Sports "The University of Alabama-Birmingham Faculty Senate voted Thursday no confidence in president Ray Watts after his decision to kill the university's football program. The measure is largely symbolic since University of Alabama System trustees control Watts' future and have stood behind him. But..." January 15

  • U of L lands UAB transfer receiver Staples

    Louisville Courier-Journal "UAB wide receiver Jamari Staples announced Tuesday that he'll transfer to the University of Louisville, where he'll be eligible to play next season after the Blazers eliminated their football program. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Staples chose the Cardinals over Auburn after spending the past..." January 06

  • Rice DT Christian Covington will enter 2015 NFL Draft "Rice defensive tackle Christian Covington, who missed the final five games of the season with a knee injury, reportedly will declare for the draft. ESPN's Joe Schad tweeted the news Monday morning. Covington had surgery Nov. 11 for a dislocated kneecap. At the time, the Houston Chronicle..." January 05

  • Former UAB running back Jordan Howard transfers to Indiana

    The Score "Running back Jordan Howard has signed a financial aid agreement with Indiana, head coach Kevin Wilson announced Thursday. The sophomore, who rushed for 2,468 yards in two seasons at UAB, will be eligible to play for the Hoosiers immediately. Howard had an amazing 2014 campaign, tying a..." January 02

  • UAB LB Jake Ganus commits to Georgia

    Alabama "UAB's leading-tackler from its historic 2014 team that finished 6-6 (4-4 in Conference USA), becoming the first Blazers team to qualify for bowl competition for the first time in a decade, has a found a new home. Chelsea High School product Jake Ganus committed to Georgia this morning, landing..." December 19

  • Capsized UAB football program finds unlikely ally in 5-year-old boy

    Fox Sports - College Football "Bennett Williams is a 5-year-old from Dublin, Ohio. And this youngster loves the UAB Blazers. Cool logos will do that. So when UAB president Ray Watts decided to kill the football program earlier this month, "Bennett was devastated," his dad, Brad, wrote to And when a parent tries to..." December 18

  • North Texas hires Chris Cosh as DC

    College Football Talk "Lil’ Ben, this post’s for you. At the end of the 2014 season, John Skladany retired as North Texas’ defensive coordinator. A couple of weeks later, Dan McCarney has his replacement as UNT announced that Chris Cosh has been hire to take over the Mean Green defense. Cosh spent the 2014 season..." December 17

  • Western Kentucky QB Brandon Doughty granted 6th year of eligibility

    SI - College Football "Western Kentucky quarterback Brandon Doughty has been granted a sixth year of eligibility, the school announced on Wednesday. Doughty, who leads the nation in total passing yards (4,344) and touchdowns (44), appeared in only four games between 2011 and 2012. "My time at WKU has been very..." December 11

  • Report: Bowl-Eligible UAB Won't Receive A Bid

    Deadspin "This is small beans in the grand scheme of things, but it still hurts. When UAB announced it would shutter its football team at the end of the season, the 6-6 Blazers still had hopes that the season—the program—could go out with one more game. Time to give up on hope, according to this ESPN..." December 04

  • Evidence mounts that killing of UAB football was premeditated

    Alabama "Still don't believe UAB President Ray Watts set out months ago to kill UAB football and cover his tracks with the plausible deniability of an objective feasibility report? Well look to the binding agreements -- after you reply to that email from the guy who says he found your million..." December 04

  • UAB football canceled: President says sport 'not sustainable'

    CBS Sports "UAB football will be shut down after the 2014-15 season, the school confirmed on Tuesday. The announcement comes after weeks of rumors, protest and growing concern about the program's future following a department-wide analysis of all sports. At the conclusion of the review, the school..." December 02

  • UAB president to announce end of football program Tuesday

    CBS Sports "The end of UAB football has been long expected, and its death knell will reportedly come Tuesday. According to's Kevin Scarbinsky, who cites "two sources close to the situation," UAB president Ray Watts plans to inform his school's administrators and staff that the football program will..." December 02

  • UAB students protest reports of football program shutting down

    CBS Sports "A large group of UAB students marched to the administration building on Monday to protest reports of the football program being shut down this week. According to the Associated Press, UAB students chanted "We want football" and "We are UAB; we are Birmingham" and demanded an answer from school..." December 02

  • Roddy White sees good future at UAB

    ESPN "Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White has joined the fight to save football at his alma mater, the University of Alabama-Birmingham. There have been discussions about the possibility of eliminating the program, although nothing definitive. White starred at UAB from 2001 to 2004 before..." November 20

  • Former UAB football players concerned the program may be shut down

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