Conference USA RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

    OutSports.com "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 AL.com 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. AL.com 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 CBSSports.com. 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 AL.com 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

    NFL.com "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 AL.com. 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 AL.com'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

    Alabama "Some former UAB football players are concerned that the results of a study that's part of a university-wide strategic plan could lead to the elimination of the school's football program. Former player Justin Craft, a partner and senior vice president of Nowlin and Associates, a Birmingham..." November 06

  • Florida A&M fires coach Earl Holmes during Homecoming week

    Fox Sports - College Football "Florida A&M fired head coach Earl Holmes on Tuesday, four days before the team's Homecoming game against Norfolk State. Holmes was named coach in January 2013 and went 3-9 in his first season. The Rattlers started 2014 0-5, but won their last two games. Athletic director Kellen Winslow said..." October 29

  • Marshall’s Rakeem Cato sets NCAA record for consecutive games with TD pass

    College Football Talk "Marshall trailed early on the road against FIU on Saturday, but quarterback Rakeem Cato still led the Thundering Herd to a win to remain undefeated. He did so while making some history as well. Cato’s first of four touchdowns on Saturday set the NCAA record for most consecutive games with a..." October 20

  • FAU loses two defensive starters to season-ending injuries

    Palm Beach Post "Florida Atlantic has lost two key contributors on defense to injury, with defensive tackle Brandin Bryant being sidelined by a torn ACL and linebacker David Lozandier lost to a torn patellar tendon, coach Charlie Partridge said after practice Tuesday. Both are right leg injuries. Bryant, a..." October 08

  • Rice to take on Texas A&M without leading receiver Jordan Taylor

    San Antonio Express-News "Rice wide receiver Jordan Taylor has been ruled out for Saturday’s game at Texas A&M. Taylor, the Owls’ leading receiver last season, has been held out of practice for more than a month with a sprained left foot. He recently began jogging after having a boot removed from his foot. Taylor on..." September 12

  • North Texas backup safety Schilleci out for one game after arrest

    Denton Record Chronicle "North Texas backup safety John Schilleci was suspended for the Mean Green’s game against Louisiana Tech on Thursday after he was arrested over the weekend. Schilleci was booked by UNT police on Sunday on a charge of evading arrest and was later released on $500 bail. The former Guyer..." September 09

  • Iowa transfer Cody Sokol named Louisiana Tech starting QB vs. Oklahoma

    The Oklahoman "Cody Sokol broke Tim Rattay‘s passing records at Scottsdale Community College. Now the Iowa transfer will get a chance to once again follow in Rattay’s footsteps at Louisiana Tech." August 26

  • UT regents approve Larry Coker’s five-year contract

    San Antonio Express-News "A five-year contract for UTSA coach Larry Coker was approved Thursday morning by the University of Texas System Board of Regents, a UT system spokeswoman said in an email. The contract, posted on the agenda last Friday, calls for Coker to coach the Roadrunners through the 2018 season." August 21

  • Maryland transfer expected to join Thundering Herd

    The Herald-Dispatch "When Marshall University's football team takes the field Wednesday, expect a new player to make an appearance. And, he's a player who made national headlines previously in NCAA Division I. Former University of Maryland linebacker Shawn Petty, a 6-foot-2, 240-pound product out of Greenbelt,..." August 13

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Former K-State O-lineman lands at North Texas

    College Football Talk "A few months after deciding to leave Kansas State, it appears Aderius Epps has found himself a new college football home. While North Texas has yet to announce his addition to the roster, Epps confirmed to the Denton Chronicle that he will continue his playing career with the Mean Green. The..." August 06

  • UTEP adds transfers from Arkansas, Houston

    College Football Talk "Just prior to the start of summer camp, UTEP announced it had bolstered its roster with a pair of FBS transfers, including one from a Power Five conference. Damian Payne and Kelvin Fisher, the school confirmed in a press release, have transferred into the football program from Houston and..." August 05

  • Marshall RB Grooms dismissed after third arrest

    Metro News "Marshall Coach Doc Holliday has dismissed running back Kevin Grooms from the football team for a violation of team rules, according to a press release from the athletic department Saturday morning. Holliday took swift action against Grooms who was arrested Saturday by Huntington Police on a..." July 30

  • Marshall RB Kevin Grooms dismissed after felony burglary charge

    CBS Sports "After his third arrest in a span of 16 months, Marshall has dismissed junior running back Kevin Grooms. Per a report from the Charleston Daily Mail citing jail records, Grooms was arrested Saturday and charged with burglary, domestic assault by threat, petit larceny and fleeing by foot. The..." July 29

  • Southern Miss CB Ed Wilkins charged with armed robbery, suspended

    Biloxi Sun Herald "Southern Miss cornerback Ed Wilkins admitted to police that he and another man planned an armed robbery of a Hattiesburg residence on Friday morning. He is on indefinite suspension as USM looks into the incident. Wilkins, 21, and 19-year-old Michael Bailey were booked into Forrest County..." July 26

  • Former LSU kicker James Hairston transfers to Rice

    The Advocate "Former LSU kickoff specialist James Hairston has transferred to Rice, the school announced with a statement Monday. Hairston, a rising senior, was the primary handler of LSU’s kickoffs over the previous three seasons. " July 22

  • Alabama QB to transfer to WKU

    Bowling Green Daily News "Quarterback Parker McLeod is transferring from Alabama to Western Kentucky and plans to join the team at the start of fall camp, the Daily News confirmed Thursday. McLeod is a 6-foot-3-inch, 195-pounder who graduated from Walton (Ga.) High in 2012 and enrolled early at Alabama in 2013. He did..." July 18

  • Marshall coach Doc Holliday receives two-year contract extension

    Charleston Dailymail "Marshall football coach Doc Holliday has received a two-year contract extension that includes a bump in incentives. MU athletic director Mike Hamrick announced the extension Monday afternoon. “Coach Holliday has made Marshall football relevant again,” Hamrick said in a press release. “With..." July 14

  • North Texas players suspended after theft arrests

    Tacoma News Tribune "North Texas linebacker Sed Ellis and tight end Chris Loving have been suspended indefinitely after they were arrested on charges of stealing two television sets. Coach Dan McCarney said Wednesday he decided to suspend both players after talking to them following their arrests. Denton police..." July 02

  • Ex-Gator Marqui Hawkins to transfer to AUB

    NCAA Football Zone "Earlier it was reported that Freshman Marqui Hawkins would be transferring from Florida. We have learned that his new destination will be UAB. Hawkins will have to sit out a year before he can continue his career at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Conference USA." June 17

  • FAU punter Sean Kelly leaves team

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Punter Sean Kelly has left the FAU football team, the school confirmed Wednesday. Kelly, a standout in his two seasons with the Owls, left the team for “personal reasons.” Kelly averaged 42.7 yards per punt last year, booming 19 50-plus yard punts and pinning opponents inside the 20-yard..." June 14

  • Owls lose Mouchantaf for season

    Houston Chronicle "Rice senior defensive tackle Stuart Mouchantaf, a Conference USA preseason all-conference selection, will miss the 2014 season after suffering a setback in his recovery from a knee injury, coach David Bailiff said Thursday. Mouchantaf, who played in eight games last season before suffering the..." June 06

  • Sun Belt isn't looking to expand, sticks with 11 teams

    Sun Belt Sports "The Sun Belt Conference concluded its annual Spring Meeting on Wednesday with a number of important topics being discussed and several key developments taking place. Sun Belt Conference Membership Discussion The Sun Belt Conference has suspended any further discussion or consideration to add..." May 22

  • LaTech QB Scotty Young puts an end to playing career

    College Football Talk "On Louisiana Tech’s post-spring depth chart, Scotty Young was listed as the No. 2 quarterback behind starter Ryan Higgins. Less than two weeks later, the Bulldogs will officially have a new backup quarterback when summer camp commences in August. In a surprising press release sent out Tuesday..." April 23

  • Carl Pelini speaks out against FAU AD regarding firing

    CBS Sports "Carl Pelini thinks his firing from FAU was not exclusively because of drug use allegations, but also part of an agenda for new athletic director Pat Chun. In a radio interview on KFAB, the Omaha-based station that broadcasts Nebraska football, Pelini rehashed some of the back-and-forth..." April 19

  • New UAB quarterback signee Evan Orth fits mold of what coach Bill Clark is looking for

    Alabama "New UAB quarterback signee Evan Orth wasn't familiar with the school just two weeks ago. UAB head coach Bill Clark didn't know much about Orth either. But offensive coordinator Bryant Vincent knew plenty about Orth, having recruited him when he was at South Alabama. When Vincent found out..." March 26

  • UAB defensive end Diaheem Watkins trying to get back from shoulder injury

    Alabama "It's another spring and another time to rehab for UAB defensive end Diaheem Watkins. This spring, Watkins is out after right shoulder surgery in December. He tore his labrum against Middle Tennessee in early November, but returned to finish out the season. He had the same surgery after..." March 26

  • UNT lands twin Lobo transfers

    College Football Talk "And we mean twins in the literal, brotherly sense. While the school has yet to announce the additions, Rashad and Vershad Jackson confirmed to the Denton Chronicle that they both have decided to transfer to North Texas to continue their playing careers. The twin brothers are transferring into..." March 24

  • Herd hires former Wake star as RBs coach

    College Football Talk "Nearly a month after losing an assistant to a Big Ten program, Doc Holliday has filled the void in his Marshall coaching staff. Chris Barclay, the school confirmed Thursday, has been hired by the program and will serve as Holliday’s running backs coach. Barclay replaces Thomas Brown, who left..." March 14

  • LaTech lands transfer QB in Sokol

    101 Great Goals "Louisiana Tech's quarterback play left much to be desired last season, and while some of the issues fell on the offensive line, the Tech coaching staff has been looking for a transfer quarterback that could come in and help them right away. Enter, former Iowa Hawkeye Cody Sokol. Sokol signed..." March 14

  • Even with new coach, new staff, FAU football carries late-season success into spring practices

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Like a kid on Christmas, FAU football coach Charlie Partridge couldn't contain his excitement for the first day of spring football. He was out of bed early and in the Tom Oxley Center two hours before the sun rose Wednesday morning. Turns out his assistant coaches couldn't sleep, either. "I..." March 13

  • Five questions ahead of FAU's spring practice

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Charlie Partridge has been FAU’s head football coach for close to four months now, but on Wednesday, he’ll finally get to take control of his players. After an inspired, post-Pelini 4-0 finish to the end the 2013 season at 6-6, FAU looks to be a contender for the Conference USA title in 2014...." March 12

  • Blazers Open Spring Drills On Wednesday

    UABSports.com "Head coach Bill Clark and his staff will take to the practice field for the first time at UAB this week as the Blazers open spring drills Wednesday. The Blazers will hold the first of 15 spring sessions Wednesday under the guidance of Clark, who was introduced as UAB's new head coach on Jan...." March 11

  • North Texas contract extension “imminent” for McCarney

    College Football Talk "After leading North Texas to the first nine-win season since 2003 and the first bowl victory since 2002, head coach Dan McCarney deserves to have a contract extension. According to the Associated Press, a five-year extension is imminent with lawyers reviewing the terms of the contract. Once..." March 05

  • Jones County Junior College standout, former Lafayette star Qua Boyd commits to UAB football

    Alabama "Qua Boyd, a tight end from Jones County Junior College in Mississippi, has committed to UAB as part of the 2015 signing class. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound Boyd finished his freshman year at Jones County where he was listed as a quarterback, wide receiver and tight end. He's expected to play tight..." March 04

  • UNT's McCarney hires two assistant coaches

    Dallas Morning News "Football coach Dan McCarney added a pair of assistants with NFL backgrounds to his staff Thursday, when the school officially announced that Perry Carter and LaMarcus Hicks have joined the Mean Green. Carter spent the last eight seasons as an assistant coach with the Houston Texans and played..." March 01

  • Report: Hawkeye quarterback Cody Sokol looking to transfer

    Hawk Central "Cody Sokol, who was part of a three-man race for the starting quarterback position at Iowa this fall, is apparently looking for another place to finish his career. According to Hawkeye Report, Sokol has indicated that he would visit Louisiana Tech and Ball State. Sokol, who was born in Des..." February 28