Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bama's Geno Smith arrested for DUI "Alabama defensive back Geno Smith was arrested and charged with driving under the influence early Saturday morning, according to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office website. It marks the second such charge for Smith, a senior from Atlanta who was arrested in August 2013 and subsequently..." March 28

  • Vanderbilt QB Patton Robinette's career is over

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Vanderbilt QB Patton Robinette has ended his playing career. Robinette made the announcement to his teammates on Friday. According to the school, the decision "was influenced by a history of injuries." Robinette suffered a concussion in September, and according to his high school coach, it..." March 27

  • Tennessee OL Coleman Thomas charged with felony theft

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Tennessee offensive tackle Coleman Thomas was arrested on a felony charge of theft Wednesday for allegedly stealing an Xbox and three video games from a fellow student on campus. Tennessee athletic department spokesman Jimmy Stanton said Thursday that Thomas has been removed from all team..." March 27

  • Florida's Adam Lane is happy he pooped his pants during a game "Odds are you don't remember Florida's 28-20 win over East Carolina in the Birmingham Bowl. In fact, my simple assumption that you even watched the game could be termed as extremely optimistic on my part. If you did watch it, though, you may remember Florida running back Adam Lane rushing for..." March 25

  • Former LSU CB Rashard Robinson expects to enroll at LSU in May

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "There has been a lot of news revolving around the LSU football program over the past few months, with the questions of Rashard Robinson's future in Baton Rouge certainly garnering their fair share of attention. The ever-changing landscape for his future evolves once again with Robinson telling..." March 25

  • Former Alabama player Brent Calloway arrested "Former Alabama player Brent Calloway was arrested during the weekend and charged with felony unlawful possession of dangerous drugs and second degree possession of marijuana, according to the Florence Police Department. Dismissed from Alabama in 2013, Calloway was most recently pursuing a..." March 25

  • Gamecocks unlikely to name starting QB exiting spring

    College Football Talk "If you’re a South Carolina fan looking for a quick answer to the question of who will replace Dylan Thompson at quarterback, you’re going to be sorely disappointed. Following the fifth of the Gamecocks’ 15 spring practice sessions Tuesday, head coach Steve Spurrier was asked about the current..." March 25

  • Steve Spurrier won't share play-calling duties in 2015

    Sporting News - NCAAF "It turns out getting a Twitter account wasn't the only major change Steve Spurrier is making this offseason. On Tuesday, the South Carolina head coach said he plans to be the team's full-time offensive play-caller in 2015 after sharing the duties with his assistants last year, when the..." March 25

  • Auburn will be a major College Football Playoff player in 2015

    Fox Sports - College Football "Auburn wasn't quite able to recapture the magic from its 2013 run to the national championship, but coach Gus Malzahn's second season still resulted in an 8-5 record with two losses coming by three points. As Malzahn's team works through spring practice, it's clear this team will be in the mix..." March 24

  • Report: Arkansas played college football’s toughest schedule in 2014

    College Football Talk "Phil Steele’s 2015 college football spring prospectus is out, which provides more information than one human brain could ever hope to process. The first page offers a look at last year’s strength of schedule rankings, which are different than the NCAA’s. How are they different? Great question...." March 24

  • Report: LSU's Jalen Collins underwent foot surgery

    The Score "Jalen Collins underwent foot surgery Thursday, but will be ready for NFL mini-camps, according to's Gil Brandt. Collins is considered by many to be one of the top cornerbacks available in the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft, with some projecting the 22-year-old as a possible first-round..." March 22

  • Vanderbilt QBs ‘separated themselves’ in spring

    Tennessean "New Vanderbilt offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig said the starting quarterback will become “crystal clear” in time, but he’s not tipping his hand heading into Saturday’s Black & Gold Spring Game. Junior Patton Robinette, sophomore Johnny McCrary, sophomore Wade Freebeck and redshirt freshman..." March 20

  • NCAA's elimination of hardship waivers shocks Khari Harding's father, who is battling cancer "Khari Harding's father wants to see his son play football again. The NCAA may not allow it. The former Auburn linebacker transferred to Tulsa in January to be close to his ailing father, who is battling cancer for the second time in his life. Now it's not a certainty he will see his son play..." March 19

  • Major scrimmages on hold as Auburn conducts hard-hitting practices "Auburn is hitting more often at spring practice but Gus Malzahn is not yet ready for a full-scale scrimmage. Auburn usually scrimmages once a week during the spring but it appears early April will be the earliest the Tigers will suit up inside Jordan-Hare Stadium. The lack of 100-play..." March 18

  • Auburn among leaders for pair of mobile quarterbacks after weekend visit "Ervin "Woody" Barrett was among the top prospects who visited Auburn last weekend, and the four-star quarterback was impressed during his time on the Plains. "I got a real good vibe," Barrett told 247Sports. "The team bond, seeing how the team connected with each other. Seeing how the coaches..." March 18

  • Don't call him Drago: Auburn's Braden Smith sheds nicknames, focuses on winning job "Braden Smith had many nicknames. The Auburn offensive lineman arrived on the Plains a country boy with big muscles and a bright future. He challenged weight-lifting records (515 pounds) and tended gardens in high school as the nation's No. 1 offensive guard. His monstrous physique spilled out..." March 18

  • Alabama offers Clemson TE commit J.C. Chalk, grandson of Gene Stallings "Gene Stallings led Alabama to the 1992 national championship. Now, Alabama coaches are hoping his grandson will join the Crimson Tide and help add to its championship legacy. J.C. Chalk, a 3-star tight end recruit from Argyle, Texas, told Bleacher Report that he was offered by Alabama earlier..." March 18

  • Alabama to simplify things for QBs as Jacob Coker adds comfort, confidence in Year 2 "Quarterback competitions were rare in Nick Saban's first six seasons. The closest race may have been AJ McCarron over Phillip Sims in 2011 and the job was locked away three seasons. Now the Crimson Tide has its second in as many years with another set of circumstances. Last spring, Blake Sims..." March 18

  • Tennessee, Pitt to meet in 2021, 2022 home-and-home series "A frequent criticism of the SEC's nonconference scheduling habits is that its teams rarely venture outside the league footprint until bowl season -- and thanks to its many Southern bowl tie-ins (New Orleans, Orlando, Tampa, etc.), often not even then. But the one school that's always been exempt..." March 18

  • Kendrick Edwards removed from Razorbacks, free to transfer

    College Football Talk "The depth in Arkansas’ receiving corps has taken a bit of a hit, Bret Bielema confirmed Wednesday. According to the head coach, Kendrick Edwards has been removed from the football program for unspecified, non-talent-based reasons. It was made clear that Edwards doesn’t have any pending legal..." March 18

  • Victim’s lawyer: wrong Miss. St. player arrested

    College Football Talk "Unbelievably, a negative stretch of publicity for the Mississippi State football program has gotten worse. And decidedly more bizarre. Monday, reports surfaced that offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins was arrested on a warrant for simple assault. The good news for MSU is that the lawyer for the..." March 17

  • MSU's Elgton Jenkins arrested on simple assault warrant

    The Clarion-Ledger "Mississippi State freshman offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins was arrested last Thursday due to a warrant regarding simple assault, MSU Police told the Clarion-Ledger. Police records indicate Jenkins was booked and released on bond from Oktibbeha County jail on Thursday. MSU Police refused to..." March 16

  • CeCe Jefferson, Who Waffled On Signing With Florida, Now Has A Gators Tattoo

    College Spun "This past February, five-star defensive end recruit CeCe Jefferson put Florida fans through the wringer by waiting a number of days to sign his official Letter of Intent to play for the Gators. Well, it looks like Jefferson, who cited coaching changes as the reason for his holdout back then, is..." March 16

  • Alabama football players plan safe spring break, but 'can't go around walking in fear' "The spotlight is nothing new for Alabama football players. Neither is the wild scene on the Gulf of Mexico for spring break. And after Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott was jumped along with a few teammates in Panama City Beach, Fla., a message about safety was relayed to Crimson Tide..." March 16

  • Vols CB Emmanuel Moseley unhurt after horrific-looking car wreck

    College Football Talk "One member of the Tennessee football program, along with members of his family, have a lot to be thankful for this weekend — mainly, the fact that they’re still alive. Saturday, Emmanuel Moseley and unnamed family members were involved in what appears to be a very horrific-looking car accident...." March 16

  • Mississippi State WR De'Runnya Wilson arrested on drug charges

    USA Today "Mississippi State wide receiver De'Runnya Wilson was arrested late Friday night in Alabama the Covington County Sheriff's Office confirmed to the Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger on Saturday morning. Wilson along with four men were charged with possession of marijuana second degree and possession..." March 15

  • Will Muschamp 'somewhat pleased' with Auburn defense "Mistakes will be made, but Will Muschamp does not care at this point. He's installing a defense for the sixth time on the college level. He's done this before at Auburn and he knows what to expect, especially in the early days of spring. "A lot of trial and error through those years, and..." March 14

  • Panama City Beach Police reached out to Dak Prescott

    The Clarion-Ledger "Panama City Beach Police have contacted Dak Prescott regarding the spring break fight that left the Mississippi State quarterback and two teammates bloodied. Panama City Police Deputy Chief Chad Lindsey told the Clarion-Ledger on Thursday that Prescott has declined to press charges. "We're..." March 13

  • Texas A&M receiver arrested, suspended from all athletics activities

    Houston Chronicle "Texas A&M sophomore receiver Frank Iheanacho has been arrested on charges of failure to identify and providing false/fictitious information, according to the Brazos County justice website. The charges stem from a February shoplifting incident in a Bryan Wal-Mart, according to KZNE Radio in..." March 12

  • Texas A&M DL Manning takes a break from football

    College Football Talk "Sometimes you just need to step back from the world of football and figure some things out. Sometimes you have to focus on something else besides football, even for a Division 1 college football player. Everybody has a reason, and that is not always to be made public. The meaning behind it is..." March 11

  • Report: Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott, Teammate Attacked At Spring Break Concert

    College Spun "Many colleges nationwide are on spring break this week, and students are flocking to warm locales for fun in the sun. Mississippi State star quarterback Dak Prescott and some teammates are down in Panama City, Fla., where unfortunately their spring break turned violent. On Monday night, a..." March 10

  • LSU's Les Miles on NCAA violations: 'I don't know how it could have been done differently'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU coach Les Miles said Saturday LSU was hamstrung by NCAA recruiting rules that resulted in violations and penalties handed down by the SEC last week. Speaking for the first time on the violations that resulted in a two-year ban on signing early enrollees to Financial Aid Agreements and..." March 09

  • Johnson, Williams plead innocent to UT rape charges

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Former University of Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson and current player Michael Williams pleaded innocent Monday to aggravated rape charges. The two appeared in Knox County Criminal Court for arraignment on charges they raped a 19-year-old woman in November in Johnson’s South Knoxville..." March 09

  • Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly completes community service requirements "Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly has completed his community service requirements following a December arrest. Kelly was arrested Dec. 21 after getting into a fight with bouncers outside of a night club in Buffalo, N.Y. After reaching a plea agreement in January, Kelly admitted to a charge of..." March 09

  • Ex-Vol WR Vic Wharton headed to Cal

    Tennessean "Former Independence and Tennessee wide receiver Vic Wharton will transfer to Cal. Wharton announced his decision Saturday on Twitter. "Excited to announce that I will be attending the University of California next year! Thankful for the memories made at Tennessee. #GoBears," Wharton..." March 09

  • UT athletics accused of influencing student discipline

    Tennessean "The University of Tennessee athletics department inappropriately pressured officials in charge of campus discipline and exerted undue influence that placed students and institutional integrity in "peril," according to a former vice chancellor. Tim Rogers, a 38-year veteran of the university,..." March 08

  • Backup UK QB Phillips ruptures Achilles

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Redshirt sophomore quarterback Reese Phillips, a backup last season to Kentucky starter Patrick Towles, ruptured his Achilles tendon during a workout Wednesday and will require surgery, UK spokesman Tony Neely confirmed." March 05

  • Gus Malzahn thinks rule proposal on linemen downfield 'takes the creativity out of the game' "Gus Malzahn has taken a public stand against proposed rule changes two offseasons in a row. First, it was the controversial 10-second rule that dominated the conversation last spring. Now, it's the rules proposal the NCAA Football Rules Committee passed in February that would reduce the..." March 05

  • Sean Patterson has been hired by Ole Miss

    The Clarion-Ledger "The brother of quarterback recruit Shea Patterson is officially an Ole Miss employee. Sean Patterson is in the Ole Miss online directory, with the title of "associate director for recruiting operations." He was added on Monday, although spokesman Kyle Campbell said Patterson started work on..." March 04

  • Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell Is Taking Part In Rebels’ Spring Practice

    College Spun "Roughly four months after gruesomely breaking his ankle against Auburn, Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell will be back on the field for the Rebels. With his team’s spring practice period set to begin, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze met with the media Tuesday afternoon. During his session..." March 03

  • 5-star Auburn commit Nate Craig-Myers enjoys Florida State recruiting visit

    SB Nation "What are Florida State's chances of flipping the five-star receiver recruit from Auburn? Nate Craig-Myers committed to the Auburn Tigers on July 21, 2014, but that hasn't stopped other schools from pursuing the five-star receiver recruit from Tampa (Fla.) Catholic. The coaches pursuing him the..." March 03

  • Auburn linebacker Anthony Swain, punter Jimmy Hutchinson leave team "Auburn linebacker Anthony Swain and punter Jimmy Hutchinson have left the football program, according to multiple reports. The news was first reported by Auburn coach Gus Malzahn refused to confirm the news when asked about Swain at Auburn's Pro Day on Tuesday. "I'm going..." March 03

  • Bret Bielema takes driving privileges from Razorback busted for DWI

    College Football Talk "Arkansas defensive lineman Tevin Beanum was recently arrested for suspicion of DWI. In response, Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema took a page out of the old parenting handbook and took Beanum’s car away from him. Bielema refrained from removing Beanum, a sophomore in 2015, from the roster but..." March 03

  • Florida’s new coach makes Georgia a bigger priority

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After Florida signed zero football prospects out of Georgia in last year’s recruiting class, new Gators coach Jim McElwain made this state a bigger priority in only a few months on the job. And Florida had success with that strategy. Florida finished with five Georgia signees in last month’s..." March 03

  • Former Florida player Chris Johnson found dead at age 22

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Former Florida running back Chris Johnson — known as Juice to his teammates — was found dead late Friday night. He was found near Pittsburgh, where he attended Duquesne University. Johnson, 22, played two seasons at Florida before transferring to Duquesne for the past two seasons where he..." March 01

  • Alabama Signees Adonis Thomas, Damien Harris Vow To “Bring The Dynasty Back” On Twitter

    College Spun "Alabama football certainly is not down – the Crimson Tide were the No. 1 seed in this past year’s College Football Playoff before losing to Ohio State. But the program has gone two years without winning the national title, so it’s fair to say that Alabama is no longer a “dynasty” in the true sense..." March 01

  • Will Muschamp: DE Carl Lawson expected 'to partake in a good bit of spring' practice

    Columbus Ledger-Enquirer "Carl Lawson will be back on the field when Auburn opens spring practice March 10. The only question now is, how much will the third-year sophomore participate? "(The coaches) haven't made those decisions. Our doctors will make those decisions," defensive coordinator Will Muschamp said Friday in..." March 01

  • Richt says Georgia's QB job 'wide open'

    Macon Telegraph "Through the many changes to Georgia's roster and coaching staff since Mark Richt took over in 2001, there had been one constant: Mike Bobo. The former Bulldog quarterback was part of Richt's first staff in 2001, hired to coach his old position. In 2007, he was promoted to offensive coordinator and..." March 01

  • John Chavis files lawsuit against LSU, Texas A&M over contract dispute "Breakups can be so messy. According to, former LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis has filed a lawsuit against both LSU and Texas A&M over his contract situation. The root of the issue is whether LSU is owed money for Chavis leaving the school to take the same job at Texas A&M, and..." February 28

  • Ex-Auburn players Kodi Burns, Ryan Pugh land coaching jobs

    College Football Talk "A pair of recent Auburn Tiger football players are continuing their climb up the coaching ladder. As had been previously reported as a possibility, Middle Tennessee State announced this past Sunday that Kodi Burns has been hired as Rick Stockstill‘s wide receivers coach. Burns spent 2013 as an..." February 26

  • Arkansas DE Tevin Beanum arrested for DWI

    Yahoo! Sports "Arkansas defensive end Tevin Beanum was arrested and charged with DWI after being pulled over early Sunday morning in Fayetteville. According to KNWA, Beanum, who recently finished his redshirt freshman season with the Razorbacks, was driving with his bright headlights on around 2:26 a.m...." February 24

  • LSU receives a commitment from Florida five-star DB Saivion Smith

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU received a big commitment Tuesday when defensive back Saivion Smith, from Bradenton, Florida, declared for the Tigers on ESPNU. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound prospect is listed as the number one cornerback prospect in the country by, 247Sports, and ESPN. The IMG Academy..." February 24

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    Shea Dixon @Sheadixon

    5-star CB Saivion Smith says he is "100-percent committed" to #LSU. Huge get for the Tigers. #Bolts

  • South Carolina's K.J. Brent transfers to Wake Forest

    The Score "K.J. Brent has a new team. The former South Carolina wide receiver announced on Twitter that he's headed to Wake Forest. " February 23

  • NCAA chooses not to penalize Florida for recruiting contact violation "Florida will receive no additional penalties due to impermissible recruiting contact by former assistant football coach Joker Phillips, the NCAA announced Friday. Phillips, a former head coach at Kentucky who was not specifically named in the NCAA's report, resigned as Florida's wide receivers..." February 21

  • Bulldogs to play UNC in 2016 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Georgia Bulldogs are going back to the Georgia Dome to renew an old rivalry. Georgia will play North Carolina in the 2016 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, Gary Stokan, president and CEO of Peach Bowl Inc., confirmed for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Thursday morning. The game is set for Sept...." February 19

  • Another departure pushes Gamecocks to an even 10 transfers

    College Football Talk "Did you hear the one about the South Carolina football player who decided to transfer? Sure you have. Over and over and over again you’ve heard it for the past two months, as a matter of fact. Citing a source with knowledge of the situation, Josh Kendall of The State is reporting that Blake..." February 19

  • Gus Malzahn apologizes to female veteran after alleged verbal harassment from Auburn players "Auburn coach Gus Malzahn apologized Tuesday to a veteran who says two Auburn football players harassed her and her service dog on her way to class that morning, according to Shari Duval, president of K9s for Warriors, the Florida-based organization that trained the dog. Duval also told" February 18

  • Linebacker Marcquis Roberts becomes latest to leave Gamecocks football team

    The Post and Courier "Marcquis Roberts, a linebacker who redshirted two seasons because of injuries but returned to start five games last year, has become the latest player to leave the South Carolina football program. USC confirmed Tuesday that Roberts was no longer with the program. Last year as a redshirt..." February 18

  • Auburn FBall Players Allegedly Call Veteran With Service Dog a B*tch

    Black Sports Online "Auburn football players Dontavius Russell and Andrew Williams allegedly harassed a veteran and her service dog to the point that she had a breakdown on campus and had to go home in the middle of her class. The players reportedly whistled and tried to distract the service dog and when she asked..." February 18

  • LSU assistant Sean Patterson Jr. leaves LSU after brother commits to Ole Miss

    USA Today "Sean Patterson Jr. left his job as a quality control assistant with the LSU football team last week just days before his younger brother Shea Patterson, the No. 1 high school quarterback in the nation out of Calvary Academy in Shreveport, decided to commit to Ole Miss on Tuesday. Sean Patterson..." February 17

  • Ex- Vols LB AJ Johnson Turns Himself to Police for Rape

    Black Sports Online "Former Tennessee Vols LB AJ Johnson has turned himself into authorities for a rape charge. Johnson has already been uninvited from the NFL combine due to the allegations. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office issued a release saying Johnson had turned himself in Tuesday and was released on $40,000..." February 17

  • QB Shea Patterson commits to Ole Miss for 2016 "Shea Patterson, a four-star Class of 2016 quarterback and the No. 28-ranked prospect in the ESPNJr 300, committed to the Ole Miss Rebels over the LSU Tigers and USC Trojans on Tuesday. The No. 3-ranked pocket passer in the 2016 class is a huge coup for Hugh Freeze since the future of the..." February 17

  • Another spring, another question about Alabama’s starting quarterback

    College Football Talk "Few teams have the luxury of simply reloading during the spring in the transition from one year to the next like Alabama. Years of top-notch recruiting have allowed Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide to focus on restacking the deck rather than rebuilding on a regular basis. Alabama is still one of..." February 17

  • Alabama athletics reports $33 million operating surplus in 2013-14 as football drives huge revenue "Expenses and revenues continue to grow for Alabama athletics, and the school again finished with a surplus in fiscal 2013-14, according to a financial report submitted to the NCAA in January. According to the documents obtained by, Alabama's athletics generated 33,050,145 more than it..." February 17

  • Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell running again in injury recovery "Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell posted an Instagram video on Sunday showing him running alongside teammate Denzel Nkemdiche as he continues to recover from a fractured fibula and dislocated ankle. Treadwell sustained the gruesome injury during a Nov. 1 game against Auburn after he was..." February 17

  • Four-star South Carolina signee Blackshear charged with petit larceny "One of South Carolina's top recruits for the class of 2015 was arrested Friday and charged with petit larceny, according to multiple reports. Four-star defensive end signee Shameik Blackshear was booked into Beaufort County (S.C.) Detention Center Friday afternoon and released Saturday morning...." February 16

  • Four-star 2015 Gamecock signee Shameik Blackshear arrested

    College Football Talk "BYU’s not the only football program in the country dealing with the arrest of a member of its most recent recruiting class. According to a report from The State newspaper, South Carolina signee Shameik Blackshear was arrested Friday at his Bluffton (SC) high school following an incident that..." February 15

  • Reports: Georgia WR coach Tony Ball leaves for LSU "According to multiple reports, including one from, Georgia wide receivers coach Tony Ball will join LSU's coaching staff in the same role. Former Tigers wide receivers coach Adam Henry left to join the San Francisco 49ers staff earlier this week, creating the vacancy." February 14

  • 4-star Roquan Smith commits to Georgia in post-Signing Day announcement

    SB Nation ""As you could imagine it's been tough lately, but I am relieved to say that I am officially committed to The University Of Georgia 100%," the blue chipper wrote on Instagram. Four-star outside linebacker Roquan Smith, one of the top 50 players in the country according to the 247Sports Composite..." February 14

  • Utah transfer from Gamecocks injured ‘pretty severely’ in workout

    College Football Talk "Ahmad Christian will be expected to compete for a starting job in Utah’s secondary this year, although joining that defensive backfield fray has been put off indefinitely. One day after revealing during a radio interview that a quarterback transfer was switching positions, Kyle Whittingham..." February 13

  • Grand jury indicts current, former Vols in rape case

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Former University of Tennessee football linebacker A.J. Johnson and current cornerback Michael Williams have been indicted by a Knox County grand jury after a lengthy rape investigation, their attorneys said Thursday. “I will confirm that I received a notification (from the Knox County District..." February 12

  • Kentucky offers St. Xavier 2016 TE Noah Davis

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The University of Kentucky is the latest offer for St. Xavier 2016 tight end Noah Davis, according to St. X coach Steve Specht. Illinois offered Davis earlier on Wednesday." February 12

  • UK's Tubman not indicted on rape charge

    Louisville Courier-Journal "After hearing the evidence involved, a Lexington grand jury has decided not to indict former University of Kentucky football player and Seneca High School product Lloyd Tubman on a charge of rape, Fayette County Commonwealth's Attorney Ray Larson said Wednesday night. He'll face no more charges..." February 12

  • Auburn cornerback Kalvarez Bessent leaves program "Freshman Auburn cornerback Kalvaraz Bessent has decided to leave the program after just one season, the school announced on Tuesday. Bessent will pursue opportunities closer to home. A 6-foot, 170-pound former four-star recruit from St. Mary's, Georgia, Bessent did not play as a freshman,..." February 11

  • Prosecutor: UT rape case headed to grand jury

    Knoxville News Sentinel "With defense attorneys pushing for a decision on the fates of two University of Tennessee athletes accused of rape, Knox County prosecutors said they will take the case to a grand jury. After initially saying Monday the case was still under review, District Attorney General Charme Allen said..." February 11

  • Tennessee was right to pull the scholarship offer from a top Rutgers recruit

    Newark Star-Ledger "The great thing about the Internet — other than the cat videos, of course — is that the audience is both local and global. So while a column might be about Rutgers' recruiting class, if it includes criticism of another program, you can bet somebody is going to see it. And that's what happened..." February 11

  • Alabama running back Tyren Jones suspended indefinitely "Alabama already had a reserve running back transfer this offseason. Now, another member of the backfield is in trouble. Tyren Jones was suspended indefinitely Tuesday for "conduct not to the standard of the Alabama football program," coach Nick Saban said in a statement from UA media..." February 10

  • Texas A&M’s Jordan Mastrogiovanni, Kyrion Parker leave football program

    Dallas Morning News "Texas A&M announced on Tuesday that middle linebacker Jordan Mastrogiovanni, out of Jesuit, will no longer play for the Aggies, but will continue to attend A&M. Backup receiver Kyrion Parker will transfer, according to A&M. It was just this time last year that coaches tabbed Mastrogiovanni,..." February 10

  • LSU hurdler Moore hopes to be football walk-on after transferring from TCU

    The Daily Reveille "As a three-time Georgia state champion in the 110-meter hurdles, LSU sophomore hurdler Jordan Moore was ranked No. 3 in the nation in the event. He had scholarship offers to run track at any college of his choice. But Moore is a two sport athlete, and he wasn’t ready to give up football. The..." February 10

  • With Muschamp giving Auburn recruiting edge, Florida AD understanding of critics

    College Football Talk "It is fair to say Florida made the right move by cutting Will Muschamp when they did. The Gators had fallen behind the pack in the SEC, the SEC East and behind rival Florida State. This was not a one-year blip on the radar. This was a downward trend with little reason to trust the course would..." February 09

  • 5-star CeCe Jefferson signs with Florida, finally

    SB Nation "After some drama, five-star defensive end CeCe Jefferson finally signed and sent in his National Letter of Intent to Florida, and will be with the Gators next year. The 6'2, 250-pound Jefferson originally committed to Florida during a televised ceremony on National Signing Day, but his letter of..." February 09

  • Bret Bielema gets 2-year extension "Arkansas has rewarded football coach Bret Bielema with a two-year extension and raise that will make him a member of the $4 million club. Bielema's new six-year deal will run through the 2020 season, and his average annual total compensation will be $4.25 million. He will earn $4 million in..." February 08

  • Florida hasn't received CeCe Jefferson's NLI "Five-star defensive end CeCe Jefferson may have chosen Florida during a televised press conference on signing day, but unfortunately for the Gators the NCAA doesn't consider putting on a hat to be a binding contract. As of Thursday afternoon Jefferson still hadn't faxed in his signed letter of..." February 06

  • Report: Tennessee QB Nathan Peterman will transfer to Pitt

    Yahoo! Sports "Pitt will reportedly add an SEC transfer to its quarterback depth chart. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, former Tennessee quarterback Nathan Peterman will join the Panthers as a graduate transfer and begin taking classes in May. Peterman spent the past three seasons with the Vols..." February 05

  • Butch Jones isn't pleased despite Vols drawing nation's No. 1 player

    Fox Sports - College Football "Butch Jones has put together one heck of a class for 2015. According to, Tennessee has the nation's fifth-best group of recruits, and on top of that, the Vols landed the country's No. 1 prospect: defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie. No doubt the head coach is very excited about the 6-3,..." February 05

  • Miami adds troubled, talented ex-Florida defensive lineman Gerald Willis

    Palm Beach Post "During his national signing day press conference, UM coach Al Golden said he received a financial aid agreement from defensive tackle Gerald Willis, a former blue-chip recruit coming off a rocky season at Florida. Following his true freshman year with the Gators, he was reportedly dismissed..." February 05

  • Terry Godwin sticks with UGA vs. doing Auburn flip

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "UGA finished off the wildest and wackiest signing day under Mark Richt when 5-star Terry Godwin announced that he was sticking with his commitment to the Bulldogs. Godwin was contemplating a flip to Auburn after coach Gus Malzahn visited Godwin’s house and high school on two separate trips last..." February 05

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    Alex Byington @AUBlog

    5-star DE @cecejeferson7 announces he's committed to the homestate Florida Gators over Auburn, LSU and Ole Miss.

  • Report: Nation's No. 1 recruit signed letters of intent to both Auburn and Florida

    USA Today "Drama on National Signing Day? No way. Unheard of. Actually, it wouldn’t be National Signing Day if there wasn’t a weird, chaotic story to go along with it. This year’s craziness comes from the No. 1 player in the country, five star defensive end Byron Cowart, who chose Auburn over Florida live..." February 04

  • Alabama locks up the No. 1 recruiting class "Alabama has secured the No. 1 class in the country, according to the Composite Rankings, in the 2015 recruiting cycle. It was early in the afternoon on National Signing Day when 247Sports was able to crown Alabama the recruiting national champions for 2015, the fifth-straight year..." February 04

  • DaMarkus Lodge gives Ole Miss a big win on signing day

    The Clarion-Ledger "Ole Miss has its elite wide receiver in the class of 2015. DaMarkus Lodge of Cedar Hill, Texas just announced on ESPNU that he'll sign with the Rebels. He's a four-star wide receiver according to the 247 Sports Composite, though considers Lodge a five-star prospect. "I'm taking my..." February 04

  • Zac Jancek, son of coordinator John, is a Vol

    Tennessean "Zac Jancek, the son of Tennessee defensive coordinator John Jancek, signed a letter of intent Wednesday to play for the Vols. Zac is a quarterback out of Knoxville Catholic High School. He is expected to be a preferred walk-on for Tennessee." February 04

  • LSU target Leo Lewis chooses Mississippi State

    The Advocate "Brookhaven (Mississippi) High linebacker Leo Lewis has signed with Mississippi State, he announced Wednesday on National Signing Day. Lewis, ranked as a four-star recruit, had been an Ole Miss State commitment since September. He had also been an Alabama commitment, according to the Biloxi..." February 04

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