Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • 5-Star RB Zamir White Commits to Georgia over Alabama, Ohio State, UNC

    Bleacher Report "Zamir White is one of the biggest prizes the class of 2018 had to offer, and Georgia secured a major recruiting win Tuesday when the 5-star running back committed to the Bulldogs. Matt DeBary of Scout first relayed word of White's choice. A standout at Scotland High School in Laurinburg,..." June 27

  • Vanderbilt Football Players Shot, Allegedly Brought Pellet Gun to Real Gunfight

    TMZ "Two members of the Vanderbilt football team are recovering from gunshot wounds after one of the players allegedly drew a pellet gun against a group with real weapons. It all went down Monday night in Nashville where defensive backs Tae Daley and Frank Coppet, along with WR Donaven Tennyson..." June 27

  • Alabama WR T.J. Simmons transferring to West Virginia

    Gridiron Now "Alabama wide receiver T.J. Simmons will transfer to West Virginia, he announced Sunday on Twitter. “Words are not enough to explain how thankful I am for having the opportunity to play for the University of Alabama,” Simmons wrote. “However, I am blessed to announce that I will be transferring..." June 27

  • Bo Jackson's 3-Star WR Nephew Shedrick Commits to Auburn

    Bleacher Report "Shedrick Jackson, a 3-star wide receiver from Hoover High School in Alabama and the nephew of former professional football and baseball star Bo Jackson, committed to Auburn on Monday. He ultimately chose the school over Mississippi State, Missouri, Georgia Tech and Memphis. Jackson, who..." June 26

  • St. Paul's four-star DB Jalyn Armour-Davis commits to Alabama

    Alabama "St. Paul's four-star cornerback Jalyn Armour-Davis announced his commitment to Alabama on Friday. The rising senior narrowed his list to the Crimson Tide, Auburn and Florida State recently before settling on Alabama. "He committed to the premier program in the country," St. Paul's head coach..." June 24

  • Georgia running back Lyn-J Dixon commits to Tennessee

    SEC Country "Tennessee finally received its Class of 2018 running back commitment from Lyn-J Dixon on Saturday. Dixon, from Butler, Ga., rates as a 4-star running back and the No. 6 all-purpose back in the class and No. 307 prospect in the country, per the 247Sports composite rankings. Dixon visited the..." June 24

  • Arkansas lands commitment from South Carolina grad transfer Williams

    The Spun "They didn’t have to look very far to find him. South Carolina graduate transfer running back Dave Williams announced his commitment to Arkansas tonight. Originally, Williams committed to UConn, but he’s staying in the SEC instead. Last season, Williams rushed for 239 yards and three..." June 17

  • LSU believes TCU prematurely recruited transfer Allen

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU officially granted offensive lineman Willie Allen a release from his scholarship early in June and Allen, a former five-star prospect, has had his choices of schools to attend. He has visited UCLA and Baylor and has also talked to Miami, a school LSU opens the 2018 season. If Allen were to..." June 17

  • LSU is trying hard to keep Texas from establishing itself in Louisiana

    CBS Sports "It would appear that LSU and in-state politicians have successfully kept Texas out of Louisiana for satellite camp participation -- for now, anyway. But there's collateral damage in LSU's motives, and it involves the recruits themselves. Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated took a deep dive into..." June 14

  • LSU transfer Saivion Smith to star over at Mississippi JUCO

    College Football Talk "Before restarting his FBS playing career, Saivion Smith will make a pit stop at a lower level of college football. According to a Twitter feed devoted to all things junior college football, Smith is set to transfer to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The report comes nearly two weeks..." June 13

  • Nick Saban has no timetable for retirement

    Tide Sports "The questions were bound to come. As soon as Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops retired Wednesday afternoon, the questions were coming for Nick Saban. Saban, who is nearly 9 years older than Stoops, said he’ll coach as long as his health holds. Saban spoke with reporters at his annual Nick’s Kids..." June 09

  • Ole Miss stands by Hugh Freeze in response to NCAA allegations

    Sporting News - NCAAF "The University of Mississippi on Tuesday acknowledged in its response to the NCAA's Notice of Allegations that it "has concluded that significant violations occurred in connection with its football program over a period of years" but argued against the NCAA's claim of lack of institutional..." June 06

  • LSU's Arden Key to return to team Monday

    Bleacher Report "Arden Key is returning to LSU. The school announced the All-SEC pass-rusher intends to return for his junior season after he took a leave of absence from the sport in February. "Arden had shoulder surgery and everything went as planned," Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron said in a statement on the..." June 05

  • Highly touted tackle Willie Allen to transfer from LSU

    The Advocate "A third offensive lineman is transferring from the LSU football program. Willie Allen, a former John Curtis standout who redshirted as a freshman last season, plans to transfer, he announced on Twitter on Sunday night. Allen joins fellow tackle Chidi Okeke and center Andy Dodd as O-line..." June 05

  • Former Notre Dame QB Malik Zaire officially transferring to Florida

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Malik Zaire is headed to the Sunshine State. The former Notre Dame quarterback on Saturday confirmed his decision to transfer to Florida as a graduate transfer. "You just want to be able to be a part of something special," Zaire told 247Sports of playing for Florida in the SEC. "You're..." June 04

  • In addition to nearly $7 million paycheck from Alabama, Nick Saban made six figures from outside sources last year

    College Football Talk "Being the king of college football comes with plenty of perks for Alabama head coach Nick Saban and one of those is an unquestionably rich paycheck. Just last year, Saban was paid a whopping $6.9 million by the Crimson Tide and a recent contract extension will bump that up even further in 2017..." June 03

  • SEC amends graduate transfer rule, clearing the path for Malik Zaire to Florida

    CBS Sports "The road is clear for former Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire to transfer to Florida, should he so choose. And it's widely expected that he will. On Friday, at the conclusion of this year's SEC spring meetings in Destin, Florida, the conference amended its graduate transfer rule that would..." June 02

  • Report: Notre Dame QB transfer Malik Zaire has chosen Florida

    Saturday Down South "It’s been talked about for nearly all off-season, but it appears that Notre Dame graduate transfer QB Malik Zaire has chosen the Gators over the Longhorns. Alex Wilcox, of WNDU-TV in South Bend, is reporting that Zaire has been telling people he’s chosen Florida, but that he’s just waiting on..." May 28

  • LSU coach expects to know Arden Key's future next week "The mysterious absence of DE Arden Key from the LSU football program is about to reach a turning point. LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda said Thursday that he expects the Tigers coaching staff to learn next week whether Key, who took a leave of absence from the program in February, will be..." May 27

  • Former Texas DT Jordan Elliott heading to Missouri

    College Football Talk "Former Texas defensive tackle Jordan Elliott will now be a Missouri Tiger, he announced on Friday. Elliott chose Missouri to follow Brick Haley, his defensive line coach in Austin that landed at Mizzou after Charlie Strong‘s firing. “They’re a program that’s on the come up, SEC ball is the..." May 27

  • Houston Nutt seeks apology from Ole Miss for 2016 allegations

    Alabama "Former Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt isn't in agreement with the school's version of the facts when it comes to the NCAA. Ole Miss has been charged with major violations in its football program, some of which stem back to Nutt's tenure as Rebels football coach from 2008-11. The way the..." May 26

  • Concealed handguns will be allowed at Georgia, Ga. Tech tailgates

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Georgia's new "campus carry" law prevents fans from bringing weapons into stadiums and arenas at on-campus sporting events, but officials have determined that concealed handguns will be allowed at tailgates. The University System of Georgia on Wednesday issued "Guidelines for the Implementation..." May 25

  • Terry Bradshaw calls Nick Saban's Alabama salary 'shameful'

    USA Today "Alabama coach Nick Saban is the highest paid college football coach — set to haul in more than $11 million next season — as well as one of the highest-paid public employees in the country, according to USA TODAY Sports’ salary research database. That doesn’t sit too well with Super Bowl..." May 25

  • Four-star QB Jalen Mayden commits to Mississippi State

    Saturday Down South "Thanks to Dak Prescott’s fantastic college career, which was followed by a sensational start to his young NFL career with the Dallas Cowboys, Mississippi State and head coach Dan Mullen have a ton of cache with quarterbacks on the recruiting trail. When you add the fact Mullen has coached two..." May 24

  • Leonard Fournette's brother, Lanard, arrested for gambling with fake ID

    The Advocate "LSU running back Lanard Fournette was arrested and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison after he was allegedly caught gambling with a false ID, police said. Fournette, the younger brother of former LSU standout Leonard Fournette, was arrested at L'Auberge Casino in Baton Rouge on Monday,..." May 23

  • Former Alabama coach Stallings suffers slight stroke

    Alabama "Former Alabama coach Gene Stallings suffered a slight stroke Thursday and was hospitalized in Montgomery. "I know I wasn't feeling good around 12 o'clock," he said from his home in Paris, Texas. Nevertheless, Stallings, 82, attended the Jimmy Rane Foundation charity golf tournament dinner in..." May 22

  • Former South Carolina QB Brandon McIlwain commits to Cal

    The State "Former South Carolina quarterback Brandon McIlwain will transfer to Cal, he announced Saturday. McIlwain started three games for South Carolina as a freshman quarterback, completing 52.5 percent of his passes for 600 yards and running for another 127 yards. He came to Columbia from Newtown,..." May 21

  • Florida Gators star Antonio Callaway cited for marijuana possession

    Tampa Bay Times "Florida Gators receiver Antonio Callaway has been cited for marijuana possession, according to Alachua County court records. The Gainesville Police Department stopped him and Kendrick Williams early Saturday morning for a seatbelt violation. Police smelled marijuana and found about 7 grams in..." May 18

  • How Kirby Smart plans on meeting expectations at Georgia in 2017

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Expectations always run higher the second season. Georgia coach Kirby Smart recognizes that. The Bulldogs are coming off an 8-5 record in 2016 in which they finished third in the SEC East. He noticed a change in the “culture and custom” at spring practice. "The expectation of the intensity..." May 18

  • Auburn officially adds two graduate transfers, loses two redshirt freshmen to transfer

    College Football Talk "It was a day of comings and goings for the Auburn football program. As had previously been reported, Auburn confirmed Thursday that Wilson Bell has transferred in Gus Malzahn‘s football team. It was reported in early April that the offensive lineman would be leaving Florida State and was..." May 18

  • Vanderbilt's Derek Mason gets raise, contract extension

    Tennessean "Vanderbilt football coach Derek Mason has signed a three-year contract extension with a raise and increased recruiting budget, athletics director David Williams confirmed Tuesday. Per Mason's request, multiple assistant coaches also received contract extensions and raises, including offensive..." May 16

  • Texas Tech top WR Jonathan Giles transferring to LSU

    ESPN "For the second time this offseason, LSU has landed a marquee transfer from Texas Tech. Jonathan Giles, who led the Red Raiders in receiving last season, announced Monday on Twitter that he'll be transferring to LSU. Giles caught 69 passes for 1,158 yards and 13 touchdowns last year. He ended..." May 16

  • Tennessee adds high-ranked QB Adrian Martinez to 2018 class

    Scout "Adrian Martinez didn't need long to decide Tennessee was the place for him after visiting Knoxville and Neyland Stadium. Three weeks after venturing from the Golden State to the Volunteer State, the Scout No. 21-ranked quarterback in the 2018 class verbally committed to the Volunteers, going..." May 13

  • Former LSU quarterback Brandon Harris completes transfer to UNC

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Brandon Harris is officially in the running to replace Mitchell Trubisky as North Carolina's quarterback next season. The Tar Heels announced Friday that Harris' move to UNC is complete as a graduate transfer from LSU. Harris started 15 games for the Tigers over three seasons, completing..." May 12

  • Auburn freshman quarterback Woody Barrett transferring from program

    SEC Country "Auburn football is now down to three scholarship quarterbacks after its second transfer at the position in 2017. Redshirt freshman quarterback Woody Barrett is transferring away from the program, a source confirmed to SEC Country on Monday morning. Brandon Marcello of Auburn Undercover first..." May 09

  • Texas flips 4-star S Caden Sterns from LSU

    Bleacher Report "Prospect Caden Sterns is staying in Texas. Sterns, who is a 4-star recruit in the class of 2018, per Scout, flipped his commitment from the LSU Tigers to the Texas Longhorns on Sunday. He announced the news on his Twitter page. According to Scout, the 6'1" and 173-pound Sterns is the No. 52..." May 08

  • Arkansas star running back retires from football after injury in spring game

    CBS Sports "Arkansas star running back Rawleigh Williams III decided his latest neck injury suffered playing football will be his last. Williams on Monday announced his retirement from the game he loves in a long letter penned for his school's website. "I'm moving onto the next chapter of my life,"..." May 08

  • Will Muschamp rips local media after players cleared in assault probe

    CBS Sports "Will Muschamp has added his own chapter to the war of words between South Carolina football and the State, taking aim at the local newspaper Monday for its reporting of an assault investigation and the supposed involvement of two Gamecocks football players. Linebacker Skai Moore and wide..." May 08

  • South Carolina's Moore, Samuel cleared in bar assault case

    The State "Authorities are trying to locate former USC football player Jalen Antwan Dread, wanted in connection to a recent assault at a Five Points bar. Dread, 20, is accused of assaulting a male victim at the Five Points Saloon a week ago, the Columbia Police Department said Saturday. Deebo Samuel, a..." May 07

  • LSU expects star defender Arden Key back in June

    The Advocate "— Arden Key could return to the LSU football team as early as the start of the summer semester June 5. Coach Ed Orgeron “expects” Key back to start summer school, he said during a speech at the Northwestern State Legends Gala on Friday night. Later, Orgeron said the school is “targeting” that..." May 06

  • Ed Orgeron: Lane Kiffin was headed to LSU as OC before FAU hired him

    CBS Sports "The reunion of Ed Orgeron and Lane Kiffin was going to happen, and then FAU came calling with an offer to make Kiffin the next head coach of the Owls. Kiffin and Orgeron were assistants together on Pete Carroll's USC staff, then reunited at Tennessee when Kiffin was named the Vols' head coach...." May 06

  • Tennessee WR Josh Smith Arrested for Alleged Assault of Roommate

    Bleacher Report "University of Tennessee wide receiver Josh Smith was arrested early Saturday morning after an alleged domestic assault of a male roommate. Jimmy Hyams of WNML first reported the details of Smith's arrest. The situation occurred Friday night and involved friend Kennedy Foster at an off-campus..." May 06

  • Read Email Telling LSU Athletes Not to Wear LSU Gear if They Protest Alton Sterling Decision

    Black Sports Online "SB Nation has learned that LSU sent an email to its student-athletes urging caution regarding the Alton Sterling case decision. On Wednesday the United States Justice Department announced no charges will be brought against the officers who killed Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La., on July 5,..." May 04

  • Nick Saban to be paid $11.125 million this season after Alabama contract extension

    USA Today "Alabama football coach Nick Saban will be paid $11.125 million this season under a three-year contract extension that includes a $4 million signing bonus approved Tuesday by the university board of trustees’ compensation committee.... Altogether, the eight-year deal running through 2025 is..." May 02

  • Chad Kelly trolled by Mia Khalifa again after becoming Mr. Irrelevant

    Larry Brown Sports "For someone who has no interest in Chad Kelly, adult film star Mia Khalifa can’t seem to leave the past in the past. As many of you know, Khalifa infamously put Kelly on blast last year after the former Ole Miss quarterback sent her some direct messages on Instagram. Kelly didn’t learn his..." May 02

  • Another Saban assistant at Bama will make nearly $1M

    CBS Sports "Alabama approved a contract extension for Nick Saban on Tuesday, adding three years and a pay bump to his deal to be the Crimson Tide head football coach. The school's Board of Trustees approved the extension, pay raise and new contracts for Alabama's assistant football coaches. Saban's deal..." May 02

  • South Carolina All-SEC LB among trio of Gamecocks accused in bar assault

    CBS Sports "Skai Moore was an All-SEC linebacker and arguably South Carolina's best defensive player before a neck injury forced him to sit out all of 2016. Moore's return is among the top storylines for the Gamecocks this fall, but his name has surfaced in headlines for other reasons -- as one of three..." May 02

  • Evander Holyfield's son, Elijah, arrested on drug charges at Georgia

    CBS Sports "Georgia running back Elijah Holyfield was arrested early Monday morning on misdemeanor marijuana charges, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Kirby Smart is reportedly aware of the arrest, which came at 3:19 a.m. Monday morning, though no official statement has been released by the..." May 01

  • Kroger signs deal with Kentucky for naming rights on stadium

    Lexington Herald-Leader "Commonwealth Stadium underwent a recent facelift and now it’s getting a brand new name — with the emphasis on “brand.” The home of the University of Kentucky football team will now be known as Kroger Field, per a deal struck between the university, UK Athletics and marketing partner JMI..." May 01

  • Arkansas' Rawleigh Williams carted off field before spring game

    SEC Country "Arkansas running back Rawleigh Williams III suffered an apparent injury prior to the Razorbacks’ Red-White spring scrimmage Saturday. Williams was carted off the field on a stretcher. The Razorbacks were going through light drills when Williams was hit and immediately went to his back. He was..." April 29

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