Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • Tennessee hires former Heisman winner Chris Weinke as RB coach

    Sportsnaut "New Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt and Chris Weinke worked together on Alabama’s staff in 2017. In 2018, they’ll be working together again with the Volunteers. On Wednesday, Pruitt announced that Weinke will serve as Tennessee’s running backs coach in 2018. “I’m excited to have Chris..." February 21

  • Miami defensive line coach leaving program to join Alabama coaching staff

    CBS Sports "The college football coaching carousel always takes one final spin post-National Signing Day. Unfortunately for Miami, that carousel has taken one of the Hurricanes' top assistants with it. Bruce Feldman reports that assistant head coach/defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski is leaving the..." February 20

  • 2018 Mississippi State commit charged with felony assault following car accident

    CBS Sports "Mississippi State 2018 commit Nathaniel Watson Jr. has been charged with assault first degree and a number of traffic violations following a car accident that occurred on Feb. 1. Watson and his classmate at Maplesville High School in Alabama, Tyrone Davis, were both charged following the..." February 17

  • 2019 4-star QB Gunnell decommits from Texas A&M amid offers from other schools

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "One of the top quarterbacks in the country decommitted from Texas A&M on Tuesday. Four-star quarterback Grant Gunnell (Houston/St. Pius) announced on Twitter that he was backing off his verbal commitment to the Aggies to explore other options. Though he did add that A&M was still "very much in..." February 14

  • Report: Alabama has interest in ECU grad transfer QB Gardner Minshew

    College Football Talk "Alabama wasn’t able to land a quarterback in its most recent recruiting class, so it appears the Crimson Tide are taking a swing at the graduate transfer tree. Citing unnamed sources, is reporting that Alabama is in hot pursuit of Gardner Minshew. That pursuit falls in line with Nick..." February 12

  • Dan Mullen would 'love' to get Tim Tebow involved at Florida

    Yardbarker "New Florida head football coach Dan Mullen has his sights set on getting a Gators legend involved with his program. He wants Tim Tebow. As we all know, Tebow is currently involved in other endeavors. Along with his amazing charity work, he’s been invited to spring training with the New York..." February 11

  • Top JUCO DE recruit Dorian Gerald commits to Arkansas with cookie cake

    CBS Sports "National Signing Day is over, but technically it's just the beginning of the regular period when recruits can submit their National Letters of Intent. That means there's still time for recruits to make their announcements in hilarious, awkward or just plain creepy ways. Or, in the case of top..." February 10

  • Jason Tarver leaves 49ers to become Vanderbilt’s defensive coordinator

    Pro Football Talk "Jason Tarver has never coached outside California, having started his career at West Valley College in 1996. He spent the past three seasons as the 49ers’ senior defensive assistant. Tarver, though, will move off the West Coast after taking the job as Vanderbilt’s defensive coordinator and..." February 08

  • Four-star WR Jacob Copeland commits to Florida, mom gets up and leaves

    CBS Sports "National Signing Day is supposed to be one of the best days of a high school football player's career. Jacob Copeland, a four-star wide receiver from Escambia, Florida, had a signing day that was more bizarre than special. The 6-foot, 190-pounder committed to the Gators over Alabama and..." February 07

  • Ja'Marr Chase, Rummel receiver, signs with LSU

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The Tigers have landed one of the the nation's top receivers. Rummel's Ja'Marr Chase announced and signed with LSU over Auburn on Wednesday at a ceremony at the Metairie high school. Both LSU and Auburn recruited Chase hard and had him on campus for official visits in the weeks leading up..." February 07

  • Five-star CB Patrick Surtain Jr. picks Tide over LSU

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Alabama got its first big commitment on National Signing Day with the commitment of Patrick Surtain Jr. Surtain, the top uncommitted recruit entering National Signing Day, is the No. 6 overall player in the country and the No. 1 cornerback, according to 247Sports' Composite rankings. He is the..." February 07

  • 4-star WR Tommy Bush signs with Georgia

    Bleacher Report "Tommy Bush, a 4-star wideout from Schertz, Texas, committed to Georgia over Texas, Baylor, Michigan State and Ole Miss. Trent Smallwood of shared the news. Bush is considered the No. 37 wide receiver and the No. 196 player overall in the Class of 2018 in 247Sports' composite..." February 07

  • Georgia flips 4-star LB Quay Walker from Alabama

    Alabama "It had looked likely for a while that Quay Walker would sign with someone other than Alabama. And that's how it played out on National Signing Day. The four-star Georgia linebacker, who had been committed to Alabama since June, announced Wednesday morning that he will instead sign with..." February 07

  • Georgia makes splash by landing 5-star CB Tyson Campbell

    SI "Moments before top uncommitted prospect Patrick Surtain Jr. picked Alabama on Wednesday morning, his teammate and defensive secondary partner at American Heritage (Fla.) High School made his own call. Tyson Campbell, who entered National Signing Day as the No. 12 overall prospect in the country,..." February 07

  • Johnny Manziel told to stop tweeting at Texas A&M recruits to avoid violation

    Larry Brown Sports "Johnny Manziel has been trying to do his part this recruiting season to help his alma mater land some of the top players in the country, but the former Texas A&M quarterback is going to have to tone that down — at least publicly. On Wednesday, which was National Signing Day for college..." February 07

  • Tosh Lupoi expected to be promoted to Alabama DC

    Yardbarker "Tosh Lupoi is expected to be promoted to Alabama defensive coordinator, according to a report.’s Matt Zenitz reported on Tuesday that Lupoi will be promoted to defensive coordinator and be the defense’s play-caller. He would be replacing Jeremy Pruitt, who took the Tennessee head..." February 07

  • Former Georgia QB Jacob Eason officially transfers back home to Washington

    CBS Sports "What was once an inevitability officially became reality on Tuesday as Washington welcomed former 5-star quarterback prospect and one-time Georgia starter Jacob Eason to the Huskies. The school announced the addition of Eason via video posted to the official recruiting account. Eason, a..." February 06

  • Jerry Jones’ grandson officially commits to Arkansas

    Sportsnaut "The Arkansas Razorbacks are keeping it in the family. Three-star recruit John Stephen Jones officially announced on Sunday that he will head to Fayetteville and play for the SEC program this upcoming season. Normally a three-star recruit making a commitment wouldn’t be newsworthy. That’s until..." February 04

  • Ole Miss transfers claim they were misled about probe

    Fanrag Sports "The hits just keep coming for Ole Miss. Unfortunately for the Rebels, they’re all self-inflicted, too. Six former football players who transferred to other schools amid an NCAA investigation into Ole Miss’ recruiting practices are basing their appeals for immediate eligibility on text messages..." February 02

  • Alabama loses recruiting battle to Princeton as four-star QB sticks with Tigers

    CBS Sports "One of the most intriguing decisions of the 2018 recruiting cycle came to a conclusion on Friday when four-star quarterback Brevin White out of Paraclete High School in Lancaster, California, called up Nick Saban. White has been committed to Princeton since July 2017, picking the Ivy League..." February 02

  • Alabama battling with Princeton over four-star QB

    CBS Sports "The 2018 recruiting cycle was going to be bizarre no matter what thanks to the implementation of the Early Signing Period, which took place last December. But a recruiting battle between defending national champion and recruiting juggernaut Alabama and Princeton? Not many people saw this..." February 01

  • Alabama football player arrested for pot possession

    Alabama "An Alabama football player was arrested Wednesday in Tuscaloosa. Rising sophomore tight end Major Tennison was booked in Tuscaloosa County Jail on second-degree marijuana possession charges. He was held on a $300 bond as of 10 a.m. CT. " January 31

  • Alabama lands grad transfer kicker from Temple

    College Football Talk "With the kicker that could’ve cost him his record-tying sixth national championship gone, Nick Saban is on the hunt for a new one. Monday, the Alabama head coach may have found said new one from a Group of Five program. On his personal Instagram account, Austin Jones announced that he has..." January 30

  • Former Arkansas coach Bret Bielema nets $12 million in massive buyout agreement

    CBS Sports "The buyout life is the best life, and former Arkansas coach Bret Bielema will be living right after being fired by the Razorbacks shortly after their season-ending loss to Missouri in November 2017. According to a release from the Razorback Foundation, Bielema is eligible to receive up to..." January 30

  • Georgia players bid QB Jacob Eason farewell as he leaves school

    Larry Brown Sports "Former prized recruit Jacob Eason left Georgia on Sunday, leaving behind many saddened teammates. Eason, who was one of the top recruits in the 2016 class and quarterbacked Georgia as a true freshman, lost the starting job to Jake Fromm last season. Between Fromm and the presence of incoming..." January 29

  • Texas A&M lands commitment from No.1 safety in 2019 class

    Sports Day "Jimbo Fisher and Texas A&M have made a statement on the recruiting trail. The Aggies came away with a huge recruiting win over the weekend, landing five-star 2019 Bishop Dunne safety Brian Williams. Williams announced his commitment on Twitter. Williams committed to Texas A&M over offers..." January 28

  • Source: Dan Enos leaving Wolverines to coach Crimson Tide QBs

    ESPN "Michigan has seen its fair share of turnover within the coaching staff the past few seasons, and another assistant coach is on his way out, as Dan Enos is expected to join Alabama as its quarterbacks coach, a source confirmed to ESPN on Thursday. Enos was only officially announced to Michigan's..." January 26

  • $10 million bill for Kevin Sumlin’s firing comes due for A&M today

    College Football Talk "Much to the delight of Kevin Sumlin‘s bank account, it’s the day of financial reckoning for Texas A&M. On Nov. 26 of last year, A&M announced that it had fired Sumlin after five seasons as its head football coach. Per the provisions in Sumlin’s contract, he was owed the entire amount he was..." January 25

  • Florida players suspended amid fraud charges will rejoin team, report says

    Sporting News - NCAAF "After being suspended last season due to felony fraud charges, four Florida players will officially rejoin the Gators on Wednesday. Running back Jordan Scarlett, receiver Rick Wells and linebackers James Houston and Ventrell Miller are the four who will rejoin team. ”All of our players..." January 24

  • Alabama football turned $45.9M profit in 2017

    Alabama "University of Alabama athletics continues to be profitable and football remains the driving force, according to budget documents the school files annually with the NCAA. The school made $15.6 million more than it spent in 2017, according to the document obtained by through open records..." January 24

  • Florida RB Jordan Scarlett, WR Rick Wells among four suspended Gators reinstated

    CBS Sports "Florida running back Jordan Scarlett, wide receiver Rick Wells, as well as linebackers James Houston and Ventrell Miller are all enrolled in school and have been cleared to return to the Gators after serving season-long suspensions stemming from a credit card fraud case that resulted in the..." January 23

  • Alabama's Jalen Hurts lost his QB job, and now his dreadlocks

    Michigan Live "Even if Jalen Hurts is on the field for Alabama next season, it won't look the same. That's because the Crimson Tide QB has cut his signature dreadlocks, fulfilling an apparent promise he made if Alabama on the national championship. The man who is 27-2 as a starter might be able to hide in..." January 22

  • Florida lands commitment from highly touted WR Justin Watkins

    SEC Country "Florida coach Dan Mullen landed a commitment Saturday from 4-star wide receiver Justin Watkins. The Under Armour All-American from East Ridge High School (Clermont, Fla.) is one of five official visitors for the Gators this weekend. Watkins is ranked the nation’s No. 21 wide receiver and No...." January 21

  • Arkansas center Zach Rogers giving up football to pursue career in law enforcement

    Sportsnaut "After finishing up his junior season as the starting center for the Arkansas Razorbacks, Zach Rogers has decided to call and end to his football career. The former three-star recruit out of Hebron in Carrollton, Texas has decided to pursue a career in law enforcement instead. Rogers’ father,..." January 20

  • Report: Alabama set to promote Mike Locksley to OC/QBs coach

    Saturday Down South "It appears early reports suggesting Nick Saban was preparing to promote Mike Locksley were accurate, Alabama has reportedly decided to promote from within and give the assistant coach more responsibility in 2018. Locksley served as Alabama’s co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach last..." January 19

  • Derrius Guice signs with agency that reps Kendrick Lamar

    ESPN "One of the biggest names in music representation is getting into the business of representing athletes. Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE), which represents the likes of Kendrick Lamar, SZA, ScHoolboy Q and Jay Rock, announced Friday it is opening up a sports division and its first client will be former..." January 19

  • Gus Malzahn's 7-year, $49 million contract 'definitely not' fully guaranteed

    Alabama "Details of Gus Malzahn's new seven-year, $49 million contract extension at Auburn are still being hashed out, but it is "definitely not" fully guaranteed. Auburn president Steven Leath addressed Malzahn's contract and other athletics issues with reporters after introducing Allen Greene as the..." January 19

  • Alabama expected to name Mike Locksley OC, Hugh Freeze still in play, reports say

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Alabama is expected to make current assistant Mike Locksley its offensive coordinator, according to multiple reports, but that doesn't mean former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze won't be on the Crimson Tide staff. Locksley, whose title in 2017 was co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach,..." January 18

  • LSU to hire Kevin Faulk as director of player development

    SI "LSU great and former Patriots running back Kevin Faulk is expected to become the Tigers’ new director of player development, a source told SI. The 41-year old is the school’s all-time leading rusher and has been coaching in Louisiana at Carencro High, his alma mater. LSU is still getting the..." January 18

  • REPORT: Jim McElwain Has Had Conversations About Alabama Return

    12 Up "After leaving the Alabama program in 2011, a return to the Crimson Tide could be quite real for Jim McElwain, following the end of his tenure at Florida. McElwain was the offensive coordinator during the time for Nick Saban's Crimson Tide (prior to leaving for the head job at Colorado State,..." January 17

  • Former Alabama LB Mekhi Brown says he wasn't dismissed

    247 Sports "Former Alabama linebacker Mekhi Brown wants everyone to know the truth following his transfer to Tennessee State earlier this week. Brown, the player at the center of a viral moment during the national championship game after getting into a physical altercation with an assistant coach, said he..." January 17

  • SEC will not stand in the way of Alabama, Nick Saban hiring Hugh Freeze

    CBS Sports "If Nick Saban wants to hire Hugh Freeze, the SEC won't stand in his way. A report from says that the Alabama coach wants to hire the former Ole Miss coach to be the Tide's new offensive coordinator, but that other members inside the Alabama program as well as the SEC could fight..." January 17

  • Ex-Vols star WR Jauan Jennings re-enrolls at Tennessee after being dismissed

    CBS Sports "The long and winding road for Tennessee wide receiver Jauan Jennings might not be over yet. According to the Tennessee student directory, Jennings has re-enrolled for classes. It's the next positive step in what could be a second chance for Jennings with the Volunteers. Jennings' reenrollment..." January 16

  • Tennessee QB Quinten Dormady transferring out of the program

    Fanbuzz "Tennessee has had major turnover this offseason, with both some players and the coaching staff as Jeremy Pruitt is the new head coach. It looks like the Vols are going to lose a player at a key position in quarterback Quinten Dormady as he announced his intention to transfer. He will be..." January 16

  • Coach-shoving Alabama LB Mekhi Brown reportedly transfers to Tennessee State

    College Football Talk "You probably didn’t know who Mekhi Brown was before last Monday night. The sophomore linebacker entered the College Football Playoff Championship Game with six tackles, most of them on special teams. But then he became momentarily famous — or infamous — for a third quarter stretch in which he..." January 15

  • Report: Hugh Freeze interviews with Nick Saban for Alabama OC job

    Larry Brown Sports "Nick Saban may lose his top assistants every season, but he goes right back to restocking with some of the best available coaches. And this year may not be an exception. According to The Tuscaloosa News, former Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze was in Alabama on Monday and was in the Crimson..." January 15

  • 4-star athlete Harold Joiner commits to Auburn

    Oanow "The competition in Auburn's 2018 backfield just got a little thicker. Harold Joiner, a four-star running back out of Mountain Brook High in Birmingham, announced his verbal commitment to the Tigers during his official visit on Sunday. “It’s been a decision I’ve been wanting to make. It was..." January 14

  • Alabama RB Josh Jacobs says he played on broken ankle for over three months

    Larry Brown Sports "Alabama’s national championship victory probably feels particularly sweet for sophomore running back Josh Jacobs. Jacobs revealed to Twitter on Thursday that he was about to undergo surgery for a broken ankle he had been playing on since the fifth week of the season. Jacobs rushed for 284..." January 13

  • Vols' Todd Kelly Jr. in altercation with girlfriend, hospitalized after fall from 30-foot wall

    Bleacher Report "Tennessee safety Todd Kelly Jr. was hospitalized Friday after falling from a wall following an altercation with his girlfriend. Per Blake Toppmeyer of Knox News, Lauren McDaniel told a Knoxville police officer Kelly started "a minor altercation" while the couple were at a bar and a verbal..." January 13

  • Alabama assistant coach's playbook stolen from team hotel before national championship

    USA Today "Alabama defensive line coach Karl Dunbar had a bag containing his playbook stolen two days prior to the Crimson Tide's 26-23 overtime victory over Georgia in the College Football Playoff national title game, Atlanta police confirmed to USA TODAY Sports on Friday. Dunbar had left his backpack..." January 12

  • Will Muschamp, South Carolina Reportedly Agree to New Contract

    Bleacher Report "The South Carolina Gamecocks and head football coach Will Muschamp reportedly agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension that will pay out $4.2 million in the first year, according to the Post and Courier's David Cloninger.'s Chris Clark added Muschamp will receive a..." January 12

  • Jordan Smith is leaving Florida amid credit card fraud case

    Fanbuzz "Former four-star defensive Jordan Smith is leaving the Florida Gators after two seasons with the team. He made the announcement via his Twitter. The 6-foot-6, 220-pound defensive end was one of the players involved in the credit card fraud case that resulted in a year-long suspension. " January 11

  • Alabama’s Minkah Fitzpatrick Enters Draft

    Pro Football Rumors "No surprise here, but Alabama standout Minkah Fitzpatrick is going pro. Fitzpatrick announced on Thursday that he will forgo his final season in order to enter the 2018 draft. Between winning the Bednarik Award and a National Championship, Fitzpatrick couldn’t have had a better platform..." January 11

  • Tua Tagovailoa defends Jalen Hurts against criticism

    Larry Brown Sports "Jalen Hurts was Alabama’s starting quarterback all season, but Tua Tagovailoa is getting much of the credit for leading the Tide to a national championship. While the freshman deserves plenty of praise, Hurts was part of the reason Alabama was in position to capture a title. Tagovailoa wants to..." January 11

  • Drew Lock puts NFL on hold, will return to Mizzou for senior year

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Drew Lock might very well play in the NFL — but not in 2018. Fresh off his record-breaking junior season, Missouri’s first-team All-Southeastern Conference quarterback decided to return for his senior season and put the NFL draft on hold. “I’m very excited to be coming back for my senior..." January 10

  • FAU head coach Lane Kiffin says Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa would’ve transferred if he didn’t play Monday

    New York Daily News "Tua Tagovailoa’s historic performance Monday night led to an incredible comeback for the true freshman in the national championship game, but his future at Alabama prior to the game was very much in doubt. Florida Atlantic head coach Lane Kiffin, who was the offensive coordinator for the..." January 10

  • Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough leaving for NFL

    Alabama "Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough is leaving for the NFL, a source confirmed to The Northport product ran for 596 yards and eight touchdowns this season as part of a deep and talented running back group. He also caught 17 passes for 109 yards." January 10

  • Alabama WR Calvin Ridley entering NFL Draft

    Sporting News "Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley announced Wednesday on Twitter he is entering the NFL Draft "In announcing my entrance into the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft, I know that those who come after me will take this program to even greater heights," he wrote. "The future of this program is indeed in..." January 10

  • Four-star quarterback Bo Nix commits to Auburn

    Fanbuzz "The recruiting process has been quite interesting for talented 2019 quarterback process Bo Nix. As of mid-December, the junior from Pinson Valley (Ala.) had a firm top three that included Ohio State, Clemson and Auburn. On Wednesday, however, the son of former Auburn quarterback Patrick Nix..." January 10

  • LSU RB Derrius Guice declares for the NFL draft

    The Advocate "The Derrius Guice era at LSU is at its expected end. The former Catholic High star and record-setting Tigers running back is forgoing his senior season for the NFL draft, he announced Wednesday with a post on social media, a bit of news expected for months now. Guice will finish his LSU..." January 10

  • LSU promotes Steve Ensminger to offensive coordinator

    Alabama "LSU has promoted Steve Ensminger to offensive coordinator, the school announced Wednesday. The 59-year-old Ensminger, a former LSU quarterback, has been on the Tigers' staff since 2010. He was interim offensive coordinator for the final eight games of the 2016 season after Cam Cameron was..." January 10

  • Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough yells anti-Trump sentiment

    USA Today "Players for Alabama and Georgia were kept in the locker room as President Trump walked onto the field ahead of the national anthem at Monday’s national championship game — the usual procedure for most college football games. That didn’t stop Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough from voicing his..." January 09

  • Bama's Bo Scarbrough: I Didn't Say, 'F Trump'

    TMZ "Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough is adamant he did NOT fire an F-bomb directed toward President Trump before the college football national championship. Instead, Scarbrough claims he said, "F**k Georgia." And if you listen to the video ... sounds like he's telling the truth." January 09

  • Jalen Hurts was a model teammate despite benching

    Larry Brown Sports "Jalen Hurts acted like a model teammate despite being benched at halftime of the national championship game on Monday night. After being unable to do much against Georgia’s defense in the first half and going 3-for-8 passing, Hurts was replaced by true freshman Tua Tagovailoa to start the..." January 09

  • Report: Georgia QB, Week 1 starter Jacob Eason expected to transfer to Washington

    CBS Sports "Quarterback Jacob Eason, Georgia's Week 1 starter, is leaning heavily towards transferring to Washington, according to Adam Jude of the Seattle Times. Jude writes that Eason is expected to transfer "barring a last-minute change of heart." Georgia nor Eason, who is from Lake Stevens,..." January 09

  • Alabama-Georgia National Championship thriller draws 16.7 overnight rating, up from last two years

    Awful Announcing "Heading into Monday’s College Football Playoff National Championship, expectations for ESPN’s ratings were low. Analysts figured that a matchup of two SEC schools that stand less than 300 miles from each other would have limited appeal outside the southeast, driving down the game’s..." January 09

  • Protesters plan to greet Donald Trump at college football national championship

    CBS Sports "Donald Trump plans to attend the College Football Playoff National Championship in Atlanta on Monday night and two groups have already put out a call to action to protest his arrival. The Atlanta chapter of the NAACP and the group Refuse Fascism ATL have already announced plans to protest near..." January 08

  • Ticket prices soar ahead of 2018 CFP National Championship

    ESPN "Monday's College Football Playoff National Championship Presented By AT&T between Alabama and Georgia has turned into one of the hottest tickets in college football history. The average ticket sold on the most frequented resale sites is up over $2,300 ($2,319 on StubHub, $2,413 on Vivid..." January 08

  • Roof leaking at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

    Larry Brown Sports "With less than two hours to go before scheduled kickoff of the National Championship game, Mercedes-Benz Stadium may have a bit of an issue. Multiple reporters said Monday evening that there was some sort of leak coming through the roof of the stadium onto the field." January 08

  • Texans strength coach Craig Fitzgerald joins University of Tennessee staff

    Houston Chronicle "Texans strength and conditioning coach Craig Fitzgerald has resigned from the coaching staff after accepting the University of Tennessee strength and conditioning job. Texans strength and conditioning coach Craig Fitzgerald has resigned from the coaching staff after accepting the University of..." January 07

  • Bettors siding with 3.5/4-point favorite Alabama in Las Vegas

    ESPN "The College Football Playoff National Championship between Alabama and Georgia is setting up to be a big decision for some Las Vegas sportsbooks, with the house rooting for the underdog Bulldogs. Alabama heads into Monday as a 3.5- or 4-point favorite over Georgia in an all-SEC championship..." January 07

  • Ex-Tennessee coach Derek Dooley heads to Missouri as new offensive coordinator

    CBS Sports "With the exception of the vacancy at Arizona, the college football coaching carousel has nearly come to a stop -- at least for head coaches. It's a different story for assistants, and will be for the next month or so until National Signing Day comes and goes. But even with some time left, this is..." January 06

  • LSU parts ways with OC Matt Canada

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The Matt Canada experiment is officially over at LSU after just one season. LSU and Canada, the school's offensive coordinator in 2017, have agreed to part way, the school said in a release Friday (Jan. 5). "I want to thank Matt for his contribution here at LSU and wish him and his family..." January 06

  • Stidham will return to Auburn next season: 'We have unfinished business'

    Alabama "Jarrett Stidham will be back to lead Auburn's offense in 2018. Following a three-day hunting trip in the "middle of nowhere" north of the Mexican border, the Tigers' starting quarterback announced his decision to return to school for his redshirt junior season and pass on the NFL Draft for at..." January 06

  • Alabama DB Minkah Fitzpatrick has bruised kidney but will play in title game

    Yardbarker "Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick will reportedly be gutting out a bruised kidney when the Crimson Tide take on Georgia in the national title game Monday. One of Alabama’s key defenders and a team leader, Fitzpatrick is a heck of a player. He is somewhat of a jack-of-all-trades and can..." January 06

  • LSU secures 2018 commitment from 4-star CB Kelvin Joseph

    The Advocate "Four-star Scotlandville safety Kelvin Joseph committed to LSU on Saturday during the U.S. Army All-American game in San Antonio, giving the Tigers another boost to their 2018 recruiting class. The No. 1-ranked defensive back/safety in Louisiana, according to, had offers from..." January 06

  • 4-star LB J.J. Peterson commits to Tennessee

    247 Sports "A strong recruiting run for the University of Tennessee continued on Saturday at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl when Top100 linebacker JJ Peterson put on a Volunteers hat and committed to new head coach Jeremy Pruitt. Alabama was the runner-up. “I had a hard time choosing where I want to..." January 06

  • Mississippi State's Sweat returning for senior year

    The Clarion-Ledger "Bob Shoop's job just got a little bit easier. Defensive end Montez Sweat announced Saturday that he's returning for his senior season at Mississippi State, giving new defensive coordinator Bob Shoop and the rest of the Bulldogs back the SEC's leading pass-rusher in 2017. "While we..." January 06

  • Alabama's Cotton to miss title game with knee injury

    247 Sports "Outside linebacker Anfernee Jennings already announced he will miss Monday’s national championship game after undergoing surgery on his injured knee. And now Nick Saban ruled out a second Alabama starter for the game against Georgia. At the Crimson Tide’s media day inside Philips Arena, the..." January 06

  • LSU's Derrius Guice To Declare for NFL Draft

    TMZ "LSU superstar running back Derrius Guice is going pro ... TMZ Sports has learned. The 20-year-old college junior racked up 1,251 yards and 11 rushing TDs during the 2017 season -- and set the LSU single season yards-per-carry record in 2016 with 7.58 yards per carry. Guice had given..." January 05

  • Source: LSU DC Dave Aranda remains nation's top-paid assistant with new 4-year, $10M deal

    ESPN "College football's highest-paid assistant coach is staying at LSU and getting even richer. LSU head coach Ed Orgeron announced Wednesday night on Twitter that defensive coordinator Dave Aranda has agreed to remain with the Tigers. Aranda is receiving a new four-year contract that will pay..." January 04

  • Lane Kiffin talks about ‘miserable’ atmosphere at Alabama

    Larry Brown Sports "Lane Kiffin has made it abundantly clear that coaching at Alabama was not something he enjoyed, and he gets more and more candid about his time in Tuscaloosa by the day. In an appearance on “The Dan Le Batard Show” this week, Kiffin said his departure from Alabama has reminded him that football..." January 04

  • Texas A&M lands DC Mike Elko from Notre Dame

    SEC Country "After making a hard run at Dave Aranda, it appears Texas A&M has found its next defensive coordinator in the form of Mike Elko, according to Billy Liucci of Texags. Elko spent the past season at Notre Dame. Elko helped turn around the Irish defense, which was a big reason Notre Dame went from..." January 04

  • President Trump plans to attend College Football Playoff title game

    USA Today "President Donald Trump is planning to attend the College Football Playoff national championship game Monday. The news was confirmed to USA TODAY by two people within the administration who were not authorized to speak publicly because Trump's schedule isn't yet official. The all-Southeastern..." January 03

  • Georgia's Davin Bellamy Teaches Baker Mayfield Important Lesson About Humility By Not Being Humble

    The Big Lead "Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield won the Heisman this year. He was quite brash along the way, finding himself in some incidents. Today, he played magnificently in the Rose Bowl, only to lose in devastating fashion. He may have also done a throat-slash move at one point. A real mixed..." January 02

  • Georgia fans crashed StubHub looking for title tickets after Oklahoma game

    Larry Brown Sports "Georgia fans watched their team pull off a win in one of the most exciting college football games you will ever see on Monday, and many of them want to witness the Bulldogs take on Alabama in person. If you plan on doing that by way of StubHub, it’ll cost about $2,000 just to get in the..." January 02

  • Alabama's Nick Saban critical of College Football Playoff scheduling

    ESPN "Alabama coach Nick Saban lamented what he feels is a quick turnaround from the College Football Playoff semifinal games to the championship game, saying that it's difficult to come off a bowl game with only seven days to prepare. "Someone has to think about the players," Saban said, "and not..." January 02

  • Arkansas expected to hire Texas A&M's Chavis as DC

    SI "Veteran SEC defensive coordinator John Chavis is expected to become the next DC at Arkansas, sources have told SI, but there are still some details that need to be sorted out. New Razorbacks coach Chad Morris is working to fill out his staff after coming over from SMU. The 61-year-old Chavis..." January 01

  • 5-Star RB Trey Sanders Announces Decommitment from Alabama

    Bleacher Report "Running back Trey Sanders has dealt a big blow to Alabama's 2019 recruiting class after announcing he was decommitting from the program. Sanders explained his decision to re-open his recruiting on Twitter. Sanders verbally committed to the Crimson Tide during his sophomore season in 2016..." January 01

  • Auburn's Carlton Davis will miss Peach Bowl due to illness

    Orlando Sentinel "Auburn will compete without All-American defensive back Carlton Davis for the Peach Bowl Monday. Tigers coach Gus Malzahn said the third-year starting cornerback will miss the game due to illness. Davis, who had 36 tackles and a team-high 11 pass breakups this season, has missed practice time..." December 31

  • Alabama players set early curfew for Sugar Bowl

    Larry Brown Sports "Alabama players will face a slightly early curfew ahead of their Sugar Bowl battle with Clemson — by their own request. The Crimson Tide’s player leadership group requested primarily 11 p.m. curfews while in New Orleans, surprising coach Nick Saban, who had expected something a little closer to..." December 31

  • Nick Saban received over 400 votes in Alabama Senate race

    USA Today "It turns out that Nick Saban can’t get enough votes to tip an election in Alabama – at least not while he’s still coaching. However, in the state’s hotly contested U.S. Senate election this month, Saban outpolled a wide range of sports, entertainment and political figures who were among myriad..." December 30

  • Referee explains awful decision to eject Kentucky RB

    Larry Brown Sports "Kentucky running back Benny Snell was ejected from Friday’s Music City Bowl in a highly criticized move, and now the referee behind the ejection is explaining himself. During the second quarter of the Kentucky-Northwestern game, Snell was ejected for making contact with a referee. But video..." December 30

  • Alabama QB Jalen Hurts: Former Clemson QB Deshaun Watson told him to 'be fearless'

    ESPN "One of the first people Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts sought out following the Crimson Tide's loss to Clemson in the national championship game last year was his counterpart that night. Several days after the game, Hurts called former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. "I called to..." December 30

  • Georgia backup QB Jacob Eason doesn't question his role: 'Look where we are now'

    USA Today "Kyler Murray empathizes with Jacob Eason. The Oklahoma backup quarterback had a similar path to the Georgia backup quarterback: Highly touted, believed to be the quarterback of the future … then stuck in uncertainty, and on the bench. Murray was one of the top quarterbacks in the 2015..." December 30

  • Malik Zaire’s father upset with what happened at Florida

    SEC Country "Quarterback Malik Zaire has decided not to petition the NCAA for an extra year of eligibility, ending his time at Florida after one season, according to his father. Zaire, who broke his ankle two games into his 2015 season at Notre Dame, could have pursued a medical hardship waiver for a sixth..." December 29

  • Tennessee's Kelly declares for NFL draft

    SEC Country "Tennessee tailback John Kelly has declared himself eligible for the NFL Draft via his Instagram account. The 5-foot-9, 205 junior from Detroit led the Vols with 778 yards and 9 touchdowns rushing on 189 carries and was tied for the team lead with 37 receptions, netting 299 yards for an average..." December 29

  • LSU likely to split with offensive coordinator Matt Canada after one year

    CBS Sports "The highest-paid offensive coordinator in college football might not get a second year to implement his system at LSU as the Tigers are planning to split with Matt Canada after the Citrus Bowl, according to The Daily Advertiser and The Advocate. Canada and coach Ed Orgeron have seemingly been..." December 28

  • Kentucky courting Ravens great Ed Reed to be assistant coach

    Baltimore Sun "Beginning Jan. 9, Division I football programs are allowed to hire a 10th on-field assistant coach. At some programs, that might mean an internal promotion of a support staffer. At others, it might mean plucking a coach from another school. At Kentucky, it might mean hiring Ed Reed. In 2016,..." December 28

  • Missouri DE Marcell Frazier calls out Josh Heupel for leaving team

    ESPN "Missouri defensive end Marcell Frazier blamed departed offensive coordinator Josh Heupel for leaving the Tigers high and dry after they got rolled by Texas 33-16 Wednesday night at the Texas Bowl. "Realistically, Heupel left us in a bad position," Frazier said of Heupel, who took the..." December 28