Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • Ed Orgeron believes a national championship is near for LSU

    SEC Country "Ed Orgeron is confident that a national championship is not far around the corner for LSU. When asked by a caller to his radio show how far the Tigers could go with the “true grit” they showed in their rally from a 20-point deficit to beat No. 10 Auburn, Orgeron suggested the ultimate..." October 19

  • Ole Miss apologizes, settles lawsuit with Houston Nutt

    The Clarion-Ledger "The three-month legal saga between Houston Nutt and Ole Miss reached its conclusion Monday afternoon. In a joint statement, both parties announced a settlement in Nutt's lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in July, dismissed in August, then refiled in Lafayette County Circuit Court last..." October 17

  • Arkansas QB Austin Allen expected to be out a couple more weeks

    SEC Country "Arkansas quarterback Austin Allen is not expected to be ready to play Saturday against Auburn, coach Bret Bielema said Monday. However, he has not officially been ruled out yet. Allen missed the Razorbacks’ loss at Alabama last Saturday with a right shoulder injury. “With where he’s at right..." October 17

  • Former Auburn FB Heath Evans: Fire Gus Malzahn, hire me

    College Football Talk "Former NFL players: They’re just like us. After watching his alma mater blow a 20-0 lead and fail to do something lowly Troy did just a few weeks ago, former Auburn fullback Heath Evans strapped on his Twitter fingers and vented away the pain from War Eagles’ 27-23 loss to LSU. Evans didn’t..." October 16

  • South Carolina RB Rico Dowdle has fractured fibula, out for ‘extended period of time’

    SEC Country "South Carolina is celebrating a win at Neyland Stadium on Saturday, but it is not all good news for the Gamecocks. Running back Rico Dowdle is expected to miss an extended period of time as the result of a fractured fibula suffered during the game on Saturday. It’s the same injury that has..." October 16

  • Houston Nutt re-files lawsuit against Ole Miss in Mississippi court

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Former Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt re-filed his defamation suit against the university in Lafayette County Circuit Court in Mississippi on Wednesday, according to The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Miss.). Nutt originally filed the suit against Ole Miss in a federal court in July, though it..." October 12

  • Penn State is preparing for Texas A&M to make a run at James Franklin

    CBS Sports "Penn State officials are preparing for Texas A&M to make a run at hiring James Franklin should Kevin Sumlin and the Aggies part ways, CBS Sports has learned. Franklin, in his fourth season with Penn State, has helped resurrect the Nittany Lions from crippling NCAA penalties in the Jerry..." October 12

  • Junior QB Quinten Dormady reportedly 'contemplating future' with Tennessee

    Saturday Down South "Believe it or not, things can get worse on Rocky Top. According to Jesse Simonton of Volquest, starting quarterback Quinten Dormady is “contemplating” his future with the program. Just when things looked to be heading in the right direction, too, as Butch Jones stated Monday that the team was..." October 10

  • Georgia LB Natrez Patrick arrested on marijuana-related charges

    ESPN "Georgia starting linebacker Natrez Patrick was arrested on misdemeanor marijuana-related charges by police in Athens, Georgia, late Thursday night. Patrick, a junior from Atlanta, was charged with misdemeanor possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and prohibited stopping, standing or..." October 06

  • No. 1 recruit Justin Fields commits to Georgia

    ESPN "Quarterback Justin Fields, the No. 1-ranked prospect in the country, is staying home. Fields, a 6-foot-3, 221-pound dual-threat from Kennesaw, Georgia, committed to the Georgia Bulldogs on Friday morning at a school pep rally, ending a recruitment that had been trending that direction since..." October 06

  • Report: Tennessee OL Trey Smith Needed Stitches After Being Kicked In Face By Teammate

    The Spun "Tennessee’s football team is having a rough few weeks, and yesterday tensions reportedly boiled over between two players during practice. According to local radio host Jimmy Hyams, offensive lineman Trey Smith and defensive end Darrell Taylor got into a scuffle after Smith pancaked..." October 06

  • LSU RT Toby Weathersby challenges critics to ‘box it out’ with him

    Sportsnaut "The LSU football team has taken a few steps in the wrong direction this season, and the criticism that has followed recently got to right tackle Toby Weathersby. After a couple of blowout wins against cupcake opponents to open the season, LSU got a wakeup call against Mississippi State in Week..." October 03

  • Butch Jones' seat is so hot there are odds on who will replace him as Tennessee coach

    CBS Sports "It's never a good sign when sportsbooks are taking bets on which coach is going to replace you when you still have your job, but that's the position Tennessee's Butch Jones finds himself in. After a 41-0 loss to Georgia on Saturday, the common feeling is that it's only a matter of time before..." October 02

  • Paul Finebaum admits he has talked to Chip Kelly about potential Tennessee job

    Larry Brown Sports "As Butch Jones’s position grows more and more tenuous with Tennessee, talk of potential replacements is beginning to heat up. One popular name for any high-profile opening will be former Oregon coach Chip Kelly, who is currently serving as an ESPN analyst after his firing by the San Francisco..." October 02

  • Florida’s top WR Tyrie Cleveland expected to miss LSU game

    Sportsnaut "The Florida Gators will almost certainly be without their top receiver, Tyrie Cleveland, when they host SEC rival LSU on Saturday. Head coach Jim McElwain confirmed to reporters Monday that Cleveland has a high-angle sprain and is in a walking boot. “He’s in a boot right now,” McElwain said,..." October 02

  • Auburn president refutes report of plan to fire AD Jacobs

    SEC Country "Auburn president Steven Leath has refuted a report from AL.com’s Kevin Scarbinsky that stated he and the university’s board of trustees “have laid the groundwork to end Jay Jacobs’ tenure as athletics director.” Leath released a statement to reporters late Friday night concerning the report,..." September 30

  • Luke Del Rio leaves game with injury

    247 Sports "Florida starting quarterback Luke Del Rio was hit while throwing the ball during the second quarter of the game against Vanderbilt. Trainers were looking the Del Rio's left shoulder before walking him back to the locker room for further evaluation. Redshirt freshman quarterback Feleipe Franks..." September 30

  • Texas student body hosts vote to rekindle rivalry with Texas A&M; Tom Herman approves

    Dallas Morning News "The future of Texas' rivalry with Texas A&M is far from promising. The two schools haven't met on the gridiron since 2011, and both teams have filled their respective non-conference slates through most of the next decade. So Texas' student body is taking things into its own hands. Student body..." September 29

  • Dabo continues ‘never say never’ when it comes to replacing Nick Saban at Alabama

    College Football Talk "If nothing else, Dabo Swinney is extremely consistent with this bit of lingering and ongoing speculation. Swinney is a native of Birmingham, Ala., and played wide receiver for Alabama in the early nineties. Given that connection, the school of thought is that, when Nick Saban decides to..." September 29

  • Texas A&M chancellor declines to address Kevin Sumlin's job security

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Coaches on the hot seat know the obligatory "vote of confidence" from administrators often is a harbinger of unemployment to come, but Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin isn't even getting that formality. Asked Friday at a Texas Tribune event whether Sumlin's job is safe, Texas A&M chancellor John..." September 29

  • Florida DL Keivonnis Davis Hospitalized After Car Accident

    Bleacher Report "University of Florida football player Keivonnis Davis was involved in a "serious" car crash this week and remains hospitalized. Trey Wallace of the Ultimate SEC Show received confirmation of the news from Davis' lawyer, who said he's asking for "thoughts and prayers" for the Gators defensive..." September 28

  • Florida names Luke Del Rio the starter vs. Vanderbilt

    247 Sports "Florida has named its starting quarterback for the Vanderbilt game, according to ESPN analyst Paul Finebaum. After helping lead the team to a come-from-behind win against Kentucky, redshirt junior Luke Del Rio will get the starting nod this week, McElwain told Finebaum. Del Rio finished 9-14..." September 25

  • Suspended Florida players face felony charges for fraud

    USA Today "Several Florida players face felony charges on fraud, according to Alachua County court records after they were accused to misusing student ID cards to charge items. Antonio Callaway, one of the top receivers on the team, and Jordan Scarlett, who was supposed to start at running back are the..." September 25

  • Ex-A&M AD: ‘I had nothing to do with’ Kevin Sumlin’s massive contract extension

    College Football Talk "If you’re a fan of honesty — or at least one man’s version of what he honestly thinks is reality — this one’s in your wheelhouse. In 2012, the first season for both Kevin Sumlin in College Station and Texas A&M in the SEC, the Aggies went 11-2 overall and 6-2 in conference play, largely behind..." September 22

  • Kentucky AD Mitch Barnhart condemns fan's sign ridiculing Hurricane Irma victims

    USA Today "UK athletics director Mitch Barnhart has issued a statement condemning a fan's sign made for the Florida game that was circulated online Wednesday. The sign, a photo of which was captured from a Snapchat story then tweeted by former Florida player Ahmad Black, reads, "If hurricane Irma didn't..." September 21

  • LSU’s Derrius Guice posts, then deletes, picture of him with brand-new car

    Sportsnaut "Unless LSU running back Derrius Guice has north of $50,000 laying around for a rainy day, this photo of him posing with his mother and a brand new car probably isn’t going to sit well with the NCAA. As noted, Guice would quickly delete the photo. But as we all know, you really can’t delete..." September 20

  • Ed Orgeron: LSU looking to get freshman QB Myles Brennan on the field

    Sportsnaut "LSU head coach Ed Orgeron is looking to get freshman Myles Brennan involved as he looks for a spark offensively. On Monday following Saturday’s embarrassing blowout loss to Mississippi State, Orgeron said, “We’re going to give Myles more reps. See if he can play in the next couple of games,” per..." September 19

  • Former No. 1 recruit Byron Cowart requests release from Auburn

    Alabama "Bryon Cowart has requested his release from the Auburn football program, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed. The source indicated Cowart's request is "in the process" and up to coach Gus Malzahn as 7:45 a.m. Tuesday. The junior defensive lineman has three tackles with .5 for..." September 19

  • Auburn QB Sean White dismissed from team following arrest

    Alabama "Auburn quarterback Sean White, who was arrested early Sunday morning for public intoxication, has been dismissed from the team, a source told AL.com. The 21-year old White, who had just served a two-game suspension for undisclosed reasons, was arrested by Auburn police at 2:45 a.m. on Sunday on..." September 18

  • Jim McElwain provides update on injured DB Duke Dawson, freshman WR James Robinson

    Saturday Down South "When the Florida Gators take on the red-hot Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday, they may have to do so without a key member of their secondary. On Monday, coach Jim McElwain spoke with reporters, saying that CB Duke Dawson is highly questionable for Saturday’s game due to a head injury. Also of..." September 18

  • Arkansas will feature Cowboys-themed uniforms in Week 4 to honor Jerry Jones

    Sportsnaut "The Arkansas Razorbacks are heading to Texas Saturday to battle their SEC West rivals, Texas A&M, in AT&T Stadium, which Jerry Jones built for the Dallas Cowboys. Jones, who attended Arkansas and was a member of the school’s 1964 national championship squad, will be honored by the Razorbacks in a..." September 18

  • Auburn quarterback Sean White arrested for appearing under the influence in public

    Alabama "Auburn backup quarterback Sean White was arrested early Sunday for appearing under the influence in public. White, 21, was arrested by Auburn police and admitted to Lee County jail at 3:28 a.m., according to jail records. He is being held on $500 bond, according to jail records. His court..." September 17

  • South Carolina's Deebo Samuel may be out for season with broken ankle

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Deebo Samuel's season may be over. South Carolina's star wide receiver suffered a broken ankle in Saturday's 23-13 loss to Kentucky. Samuel tweeted after the game he "will be back in 5-6 weeks," but Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp didn't sound so optimistic. "I don’t have all the..." September 17

  • University of Tennessee warns Vols football fans about traveling to Florida in wake of Irma

    Knoxville News Sentinel "In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the University of Tennessee Athletic Department has warned fans traveling to Saturday’s game at Florida to plan ahead for heavy traffic, high waters and gas shortages around the Gainesville area. Saturday’s game is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET..." September 15

  • Nick Saban goes on a rant after question about Alabama quarterback

    USA Today "Alabama coach Nick Saban does not like quarterback questions one bit. He made that clear when speaking to reporters on Wednesday about the Crimson Tide's game against Colorado State on Saturday. When asked by a reporter about playing time for true freshman Tua Tagovailoa -- who excelled in..." September 14

  • Delta pays passenger $4K to give up seat for college football fan

    Sporting News - NCAAF "How much would it take to give up your seat on a flight? $4,000 was the magic number for Tracy Jarvis Smith, according to the New York Daily News: "The plane was reportedly packed with University of Georgia fans headed to Saturday’s game against Notre Dame. When the crew realized the flight..." September 13

  • SEC Game of the Week: Tennessee-Florida to be played in Gainesville as scheduled

    CBS Sports "The SEC Game of the Week for Week 3, a top 25 matchup between Tennessee at Florida, will be played as scheduled in Gainesville, Florida, on Saturday. The lingering impact of Hurricane Irma had brought about the possibility that the game could be moved to another venue, but the SEC announced..." September 12

  • College football's 10 most disappointing teams: High hopes already turned to despair

    USA Today "All those preseason hopes and dreams can go up in smoke in four quarters. By the end of Week 2, meanwhile, it’s possible to start making grand statements about more than a handful of teams across the Football Bowl Subdivision. I’m talking about the catastrophes, the letdowns, the early lemons..." September 12

  • Kevin Sumlin to take legal action against sender of threatening letter

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Sumlin and his family intend to take legal action against the sender of the threatening letter they received last week, his wife said on Twitter Sunday. Last week, Sumlin’s Texas A&M Aggies blew a 44-10 lead at UCLA in their season opener and lost 45-44. Days later, Sumlin’s wife Charlene..." September 11

  • Texas A&M Football Coach Kevin Sumlin Received Racist Hate Mail From A Fan After The Team’s Loss To UCLA

    Uproxx "Kevin Sumlin has had the ire of Texas A and M fans in recent days, but one “fan” went way too far in their criticism of the Aggies head coach. Sumlin’s wife, Charlene, posted a letter that her husband received that referred to him with a racial epithet and told him to “please get lost.” (Warning:..." September 08

  • 4-Star JUCO WR Stephen Guidry Commits to Mississippi State

    Bleacher Report "Coveted JUCO wide receiver Stephen Guidry announced Friday morning he's planning to play his final two years of college football at Mississippi State. The high-upside playmaker confirmed his choice of the Bulldogs on social media Guidry is a 4-star prospect rated as the top overall recruit..." September 08

  • Texas A&M president responds to ‘disgusting’ letter to Kevin Sumlin

    Larry Brown Sports "Texas A&M football coach Kevin Sumlin recently received a racist letter from a fan calling for him to leave the program, and university officials are working to track down the individual who wrote it. On Thursday night, Texas A&M president Michael Young and athletic director Scott Woodward..." September 08

  • Florida cancels game against Northern Colorado

    Fanrag Sports "With Hurricane Irma on the horizon, the Florida Gators announced that they would be cancelling their game against the Northern Colorado Bears on Saturday. The game had already been moved up to noon in an attempt to shirk the storm, but as the Category 5 hurricane got closer, the program decided to..." September 07

  • Jauan Jennings dislocates wrist, expected to miss up to 12 weeks

    Rivals "Tennessee may have discovered a dynamic playmaker in last night's dramatic 42-41 win over Georgia Tech, but the Vols also suffered a major blow to an already inexperienced receiver unit. Junior wideout Jauan Jennings suffered a dislocated wrist early in the second quarter, sources tell..." September 05

  • Kevin Sumlin has pressure-cooker season ahead of him at Texas A&M

    Sporting News - NCAAF "If Kevin Sumlin feels any pressure to save his job in 2017, he didn’t show it at SEC Media Days. Sumlin enters the 2017 season with a cloud of doubt hanging over him, one that came from his own athletic director Scott Woodward, who publicly said in May that Sumlin “has to win this year.”..." September 04

  • Report: Alabama loses pair of linebackers to season-ending injuries

    College Football Talk "Alabama has reason to celebrate a season-opening victory over No. 3 Florida State on Saturday night, but the focus on the rest of the season has already shifted. It will do so knowing a pair of defensive players are likely lost for the rest of the season. According to a report from Al.com on..." September 04

  • Texas A&M QB Nick Starkel in walking boot after loss

    Larry Brown Sports "Lost in Texas A&M’s choke job against UCLA on Sunday is that the Aggies’ starting quarterback went down with an injury. Nick Starkel left the game in the third quarter after hurting his foot while being tackled. Starkel left the game with his team up 38-10 and yielded to Kellen Mond, who..." September 04

  • UGA freshman Jake Fromm to start in place of injured Jacob Eason

    ESPN "Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason has a sprained ligament in his left knee and won't play in Saturday night's game at Notre Dame. Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart said freshman Jake Fromm, who made his debut in last week's 31-10 win over Appalachian State, would make his first start against the..." September 04

  • Feleipe Franks will remain Gators’ starting quarterback

    Orlando Sentinel "After being benched during Saturday’s 33-17 loss to Michigan, redshirt freshman Feleipe Franks will get his second start at quarterback. “We’ll go back with Feleipe,” UF coach Jim McElwain said. “That was kind of the plan.” Franks beat veterans Luke Del Rio and Malik Zaire during preseason..." September 04

  • Son of Alabama coach Mike Locksley dies of gunshot wounds

    247 Sports "Alabama assistant coach Mike Locksley’s son Meiko died Sunday night after he was shot in Columbia, Maryland, according to an ABC2News.com report. Per the report, Meiko Anthony Locksley, 25, was found by police with gunshot wounds at about 10:30 p.m. on the 5500 block of Harpers Farm Road and..." September 04

  • Two injured Alabama linebackers expected to miss 2017 season

    247 Sports "Alabama outside linebackers Christian Miller and Terrell Lewis are expected to miss the rest of the 2017 season, BamaOnLine has learned. AL.com's Matt Zenitz was first to report. The two pass rushers sustained a biceps and elbow injury, respectively, in Alabama's win over Florida State on..." September 03

  • Lane Kiffin claims Alabama would have beat Clemson with him still calling plays

    CBS Sports "Lane Kiffin won 14 straight games as Alabama offensive coordinator with true freshman Jalen Hurts as his quarterback last season. He didn't get a chance to win a 15th. After Alabama's Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl national semifinal win over Washington, Kiffin was let go by coach Nick Saban and moved..." September 01

  • Details on Florida FB Player Snitching to Police Causing His Teammates to Be Suspended

    Black Sports Online "The College Football season is upon us with a full slate of games this weekend. One of the headliners includes a heavyweight tilt at AT&T Stadium between number eleven Michigan and the seventeenth ranked Florida Gators. Already behind the eight ball, Florida enters the season without a whopping..." August 31

  • Report: More suspensions of Florida Gator players could be in the offing

    College Football Talk "Maybe nine’s not enough after all. Of the 10 players suspended for at least Florida’s opener against Michigan, nine are reportedly connected to the misuse of scholarship money in general and, specifically, for making improper charges on their student IDs at the school bookstore and then selling..." August 31

  • Gators QB Feleipe Franks will start season opener against Michigan

    Orlando Sentinel "When it came time to name redshirt freshman Feleipe Franks UF’s starting quarterback, coach Jim McElwain looked beyond the heated competition of the past four weeks. McElwain said he based his decision on Franks’ “whole body of work.” The 19-year-old Franks is less seasoned than veterans..." August 31

  • Florida suspends Jordan Scarlett, Rick Wells from all team activities

    247 Sports "Florida's suspension total is now up to 10 after coach Jim McElwain announced Wednesday afternoon that two more players, including a hugely important starter are suspended from all team activities. Running back Jordan Scarlett joins star receiver Antonio Callaway and seven other players that..." August 30

  • Les Miles hired by FOX Sports as TV analyst

    Larry Brown Sports "Les Miles was unable to find a head coaching job that he considered worthwhile for the 2017 college football season, so he will have to settle for working as a TV analyst. On Tuesday, FOX Sports officially announced the hirings of Miles, Mark Helfrich and Danny Kanell. Miles said weeks ago..." August 29

  • LSU star linebacker Arden Key to miss season opener against BYU

    CBS Sports "It doesn't come as a surprise, as coach Ed Orgeron has been hinting about it for a couple of weeks now, but Arden Key will not play in LSU's opener against BYU. Orgeron made it official on Monday. Orgeron said that either Ray Thornton, Andre Anthony or K'Lavon Chaisson could all start in his..." August 28

  • Alabama DT Raekwon Davis reportedly shot in leg by stray bullet

    College Football Talk "Alabama defensive tackle Raekwon Davis was shot in the leg by a stray bullet while outside a Tuscaloosa bar early Sunday morning, according to a report from the Tuscaloosa News. According to a report from the Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit, Davis was standing outside Bar 17 — where..." August 27

  • Reports: Florida WR James Robinson, suspended LB cited for weed

    College Football Talk "Even with the start of a new season fast approaching, Florida’s offseason of off-field discontent continues. Firstcoastnews.com was the first to report Thursday that linebacker Ventrell Miller and James Robinson were both cited for marijuana possession on Monday. Police were called to an..." August 24

  • Nick Saban Agrees with Criticism He's Overrated, Says He Gets Too Much Credit

    Bleacher Report "Alabama head coach Nick Saban agreed with a CBS Sports poll of anonymous coaches that listed him as the second most overrated head coach in college football, behind only Michigan's Jim Harbaugh. "I probably agree with that," he said during an interview on The Dan Patrick Show. "The success that..." August 21

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