Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • Texas A&M plans to fire Kevin Sumlin after LSU game

    Houston Chronicle "Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin will be fired following the Aggies' regular-season finale at LSU on Saturday night, multiple people with knowledge of the situation said. Sumlin is expected to be dismissed in the day or days following the A&M game against the Tigers. The Aggies are a double-digit..." November 22

  • Report: Bobby Petrino could be backup plan at Auburn if Malzahn leaves

    Larry Brown Sports "Gus Malzahn has Auburn in the top 10 and in control of their playoff destiny, though one and potentially two tough tests lie ahead. Despite his success, there is talk that he could be on the outs at Auburn because of a potentially more enticing gig. Arkansas is very likely to end up firing Bret..." November 22

  • Report: Florida appears ready to move on from Chip Kelly pursuit if deal isn’t consummated soon

    College Football Talk "Florida’s search for a new head coach could very shortly be ready to take another twist. Despite a certain former Head Ball Coach saying UF’s new head coach would be a current one, speculation on Jim McElwain‘s replacement has seemingly centered on Chip Kelly over the last few days. In fact, a..." November 22

  • Chip Kelly considers offers from Florida, UCLA; turns down Tennessee

    USA Today "The hottest available coaching candidate could pick from one of several schools. At least Florida, Tennessee and UCLA have made overtures or offers to Chip Kelly, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The offers were in the range of $6 million per year, the person said. The..." November 22

  • Luke Del Rio confirms he won’t return to Florida next year

    SEC Country "Saturday will in fact be Luke Del Rio’s final game as a Florida Gator. Del Rio, who suffered a season ending collarbone injury against Vanderbilt, posted a tweet saying that while he has a 6th-year of eligibility, he won’t be using it." November 22

  • Sumlin responds to report he'll be fired: 'I hadn't heard that'

    ESPN "Coach Kevin Sumlin said Wednesday that he has not had discussions with Texas A&M about his future less than 24 hours after a report indicated that he'll be terminated, win or lose, following his team's regular-season finale. While making his weekly appearance on the SEC coaches teleconference,..." November 22

  • Jauan Jennings Dismissed by Tennessee After NSFW Rant on Instagram About Staff

    Bleacher Report "Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Jauan Jennings is no longer with the program. On Wednesday, Josh Ward of Sports Radio WNML reported interim coach Brady Hoke said on 104.5 The Zone in Nashville he dismissed Jennings from the team after the junior posted videos on Instagram critiquing the..." November 22

  • Star 'Bama DB Minkah Fitzpatrick '100 percent' for Iron Bowl

    Sportsnaut "The Alabama Crimson Tide aren’t at full strength heading into Saturday’s pivotal Iron Bowl against Auburn, but star defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick says he’s ready to roll. “Coach said I’m day-to-day, but I’m 100 percent now,” Fitzpatrick said, per AL.com’s Matt Zenitz. ‘Bama has suffered..." November 21

  • Report: Deontay Anderson seeks transfer from Ole Miss after claims of being misled in recruiting

    College Football Talk "With Ole Miss under investigation for NCAA violations and head coach Hugh Freeze getting canned prior to the start of the season, the fallout is continuing as the program tries to regain its footing. A report from Dan Wolken of USA Today says Ole Miss safety Deontay Anderson has filed his..." November 20

  • Georgia 5-star RB recruit Zamir White suffers torn ACL

    Larry Brown Sports "One of Georgia’s top recruits suffered a bad blow on Friday night. Running back Zamir White, a five-star running back, suffered a torn ACL in his high school’s game. White suffered the injury when he was hit on the side of the knee by a helmet. Dawg Nation says White didn’t even think he had..." November 20

  • Tennessee restaurant apologizes for rumor Jon Gruden was dining there

    The Advocate "Tennessee needs a new coach; Jon Gruden needed dinner ... it was a match made in Knoxville. Except, Gruden wasn't in Knoxville. Gruden wasn't in Tennessee, or even the same time zone — if you believe an ESPN PR representative. The odd rumor seemed to begin when Calhoun's, a restaurant by..." November 19

  • Malzahn ignoring Arkansas rumors, focused on Iron Bowl

    247 Sports "A report surfaced this week that Arkansas power brokers are interested in hiring Auburn's Gus Malzahn as its next head coach. Malzahn isn't too enthused by the report out of Arkansas this week or all of the talk surrounding his job security this season. The Auburn head coach, shortly after..." November 18

  • Lane Kiffin talks Twitter trolling and Nick Saban video he wants to tweet

    Alabama "If it were any other coach, the Florida Atlantic Owls might not be a story this year. But it isn't another coach. It's Lane Kiffin. The former Alabama offensive coordinator has FAU at 7-3, and the Owls can clinch the right to host the C-USA title game if it beats Florida International on..." November 17

  • Sources: Arkansas Facing Pressure From Board to Make Gus Malzahn Next Head Coach

    SI - College Football "Earlier this week Arkansas canned athletic director Jeff Long, and multiple sources tell SI that in the wake of a dismal season for fifth-year coach Bret Bielema things have really gotten messy with Razorbacks' brass. Big-money boosters at Arkansas and members of the university's board of..." November 17

  • Tennessee has serious concerns about Jon Gruden as a coaching candidate

    CBS Sports "Tennessee has considerable reservations about hiring Jon Gruden, CBS Sports has learned. The concerns surround the fact Gruden has not coached at all in nine years and has not roamed a college football sideline in 26 years. Also, Gruden was basically a .500 coach (57-55) in his seven years with..." November 17

  • Report: Jon Gruden has reached out to coaches about joining potential Tennessee staff

    Larry Brown Sports "There is one thing nearly everyone can agree on: Jon Gruden would be a home run hire for the University of Tennessee football program. But what people can’t agree on is whether Gruden has any interest in the job. Tennessee is in the market for a new head coach yet again after firing Butch..." November 16

  • Florida, Tennessee need big-name coaches now, or SEC won't change at all

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Tennessee needs to make a splash with its next hire. So does Florida. Now, three questions persist in the aftermath of the respective tenures of Butch Jones and Jim McElwain. Who makes the first splash? Who makes the bigger splash? And will any of that change the nature of the SEC East — or..." November 16

  • Chip Kelly-to-Florida rumors shot down by Steve Spurrier

    Oregonian "So, maybe Chip Kelly isn't the main target of Florida's coaching search -- at least according to Steve Spurrier. Rumors that the former Oregon coach was the next man up in Gainesville took a hit after Spurrier said in a radio interview that the next Gators coach currently is in the coaching..." November 16

  • Tennessee commit says Butch Jones said “find a place to go, quickly”

    College Football Talk "As Butch Jones was in the process of informing his staff and others of his departure from the program, it seems he found some time to reach out to players he had gotten to commit to Tennessee in the upcoming recruiting cycle. And rather than reaffirm the players’ decisions to commit to the..." November 15

  • More chatter connects Jimbo Fisher to potential opening at A&M

    College Football Talk "There’s not even an opening (yet) at Texas A&M, but a big coaching fish continues to surface as a potential replacement for Kevin Sumlin. Earlier this month, Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle was the first to mention Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher as one who could succeed Sumlin if the..." November 14

  • Details on SEC's role in a potential Chip Kelly hire by Florida, Tennessee or others

    CBS Sports "An SEC school president would have to "consult" with conference commissioner Greg Sankey before hiring a coach involved in past NCAA violations. The bylaw amended in 2017 came into question with a report that Florida was vetting former Oregon coach Chip Kelly. Tennessee and other SEC programs..." November 14

  • Tennessee loses commitment from 4-star WR after Jones firing

    SEC Country "Tennessee lost its fifth commitment from the Class of 2018 since October on Sunday morning. Wide receiver Shocky Jacques-Louis tweeted his de-commitment shortly after the news broke about Butch Jones being fired. Jacques-Louis had been committed to the Vols since Aug. 21. He is a former..." November 13

  • Florida vetting Chip Kelly as head coach candidate

    Larry Brown Sports "Could Chip Kelly be the next head coach at Florida? He reportedly is in the mix for the job. The Gators fired Jim McElwain two weeks ago and have gone 0-2 under interim coach Randy Shannon. They’re in the market for a new head coach and are in the process of examining candidates. Yahoo Sports’..." November 13

  • University of Tennessee has interest in Jets DC Kacy Rodgers

    Pro Football Talk "The University of Tennessee is looking for a head coach after firing Butch Jones on Sunday and one potential candidate is currently on Jets head coach Todd Bowles’ staff. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that Tennessee has expressed interest in Jets defensive coordinator Kacy..." November 13

  • Tennessee Fires Head Coach Butch Jones After 0–6 SEC Start

    SI "After losing to Missouri and dropping to 0–6 in SEC play, Tennessee has fired head coach Butch Jones, according to SI.com's Bruce Feldman. Jones, the Vols’ coach for five seasons, exits with a 34–27 record at the school. He will be owed a $8.125 million buyout. Tennessee has lost all six of..." November 12

  • Arkansas' Cole Kelley arrested for DWI, careless driving

    SEC Country "Arkansas quarterback Cole Kelley was arrested by the Fayetteville Police Department on Sunday on charges of driving while intoxicated and careless driving. The arrest came in the hours after Kelley appeared in the Razorbacks’ 33-10 loss to LSU. Kelley, who is a 20-year-old redshirt freshman,..." November 12

  • Tennessee coaching candidates: Six coaches who could replace Butch Jones

    CBS Sports "What seemed like an inevitability became a reality on Sunday, when reports surfaced that Tennessee head coach Butch Jones has been let go after Saturday night's 50-17 loss to Missouri. With the loss, the Vols have now lost their most recent game to every SEC team -- including his last one to..." November 12

  • Alabama is Still Undefeated, But This is Nick Saban's Worst Team Since 2010

    The Big Lead "Alabama barely escaped Mississippi State in Starkvegas, needing a touchdown in the final minute to defeat the Bulldogs. If Dan Mullen hadn’t foolishly decided to unload the kitchen sink on a blitz on 3rd and 15, maybe the game goes to overtime. But no. Alas the Tide are 10-0 and a victory over..." November 12

  • Tennessee commit: Butch Jones told me to 'find a place to go, quickly' after firing

    CBS Sports "As Tennessee moves forward with its search to replace Butch Jones, the skeleton staff in place will be charged with maintaining relationships with the 2018 recruiting class. A current Tennessee commit told the Orlando Sentinel on Sunday that Jones called him the day of his dismissal, suggesting he..." November 12

  • Florida's Zaire leaves game vs. South Carolina with apparent knee injury

    SEC Country "Florida quarterback Malik Zaire had just given the Gators their best offensive play of the game on a 23-yard designed run Saturday vs. South Carolina when he sustained an injury that prompted the training staff to tend to him on the field. After missing just one play, Zaire returned to the..." November 11

  • Tommy Tuberville hopes to become Auburn's next athletic director

    CBS Sports "Who will replace Jay Jacobs as Auburn's athletic director? If former coach Tommy Tuberville had his way, it'd be him. Tuberville, who coached Auburn from 1999-2008 and led the program to two SEC West championships and the 2004 SEC title, has officially thrown his hat in the ring to replace..." November 09

  • 19th-ranked offensive lineman Cade Mays decommits from Vols

    ESPN "Tennessee's recruiting class took a hit Tuesday when ESPN 300 offensive lineman Cade Mays announced his decommitment. Mays, the No. 19 prospect in the 2018 class, was the highest-ranked commitment for the Vols. The Volunteers had the No. 11 recruiting class in the country before Mays'..." November 08

  • South Carolina WR Deebo Samuel announces return for 2018 season

    College Football Talk "The 2017 season started great and ended terribly for South Carolina’s Deebo Samuel. But that’s okay, because there will be a 2018. The junior from Inman, SC, returned a 97-yard kickoff for a touchdown in both of the Gamecocks’ first two games, caught 15 passes for 250 yards and three..." November 07

  • Texas A&M has interest in hiring FSU’s Jimbo Fisher

    SEC Country "All signs are pointing toward the end of the Kevin Sumlin era in College Station after six years in charge of the Texas A&M football program. The big question is who will the Aggies go after to help turn them into SEC contenders. According to one writer, A&M might be going after a coach with a..." November 07

  • Kentucky punter arrested for public intoxication after Ole Miss game

    Lexington Herald-Leader "Kentucky punter Matt Panton was arrested and charged with public intoxication on Saturday night after the loss to Ole Miss. Panton, a graduate transfer from Columbia University originally from Melbourne, Australia, was booked into the Lexington jail after 1:30 a.m. Sunday, according to jail..." November 07

  • LSU-Alabama game pulls lowest rating in over a decade

    Awful Announcing "When you think of great college football rivalries in the new millennium, Alabama-LSU has to be at or near the top of the list for the most important game in the sport. The Tide and the Tigers have consistently been at the top of the national title picture with the SEC’s run of dominance through..." November 07

  • Players on Alabama's 2009 title team were paid for their autographs

    USA Today "A sports memorabilia businessman told Sports Illustrated that former Alabama players Marquis Johnson and Terrence Cody accepted impermissible benefits in December of 2009 before the Crimson Tide won the BCS national championship over Texas. The businessman, Cliff Panezich, alleges that he paid..." November 07

  • Players from Alabama's 2009 national championship paid for autographs, per report

    Sporting News - NCAAF "According to a report from Sports Illustrated, several members of Alabama's 2009 national championship team — Nick Saban's first at Alabama — received payment for autographs before the Tide's championship matchup against Texas in the Rose Bowl. SI's longform piece centers around memorabilia..." November 06

  • Shaun Dion Hamilton, Mack Wilson likely out for season for No. 2 Alabama

    ESPN "Alabama starting inside linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton likely will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, coach Nick Saban said following the Crimson Tide's 24-10 win over LSU on Saturday night. Hamilton tore his ACL last season during the SEC Championship Game. The senior from..." November 05

  • Zaire insists he gives Florida 'best chance' to win despite struggles

    Orlando Sentinel "Malik Zaire’s first start at UF ended on the bench while the quarterback he replaced led the Gators to a meaningless score. Despite redshirt freshman Feleipe Franks’ success during the waning moments of Saturday’s 45-16 loss at Missouri, Zaire still believes he earned another shot to lead the..." November 05

  • Texas A&M preparing to move on from Kevin Sumlin

    Yardbarker "Texas A&M is preparing to move on from Kevin Sumlin as their head football coach, according to a report. The Read Optional’s Trey Wallace says Sumlin is not expected to be back as the Aggies’ football coach in 2018. He says the communications department has been asked to begin working on..." November 05

  • David Reese: 'Sad to see' Gators not want to 'play for each other'

    ESPN "Florida linebacker David Reese called out some of his teammates for essentially quitting during the Gators' blowout loss to Missouri Tigers on Saturday. "It's sometimes disappointing when everybody doesn't want to come together and just play for each other," Reese said after the 45-16..." November 04

  • Alabama reserve QB Mac Jones arrested for DUI

    Alabama "Alabama third-string quarterback Mac Jones was arrested Friday morning and charged with driving under the influence, according to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office. The freshman was also charged with improper ID by a minor. The 19-year old Jones was arrested at about 2:14 a.m. Jones was..." November 03

  • Jay Jacobs stepping down as Auburn athletic director

    Alabama "Jay Jacobs is stepping down as Auburn's athletic director. In a letter sent to donors Friday afternoon, Jacobs said earlier this week he informed Auburn University president Steven Leath he would step down on June 1, 2018, "or sooner if my successor is in place." "The last several months..." November 03

  • Malik Zaire named Gators' starting quarterback

    Orlando Sentinel "UF quarterback Malik Zaire had to wait longer than expected, but he now will get his turn to lead the Gators’ offense. Interim coach Randy Shannon announced Thursday Zaire will make his first start for UF on Saturday when the reeling Gators (3-4, 3-3 SEC) visit Missouri (3-5, 0-4). "This is..." November 02

  • John Currie, Butch Jones respond to report of lineman Brett Kendrick playing with concussion

    USA Today "Tennessee athletic director John Currie issued a statement Wednesday morning regarding player safety after a report surfaced on thereadoptional.com regarding the health of Vols offensive lineman Brett Kendrick. The website, citing a source, reported that Kendrick played a portion of Saturday’s..." November 01

  • Butch Jones: ‘We would never knowingly put a student-athlete in harm’s way’

    College Football Talk "Tuesday, a report surfaced that indicated Tennessee’s staff knowingly played a concussed player in the Kentucky, only pulling him when he was seen vomiting on the sideline. The allegations contained in the report were sufficient enough that it warranted a public response from UT’s athletic..." November 01

  • Alabama safety Deionte Thompson indicted on aggravated assault charge

    Alabama "Alabama safety Deionte Thompson and three others have been indicted on charges stemming from a spring break fight in Crystal Beach, Texas, AL.com has confirmed. Thompson was indicted on a felony aggravated assault charge, though the redshirt sophomore safety's camp maintains that he wasn't..." October 31

  • Leading rusher Malik Davis out for the season for Florida with knee injury

    SEC Country "Interim Florida coach Randy Shannon confirmed the bad news Monday, that exciting freshman running back Malik Davis is out for the season after sustaining a knee injury Saturday. Shannon did not specify the nature of the injury. Davis took a jarring hit after a short reception late in the first..." October 31

  • Willie Taggart Says He's 'Committed' to Oregon Amid Florida Rumors

    Bleacher Report "Willie Taggart is on the minds of University of Florida representatives, but the Oregon football coach doesn't appear to be going anywhere. Florida is reportedly moving quickly to replace Jim McElwain, who is out as the head football coach after he and the school mutually parted ways Sunday...." October 31

  • Tennessee alum Albert Haynesworth fuels rumors about Jon Gruden becoming coach

    CBS Sports "As has become a ritual anytime Tennessee has -- or might have -- a head football coaching job available, it instantly becomes #GRUMORS season. Volunteers fans have been smitten with the former coach of the NFL's Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers ever since he was fired by the Bucs in..." October 31

  • Kamryn Pettway out 'extended' period with broken bone

    247 Sports "Auburn running back Kamryn Pettway could miss the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury. Pettway suffered a fracture in his scapula bone late in game against Arkansas on Oct. 22. Auburn officials realized Pettway's shoulder was sore but did not know about the extent of the injury until..." October 31

  • Report: Jim McElwain twice turned down advice from Steve Spurrier

    Larry Brown Sports "Former Florida coach Jim McElwain had the offer of help from one of the school’s biggest coaching legends, but he didn’t want it. According to Bleacher Report’s Matt Hayes, former Florida coach Steve Spurrier reached out twice this season to offer McElwain advice, but was rebuffed by the coach..." October 30

  • Report: Oregon coach Willie Taggart has been contacted about Florida opening, ‘real possibility’

    SEC Country "Perhaps Florida will be moving fast with its search to fill the void left by the departure of coach Jim McElwain. According to Darren Heitner, a sports agent and Florida alum, Oregon coach Willie Taggart is a “real possibility” to fill the Gators’ opening. Heitner also tweeted that Taggart has..." October 30

  • Tennessee Fans Want To #EmptyNeyland To Force Butch Jones Out

    The Spun "Tennessee, after a tough loss to Kentucky on Saturday, is now 3-5 on the season with an 0-5 mark in the SEC. It’s fair to say that most Vols fans have had enough of head coach Butch Jones and are instead focusing on who his replacement will be. Some fans appear to be trying to make all that..." October 30

  • Tennessee has offered Jon Gruden over $10 million per year

    Yardbarker "As the fire Butch Jones watch crowd continues to swell following a fourth straight loss by Tennessee Saturday, a new report suggests the university has not been idle on this front. According to Oliver Connolly of The Read Optional, the Vols have “offered over $10 million a year to Jon..." October 29

  • Florida RB Malik Davis out for season with knee injury, report says

    Sporting News - NCAAF "The Gators received more bad news Sunday morning. Florida running back Malik Davis is out for the rest of the season with a knee injury, the Gainesville Sun reported. The freshman took a brutal hit late in the first quarter and was injured on the play. He didn't return to the field and was..." October 29

  • Florida Fires Head Coach Jim McElwain

    SI "After a third straight loss and a strange week that saw the school publicly distance itself from his allegations about death threats, Florida head coach Jim McElwain has been fired, according to a report citing unnamed sources from FootballScoop.com. The university has yet to announce the decision..." October 29

  • Top QB recruit Matt Corral reaffirms commitment to Florida despite firing

    Yardbarker "The Florida Gators football program may be in flux with the firing of head coach Jim McElwain, but it appears that at least some of their key 2018 recruits are sticking with their commitments. Matt Corral, a quarterback from California who is one of the top recruits in the country, said on..." October 29

  • Florida Gators, Jim McElwain 'mutually' agree to part ways

    NFL.com "Jim McElwain's tenure as Florida's head coach has come to an end. The school announced it and the coach agreed to "mutually" part ways after yet another disappointing loss this weekend. After starting the season 3-1, the Gators are now 3-4 after falling 42-7 to Georgia on Saturday. Athletic..." October 29

  • Alabama flips 4-star OL Emil Ekiyor from Michigan

    Land of 10 "Michigan has lost its top-rated 2018 commit to Alabama. Offensive lineman Emil Ekiyor Jr. of Indianapolis Cathedral High School announced Sunday via Twitter that he has changed his mind about signing with the Wolverines and instead is committing to the Crimson Tide. Ekiyor, a 4-star prospect..." October 29

  • Randy Shannon will be Florida interim head coach

    Larry Brown Sports "Randy Shannon will once again be serving as a head coach for a prominent football school in Florida. Florida officially announced on Sunday that Jim McElwain is out as the school’s head football coach. Terms of his buyout have not been disclosed. Shannon, who had been serving as the program’s..." October 29

  • One-time Volunteers starter Quinten Dormady to have season-ending shoulder surgery

    ESPN "Tennessee quarterback Quinten Dormady is scheduled to undergo shoulder surgery next week and will not play again this season, a source told ESPN's Chris Low. It was not clear when Dormady was injured or how he hurt his shoulder. Dormady was the Vols' starter for the first five games this..." October 28

  • Florida denies report that it is discussing a buyout with coach Jim McElwain

    CBS Sports "Four hours before kicking off vs. Georgia in one of the top rivalry games in college football, Florida had to deal with a mess. A report surfaced that coach Jim McElwain may be on his way out at Florida, noting that agent Jimmy Sexton has been working with the university on a restructured..." October 28

  • Jon Gruden now the favorite to become next Tennessee coach

    247 Sports "Jon Gruden rumors have hit a fever pitch in Knoxville and now, Vegas oddsmakers are buying into the buzz. BetOnline has pinned the ESPN Monday Night Football analyst as the new frontrunner to take over for Butch Jones at the end of the season, giving him 2.5/1 odds as of Friday night's late..." October 28

  • Florida looking to see whether it can fire Jim McElwain for cause

    SI "Florida administrators are trying to determine if they can fire head coach Jim McElwain without paying his $12.9 million buyout, ESPN’s Edward Aschoff and Mark Schlabach report. Officials believe they may be able to fire McElwain with cause after they were unable to confirm McElwain’s claims..." October 28

  • Cheerleaders' protests reportedly shut down by Georgia sheriff, lawmaker

    CBS Sports "On football's biggest stage, meetings between the NFL and its players have much of the league talking up cooperative social activism in the wake of pregame protests across professional sports. This is a contrast to the dozens of public statements by President Donald Trump, who has publicly..." October 27

  • James Cook, No.3 RB in Class of 2018, commits to Georgia

    ESPN "James Cook, the No. 55-ranked prospect in the country, is blazing a new path. The four-star prospect, who is the No. 3 running back in the Class of 2018, committed to Georgia on Thursday night, ending one of the more interesting recruitments in South Florida in the 2018 cycle. The 6-foot,..." October 27

  • Seven suspended Florida players to enter pretrial intervention

    College Football Talk "At least legally, a handful of Florida Gators finally have some breathing room. According to the Associated Press, seven UF football players — junior wide receiver Antonio Callaway, junior defensive end Keivonnis Davis, sophomore defensive lineman Richerd Desir-Jones, freshman linebacker James..." October 26

  • Tennessee RB John Kelly one of two Vols suspended after pot possession citation

    CBS Sports "Tennessee coach Butch Jones announced Wednesday that running back John Kelly and linebacker Will Ignont have been suspended for Saturday's game against Kentucky. Both were cited for possession of marijuana after a traffic stop in Knoxville on Tuesday evening. Original story Running back John..." October 26

  • Is Nick Saban underpaid at more than $11 million this season?

    USA Today "Robert Witt was president of the University of Alabama in 2007 when the school signed Nick Saban to an eye-popping, eight-year, $32 million deal. Witt says that when he committed to that contract he had more in mind than improving the football program. Ten years later, Alabama has significantly..." October 25

  • UT’s John Kelly, Will Ignont cited after marijuana found during traffic stop

    WATE "Two University of Tennessee football players were cited after drugs were found during a traffic stop Tuesday night. Knoxville police say Vols star running back John Kelly was driving a vehicle on Cumberland Avenue around 10:46 p.m. Will Ignont, a linebacker was passenger in the car. The two..." October 25

  • Florida coach Jim McElwain says players, staff have gotten death threats

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Jim McElwain showed a different side of coaching when he talked Monday about the abuse both players and coaches go through off the field. According to the Florida coach, coaches and their families have received death threats, and players have received similar threats after the Gators' 3-3..." October 23

  • Vols: Offensive lineman Jack Jones retiring from football due to injuries

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Tennessee offensive lineman Jack Jones will no longer play football for the Vols due to "reoccurring neck and shoulder issues," coach Butch Jones announced Monday. “We hurt for Jack," Butch Jones said. "We hurt for his great family. We will be there for support. He will continue to be a member..." October 23

  • Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson out for season with torn knee ligament

    ESPN "Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson will miss the remainder of the season with a torn knee ligament, the school announced Sunday morning. An MRI after a 40-24 loss to LSU on Saturday night revealed that Patterson tore the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Patterson, a sophomore,..." October 22

  • Kansas-Missouri exhibition game raises $1.75M for hurricane relief

    ABC News "Kansas?and Missouri?raised more than $1.75 million for hurricane relief on Sunday with a late-arranged basketball exhibition, a 93-87 victory for the Jayhawks. The Border War rivals, who had not played since Missouri left the Big 12 for the Southeastern Conference in 2012, announced this event..." October 22

  • Univ. of Tenn. Player Flips Double Bird at Alabama Fans After Defensive TD

    TMZ "How do you celebrate a touchdown in your opponent's stadium that says, "Yeah, we're still getting blown out, but I don't give a F**K"??? Like this!!! Tennessee defensive back Rashaan Gaulden just gave Alabama fans the finger -- twice at the same time -- after his teammate picked off a pass and..." October 21

  • Georgia coach Kirby Smart helicopters in to see No. 1 prospect Justin Fields' game

    ESPN "Thursday was a good day for Georgia coach Kirby Smart. The head coach of the nation's third-ranked team made waves on the recruiting trail, landing a notable recruit while making a splashy appearance to see another blue-chipper. Smart, whose Bulldogs are 7-0 this season, beat out a host of..." October 20

  • Florida nets pledge from four-star T Gouraige

    SEC Country "Richard Gouraige is ready to decide on a school after announcing his finalists this week. The 4-star offensive tackle reveals his college choice below in an exclusive commitment video with SEC Country. Clemson and Florida are the finalists for the Under Armour All-American. “It’s a huge..." October 20

  • 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

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