Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • NCAA expanding Ole Miss investigation

    USA Today "The NCAA’s current investigation into Ole Miss’ football program may have grown beyond former offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil saying he received money from staffers. NCAA enforcement staff interviewed players from Auburn and Mississippi State and possibly another Southeastern Conference program..." August 25

  • Alabama claims top spot in preseason FWAA-NFF Super 16 poll

    College Football Talk "Make it a trifecta for the defending champions. Just like the AP and Coaches’ polls, Alabama will enter the season as the No. 1 ranked team in the Super 16 poll, a joint venture between the Football Writers Association of America and the National Football Foundation. (Full disclosure: both..." August 25

  • LSU RB Leonard Fournette out of walking boot, running and set to return Thursday, Les Miles says

    The Advocate "LSU running back Leonard Fournette is out of his walking boot, is running and should rejoin the Tigers at practice Thursday, coach Les Miles said Tuesday. Fournette, a Heisman Trophy favorite, suffered a “slight” sprained ankle in practice last Tuesday and missed the past week of practice. The..." August 24

  • Report: South Carolina reports 23 NCAA or SEC infractions, nine involving football team

    SEC Country "South Carolina has run into trouble. The school’s athletic department reported 23 NCAA or SEC violations in the past year, as revealed by the Associated Press. The report states that 22 of the infractions were classified as Level III, which is outlined by the NCAA as violations that are ”..." August 23

  • 4-Star Adarius Lemons Announces Decommitment From Florida

    College Spun "Adarius Lemons, a four-star running back from Clearwater, Florida, has decommitted from the Florida Gators. Lemons made the announcement on Monday evening via Twitter. This is the second program from which Lemons has decommitted during this recruiting cycle. He was originally committed to..." August 23

  • 2017 4-Star LB Breon Dixon Announces Decommitment From Georgia

    College Spun "Today, Breon Dixon announced his decommitment from the Georgia Bulldogs’ football program. He released a statement on Twitter with the additional caption, “No interviews until further notice… Takin my time w the process rn.” You can read his message here: " August 21

  • Ex-LSU WR Tyron Johnson transferring to Oklahoma State

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Former LSU wide receiver Tyron is set to officially transfer to Oklahoma state, according to the sophomore receiver. Johnson was granted a release from LSU on August 11, precluding a transfer to an SEC program, but giving him the freedom to join any other program in the country. Oklahoma State..." August 20

  • Florida's Del Rio after winning QB job: 'I earned it'

    Orlando Sentinel "Luke Del Rio had to go to three schools and endure four preseason camps to finally to get his shot to be a starting quarterback. Del Rio called his chance to lead the Gators a "long time coming," a day after Jim McElwain tabbed him the starter for the team's Sept. 3 opener against UMass. "I..." August 20

  • Texas A&M linebacker Josh Walker arrested on domestic assault charge

    Houston Chronicle "Texas A&M junior linebacker Josh Walker was arrested Friday night on charges of assault causing bodily injury to a family member, and interfering with emergency requested for assistance, according to the Brazos County sheriff's office. Walker is being held at Brazos County Detention Center in..." August 20

  • Texas A&M LB Josh Walker suspended after domestic violence arrest

    ESPN "Texas A&M junior linebacker Josh Walker has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest Friday in a domestic incident. Walker, 20, was arrested and charged with assault with bodily injury to a family member and interfering with an emergency request for assistance, according to the Brazos..." August 20

  • Aggies safety Justin Dunning out for season with torn ACL

    Houston Chronicle "Texas A&M safety Justin Dunning is out for the season with a torn ACL in his right knee, Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin confirmed on Thursday night. Dunning had suffered the injury earlier in the week during camp and Sumlin said at that time the sophomore was being evaluated by the medical staff...." August 19

  • Tennessee offensive lineman Chance Hall is out after suffering a knee injury

    Campus Insiders "The Tennessee offensive line suffered a blow this week as sophomore offensive lineman Chance Hall underwent surgery on his knee on Thursday. The injury is not ACL related, and when Hall will return is unclear at the moment. Hall was supposed to start the season at right tackle even after..." August 19

  • Florida names Luke Del Rio its starting quarterback

    SEC Country "The wait is over for Florida fans. They will know who the starting quarterback will be for the 2016 season opener against UMass. The school announced that Oregon State transfer Luke Del Rio will start the season opener. Del Rio, a redshirt sophomore, beat out Austin Appleby, who transferred..." August 18

  • Ole Miss RB Jordan Wilkins to miss season due to 'administrative error'

    Yahoo! Sports "Ole Miss will be without one of its top running backs in 2016. The reason? Academics… sort of. The school announced Thursday that because of an “administrative error,” junior Jordan Wilkins will miss the entire 2016 season. “Jordan Wilkins will miss the 2016 regular season after not..." August 18

  • Fournette says ankle sprain won't keep him out of opener vs. Wisconsin

    The Score "LSU fans can breathe a sigh of relief, as they'll have their star running back available for the season opener versus Wisconsin. Leonard Fournette said Thursday that his sprained ankle won't cause him to miss any game time, according to Ross Dellenger of The Advocate. Fournette added that he..." August 18

  • Florida suspends Jalen Tabor, C'yontai Lewis

    247 Sports "Florida has suspended two players from the team, including All-American cornerback Jalen Tabor, coach Jim McElwain announced via the team website Wednesday. "Both C'yontai (Lewis) and Jalen will not be involved with the team or practice due to behavior that is not acceptable," McElwain said...." August 17

  • Report: Alabama's Kendall Sheffield to transfer

    The Score "Alabama cornerback Kendall Sheffield, a former five-star recruit, is transferring out of the program, a family member told Gerry Hamilton of ESPN. The family member said Sheffield has been granted a conditional release that allows him to find a new home at any school outside the..." August 17

  • Les Miles reveals Leonard Fournette is dealing with an ankle injury

    SEC Country "That’s why it was troubling to hear Tigers coach Les Miles reveal that the likely Heisman Trophy contender has suffered an injury during preseason practice. According to a report from beat reporter Jim Kleinpeter, Miles said on Tuesday that Fournette is in a walking boot after..." August 16

  • Hamsah Nasirildeen to South Carolina: Gamecocks Land 4-Star OLB Prospect

    Bleacher Report "Hamsah Nasirildeen is one of the most interesting recruits in the 2017 class, making his commitment to South Carolina an intriguing fit. Adam Friedman of reported Nasirldeen's commitment. Matt Connolly of The State confirmed the news. Nasirildeen will come into college as an..." August 16

  • Mizzou dismisses Trevon Walters after last week’s arrest

    Kansas City Star "A running back wearing No. 20 ran through drills Monday as Missouri’s fall camp rolled into its third week. It was not, however, sophomore Trevon Walters. First-year coach Barry Odom dismissed Walters from the team after he was arrested Friday on one count of stealing, a felony, and two counts..." August 16

  • Why Alabama and LSU will both make the College Football Playoff in 2016

    Fox Sports "Five years ago, Alabama and LSU hijacked the 2011 college football season, staging not one but two No. 1 vs. 2 games, the latter marking the beginning of the end for the ill-fated BCS. Most of the public outside the Southeast revolted at not just the rematch but seemingly dinosaur..." August 15

  • Ty Chandler to Tennessee: Volunteers Land 4-Star RB Prospect

    Bleacher Report "Running back and 4-star prospect Ty Chandler announced his commitment to Tennessee on Monday, according to Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports. The 5'11 ½", 195-pound Chandler is considered the No. 6 running back in the class of 2017, the No. 6 player from the state of Tennessee and the No. 103..." August 15

  • Mississippi State's Elijah Staley to transfer

    The Clarion-Ledger "Mississippi State's quarterback competition is down to three after Elijah Staley announced he has been granted a release from the university and will transfer. Staley had been competing with Damian Williams, Nick Fitzgerald and Nick Tiano to replace Dak Prescott. The four had been splitting..." August 13

  • Kentucky's Darius West to miss 2016 season with knee injury

    SEC Country "Mark Stoops delivered some bad news for the Kentucky Wildcats at his press conference on Saturday. Sophomore safety Darius West, a former 4-star recruit, suffered a knee injury on Friday and will be out for the season." August 13

  • Missouri's Trevon Walters arrested for stealing and fraud, suspended indefinitely

    Kansas City Star "Missouri sophomore running back Trevon Walters has been indefinitely suspended from the football team after his arrest on three counts, including one for felony stealing. According to a police report obtained by The Star, Columbia Police officers responded to a burglary complaint July 18 in the..." August 13

  • Auburn defensive lineman Raashed Kennion leaves team to pursue politics

    Alabama "Reserve defensive lineman Raashed Kennion has left Auburn's football program to "pursue politics," Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn announced Saturday morning after the team's second scrimmage of fall camp. "He's headed back home," Malzahn said. "We wish him nothing but the best with that." The..." August 13

  • Florida's best receiver gets cleared in Title IX sexual assault case

    Fox Sports "Florida's best receiver, Antonio Callaway, has been found not responsible in a Title IX sexual assault investigation and is expected to be able to play in the Gators' opener against UMass on Sept. 3. The accuser and her witnesses opted to boycott the hearing because the university had appointed..." August 12

  • Maurice Smith granted conditional waiver to transfer within SEC

    The Score "There is now nothing stopping Maurice Smith from heading to Georgia. The former Alabama defensive back has been granted a conditional release to transfer within the SEC. The Crimson Tide were initially blocking Smith's graduate transfer because he was planning to join Georgia, but finally..." August 12

  • Alabama reportedly grants release to Maurice Smith, pending SEC ruling

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Alabama has granted a full release to defensive back Maurice Smith, freeing him to transfer to another program as a graduate player. The Tuscaloosa News reported that Alabama had granted the release to Smith, who graduated last Saturday. Smith has made it clear he would like to transfer to..." August 11

  • LSU WR Travin Dural Blames Popeyes Chicken for 30lb Weight Gain

    Black Sports Online "LSU Travin Dural seems to be a good guy (once pulled a woman out of a toppled SUV), so I am not going to give him too much of a hard time over his Popeye’s Chicken weight gain. It happens to all of us. Travin Dural’s entree of choice during his convalescence from hamstring surgery last..." August 11

  • LSU WR Tyron Johnson to transfer

    SEC Country "The sophomore wide receiver announced his intentions to transfer from the program on Thursday via Twitter. “I would like to thank LSU and the great coaching staff for giving me the opportunity to play for them at the highest level of college football and I would like to thank my family and fans..." August 11

  • Travonte Valentine rejoins LSU football, but faces one more hurdle to play in 2016

    The Advocate "Travonte Valentine has, indeed, rejoined the LSU football team, but he has not met academic requirements to play this season — at least not yet. Valentine, the top-ranked junior college defensive tackle in 2016, has been admitted to school and cleared to practice, LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette..." August 10

  • Leonard Fournette Street Fight vs. Teammate

    TMZ "LSU running back Leonard Fournette -- a Heisman Trophy favorite -- was involved in a shocking street fight with one of his teammates ... but LSU says it was just innocent horseplay. It all went down Tuesday outside Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge -- when Fournette squared up against offensive..." August 10

  • Darrell Miller Jr. leaves Tennessee football team

    SEC Country "Sophomore Darrelll Miller Jr. is no longer with the Tennessee football team, according to his Twitter account and a UT spokesman. Miller Jr., from Cedar Hill, Texas, was a reserve defensive back who didn’t appear to figure into the mix this season on Bob Shoop’s defense. A 5-foot-10,..." August 10

  • Senior LSU LB Corey Thompson suffers leg injury, according to sources

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The Times-Picayune learned Wednesday that senior LSU linebacker Corey Thompson suffered a leg injury on Wednesday, which was confirmed by a source in the program. The 6-foot-2, 222-pounder moved to linebacker in the spring to add depth to a thin linebacker corps, after playing as a safety..." August 10

  • Florida G Antonio Riles will miss season with injury

    Gridiron Now "Florida’s offensive line already was the weakest position unit on the team, and the group took a further hit with news that projected starting guard Antonio Riles will miss the season with a knee injury. GN has confirmed that Riles will miss the 2016 campaign because of a knee injury suffered..." August 10

  • Tennessee safety JaCoby Stevens re-commits to LSU

    The Advocate "The program they call "DBU" just got a little stronger. Tennessee 5-star safety JaCoby Stevens committed to LSU - again - on Monday during a ceremony at his high school, re-pledging to a team he de-committed from in November. "I'm going home, going back to the boot," Stevens said upon..." August 09

  • Alabama will repeat, and nine other 2016 season predictions

    ESPN "After a summer full of hyperbole, promises, slogans, candidates and debate, we can finally see light at the end of the tunnel. No, I'm not talking about the U.S. presidential election, which won't end until Nov. 8. Thankfully, the start of the 2016 college football season is right around the..." August 09

  • Christian LaCouture, Isaiah Washington out for season

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU football players Christian LaCouture and Isaiah Washington are out for the season, a source close to LSU told | The Times-Picayune. Bot players suffered knee injuries recently. The source said LaCouture, a senior, could possibly return in time for a bowl game but it wasn't a sure..." August 09

  • Jovon Robinson's dismissal from Auburn due to incidents involving woman, teammate, per sources

    Alabama "Jovon Robinson was dismissed from the Auburn football program due to multiple recent incidents, one involving a teammate and another a young woman, multiple sources told Robinson, who was dismissed from the program on Wednesday, and Auburn defensive back Marshall Taylor recently..." August 06

  • 4-star DE Adam Anderson commits to Georgia for 2018

    Dawg Nation "Adam Anderson became Georgia’s newest commitment on Friday morning. The junior outside linebacker counts his blessings when few others would describe his life away from the field that way. First, there’s the impressive tally of physical traits that have led to him being rated as the nation’s..." August 06

  • Ex-Alabama receiver Daylon Charlot heading to Kansas

    KU Sports "Earlier this week, wide receiver Daylon Charlot announced he was leaving the powerhouse football program at Alabama. On Thursday evening, he surprised Kansas fans by tweeting out his decision to join David Beaty and the Jayhawks. “I would love to thank (Beaty) for the opportunity,” the..." August 05

  • Auburn's offensive rejuvenation on hold as starting RB Jovon Robinson dismissed

    CBS Sports "Auburn coach Gus Malzahn announced Wednesday that running back Jovon Robinson has been dismissed from the team. "I dismissed Jovon Robinson from our football team today," Malzahn told reporters, including, saying that Robinson "did not meet my standards" and that there are "going to be..." August 04

  • Florida's Jalen Tabor changes given name to Teez

    College Spun "Jalen Tabor is no longer on the roster. Instead, you’ll see a “Teez.” Now, the UF communications office and media recognize the star corner by his childhood nickname. Although his family and friends began using the nickname as a joke, the star now prefers it to his given name." August 04

  • Former Auburn star rips coaching staff after being dismissed: 'I was stereotyped

    Alabama "Jovon Robinson felt he was "stereotyped and disrespected" by the Tigers coaching staff and believes his dismissal from the football program was an overreaction by coach Gus Malzahn due to his leniency in disciplining former receiver D'haquille Williams prior to dismissing him last year, the former..." August 04

  • Maurice Smith felt ‘ostracized’ by Alabama, had belongings thrown in trash

    Dawg Nation "When Maurice Smith informed Alabama of his intention to transfer, his locker was cleaned out, personal belongings thrown in the trash, he was banned from using the athletic facility, and he generally felt “ostracized.” That’s according to a letter Smith wrote to Alabama’s appeal committee on..." August 04

  • Maurice Smith's mom says Nick Saban blocking transfer to Georgia

    ESPN "The mother of Alabama reserve defensive back Maurice Smith told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that her son is being blocked from transferring to Georgia by coach Nick Saban. Smith, a senior from Sugar Land, Texas, is still listed on Alabama's roster online. With two career starts under his..." August 03

  • Right after winning 'The Bachelorette', Jordan Rodgers announces he'll join SEC Network

    USA Today "Jordan Rodgers got a J-O-B! Fresh off the heels of clinching The Bachelorette title, the newly engaged, ex-pro Canadian football player announced that — wouldn’t you know it — he’s joining ESPN’s SEC Network. No one saw that coming. For Jordan to go on a reality show and then just happen to get..." August 03

  • Maurice Smith ostracized, found ‘personal belongings in the trash’ after decision to transfer from ‘Bama

    College Football Talk "An ugly situation involving the defending national champions keeps getting uglier. Overnight, the mother of would-be Alabama graduate transfer Maurice Smith claimed that UA was blocking a move to Georgia. Smith has appealed the decision to block his transfer to UGA and reunion with former Tide..." August 03

  • Star LSU recruit Andre Anthony taking academic redshirt

    SEC Country "Star LSU recruit and incoming freshman Andre Anthony will not join the team this year and will take an academic redshirt, coach Les Miles told the media Wednesday. Anthony will enroll at LSU and begin classes but will not participate in team activities, rejoining the team in the..." August 03

  • LSU coach Les Miles' son Ben commits to play football at Nebraska

    The Advocate "LSU made a splash by offering a scholarship to Catholic High School fullback Ben Miles, son of Tigers coach Les. Most assumed LSU would be the frontrunner to sign the younger Miles, but he flipped the script others wrote for him by announcing his commitment to Nebraska in a tweet Sunday. He is..." August 01

  • Alabama lands 2017 studs Kendall Randolph, Kyriq McDonald

    247 Sports "Check two players off the 2017 target list for the Alabama Crimson Tide. In-state standouts Kendall Randolph and Kyriq McDonald both verbally committed to Alabama on Sunday through a special video production from's Justin King. Randolph's a four-star offensive tackle out of Madison..." August 01

  • Texas A&M suspends two for degrading comments in presentation to women

    CBS Sports "Not even a Friday evening news dump could save Texas A&M from an absolute embarrassment. Coach Kevin Sumlin has announced late Friday that two assistants, offensive line coach Jim Turner and special teams/tight ends coach Jeff Banks, will be suspended for two weeks without pay, effective..." July 30

  • Alphonse Taylor recorded 0.00 BAC level at DUI stop

    SI "Alabama offensive lineman Alphonse Taylor tested negative for alcohol, but performed poorly on field sobriety tests, according to court documents observed by The Montgomery Advertiser. According to his lawyer, a head injury may have contributed to his state that caused him to fail the tests. He..." July 30

  • Stafford's Hezekiah Jones commits to Texas A&M

    Houston Chronicle "Stafford wide receiver Hezekiah Jones verbally committed to Texas A&M on Friday. The four-star 2017 recruit is ranked 20th overall in the state and No. 18 nationally at his position according to 247Sports. Jones was previously committed to Baylor but decommitted following the Art Briles..." July 30

  • Alabama commit Jerry Jeudy a 'once-in-a-lifetime talent,' coach says

    Alabama "When Alabama was closing the deal on Calvin Ridley and Shawn Burgess-Becker in the 2015 class, Crimson Tide coaches were laying the ground work on another receiver they felt could be special. That was Jerry Jeudy, who was getting ready to play his sophomore season at Monarch High School in..." July 29

  • Former Crimson Tide LB Christian Bell transferring to Wisconsin

    SEC Country "Former Alabama linebacker Christian Bell is transferring to Wisconsin, according to his twitter account. The former 3-star recruit committed as a member of the 2015 class but grayshirted last season. He enrolled in Tuscaloosa in January." July 29

  • Auburn picks up commitment from 4-star running back Devan Barrett

    Alabama "Auburn's future backfield got a little stronger on Thursday evening. Four-star Tampa Catholic running back Devan Barrett announced his college decision via a taped segment on a local television station in Tampa, Florida, making a commitment to join Auburn's 2017 recruiting class. Barrett chose..." July 29

  • Alabama DB Tony Brown's NCAA suspension expected to be reduced

    Alabama "Alabama defensive back Tony Brown's NCAA suspension is expected to be reduced from six games to four, sources told The junior's suspension stems from something that happened leading up to the Tide's Cotton Bowl matchup against Michigan State in late December. A former five-star..." July 28

  • Mississippi State's Jeffery Simmons pleads no contest to assault

    The Score "The case against Mississippi State recruit Jeffery Simmons seems to have come to an end. The four-star defensive end pleaded no contest to a charge of simple assault Tuesday, according to Royce Swayze of The Clarion-Ledger. Simmons was also found guilty of malicious mischief related to a March..." July 27

  • Mississippi State's Jeffery Simmons Found Guilty Of Malicious Mischief

    Deadspin "Jeffery Simmons, the five-star Mississippi State recruit that was shown beating a woman on a video recording, had his day in court Tuesday. Simmons was found guilty of malicious mischief, pleaded no contest to the charge of simple assault, and had a charge of disturbing the peace dropped. The..." July 27

  • Georgia's Jurkovic seeks medical disqualification due to knee injuries

    Dawg Nation "Georgia offensive lineman Mirko Jurkovic is pursuing a medical disqualification, due to chronic knee trouble, head coach Kirby Smart confirmed on Monday. It’s not finalized, per Smart, but is on track. “The doctors have advised him that long term it would be better for him to put football..." July 26

  • Father of injured LSU kicker says fire saved his son's life

    The Advocate "The fire saved Colby Delahoussaye’s life. Flames that scorched the LSU kicker’s left thigh woke him from an unconscious state, leading to his escape from Saturday night’s fiery car crash, which left two dead. “All he remembers is that the fire was burning his leg and that woke him up,” said..." July 26

  • Kary Vincent Jr., nation's No. 22-ranked prospect, commits to LSU

    ESPN "Kary Vincent Jr., the No. 22-ranked prospect in the class of 2017, is headed to Baton Rouge. The nation's No. 2-ranked cornerback committed to LSU on Sunday, over Ohio State, Texas, Florida State and Texas A&M. Vincent's father, Kary Vincent Sr., played wide receiver at Texas A&M." July 25

  • Gators land Florida’s No. 1 RB, Adarius Lemons

    SEC Country "Florida’s recruiting momentum continued Sunday with another verbal commitment for the Gators. Adarius Lemons, a 4-star running back from Clearwater, Fla., flipped from North Carolina to UF. He attended Friday Night Lights and told SEC Country the Gators were pushing for his No. 1 spot." July 25

  • Treon Harris the latest quarterback to transfer from Florida

    CBS Sports "Florida's quarterback battle just became a little less congested. Quarterback Treon Harris -- expected to move to wide receiver this season -- has been granted his release from the school and is planning to transfer. Harris appeared in 12 games for the Gators last season, throwing for 1,676..." July 25

  • Auburn makes huge splash with commitment from 2017 QB Tray Bishop

    Oanow "Auburn already had a strong football recruiting class already in the fold for 2017, but the Tigers hadn’t found a quarterback for it yet. On Monday, they got their guy. Four-star quarterback/athlete Tray Bishop announced his verbal commitment to Auburn in a video on on Monday,..." July 25

  • Tennessee lands late commitment from 4-star DE Mykelle McDaniel

    SEC Country "One of the last recruiting mysteries for the class of 2016 has finally been solved. Defensive end Mykelle McDaniel has signed to play at the University of Tennessee. It took McDaniel a little bit longer to academically qualify with the NCAA, something he did just last week. McDaniel signing..." July 24

  • LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye injured in Wisconsin car crash that killed Nebraska, Michigan State players

    The Advocate "LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye has been released from a Wisconsin hospital after being treated for burns on his legs and receiving stitches following a car crash overnight that took two players’ lives. Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and Michigan State punter Mike Sadler were killed in the crash, the..." July 24

  • Former LSU kicker Trent Domingue transferring to Texas

    Gridiron Now "Less than two weeks after he announced he was leaving LSU, kicker Trent Domingue has found a new school. Domingue announced Sunday on Twitter that he has “officially” transferred to Texas." July 24

  • Gators LB Cristian Garcia helps stop sexual assault behind bar

    ESPN "A University of Florida football player assisted in stopping a rape that was happening behind a Gainesville restaurant early Thursday morning, according to police reports. Cristian Garcia, a junior linebacker for the Florida Gators who played in one game last season, said he was working..." July 23

  • Florida's Jim McElwain confirms Treon Harris has moved to WR

    Yahoo! Sports "After months of speculation, we now know what position Treon Harris will play when Florida begins preseason camp in a few weeks. Months after it was first reported, Gators head coach Jim McElwain confirmed on ESPN writer Ivan Maisel’s podcast that Harris has made the move from quarterback to..." July 21

  • 3-star CB C.J. Cotman becomes Tennessee’s 21st commitment

    Gridiron Now "Tennessee’s 2017 recruiting class is getting closer to being full after three-star cornerback C.J. Cotman pledged to the Vols on Wednesday night via Twitter. Cotman (5 feet 11, 180 pounds), from Clearwater (Fla.) Central Catholic, is Tennessee’s 21st commitment for its ’17 class. " July 21

  • Former South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore to play himself in new movie

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Former South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore is about to hit the big screen. Lattimore will make his acting debut in the Christian film "Faiths Song". The film, set to hit screens this fall, was shot in various locations in South Carolina, according to The State. He'll play himself as a..." July 20

  • Saban: I suspended Taylor over DUI charge because he endangered others

    The Score "It's been a tumultuous few weeks for Nick Saban and the Alabama program, capped off by the legendary coach's decision Monday to suspend guard Alphonse Taylor indefinitely due to a recent DUI arrest and charge. The disciplinary move came days after Saban decided Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones..." July 19

  • Lou Holtz Carried Around Crown Royal at the Republican National Convention

    The Big Lead "Former ESPN analyst and Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz is a Donald Trump supporter. He was in attendance for Day 1 of the Republican National Convention, sporting an ear-to-ear smile and some free swag. Here he is carrying around a bottle of Crown Royal. It’s images like this that restore one’s..." July 19

  • Alabama’s Alphonse Taylor arrested on DUI charge

    SI "Alabama offensive lineman Alphonse Taylor was arrested Sunday and charged with DUI, according to the Tuscaloosa Country Sheriff's Office. Taylor’s bond has been set at $1,000." July 18

  • Florida WRs Tyrie Cleveland and Rick Wells Arrested for Allegedly Shooting BB Guns in Dorm

    The Big Lead "Florida freshman wide receivers Tyrie Cleveland and Rick Wells were arrested Sunday for allegedly firing BB guns and causing more than $1,000 worth of damage on campus. Cleveland and Wells, both 18, were charged with criminal mischief for damaging property of more than $1,000 – a third-degree..." July 18

  • Alabama OL Alphonse Taylor suspended after DUI arrest

    Yahoo! Sports "A day after his arrest for DUI, Alabama offensive lineman Alphonse Taylor has been suspended indefinitely from the program. “We are very disappointed any time a player makes a choice that leads to this kind of behavior,” head coach Nick Saban said in a statement. “We are still in the process of..." July 18

  • Former Mississippi State receiver Chris Smith killed in shooting

    The Clarion-Ledger "Former Mississippi State wide receiver Chris Smith was shot and killed in Meridian on Friday night, coach Dan Mullen confirmed to The Clarion-Ledger. Meridian police chief Benny Dubose said the incident occurred at Frank Berry Courts on 8th Street, according to WTOK. Dubose didn't immediately..." July 17

  • Ex-LSU QB Anthony Jennings transfers to Louisiana-Lafayette

    Yahoo! Sports "Anthony Jennings hasn’t transferred far from LSU. Louisiana-Lafayette announced Thursday that Jennings has joined the team as a graduate transfer. He’ll be a senior in 2016. “We are excited about Anthony joining our program and competing for the starting quarterback position this fall,” ULL..." July 15

  • South Carolina offensive lineman charged with DUI

    The State "South Carolina sophomore Christian Pellage has been indefinitely suspended and will miss at least one game after being charged with DUI on Friday. Pellage is suspended from all football activities until his case is resolved, per USC athletic department policy. Players are set to report on Aug...." July 15

  • Cory Batey sentenced to 15 years in Vanderbilt rape case

    Tennessean "Cory Batey, a former Vanderbilt University football player who raped an unconscious woman in 2013, was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday. It was the minimum term possible for the crimes. Judge Monte Watkins said he'd weighed thousands of cases and in each considers a sentence that was fair..." July 15

  • Police officer rebukes alleged Nick Saban claim of LSU bias

    USA Today "If, as ESPN host Paul Finebaum said Wednesday, Nick Saban insinuated that the Monroe (La.) police officers who arrested two Alabama players last month may have looking through purple and gold lenses, it would make no sense to the department’s public information officer. “I can tell you for a..." July 14

  • Georgia safety Xavier McKinney decommits from Alabama

    Alabama "Alabama lost a commitment Thursday morning from Georgia four-star safety Xavier McKinney. McKinney bonded with Alabama commits last week at The Opening and said his commitment was 100 percent, but also said he would make visits to Florida and Clemson. The 6-foot-1, 194-pound McKinney had..." July 14

  • Ole Miss' Chad Kelly takes swipe at Clemson, makes clear who has 'real Death Valley'

    Alabama "Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly didn't miss an opportunity to give people at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday a little insight into his feelings about Clemson. Kelly, who was kicked off the Clemson team by coach Dabo Swinney in the spring of 2014, told the media gathered that LSU..." July 14

  • Leonard Fournette still feels Nick Chubb's the best running back in the SEC

    Macon Telegraph "A year ago at SEC Media Days, Leonard Fournette called Nick Chubb the best running back in the SEC. After a season in which Fournette, the Heisman Trophy favorite entering the 2016 season, ran for 1,953 yards and 22 touchdowns, Fournette was asked if he’d reassessed his opinion. “I still..." July 14

  • Hugh Freeze: No coach can control everything the NCAA expects us to

    CBS Sports "Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said Thursday he believes he set the proper atmosphere in his program for NCAA compliance but acknowledged "we'll see at the end of the day" how the NCAA views the violations. Ole Miss is the first major football program that largely falls under a new NCAA penalty..." July 14

  • Leonard Fournette on why LSU is better than the NFL: 'Everything is free'

    Fox Sports "Entering the 2016 season, LSU running back Leonard Fournette is among the favorites to take home the Heisman Trophy. In 2015, he rushed for 1,953 yards as a true sophomore, finding the end zone 22 times. His numbers were obviously eye-popping despite LSU being forced to cancel its game against..." July 14

  • It's a Fine Line Between Alabama and Baylor

    The Big Lead "Alabama football players Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones were arrested on drug and weapons charges in May. The district attorney, with odd reasoning, declined to pursue charges in June. Coach Nick Saban, in July, confirmed that Robinson and Jones would not be suspended, as long as they don’t play..." July 14

  • Ole Miss' Chad Kelly says he's the best QB in U.S.

    ESPN "Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly stole the spotlight on the fourth and final day of SEC media days Thursday, making a bold statement about his talent and taking a veiled shot at Clemson, his former school. The SEC's top returning quarterback was certainly confident, overshadowing Les Miles and..." July 14

  • Myles Garrett dismisses notion of sitting out to protect draft status

    Fox Sports "There's a school of thought that top college football stars might consider sitting out their final year before the NFL Draft in order to protect their status as a first-round pick. Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett has heard it, but he isn't buying into it. Garrett, who will be a junior..." July 13

  • Nick Saban explains why SEC Media Days are a waste of everyone’s time

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