Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • Ole Miss receives new notice of allegations from NCAA, self-imposes postseason ban

    SEC Country "The new notice includes eight new allegations, bringing the total to 21. Ole Miss chancellor Jeff Vitter, athletic Ross Bjork and head coach Hugh Freeze addressed the new notice in a 20-minute video posted by the university. " February 23

  • Brian Daboll leaving Patriots for Alabama

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots Tight Ends Coach Brian Daboll will be the new offensive coordinator at the University of Alabama, ESPN.com’s Chris Low reported Friday. Daboll worked under Alabama coach Nick Saban as a graduate assistant at Michigan State early in his career before moving on to his first stint with..." February 18

  • Eagles personnel exec returning to coach at Alabama

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles are set to have an opening in their personnel department. They hired Joe Pannunzio as their director of personnel operations before the 2015 season after spending four years as the director of football operations at the University of Alabama. Pannunzio was hired when Ed Marynowitz..." February 17

  • High school football coach loses job after publicly going after Alabama

    CBS Sports "Recruiting is about relationships. Relationships between prospects and college coaches. Relationships between college coaches and high school coaches. Relationships between college coaches and family/friends. You get the picture. Apparently, Alabama did something -- or many things -- to damage..." February 17

  • Louisiana high school coach won't let Alabama on his campus to recruit anymore

    CBS Sports "Given the success that Alabama football has had over the last decade, there’s never a shortage of high school players who would love to play for the Crimson Tide. For players at one high school in Louisiana, however, they’ll have to find a way to get in touch with the Tide on their own because..." February 16

  • Bobby Petrino to host former Vols RB Jalen Hurd on visit to Louisville

    SEC Country "Jalen Hurd joining forces with Bobby Petrino? As a wide receiver or tight end? These may seem like strange questions, but each seemingly has a real possibility of going down. According to a report from Scout.com’s Jody Demling, former Vols RB Jalen Hurd will be visiting Louisville this..." February 16

  • Blake Barnett: Saban's comments played role in leaving Alabama

    ESPN "Blake Barnett doesn't want to talk about the past. The former five-star quarterback recruit doesn't want to talk about Alabama or why he left or what folks said about him when he did. He'd rather talk about the future at Arizona State. But he also admits that when you play for Nick Saban, a..." February 16

  • LSU announces Arden Key taking leave of absence from program; remains on the team

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU announced outside linebacker/defensive end Arden Key will "take some time away" from football but will remain on the football team. The school made the announcement on Wednesday afternoon. Here's the full statement from LSU coach Ed Orgeron: "In consultation with our staff and his..." February 15

  • LSU's Brandon Harris to transfer out of program

    ESPN "LSU quarterback Brandon Harris announced on Monday that he will transfer. Harris tweeted his intentions to transfer Monday afternoon and LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette later confirmed Harris' departure to ESPN. Harris was named the Tigers' starter, but was benched in favor of Purdue transfer..." February 14

  • Former Texans coordinator a candidate at Alabama also

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots tight ends coach Brian Daboll is interviewing for the offensive coordinator job at Alabama, and he’s not the only Bill Belichick protege talking to Nick Saban about that job. According to Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports, former Texans offensive coordinator George Godsey is also on the..." February 14

  • Brian Daboll expected to interview for Alabama offensive coordinator

    Pro Football Talk "The University of Alabama thought they had their offensive coordinator for the 2017 season in Steve Sarkisian, but Nick Saban needs to run another search because Sarkisian jumped to the Falcons to replace Kyle Shanahan as their offensive coordinator. Another NFL assistant appears to be in the..." February 13

  • Florida promotes Chris Rumph to co-defensive coordinator

    Campus Sports "Chris Rumph has done well enough with the Gators defensive line that the program feels he is ready for more responsibility. On Friday, he received word that he will be sharing the duties of the defensive coordinator position for the upcoming season. Rumph will work alongside Randy Shannon who will..." February 11

  • Alabama’s Alphonse Taylor Rips Steve Sarkisian As He Leaves For Atlanta Falcons Job

    The Spun "Steve Sarkisian is unexpectedly leaving Alabama after one game as offensive coordinator to take the same role with the Atlanta Falcons. Crimson Tide lineman Alphonse Taylor is not amused. Sarkisian drew mixed reviews from his one game as OC, replacing Lane Kiffin ahead of the national..." February 08

  • Tennessee officially hires Brady Hoke as new DL coach, adds Walt Wells as OL coach

    College Football Talk "After a number of rumors and reports, Tennessee has officially hired former Michigan head coach and Oregon defensive coordinator Brady Hoke. Vols head coach Butch Jones announced the move in a school release, which confirms that Hoke will be brought onto the staff as associate head..." February 08

  • Is Nick Saban’s revolving door of coordinators cause for concern at Alabama?

    Fox Sports "We’ve devoted countless words in this column to Alabama’s success on the football field. Can we talk for a second about its uncanny ability to remain in the news nearly 365 days a year? Hey Stewart. Given the last-minute replacement of Lane Kiffin as Bama’s OC, and then his replacement Steve..." February 08

  • Chip Kelly not interested in Alabama OC job

    Larry Brown Sports "You can shoot down all that speculation about Chip Kelly going to Alabama. Speaking on Bleacher Report’s “Inside Buzz,” Jason Cole reported Wednesday that Kelly will not be going to Alabama to replace Steve Sarkisian as the school’s offensive coordinator. Alabama is looking for its third..." February 08

  • Falcons expected to hire Steve Sarkisian as offensive coordinator

    Pro Football Talk "No one was surprised when the 49ers hired Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan to be their next head coach. Everyone will be surprised by the identity of the Falcons’ next offensive coordinator. Steve Sarkisian is poised to get the offensive coordinator job in Atlanta, according to..." February 07

  • Falcons hire Steve Sarkisian as offensive coordinator

    Fanrag Sports "The Atlanta Falcons have a huge hole to fill with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan leaving to become the next head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. Surprisingly, Atlanta went outside the NFL to hire former USC coach and Alabama offensive assistant Steve Sarkisian as the team’s next offensive..." February 07

  • Steve Sarkisian, Nick Saban relationship ‘deteriorated’ this past month

    Sportsnaut "In one of the most shocking moves we’ve seen in quite some time around the NFL, the Atlanta Falcons signed Steve Sarkisian to be their next offensive coordinator. One of the reasons this was such unbelievable news was that Sarkisian was named Alabama’s offensive coordinator just one month ago to..." February 07

  • New Orleans area coaches considering boycott against LSU

    SEC Country "Is LSU close to losing one of its most fertile recruiting grounds within the state? That might ultimately be what occurs on Thursday evening when several of the New Orleans Metro area high school football coaches gather to discuss a potential boycott of the LSU Tigers football..." February 07

  • Nick Saban comments on Steve Sarkisian landing with Falcons

    Sportsnaut "After spending less than two months with the Alabama Crimson Tide, Steve Sarkisian is leaving Nick Saban’s program to join the Atlanta Falcons. Not long after the news broke that the Falcons were hiring Sarkisian, Saban issued a statement in response. “We appreciate all Coach Sarkisian did..." February 07

  • Chip Kelly a possible candidate for Alabama OC job

    Larry Brown Sports "With Steve Sarkisian leaving Alabama to take the offensive coordinator job with the Atlanta Falcons, you knew it wouldn’t be long before the Chip Kelly rumors started to fly. Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports is reporting that Kelly is one of the names to watch now that Nick Saban has a vacancy on..." February 07

  • Ex-Michigan coach Brady Hoke will coach Tennessee's defensive line

    CBS Sports "It apparently didn't take long for former Michigan coach Brady Hoke to find work. According to Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports, Hoke is expected to become Tennessee's defensive line coach. SEC Country reported over the weekend that the Volunteers were "in discussions" to hire Hoke. If and when..." February 06

  • Alabama loses commitment from 2018 4-star TE Malcolm Epps

    SEC Country "It was always going to be hard for Alabama to hold on to Malcolm Epps‘ commitment because he hasn’t visited Tuscaloosa since pledging to the Crimson Tide in February 2016. On Saturday, he backed off his commitment. Epps, the nation’s No. 6 tight end from Dekaney High School (Houston), has..." February 05

  • Leonard Fournette now says sitting out the bowl game was not his decision

    CBS Sports "And now we know the rest of the story. Former LSU running back Leonard Fournette took some heat in December when he announced he would not play in the Citrus Bowl against Louisville. Chiefly, Fournette was criticized for "quitting" and being "soft" by resting his nagging ankle injury and..." February 04

  • Steve Sarkisian 'I Want To Be A Head Coach Again ... But I Love Bama'

    TMZ "Steve Sarkisian says he DEEPLY appreciates his offensive coordinator job at Alabama ... but admits he does want to be a head coach again one day -- when he's ready. TMZ Sports spoke with Sark at LAX -- and he shot down critics who blamed Bama's loss in the National Championship game on the..." February 03

  • South Carolina linebackers Dread, Pittman leave team

    The State "News of South Carolina linebacker Sherrod Pittman’s transfer broke Friday morning. In the afternoon, the school confirmed it, and added another linebacker is departing. Jalen Dread has also left the Gamecock football program, head coach Will Muschamp confirmed today. “After meeting with both..." February 03

  • Arizona State transfer QB Blake Barnett wins eligibility appeal

    Arizona Republic "Arizona State transfer quarterback Blake Barnett is immediately eligible to play per an appeal ruling from the NCAA. Barnett left Alabama on Sept. 28, 2016, playing in the Tide's first game against USC and leaving after four games. When he signed with ASU in December, it was thought that he..." February 01

  • Four-star DT commits to Alabama from former teammate's gravesite

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Phidarian Mathis, a defensive tackle from Monroe, La., became the 15th four-star player to join Alabama’s top-ranked 2017 recruiting class on Tuesday, and he did so in the most venerating way possible. Mathis honored his late friend and fellow Louisiana high school football player Tyrell..." February 01

  • Mississippi State lands coveted Starkville LB Willie Gay on National Signing Day

    SEC Country "Mississippi State couldn’t bear to let a prized recruit leave town on National Signing Day for the second straight year. Fortunately for Dan Mullen and his staff, their efforts with 2017 stud Willie Gay paid off in a big way Wednesday morning. Before a packed crowd at Starkville High School,..." February 01

  • Johnny Manziel attends Texas A&M signing day, wants to help recruits

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Nice guy Johnny Manziel just wants to give back. Now reportedly sober and on the comeback trail to the NFL, the former Heisman Trophy winner at Texas A&M attended the school's Signing Day celebration Wednesday to offer advice to the new class of Aggies. " February 01

  • 5-star DE LaBryan Ray picks Alabama over other SEC schools

    Alabama "The top recruit in Alabama will play college football at Alabama. James Clemens five-star defensive end LaBryan Ray picked the Crimson Tide over Florida, Tennessee and Ole Miss during a ceremony this morning in Madison. The 6-foot-4, 275 pound Ray is rated the nation's No. 26 player and the..." February 01

  • North Shore star K'Lavon Chaisson chooses LSU over Texas

    Houston Chronicle "North Shore defensive end K'Lavon Chaisson's signing was one of the most highly anticipated decisions in the country on Wednesday's National Signing Day. He made folks in Louisiana really happy." February 01

  • Miramar DB Brian Edwards settles commitment, goes with Gators

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Brian Edwards has had three different favorites in the final month of his recruitment. The most recent one prevailed on Wednesday. The three-star defensive back finally settled on Florida and signed his national letter of intent at Miramar's Signing Day ceremony in the school..." February 01

  • The story behind Brad Stewart's commitment to Florida

    SEC Country "Brad Stewart planned to pick Florida on National Signing Day, but he couldn’t hold it back this weekend. The 4-star cornerback from New Orleans made a spur-of-the-moment commitment to the Gators during his official visit to UF." January 30

  • Former Auburn RB/WR Stanton Truitt commits to North Carolina

    Oanow "Stanton Truitt has a new home. Less than a month after announcing after the Sugar Bowl that he would transfer from Auburn, the former running back and wide receiver announced on Twitter that he had committed to North Carolina. "No better feeling than God giving you another opportunity at..." January 30

  • Report: Alabama loses second assistant as Billy Napier to be named Arizona State OC

    CBS Sports "It looks like Nick Saban is in the market for a new wide receivers coach. According to a report from AL.com, Alabama assistant Billy Napier is about to change his title to offensive coordinator at Arizona State. Napier has been Alabama's receivers coach since the 2013 season, but he does..." January 29

  • Alabama assistant coach arrested on suspicion of DUI

    Sporting News - NCAAF "An Alabama Crimson Tide coach was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of DUI, Al.com reported. Josh Chapman, an assistant strength and conditioning coach, was booked at the Tuscaloosa County Jail, where his bond was set at $1,000." January 29

  • Former Alabama QB Cooper Bateman to join Utah as WR

    Salt Lake Tribune "A former four-star quarterback has enrolled at Utah with little fanfare. Cooper Bateman, a prep standout at Cottonwood High who has spent the last four seasons at Alabama, is a student at the University of Utah according to a student directory search first noted by Scott Garrard of 1280 The..." January 27

  • LSU flips heralded LB Jacob Phillips from Oklahoma

    SI "LSU has flipped four-star linebacker Jacob Phillips from Oklahoma on Thursday, the Army All-American announced on Twitter. The flip comes after months of pushing from the LSU staff, lead by General Manager Austin Thomas. "This has been one of the hardest decisions I have ever made in my..." January 27

  • 4-star DB Elijah Blades decommits from Florida

    Land of 10 "Days after visiting Nebraska, 4-star cornerback Elijah Blades has de-committed from Florida, he announced Wednesday on Twitter. “I would like to reopen my recruitment up and think about what’s the best decision for me,” Blades wrote. After announcing his de-commitment, Blades posted his..." January 26

  • Report: Vanderbilt set to give head coach Derek Mason an extension on Thursday

    SEC Country "Derek Mason is about to ink a long-term deal with Vanderbilt. According to Adam Sparks of the Tennessean, Mason will be signing a contract extension with the Commodores, and a release will be coming later on Thursday. Mason has a 13-24 record in his first three seasons at Vandy. This past..." January 26

  • Florida State flips 4-star ATH Hamsah Nasirildeen from South Carolina

    The Spun "Florida State scored a huge commitment this evening when it flipped a prospect from an SEC school. Concord (N.C.) four-star athlete Hamsah Nasirildeen had been committed to South Carolina since August. He officially visited the Gamecocks this month. Tonight, Nasirildeen announced via Twitter..." January 23

  • Georgia Tech flips 4-star LB Jaquan Henderson from Tennessee

    SEC Country "While Tennessee welcomed a host of commits and unofficial visitors over the weekend, one scheduled visitor did not make the trip. With good reason, apparently. Longtime linebacker commit Jaquan Henderson did not take his official visit to Tennessee this weekend, going to Georgia Tech..." January 23

  • Missouri's Josh Moore to transfer out of program

    SEC Country "After a week filled with departures, it appears Mizzou will not be finished replacing players as National Signing Day approaches. Tigers defensive lineman Josh Moore apparently is the latest Mizzou football player to announce his departure from the program. Moore tweeted a message out on Monday..." January 23

  • Tennessee hires firm for AD search; Peyton Manning on search committee

    USA Today "The University of Tennessee announced Friday it has awarded a contract to Turnkey Sports and Entertainment to assist Chancellor-Elect Beverly Davenport in the search for the university’s new athletic director. Tennessee also announced the search committee to advise Davenport throughout the..." January 21

  • LSU to pay OC Matt Canada $1.5 million per year

    The Advocate "Dave Aranda isn’t the only assistant on new coach Ed Orgeron’s staff making the big bucks. LSU offensive coordinator Matt Canada is set to make $1.5 million per year as part of a three-year contract that he and the school agreed upon, according to documents obtained by The Advocate. Canada’s..." January 19

  • UF QB Luke Del Rio to miss spring practice following shoulder surgery

    Orlando Sentinel "Luke Del Rio opened the 2016 season as the Florida Gators’ quarterback of the future. But injuries derailed Del Rio’s season and now raise the question whether he will start another game for the Gators. Del Rio will miss spring practices following shoulder surgery, the school announced..." January 19

  • Arkansas names Paul Rhoads defensive coordinator

    SEC Country "Arkansas has named defensive backs coach Paul Rhoads as its new defensive coordinator, coach Bret Bielema tweeted Monday night after a team meeting. Rhoads will replace Robb Smith, who resigned and took the Minnesota defensive coordinator job last week. Rhoads spent seven seasons as Iowa..." January 17

  • Arkansas LB Dre Greenlaw to have another foot surgery

    SEC Country "Arkansas linebacker Dre Greenlaw has re-injured his right foot and will have surgery later this week, according to Danny West of HawgSports.com. Greenlaw broke his foot in October of last season during the Hogs’ loss to Alabama. He had surgery shortly after and missed the final six games of the..." January 17

  • Vanderbilt star Zach Cunningham declares for 2017 NFL Draft

    Tennessean "Vanderbilt linebacker Zach Cunningham has announced that he will declare for the NFL Draft and forgo his senior season, according to numerous reports. Alex Marvez, a Sirius XM NFL Radio and Sporting News NFL columnist, first tweeted that Cunningham made the announcement while attending the..." January 16

  • Pack makes splash, gets commit from Alabama QB David Cornwell

    Reno Gazette-Journal "Nevada football coach Jay Norvell made it clear one of his top priorities in recruiting the next three weeks would be quarterback. “A big emphasis for us is we’d like address our quarterback position,” Norvell said while introducing his staff earlier this week. Mission accomplished -- in a..." January 14

  • LSU's Dupre declares for 2017 NFL Draft

    Alabama "LSU wide receiver Malachi Dupre is headed to the 2017 NFL draft, he announced Friday. Dupre made the announcement via a video posted to his Twitter account. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Dupre was a two-year starter for the Tigers, totaling 98 receptions for 1,609 yards and 14 touchdowns in his..." January 14

  • Oregon taps Alabama's Mario Cristobal for OC job

    USA Today "Alabama offensive line coach Mario Cristobal is expected to be named Willie Taggart's offensive coordinator at Oregon, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal is not finalized. Cristobal has been in..." January 13

  • Kentucky's Jeff Badet to transfer for 5th season

    Louisville Courier-Journal "UK has lost its leading receiver. Junior wide receiver Jeff Badet, who led UK with 670 receiving yards in 2016, will transfer, the school announced Friday. Badet is on track to graduate in May. He could then play his final season of eligibility immediately elsewhere. “I want to thank all the..." January 13

  • Cam Robinson, Marlon Humphrey, ArDarius Stewart to enter draft

    NFL.com "Three of Alabama's most talented underclassmen, cornerback Marlon Humphrey, left tackle Cam Robinson and WR ArDarius Stewart, intend to apply for early eligibility to enter the 2017 NFL Draft. They announced their intentions on Friday at a press conference. Humphrey (6-foot-1, 198 pounds) is..." January 13

  • Auburn won't interview Art Briles for offensive coordinator job

    ESPN "When Auburn hires a new offensive coordinator, this much is certain: It will not be former Baylor coach Art Briles. Briles will not be considered for the position because of his role at Baylor in the sexual assaults scandal, a source told ESPN. Auburn is seeking an offensive coordinator..." January 12

  • Auburn’s Carl Lawson ruled ineligible for Senior Bowl

    Fanrag Sports "According to an official statement released by the Senior Bowl on Thursday morning, Auburn Tigers’ defensive end Carl Lawson will not be eligible to participate in this year’s event. While Lawson was initially slated to graduate in December, his declaration for the 2017 NFL Draft has pushed..." January 12

  • Alabama running back announces he's transferring

    Alabama "Two days after the national championship game, the movement is starting on the Alabama football roster. Reserve running back Derrick Gore announced on Wednesday he was leaving after two seasons in Tuscaloosa. This is the time of year for transfers and Gore is the first new one since the season..." January 12

  • Jim Harbaugh says he slept through the Clemson-Alabama national title game

    Washington Post "College football fans may have been divided over the legality of the final scoring play in Monday’s Clemson-Alabama game, but everyone agreed on one thing: The 35-31 thriller to decide the national championship was an instant classic. But at least one major figure in college football, namely..." January 11

  • Ohio State receives commit from former Alabama 5-star cornerback

    Fanrag Sports "Kendall Sheffield will have quite the impressive dossier of documents he will have signed by the time his college career concludes, because the former Alabama cornerback now intends to sign with Ohio State after a year away from Division I. A former five-star recruit in the 2015 class,..." January 11

  • Louisville's Todd Grantham to become Mississippi State defensive coordinator

    SI "Mississippi State is hiring Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, according to a source. Grantham agreed to a multi-year deal to become the next defensive coordinator in Starkville. Current Mississippi State defensive coordinator Peter Sirmon will not return to the Bulldogs next..." January 11

  • Steve Sarkisian says OC transition didn't have much impact on Tide

    ESPN "Steve Sarkisian stood outside a somber Alabama locker room early Tuesday morning trying to find the right words. It was hardly the debut he was hoping for as the Crimson Tide's offensive coordinator, and even with the surreal events surrounding his abrupt move into the playcalling role only a..." January 10

  • The story inside Alabama's stunned locker room 'like a death in the family'

    Alabama "Reggie Ragland hugged Rueben Foster in the land of thousand-yard stares. Eddie Jackson consoled Ronnie Harrison in those agonizing moments when reality came fast, and then lingered on the Alabama sideline early Tuesday morning. Eyes of glass waited the inevitable. Alabama was going to lose..." January 10

  • Alabama star RB Bo Scarbrough suffers broken bone in his leg

    CBS Sports "Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough has a broken bone in his lower right leg, according to ESPN. The loss of Scarbrough was noticeable in Alabama's offensive attack. The Crimson Tide had just four running plays involving running backs for 24 yards after Scarbrough went down with an injury -- and..." January 10

  • Clemson win is historic loss for Las Vegas books

    ESPN "The amount of money bet on the College Football Playoff championship game was historic and primarily orange. More money was bet on Monday's classic between Clemson and Alabama at William Hill's Nevada sportsbook than any other college football game in the company's history, according to vice..." January 10

  • Alabama betting favorites to take home 2018 National Championship

    Covers.com "Before the confetti was even loaded into the cannons at the 2017 CFP National Championship Game between the Clemson Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide, sportsbooks across Las Vegas were releasing their futures odds to win the 2018 title game. No matter which schools are represented at..." January 10

  • Alabama's Crimson Tide is rolling in green

    CNN "Alabama, which is one of the most profitable college football programs in the country, defends its title against Clemson on Monday night. A win could bring in even more money for the school. The Crimson Tide's football program reported $103.9 million in revenue for 2016 and posted a $47..." January 09

  • Clemson climbs to title with last-second TD

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- In a game that featured three lead changes in the final five minutes, Clemson got the last play -- and the national title. Deshaun Watson's third touchdown pass of the game, a 2-yard toss to Hunter Renfrow with one second remaining, lifted the Tigers to a 35-31 win over..." January 09

  • 4-star WR R.J. Sneed flips commitment from Ole Miss to Baylor

    SEC Country "Ole Miss already had one of smallest recruiting classes in the SEC with just 15 commits. And now it is tied with Vanderbilt for the fewest commits in the SEC with just 14. On Saturday night, 3-star wide receiver RJ Sneed announced that he would be decommitting from the Rebels and committing to..." January 08

  • LSU safety Jamal Adams leaving school early for 2017 NFL Draft

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In an announcement that surprised few, LSU All-American safety Jamal Adams will skip his final season of eligibility and enter the 2017 NFL Draft. Adams, a junior from Lewisville, Texas, made the announcement at a press conference Friday at LSU. He is expected to be no worse than a top-10 pick..." January 06

  • Florida’s Jalen ‘Teez’ Tabor to declare for 2017 NFL Draft

    Fanrag Sports "According to an official statement released via the Players’ Tribune on Thursday morning, Florida Gators’ cornerback Jalen “Teez” Tabor has elected to forgo his senior season in order to declare for the 2017 NFL Draft. Projected to come off the board in the early stages of the upcoming NFL Draft,..." January 05

  • 3 things Clemson learned about Alabama from its win over Washington

    Fox Sports "As hard as it is to believe, there’s only one game left in the college football season. But boy, is it a good one. For the second straight year, Alabama faces Clemson for the national championship. Last year, the Crimson Tide won 45-40, but if we learned anything from last Saturday’s semifinal..." January 05

  • Source: Najee Harris requests a flight change — to Alabama

    247 Sports "The saga of No. 1 recruit Najee Harris appears all but over. Per an U.S. Army All-American Bowl operations source, Harris has requested a flight change — asking to land in Birmingham now, instead of back home in California (Oakland). That would put the running back on Alabama's campus by Sunday..." January 05

  • Florida C Cameron Dillard to graduate, transfer from program

    247 Sports "Florida will have a transfer before national signing day, with starting center Cameron Dillard announcing he will graduate and leave the program. Dillard tweeted the news on Tuesday evening. "With a lot of consideration and prayer I would like to say that I will not be playing my final year..." January 04

  • Auburn WR Stanton Truitt transferring: ‘I hope I’m not letting any of the fans down’

    SEC Country "Auburn wide receiver Stanton Truitt is transferring from the university, per a tweet from his account on Tuesday evening. “Although it’s unfortunate I was not able to show all my talents I have to offer, I promise I enjoyed the many memories with you all and I truly mean that,” he wrote. " January 04

  • Gators' CB Quincy Wilson leaves for NFL, Duke Dawson stays for final season

    Orlando Sentinel "The Florida Gators' secondary lost one of its top players Tuesday, but will have his possible replacement back for one more year. Starting cornerback Quincy Wilson confirmed season-long speculation and declared for April's NFL draft during an article with Sports Illustrated. Meanwhile, nickel..." January 04

  • Auburn defensive end Carl Lawson announces he will enter 2017 NFL Draft

    Oanow "Monday's Sugar Bowl was Carl Lawson's final game in an Auburn uniform. After four years, three seasons and 14 sacks, the standout defensive end announced on Twitter that he would forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the 2017 NFL Draft. " January 04

  • Texas A&M junior WR Speedy Noil declares for the 2017 NFL Draft

    Scout "After three seasons in Aggieland, Texas A&M junior wide receiver Speedy Noil has announced on Twitter that he will forego his senior season and enter the 2017 NFL Draft. Noil totaled 88 catches for 1,134 yards and 9 touchdowns since beginning his Aggie career in 2014. He came in as a heralded..." January 04

  • Police investigating LSU football field being vandalized

    Larry Brown Sports "LSU police are investigating an incident reported on Tuesday night about the football field being vandalized. The alleged burglary took place at 11:30 pm on Tuesday night, according to the campus police crime log. This is the second time in two months that there was an incident with the LSU..." January 04

  • Oklahoma cruises past Auburn in Sugar Bowl

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops has heard it before: SEC football teams are bigger, stronger and more physical than teams from the Big 12, as if his seventh-ranked Sooners have been playing flag football for the last several years. But after suffocating No. 14 Auburn 35-19 in the..." January 03

  • Vols offensive coordinator Mike DeBord leaving for Indiana

    WBIR.com "Tennessee Volunteers offensive coordinator Mike DeBord is leaving the program, according to our partners at GoVols247. DeBord, 60, is leaving Tennessee to serve as offensive coordinator at Indiana University, according to GoVols247’s John Brice. Tennessee has compiled consecutive 9-4 records..." January 03

  • Lane Kiffin may not be completely done at Alabama after all, could be at title game

    CBS Sports "On Monday, the surprising announcement was made that Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin would not coach with the Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff National Championship against Clemson. The chief reason for the exit, at least according to Kiffin and coach Nick Saban, was that..." January 03

  • Nick Saban snaps at question regarding how offense will change without Lane Kiffen

    Sportsnaut "Nick Saban and Bill Belichick have a lot in common, including how they tend to bristle at media questions about how they are preparing for games. On Tuesday, Saban was asked about how the offense might change now that Lane Kiffen has officially been replaced by Steve Sarkisian as the offensive..." January 03

  • 4-star recruit Tray Bishop heads to Georgia

    Dawg Nation "Georgia already got one recruit to start off 2017. And now it’s adding a second one on the first day of the year. Four-star athlete Tray Bishop has committed to Georgia. Bishop was a one-time Auburn commit before he backed off his pledge." January 02

  • 4-star LB Breon Dixon commits to Ole Miss

    SEC Country "Ole Miss got some good news to start the new year. Breon Dixon, a 4-star inside linebacker from Grayson (Loganville, Ga.) High School, pledged to Ole Miss over Louisville on Sunday at the Under Armour All-America Game. The 6-foot, 218-pound prospect held offers from 25 programs around the..." January 02

  • Georgia lands commitment from nation's No. 10 recruit DeAngelo Gibbs

    Alabama "Four-star athlete DeAngelo Gibbs announced his commitment to Georgia on Sunday. The announcement came on ESPN at the Under Armour All-American Game in Orlando. His final three schools were listed on ESPN as Georgia, Alabama and Auburn, but this was mostly a Georgia-Alabama battle. The..." January 02

  • Alabama lands commitment from 4-star safety Xavier McKinney

    The Spun "The Tide received yet another commitment. 4-star safety Xavier McKinney announced his commitment to Alabama at the Under Armour All-America Game. Mckinney, product of Roswell, GA, looked as though he might select Clemson, yet donned an Alabama hat when it came time to decide. According to..." January 02

  • Ex-Oregon OC Matt Lubick won’t join Ole Miss after all, will become Baylor OC instead

    Fox Sports "Matt Lubick’s stay at Ole Miss will be brief. The former Oregon offensive coordinator, who had accepted the job as the Rebels’ wide receivers coach two weeks ago, is leaving to become the OC at Baylor, a source told FOX Sports Monday morning. Lubick will be receiving a two-year deal to join..." January 02

  • Lane Kiffin will not coach Alabama in title game against Clemson

    CBS Sports "Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin will leave his post with the Crimson Tide prior to the College Football Playoff National Championship Game in order to start on his duties as the next head coach of FAU. " January 02

  • Gardner helps No. 17 Florida rout Iowa in Outback Bowl

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- No. 17 Florida has been burned by second-half comebacks on occasion this season, but defensive back Chauncey Gardner decided to take matters into his hands. Gardner, a freshman cornerback, had two interceptions and returned one for a 58-yard touchdown to lead the Gators to a..." January 02

  • Deshaun Watson: We wanted to play Alabama in title game

    NFL.com "The "We Want Bama" signs around college football are often hoisted in jest by fans who know better. For Deshaun Watson, however, the wish was real. The Clemson quarterback acknowledged he wanted the Crimson Tide to advance in the Peach Bowl on Saturday -- which they did in a 24-7 win over..." January 01

  • LSU's Davon Godchaux to declare for NFL draft

    The Advocate "LSU defensive lineman Davon Godchaux will forego his senior season with the Tigers and enter the NFL draft early, he announced in a post on social media Sunday. "I know in my heart this is the best choice for me and my son, Davon Montel Godchaux II," Godchaux, a Plaquemine native and three-year..." January 01

  • Alabama DE Allen: Washington players were 'soft'

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