Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • LSU's Orgeron not expecting Arden Key to be ready for opener

    The Advocate "Ed Orgeron reasserted Thursday that he does not expect record-setting edge rusher Arden Key to play in LSU's season opener against BYU on Sept. 2. "Nah, I don’t think so," he said when asked. "I’m not sure, but I’m not expecting it. But nothing that dude does surprises me. He’s going to go to..." August 18

  • Georgia's Parrish suffers broken bone in foot

    The Red & Black "Presumed starting Georgia cornerback Malkom Parrish has suffered a broken bone in his foot that required surgery, according to DawgNation’s Seth Emerson, who cited “a source with firsthand knowledge of the situation.” Parrish has started all but one game over the past two seasons, so a..." August 18

  • Hugh Freeze, disassociated Ole Miss booster had hundreds of phone calls, report says

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze exchanged at least 200 phone calls with a disassociated booster between January 2015 and the end of Freeze's time as coach last month, USA Today reported Friday, citing phone records it had reviewed. Lee Harris was disassociated from the Rebels program by the..." August 18

  • Nick Saban: 'Why do we even play? Why do we have practice?'

    ESPN "Alabama coach Nick Saban isn't a fan of preseason predictions, especially concerning his players, as evidenced by his rant Wednesday when asked about linebacker Christian Miller. With the Tide's opener against Florida State looming on Sept. 2, Saban was asked how Miller was faring in practice...." August 17

  • St. Thomas Aquinas WR Elijah Moore announces commitment to Georgia

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "St. Thomas Aquinas four-star receiver Elijah Moore committed to Georgia on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs made a late push for Moore, who earlier this summer had released a top three that included Ole Miss, Miami and Ohio State. The Rebels appeared to be the leader of that group for some time,..." August 16

  • 'Last Chance U' star John Franklin III to transfer from Auburn

    Alabama "John Franklin III will have one last Last Chance U. Less than two weeks after saying "transferring wasn't really an option," the Auburn wide receiver and former star of the Netflix series "Last Chance U" is leaving the Plains, according to a source with knowledge of the matter. "John..." August 15

  • Jarrett Stidham named Auburn’s starting quarterback

    Oanow "What has long been expected has finally been confirmed. Jarrett Stidham will be the starting quarterback when Auburn hosts Georgia Southern to open the 2017 season on Sept. 2. Head coach Gus Malzahn announced the decision on Twitter on Monday morning. Stidham beat out incumbent starter..." August 14

  • Legendary coach Frank Broyles, who brought Arkansas its lone title, dies at 92

    CBS Sports "College football has lost yet another all-time coach. Former Arkansas coach Frank Broyles died Monday at the age of 92. Broyles had been suffering from Alzheimer's, an illness that also took his wife in 2004. The legendary coach was hired by Arkansas in December 1957. He coached in Fayetteville..." August 14

  • Florida suspends 7 players — including star WR Antonio Callaway — for season opener against Michigan

    Land of 10 "Seven Florida football players will miss the 2017 season opener against Michigan because of suspensions, the Gators announced Sunday. James Houston, Kadeem Telfort, Keivonnis Davis, Antonio Callaway, Jordan Smith, Richerd Desir-Jones, and Ventrell Miller were all suspended for “violating team..." August 13

  • Nick Saban responds to former Alabama QBs: 'You can't make everybody happy'

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Nick Saban has responded to former quarterbacks' allegations of miscommunication about their roles in the Tide's 2016 game against USC. The Alabama coach, in an interview with ESPN, said he tried to relay accurately to former QBs Blake Barnett and Cooper Bateman how the team would handle the..." August 11

  • LSU makes addition of third Jefferson brother officially official

    College Football Talk "For the 10th consecutive season, a Jefferson brother will be a member of the LSU football team. Earlier this month, Justin Jefferson revealed via Twitter that he had signed his papers to officially become a member of the Tigers. Less than a week later, LSU announced that the 2017 recruit has..." August 10

  • Judge grants motion to dismiss Houston Nutt's lawsuit against Ole Miss

    CBS Sports "A federal judge ruled to dismiss without prejudice the lawsuit former Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt filed against the school in July. United States District Judge Neal B. Biggers Jr. granted the motion filed by Ole Miss to dismiss the suit on Tuesday afternoon. The judge ruled that the federal..." August 09

  • Nick Saban tactics caught duo by surprise, ex-Bama QBs say

    ESPN "They're no longer at Alabama, but former Crimson Tide quarterbacks Blake Barnett and Cooper Bateman are in familiar positions as they compete to earn the starting jobs at Arizona State and Utah, respectively. This time, however, both players hope the competitions end and, perhaps more importantly,..." August 08

  • Houston Nutt now wants apology, donation in proposed Ole Miss settlement

    CBS Sports "Houston Nutt is ready to move on from his lawsuit against Ole Miss. The former Rebels coach filed suit against the school in July alleging that coach Hugh Freeze, athletic director Ross Bjork and other members of the school's athletic department had violated a separation agreement between Nutt..." August 07

  • Former Georgia WR Mikey Henderson indicted on sexual assault charges

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Former Georgia receiver and punt returner Michael "Mikey" Henderson was indicted Thursday on three counts of sexual assault and one count of child molestation, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Henderson had been working as a math teacher and assistant football coach at Parkview High..." August 04

  • LSU suspends starting offensive lineman Maea Teuhema indefinitely; he will transfer

    Alabama "LSU has indefinitely suspended starting offensive lineman Maea Teuhema, the school announced Wednesday. The suspension is believed to be related to academics, according to reports by NOLA.com and The Advocate. LSU coach Ed Orgeron told reporters Monday that Teuhema was working through "academic..." August 03

  • Alabama's Nick Saban: Da'Shawn Hand won't be suspended, was right not to drive

    CBS Sports "Nick Saban stood behind Alabama defensive lineman Da'Shawn Hand on Thursday, telling to the media that he won't be suspended after a DUI charge over the weekend. Hand was arrested and charged with driving under the influence after being found asleep at the wheel in a parking lot with his keys..." August 03

  • Two potential Ole Miss starters arrested, charged with shoplifting

    CBS Sports "Ole Miss needs, more than anything, a way to establish some sense of normalcy during fall camp to move beyond the resignation of Hugh Freeze and prepare for the 2017 season. While interim coach Matt Luke works to get the Rebels ready, he's also gathering information on the Tuesday night..." August 02

  • 3-star guard Blaine Scott decommits from Ole Miss

    SEC Country "Amid the fallout of the Hugh Freeze scandal at Ole Miss, the Rebels lost another commitment in the Class of 2018 on Sunday night. 3-star guard Blaine Scott announced his decision to reopen his commitment on Twitter. Scott cited the recent events at Ole Miss as the reason, but stated that the..." July 31

  • DT Israel Antwine Becomes Third To Leave 2018 Ole Miss Class

    247 Sports "Sunday night proved to be a difficult one for Ole Miss. First, the Rebels suffered a de-commitment from 3-star offensive lineman Blaine Scott. About an hour later, 3-star defensive tackle Israel Antwine joined Scott in departing Ole Miss' 2018 pledge class. Scott and Antwine became the..." July 31

  • Texas A&M lands commitment from pair of 4-star receivers

    ESPN "Texas A&M hit the daily double Saturday, landing coveted wide receiver recruit Jalen Preston one hour after four-star Caleb Chapman committed to the Aggies. Preston, the No. 61-ranked prospect in the class of 2018, committed to Texas A&M over LSU, Oregon, Oklahoma and a host of others Saturday..." July 30

  • Attorney claims Ole Miss trying to avoid full disclosure of Hugh Freeze's phone records

    USA Today "Thomas Mars, the Arkansas-based attorney for former Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt, claims the university is trying to avoid full disclosure of more than five years of former coach Hugh Freeze’s phone records and is challenging the school’s estimate of $25,100 in legal fees to complete the..." July 29

  • Alabama football player Da'Shawn Hand arrested for DUI

    Alabama "Just days before opening preseason practice, one of Alabama's top returning players was arrested. Defensive lineman Da'Shawn Hand was charged with DUI on Saturday morning in Tuscaloosa. His bond was set at $1,000. Further details were not immediately available. Hand, the nation's No. 1..." July 29

  • Stunner: Four-star California QB Brevin White picks Princeton over Washington, Tennessee, Arizona State and more

    USA Today High School Sports "In what may be the most stunning commitment of the 2018 recruiting cycle to date, one of the top pro-style quarterbacks in the Class of 2018 officially passed on some of the most powerful programs in the nation in favor of the Ivy League. Brevin White, a four-star passer from Southern..." July 26

  • Alabama's Nick Saban thinks high school football recruits could start skipping senior seasons

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey skipped their bowl games last season to prepare for the 2017 NFL Draft, creating one of the hottest topics of the offseason. Nick Saban is concerned that the trend will soon trickle down to the high school level. The Alabama football coach fears that..." July 25

  • Les Miles interested in Ole Miss job

    Yardbarker "In the wake of Hugh Freeze’s dismissal as the head football coach of Ole Miss, many names have been tossed around as his replacement, including Les Miles. And according to one report, Miles would jump at the chance to coach the Rebels, less than a year after being fired at LSU. Responding to an..." July 24

  • Louisiana WR Ja'Marr Chase commits to Gators

    Orlando Sentinel "The Florida Gators, a day after receiving a commitment from the No. 2-ranked quarterback in the country, added more offensive firepower to the 2018 recruiting class with a pledge from Ja’Marr Chase. Chase, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound pass catcher out of Metairie (La.) Archbishop Rummel High, will..." July 24

  • Alabama, Ole Miss, Mississippi State offer scholarships to 286-pound eighth-grader Jaheim Oatis

    ESPN "Some college football programs will make offers to middle school prospects to gain attention on a national level. It appears to be much more than that in the case of 6-foot-4, 286-pound Jaheim Oatis. According to a tweet posted Friday by Oatis, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Alabama have made..." July 24

  • 5-Star QB Prospect Matt Corral Commits to Florida over Alabama, Georgia

    Bleacher Report "Prized quarterback prospect Matt Corral announced Saturday he's planning to play college football at the University of Florida. He previously decommitted from USC. 247Sports' Tom Loy confirmed the coveted 2018 recruit's choice of the Gators. "The way they are with, not only the recruits but..." July 23

  • Nick Saban: High school players could start skipping senior seasons

    Sportsnaut "There’s been a recent trend in college football in which star players have skipped bowl games to prepare for the NFL draft. Now that the NCAA is almost certain to move national signing day to December, rather than after the season has concluded, Nick Saban thinks high school players could start..." July 23

  • Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze resigns amid discovery of call to escort service

    CBS Sports "Ole Miss announced Thursday night that coach Hugh Freeze has resigned, effective immediately, following a "pattern of personal misconduct." Matt Luke will serve as the Rebels' interim coach. While the resignation is sudden, it is not without reason. "This is a sad day for the University of..." July 21

  • Florida starting safety Marcell Harris out for the season

    CBS Sports "Florida has made a strong case to be considered "DBU" over the last decade, but bad news hit the defensive backfield Thursday morning. The school announced that starting safety Marcell Harris will miss the season after suffering a torn right Achilles tendon. He suffered the injury Wednesday..." July 20

  • Alabama loses former No. 1 RB recruit Emmons to transfer

    SEC Country "B.J. Emmons, who would have been a sophomore running back at Alabama this season, has transferred from the program, SEC Country has learned. Emmons, a former 4-star prospect from Freedom High School (Morganton, N.C.), rushed for 173 yards and a touchdown during the Crimson Tide’s first seven..." July 20

  • Gators WR Antonio Callaway reaches plea deal following May drug incident

    Orlando Sentinel "UF star receiver Antonio Callaway’s May 13 citation for marijuana finally has been resolved. On Monday, Callaway pled no contest to possession of paraphernalia and was fined $301, according to Alachua State Attorney Bill Cervone. Cervone told the Orlando Sentinel that Callaway’s agreement is..." July 17

  • Kentucky offers scholarship to 6-foot-6, 345-pound 8th grader

    Gridiron Now "In recent years, there have been numerous occasions of college football programs offering a prospect well before the time he reaches high school. But in most cases, that prospect isn’t going to be anywhere nearly as big as Kiyaunta Goodwin. On Friday, Kentucky offered Goodwin, an offensive..." July 16

  • Notre Dame AD 'would love to play' Alabama

    Sporting News - NCAAF "A rematch of the 2013 BCS National Championship between Notre Dame and Alabama could be on the horizon. During a Q&A session with the Indianapolis Star, Irish athletic director Jack Swarbrick discussed the possibility of a matchup after the addition of several SEC teams to the school's future..." July 16

  • Nick Saban leaves Auburn off list of SEC teams he respects

    247 Sports "Alabama coach Nick Saban has a "lot of respect" for many of the teams in the SEC. Saban was asked a similar version of the question most coaches have fielded about the gap between Alabama and the rest of conference when taking the stage at SEC Media Days. The Alabama coach mentioned what..." July 12

  • Nick Saban: Football unfairly criticized regarding concussions and injuries

    CBS Sports "It wasn't too long ago -- three years to be exact -- when Alabama coach Nick Saban was criticizing the proposed "10-second rule" at SEC Media Days as a potential health hazard to players who needed to get off the field. Wednesday morning during his 2017 appearance at the annual preseason event,..." July 12

  • Houston Nutt files lawsuit against Mississippi after school pinned NCAA case on him

    USA Today "Former Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt filed a federal lawsuit against his former employer Wednesday, alleging key figures including current football coach Hugh Freeze and athletics director Ross Bjork violated the school's 2011 severance agreement with him by pushing a false public narrative that the..." July 12

  • Orgeron on bowl controversy: Leonard Fournette couldn't play

    NFL.com "Only Leonard Fournette knows for certain how his ankle felt during LSU's preparations for the Citrus Bowl last year, but Tigers coach Ed Orgeron refuted the notion that Fournette could have played and skipped the game with an eye toward NFL draft preparations. Instead, an emotional Fournette..." July 11

  • Georgia head coach Kirby Smart officially elects starting quarterback

    Fanrag Sports "After quarterback Jake Fromm performed well in Georgia’s G-Day Game in April, there were some who wondered if the true freshman would force a competition for the starting job between he and sophomore Jacob Eason. Head coach Kirby Smart answered that question at SEC Media Days on Tuesday, declaring..." July 11

  • Ex-Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson arrested for DUI

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Former University of Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson, who still faces rape charges from 2015, was arrested early Saturday morning on DUI charges. KPD officer Mark Fortner said he saw Johnson's 2007 Chevy Tahoe stopped at a red light at Kingston Pike and Neyland Drive for two full light..." July 09

  • Vanderbilt player charged with landing drone in Nashville's Fourth of July crowd

    Tennessean "Vanderbilt football player Sam Dobbs was charged with misdemeanor reckless endangerment when he landed a drone in a large crowd in downtown Nashville on Fourth of July night, according to Metro police. Police said Dobbs flew his drone at 9:55 p.m. Tuesday over a large crowd in the First Avenue..." July 09

  • LSU Linebacker Investigated for Allegedly Raping Female LSU Athlete

    TMZ "LSU linebacker Jacob Phillips is being investigated for rape -- after a female LSU student athlete filed a report with police ... TMZ Sports has learned. Phillips has not been arrested or charged with a crime -- but we've confirmed the Baton Rouge PD is actively working on the case. We're told..." July 03

  • Alabama lands commitment from 4-star DE Stephon Wynn

    Alabama "Alabama started off July with a bang, landing a huge commitment in four-star defensive end Stephon Wynn. The 6-foot-4, 285-pound Wynn is from Anderson, S.C., but is playing his senior season at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Wynn chose the Crimson Tide over Georgia and South Carolina...." July 02

  • U.S. government investigating Florida for handling of Callaway's Title IX case

    Tampa Bay Times "The University of Florida is under federal Title IX investigation for its handling of a December 2015 sexual assault accusation against star receiver Antonio Callaway, the complainant's attorney confirmed. The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights is looking into a complaint..." July 02

  • 5-Star RB Zamir White Commits to Georgia over Alabama, Ohio State, UNC

    Bleacher Report "Zamir White is one of the biggest prizes the class of 2018 had to offer, and Georgia secured a major recruiting win Tuesday when the 5-star running back committed to the Bulldogs. Matt DeBary of Scout first relayed word of White's choice. A standout at Scotland High School in Laurinburg,..." June 27

  • Vanderbilt Football Players Shot, Allegedly Brought Pellet Gun to Real Gunfight

    TMZ "Two members of the Vanderbilt football team are recovering from gunshot wounds after one of the players allegedly drew a pellet gun against a group with real weapons. It all went down Monday night in Nashville where defensive backs Tae Daley and Frank Coppet, along with WR Donaven Tennyson..." June 27

  • Alabama WR T.J. Simmons transferring to West Virginia

    Gridiron Now "Alabama wide receiver T.J. Simmons will transfer to West Virginia, he announced Sunday on Twitter. “Words are not enough to explain how thankful I am for having the opportunity to play for the University of Alabama,” Simmons wrote. “However, I am blessed to announce that I will be transferring..." June 27

  • Bo Jackson's 3-Star WR Nephew Shedrick Commits to Auburn

    Bleacher Report "Shedrick Jackson, a 3-star wide receiver from Hoover High School in Alabama and the nephew of former professional football and baseball star Bo Jackson, committed to Auburn on Monday. He ultimately chose the school over Mississippi State, Missouri, Georgia Tech and Memphis. Jackson, who..." June 26

  • St. Paul's four-star DB Jalyn Armour-Davis commits to Alabama

    Alabama "St. Paul's four-star cornerback Jalyn Armour-Davis announced his commitment to Alabama on Friday. The rising senior narrowed his list to the Crimson Tide, Auburn and Florida State recently before settling on Alabama. "He committed to the premier program in the country," St. Paul's head coach..." June 24

  • Georgia running back Lyn-J Dixon commits to Tennessee

    SEC Country "Tennessee finally received its Class of 2018 running back commitment from Lyn-J Dixon on Saturday. Dixon, from Butler, Ga., rates as a 4-star running back and the No. 6 all-purpose back in the class and No. 307 prospect in the country, per the 247Sports composite rankings. Dixon visited the..." June 24