Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • 1st-year coach Pruitt trashes Tennessee's spring showing

    ESPN "Jeremy Pruitt, offering a brutally honest assessment of his first spring football game as Tennessee's head coach, didn't hold back Saturday on some of his players or some of the fans. Pruitt praised those players whom he said did their best to compete, but lamented that others "flat-out..." April 22

  • Alabama heading for a 10th straight draft with a first-round pick

    Pro Football Talk "On Thursday night, Alabama has four players who are likely to go in the first round of the NFL draft: safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, wide receiver Calvin Ridley, linebacker Rashaan Evans and defensive tackle Da’Ron Payne. When Roger Goodell calls one of those names, it will mark 10 straight years with..." April 21

  • Quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa, brother of Tua, announces his commitment to Alabama

    CBS Sports "Alabama quarterback and College Football Playoff National Championship hero Tua Tagovailoa sat out Alabama's spring game because of a handy injury he sustained during the Crimson Tide's first practice of the spring. But the Tagovailoa family still made a major impact during A-Day. Taulia..." April 21

  • Nick Saban: We'll handle QB situation 'in very private manner'

    ESPN "Alabama coach Nick Saban addressed the possibility that quarterback Jalen Hurts might transfer if he didn't begin the season as the starter, saying that he has a good relationship with Hurts and his family and that no one is ready to judge where the position battle stands. In a Bleacher Report..." April 20

  • Former Texas A&M OT Koda Martin to join Syracuse football as graduate transfer "Former Texas A&M offensive tackle Koda Martin intends to join Syracuse football as a graduate transfer, he announced on Thursday. He will be eligible to play immediately. The 6-foot-6, 310-pound Martin, who has started 14 games for the Aggies over the last two seasons, will unite in Central..." April 20

  • Notre Dame, Alabama confirm home-and-home series for 2028-29

    Sporting News "Alabama and Notre Dame football have confirmed a March 24 Tuscaloosa News report of a home-and-home series between the two programs. The series will take place during the 2028-29 seasons. Notre Dame announced the confirmation via Twitter on Thursday. Alabama also confirmed the news in a..." April 19

  • Father suggests Alabama QB Jalen Hurts could transfer if he doesn't win starting job

    CBS Sports "The battle between Alabama quarterbacks Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa's to earn the top spot on the depth chart has been paused ever since Tagovailoa injured his hand during the Crimson Tide's first practice of the spring. When it picks back up, there will be a lot at stake. Bleacher Report..." April 19

  • Florida redshirt freshman QB Jake Allen to transfer from program

    SEC Country "Florida redshirt freshman quarterback Jake Allen posted on Twitter on Tuesday night that he intends to transfer from the program. Allen was the odd man out in the Gators’ quarterback competition, rotating in behind redshirt sophomores Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask as well as freshman early..." April 18

  • Nick Saban: Tua Tagovailoa's injury status hasn't changed

    Alabama "Tua Tagovailoa might have been back at Alabama football practice on Tuesday, but his medical status has not changed. Speaking to reporters Tuesday night following an appearance at the Team Focus fundraising event at the Mobile Convention Center, Alabama coach Nick Saban reiterated what he..." April 18

  • Former Tennessee QB Quinten Dormady to transfer to UH

    Houston Chronicle "Former Tennessee quarterback Quinten Dormady announced Tuesday that he will transfer to the University of Houston. As a graduate transfer, Dormady is eligible to play immediately, giving the Cougars some much-needed depth at the position with only starter D'Eriq King owning college..." April 18

  • Alabama's Nick Saban says he respects SEC doing 'what's best for league' with Hugh Freeze

    USA Today "Alabama coach Nick Saban said Tuesday he respects the SEC and what conference officials think is "best for the league relative to circumstances that people created for themselves" when he was asked about the Crimson Tide's interest in hiring former Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze. "I have a..." April 18

  • Michigan AD on Shea Patterson appeal: 'We continue to work, monitor'

    Michigan Live "The University of Michigan and attorney for Shea Patterson remain in the dark with the NCAA regarding a timeline for a decision on the transfer quarterback's eligibility. On Wednesday, Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel told reporters that he did not know where Patterson's appeal stood..." April 18

  • Shea Patterson details scope of Ole Miss deception in lengthy letter to Michigan

    CBS Sports "In a detailed filing regarding his transfer case, former Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson tells Michigan officials he was lied to by former Rebels coach Hugh Freeze and Ole Miss officials repeatedly over a 20-month period in an attempt to keep him on campus and discredit both media and the..." April 18

  • Michigan flips 4-star CB Te'Cory Couch from Tennessee

    Detroit News "Four-star cornerback / athlete Te’Cory Couch, a Tennessee commitment, has flipped to Michigan. "I thank God and my parents and coaches for help leading me in making this difficult decision but I am proud to announce that I am flipping my commitment to the University of Michigan," he wrote on..." April 16

  • What really happened between Hugh Freeze, Alabama and the SEC

    Alabama "If Nick Saban had gotten what he wanted, Hugh Freeze would be in Tuscaloosa this week helping Alabama prepare for its annual A-Day spring game. It's what the former Ole Miss coach wanted, too. The Southeastern Conference, though, wasn't in favor of that happening. Alabama was one of at..." April 16

  • Cal RB transfer Tre Watson schedules LSU visit

    SEC Country "LSU’s starting running back may not even be on the current roster, after all. As coach Ed Orgeron explores all options to restock his backfield this spring, a new name has surfaced on the graduate transfer market. California running back Tre Watson is in line to make an official visit to LSU on..." April 16

  • Nick Saban announces setback for Tua Tagovailoa that complicates Alabama QB battle

    CBS Sports "Prior to the start of Alabama spring practice, junior Jalen Hurts and sophomore Tua Tagovailoa were expected to battle it out for 15 practices in the most anticipated position battle in college football this season. That battle has yet to begin, however, after Tagovailoa broke a bone in his hand..." April 14

  • LSU lands commitment from Stanford transfer, New Orleans native Terrence Alexander

    The Advocate "LSU got help at its thin cornerback position. Terrence Alexander, a 5-10, 190-pounder who prepped at John Curtis, is transferring from Stanford to LSU, the school announced Thursday morning in a statement. Alexander, a redshirt senior with one season left to play, is eligible immediately as..." April 12

  • Michigan football's Shea Patterson still competing despite unclear situation

    Detroit Free Press "Shea Patterson's eligibility quest may be coming to a close soon, one way or another. But neither Michigan nor the quarterback has any concrete indication whether or not he'll be able to play in 2018. Still, both sides are controlling what they can control. Patterson has been a full..." April 12

  • What does Ole Miss' objection mean for Shea Patterson's appeal?

    247 Sports "The Division I Committee for Legislative Relief is considering an appeal from Ole Miss transfer Shea Patterson to waive his year-in-residence at his new school, Michigan, so that he can play in the 2018 season instead of having to wait until 2019. But Dennis Dodd reported on Monday that Ole Miss..." April 11

  • Michigan football: Shea Patterson's attorney confident QB will get cleared

    Detroit Free Press "Ole Miss formally objected to Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson's NCAA waiver request for immediate transfer eligibility in 2018. And while Patterson's attorney, Thomas Mars, wholeheartedly disagrees with the school's decision to do so, he doesn't believe it'll have "any influence on the..." April 11

  • Can the Rebels stay near the top of the '19 recruiting rankings?

    247 Sports "After picking up five commitments over the weekend, Ole Miss has surged to No. 1 in the 247Sports Composite Team Rankings for the class of 2019. But caveats abound, as the Rebels have just three blue-chip prospects committed and their fifteen total commitments give them eight more players on board..." April 10

  • Alabama’s 2017 title team visiting President Trump, White House today

    College Football Talk "For the fifth time this decade, the Alabama football team will be taking a trip to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, although there’ll be a decidedly different host this time around. As had previously been announced, the Crimson Tide is set to be honored at the White House at 3 p.m. ET Tuesday..." April 10

  • Report: Ole Miss objected to Shea Patterson’s transfer waiver request

    Larry Brown Sports "Ole Miss objected to Shea Patterson’s request for a transfer waiver from the NCAA, according to a report. CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd has been following the story of Patterson’s attempt to be cleared by the NCAA to play immediately at Michigan this fall. Patterson, a former top high school..." April 09

  • Steve Spurrier to coach Orlando in Alliance of American Football

    ESPN "The Alliance of American Football added another big name Saturday, announcing that Hall of Famer Steve Spurrier will coach its Orlando team. Spurrier said in a statement that he is "fired up and ready to go" and noted that the new league gives him "a unique opportunity to get back into..." April 07

  • Bear Bryant's great-grandson, Paul Tyson, commits to Alabama

    ESPN "Alabama football coach Nick Saban landed a commitment from ESPN Junior 300 quarterback Paul Tyson on Thursday. As the No. 212 prospect in the 2019 class, Tyson is, on the surface, a good pickup for Saban and his staff. However, Tyson is not your average Alabama prospect: He is the..." April 06

  • QB Ryan Hilinski commits to South Carolina after getting guidance from late brother

    Larry Brown Sports "Ryan Hilinski, the brother of late former Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski, made a big announcement Wednesday about his future. Hilinski announced that he has committed to South Carolina. In a note posted on Twitter, Hilinski said that he asked his late brother for guidance and that..." April 05

  • Alabama lands Bear Bryant’s great-grandson, a four-star QB recruit

    Sportsnaut "The Bryant’s are keeping Alabama football in the family. Nearly four decades after Paul “Bear Bryant” retired from coaching Crimson Tide football, his great-grandson is joining the program in Tuscaloosa to play quarterback. Paul Tyson announced on Twitter Thursday that he has committed to..." April 05

  • Nick Saban Isn’t Backing Down From Copyright Infringement Claims By LeBron’s Uninterrupted

    Uproxx "Here’s a sentence you did not expect to read a week ago: Nick Saban is not backing down in the face of a potential lawsuit from LeBron James’ off-court project, Uninterrupted. For backstory, the reigning College Football Playoff champions have a new series called “Shop Talk” that involves players..." April 04

  • Alabama wide receiver to miss time due to knee injury

    Alabama " One of Alabama's young wide receivers is going to miss some time due to an injury. Sophomore Jerry Jeudy recently suffered a meniscus injury and underwent surgery to repair the injury, sources told " April 03

  • How Ole Miss groomed Jordan Ta'amu to replace Shea Patterson

    247 Sports "As he transitioned from high school to junior college, the culture shock of moving from the white sand of Hawaii to the desert sand of New Mexico proved bracing for Jordan Ta'amu. But arguably no moment in his recent memory proved more of a surprise than a spring ball meeting with Ole Miss..." April 03

  • Auburn receiver Will Hastings has knee ligament surgery

    Alabama "A second Auburn wide receiver had surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament and is out for the spring and foreseeable future. Senior Will Hastings, who injured his knee during Auburn's first spring scrimmage on Saturday, had surgery for a torn ACL, a source confirmed to Auburn's..." April 01

  • Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa throws on the field one week after injuring finger

    CBS Sports "Alabama fans, you can relax. Star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is back. During the open portion of the Crimson Tide's practice on Tuesday, the rising sophomore signal-caller was seen at practice and participating in throwing drills (via: Chris Renkel of CBS 42). Tagovailoa suffered a finger..." March 28

  • Report: Alabama, USC to open 2020 season in Dallas

    College Football Talk "There was a flurry of Alabama scheduling news on Saturday. First, it was reported that Alabama is in discussions with Notre Dame for a home-and-home series at an undisclosed date in the future. That report sparked a second item that the Tide is also reportedly discussing a home-and-home with Texas..." March 26

  • Hidden shower camera leads to firing, felony arrest of Georgia equipment manager

    CBS Sports "An assistant equipment manager at Georgia is facing four felony charges and one misdemeanor for, among other charges, allegedly placing a hidden camera in the Bulldogs' locker room shower. Kevin Purvis, 37, was arrested and booked into Athens-Clarke County jail on Friday night and charged with..." March 24

  • Alabama and Notre Dame reportedly discussing football series

    Sportsnaut "The two most iconic college football programs in history don’t really have much of a history with one another. Outside of the 2013 BCS National Championship Game, Alabama and Notre Dame have not played since 1987 and have met just six times. That could very well change here soon. According..." March 24

  • Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa (thumb) returns to practice

    Alabama "The sun was out and Alabama held its second spring practice outdoors Thursday afternoon. We'll get right to the important stuff today. -- Two days after going down with a hand injury, Tua Tagovailoa was back on the practice field. -- The quarterback was not doing the normal drills with his..." March 23

  • Chip Kelly’s agent made up report about offer from Tennessee

    Larry Brown Sports "Right around the time when Tennessee went through its debacle with offering Greg Schiano its head coaching job and then rescinding, a report indicated the position had been offered to Chip Kelly. According to the Vols, that never happened — despite what Kelly’s camp wants us to..." March 23

  • Report: Alabama expects Tua Tagovailoa to return from injury before spring practice is over

    SEC Country "News of Tua Tagovailoa’s thumb injury put the entire state of Alabama on alert on Tuesday evening. Nick Saban revealed that the national title game hero and contender to be the 2018 starting quarterback for the Crimson Tide injured the thumb on his throwing hand during the first day of spring..." March 21

  • Nick Saban shoots down notion he’ll retire soon

    Sportsnaut "Nick Saban is 66 years old this year, and some people seem to think it won’t be much longer until the legendary college football coach calls it quits. After all, he’s got nothing left to prove, having won six national titles, and five since joining Alabama 11 seasons ago. But before thinking..." March 20

  • Alabama reportedly completes 2019 schedule with game against FCS Western Carolina

    College Football Talk "Alabama’s still six months or so away from beginning the defense of its 2017 national championship, but there is some scheduling news for the following season to note. According to, Alabama has signed a contract to play a game Nov. 23, 2019, against Western Carolina at..." March 20

  • Kermit Davis: We’re Going To Be A “Respectful Team That Respects The Flag”

    The Spun "Ole Miss’ newest coach wasted no time letting everyone know where he stands concerning taking a knee during the national anthem. During his introductory press conference in Oxford, Kermit Davis quickly made it clear that his players will “respect the flag.” Without being prompted by a..." March 20

  • Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa will miss a few days of practice with thumb injury

    ESPN "Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa injured his thumb during the first practice of the spring, coach Nick Saban said. Saban said that Tagovailoa is being taken to Birmingham to be further evaluated by doctors and will likely be out for a few days before returning to practice. "Probably going..." March 20

  • Will 5-star RB Trey Sanders join his brother at Florida?

    SEC Country "Trey Sanders, the nation’s No. 1 running back, was included last Friday as one of six 5-star recruits who are seriously considering the Gators. Sanders made a surprise visit to Florida on Saturday, watching the second open practice and touring the campus with his mother and older brother,..." March 19

  • Report: Michigan QB Shea Patterson's eligibility ruling 'at a standstill'

    Michigan Live "It's looking less likely the University of Michigan receives a ruling from the NCAA on Shea Patterson's eligibility for 2018 by the time spring practice begins. According to a new report from CBS Sports, Patterson and his five former University of Mississippi teammates are currently "at a..." March 13

  • Ex-MSU RB Madre London heading to Tennessee

    Detroit News "Madre London has a new home. The former Michigan State running back, who last month announced he would be pursuing a graduate transfer, revealed Sunday night on Twitter that he’ll be heading to Tennessee. The 6-foot-1, 218-pound London was the Spartans’ third-leading rusher last season with..." March 12

  • RB Derrius Guice was asked at combine if he likes men

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL Scouting Combine is notorious for being a place where players are asked weird and even sometimes inappropriate questions. One player has already shared that he was asked something inappropriate. Former LSU running back Derrius Guice said during an interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio that he..." March 08

  • Florida Atlantic names Missouri's Brian White as athletic director

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "After a six-week search, Florida Atlantic has finally found a replacement lead its athletics department. On Saturday, the school announced it has hired Brian White as the athletic director. White was Missouri’s senior associate athletics director for the last three years. He replaces Pat Chun,..." March 04

  • Supposedly fired Tennessee AD Currie still earning $75K monthly

    Knoxville News Sentinel "More than three months after being ousted from his role as Tennessee’s athletic director, John Currie remains suspended with pay while the university works toward a resolution. University spokesman Ryan Robinson confirmed that Currie continues to be paid under the terms of his..." March 04

  • Calvin Ridley: Disparity in catches created an awkward setting in Alabama WR room

    CBS Sports "Alabama won the national championship last season on a 41-yard walk-off touchdown from backup freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to backup freshman wide receiver DeVonta Smith to top Georgia 26-23 in overtime in a game in which it never led for even one second. If that seemed weird, well, it..." March 04

  • Tennessee football gains commitment from Stanford QB Keller Chryst

    CBS Sports "Plenty will be changing for Tennessee Volunteers football this season, and it's now clear the quarterback room will be part of that overhaul as Stanford quarterback Keller Chryst announced late Thursday night that he has decided to head to Knoxville as a graduate transfer this..." March 02

  • Saban: Alabama could lean on 2-QB system in 2018

    ESPN "Alabama coach Nick Saban isn't in a rush to figure out who his starting quarterback will be in 2018. He said both Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa welcome the competition as the defending national champion Crimson Tide prepare to start spring practice in two weeks. "The most important thing is..." March 02

  • Jimbo Fisher has already brought national championship trophy to Texas A&M

    College Football Talk "How good is Jimbo Fisher? The new head coach of the Texas A&M Aggies has yet to coach a game in College Station since leaving Florida State, but there is already a national championship trophy in the football building thanks to him. Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp presented Fisher with a..." March 01

  • ECU grad transfer QB Gardner Minshew commits to Alabama

    Alabama "Alabama will soon have another quarterback. East Carolina graduate transfer quarterback Gardner Minshew has committed to the Crimson Tide and will enroll in May, sources told Minshew had been in contact with Alabama since shortly after leaving East Carolina in late January and..." March 01

  • Former Arizona Wildcats tight end Trevor Wood verbally commits to Texas A&M

    Tuscon "Former Arizona Wildcats tight end and graduate transfer Trevor Wood verbally committed to Texas A&M via Twitter on Wednesday. Wood will join Kevin Sumlin's old team and play for first-year head coach Jimbo Fisher, who signed a 10-year, $75 million deal with the Aggies back in December. Wood..." March 01

  • Alabama in talks with former Tennessee coach Butch Jones about off-field role

    Alabama "A big-name former SEC coach may join Alabama's staff in an off-field role. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban has been in contact with former Tennessee coach Butch Jones regarding an offensive analyst position, sources told Jones has visited Tuscaloosa and met with Saban in person, per..." February 27

  • Jalen Ramsey rips Jimbo Fisher, tells coach not to use him for recruiting

    Larry Brown Sports "Jalen Ramsey is one of several defensive backs who played under Jimbo Fisher before going on to enjoy a successful NFL career, but the Jaguars star clearly does not think Fisher’s guidance had anything to do with it. Tim Brewster, a tight ends coach who followed Fisher to Texas A&M from Florida..." February 27

  • Shea Patterson has ‘great case,’ legal experts say, to play for Michigan in 2018

    Land of 10 "So Miles Bridges gets rubber-stamped in a few hours, while Shea Patterson twists in the wind for months. Say this for the NCAA and its strike zone: It’s all over the damn place, but at least it’s consistently all over the damn place. “I still think it’s a coin-flip to decide, but I think the..." February 26

  • Tennessee frosh All-American OL Trey Smith out indefinitely with ‘medical issue’

    College Football Talk "A potentially serious issue has arisen at Tennessee as starting offensive lineman Trey Smith is out indefinitely with a “medical issue.” While the nature of the issue was not disclosed, Smith will miss at least the the first portion of spring practice, but his absence could linger much longer than..." February 26

NCAAF Forum Top 5

  1. The Official Michigan Wolverines Football Thread Continued
    Last post: South Side Sox