American Athletic RUMORS & NEWS

  • 3 Schools That Need to Go After Former Clemson QB Chase Brice in Transfer Portal

    12 Up "Quarterbacks like Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa lit up the college football world this season. But as is the case with all good things, their time at this level of football came to an end. Now, plenty of schools will have to turn their attention towards recruiting..." January 18

  • ECU defensive coordinator Bob Trott's contract not renewed

    WITN "East Carolina Head Football Coach Mike Houston announced Thursday that the contract of defensive coordinator and safeties coach Bob Trott will not be renewed. “Bob Trott is a good football coach and a great person," Houston said. "I have known him for 15 years and..." January 17

  • Early leaders for 2020 Heisman Trophy race include Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields

    USA Today "Clemson's Trevor Lawrence and Ohio State's Justin Fields were in the same high school class coming out of the same state, Georgia. While Lawrence was an immediate star, Fields didn't blossom until transferring after his freshman season. They met in the Fiesta Bowl, with Lawrence..." January 17

  • D’Eriq King tweets intent to move on from Houston by entering transfer portal

    College Football Talk "For D’Eriq King and Houston, this seemed to be the only inevitable ending. In September, King announced that he had decided to voluntarily sideline himself for the remainder of the 2019 season and take a redshirt.  One day later, the quarterback indicated he was staying..." January 14

  • Rutgers’ leading rusher and receiver in 2018 to transfer to Virginia Tech

    NBC Sports "By way of Rutgers, the Virginia Tech football roster has seen a rather significant infusion of backfield talent. After playing in the first four games of the 2019 season, Raheem Blackshear, a team captain, opted to sideline himself for the remainder of the campaign in..." January 11

  • Former Texas Tech QB Jett Duffey transferring to Tulane

    ESPN "Former Texas Tech quarterback Jett Duffey will spend his final season of eligibility at Tulane, he announced on Thursday. Duffey, who started the final nine games for the Red Raiders this season after an injury to starting quarterback Alan Bowman,..." January 10

  • Five Candidates to Replace Matt Rhule at Baylor

    The Big Lead "Matt Rhule has left Baylor, accepting a huge contract offer to become the next head coach of the Carolina Panthers. That leaves the Bears without a head coach. Here's a look at five replacement candidates for Rhule at Baylor. Joey McGuire, Baylor (associate head..." January 07

  • Standout Players From New Year's Eve Bowl Games

    Sportsnaut "The college football season provided fans with a bittersweet day on Tuesday. An entertaining five-game slate of bowl games on New Year’s Eve, the final football games of 2019. While it’s sad to see football end in 2019, the year ended with a bang thanks to some incredible..." January 01

  • Temple center Matt Hennessy declares for draft

    NBC Sports "Temple center Matt Hennessy is forgoing his final college season to enter the NFL Draft. He announced his decision on social media shortly after the Owls lost to North Carolina in the Military Bowl. " December 28

  • Watch: Military Bowl Mascot Race Is Even Wilder Than You Think

    Sportsnaut "While the College Football Playoff gets all of the attention and many are excited for Saturday’s Peach Bowl and Fiesta Bowl, the Military Bowl provided something for everyone to enjoy on Friday – a mascot race that came with big hits. During a break in Friday’s bowl..." December 27

  • Patriots loan Navy football team plane to get Midshipmen to Liberty Bowl in Memphis

    CBS Sports "The New England Patriots appear to be in the giving mood this holiday season. The franchise loaned one of their team planes to the Navy Midshipmen football team so that the squad could arrive at its bowl game in style. Navy is set to face Kansas State on..." December 26

  • USF’s Jeff Scott hires FAU’s Glenn Spencer as defensive coordinator

    Tampa Bay Times "FAU defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer, the interim coach in the Owls’ 52-28 shellacking of SMU in Saturday’s Boca Raton Bowl, has been hired to run USF’s defense by new Bulls coach Jeff Scott. Spencer, who also will coach linebackers, joins West Virginia’s..." December 23

  • McKenzie Milton's path from Hawaii allows UCF, Dillon Gabriel to keep thriving

    ESPN "UCF hit its greatest heights over the past two seasons with an undersized, under-recruited quarterback from Hawaii. To reach them once again, UCF has turned to an undersized, under-recruited quarterback from Hawaii. How a school in the middle of the most fertile recruiting area in the..." December 23

  • SMU’S Shane Buechele Accidentally Runs Right Through A Poor Ref

    Sportsnaut "SMU quarterback Shane Buechele was trying to stop Rashad Smith from scoring on a fumble-six when he accidentally trucked a ref. The moment took place late in the third quarter, as Buechele just ran the poor guy over. " December 23

  • West Point Investigation Concludes Cadets Were Playing The ‘Circle Game,’ Not Flashing White Power Symbols

    Total Pro Sports "The US Navy and Army’s service academies has finally finished their investigation and concluded that students accused of flashing a “white power” hand signal during the Army-Navy football game last week were simply playing an “immature” game. “We..." December 20

  • SMU signs HC Sonny Dykes to extension

    The Score "SMU signed head coach Sonny Dykes to a contract extension, the team announced Friday. Dykes led the Mustangs to a 10-2 record this season, their highest win total since 1984. " December 20

  • Legendary college football coach Hayden Fry dies at 90

    Dallas Morning News "Former SMU and North Texas head football coach Hayden Fry has died after a lengthy battle with cancer, the University of Iowa confirmed Tuesday. He was 90 years old. “We are proud to know that our father’s life had a positive influence on so many people, the players, the..." December 17

  • Army Investigating Alleged White Power Hand Symbols at Navy Football Game

    TMZ "An Army cadet and a Navy midshipmen flashed a hand gesture symbolizing white power during a Live TV shot at the Army vs. Navy football game this weekend ... and now officials from both camps are investigating. The symbol is a version of the A-okay hand gesture -- which, over the..." December 16

  • Navy's defense with help from Bill Belichick helped Midshipmen's resurgence this season

    USA Today "Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo knew it was time to overhaul his defense, but he wasn't sure how. So last winter, he called New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, a longtime Navy supporter who has become a friend. Niumatalolo doesn't know how long their conversation..." December 14

  • Winners, Losers from 120TH Army-Navy Game

    Sportsnaut "The Midshipmen took the Secretary’s Trophy home with them for the first time in four years after beating the Black Knights in the 120th Army-Navy Game Saturday. Army opened the game strong, scoring the game’s first touchdown to go up 7-0 in the first quarter. However, No...." December 14

  • Army-Navy Game Preview: 5 Star Players To Watch

    Sportsnaut "This Saturday, the annual Army-Navy Game will take place as these two historic military institutions battle for the Secretary’s Trophy for the 120th time. In honor of this longstanding rivalry game, both teams will wear custom uniforms this year. Coming into this..." December 13

  • Adam Fuller joins Mike Norvell as defensive coordinator at FSU

    247 Sports "Florida State is adding Adam Fuller to its staff under Mike Norvell, Noles247 has learned. The Commercial-Appeal reports that Fuller's role will be as defensive coordinator.  Fuller was the defensive coordinator under..." December 13

  • Memphis expected to promote Ryan Silverfield to head coach

    ESPN "The Memphis Tigers are expected to name offensive line coach Ryan Silverfield as their permanent head coach, sources told ESPN on Friday. Silverfield has been serving as the Tigers' interim head coach following Mike Norvell's departure to Florida State. Memphis..." December 13

  • Florida State coach Mike Norvell confirms he won't coach Cotton Bowl in farewell letter to Memphis

    CBS Sports "When No. 17 Memphis takes on No. 10 Penn State in the Cotton Bowl, it will not have coach Mike Norvell walking the sidelines for a final time. In a farewell letter written for the Daily Memphian, Norvell announced that he would not be able to coach the Tigers on Dec. 28..." December 10

  • Clemson OC Jeff Scott likely to become next USF coach

    247 Sports "Bulls247 and Clemson247 have learned that Clemson offensive coordinator Jeff Scott is likely to become the fifth head coach in USF history. Sources have told Bulls247 that Vice President of Athletics Michael Kelly travelled with Scott during the Tigers ACC Championship..." December 09

  • Memphis' Mike Norvell Reportedly Favored to Take Over as Florida State Head Coach

    12 Up "After a lengthy, rudderless period, the Seminoles are zeroing in on their search for a new head coach, and it seems like they've found their top target. According to Adam Rittenberg, Florida State has tabbed Memphis head coach Mike Norvell as their top choice to fill..." December 07

  • Navy Will Wear These Awesome Uniforms Against Army

    The Big Lead "The three most exciting days of the year are as follows: Christmas, the first day of the NCAA Tournament, and whenever Army and Navy unveil their uniforms for the big service-academy tilt. Today is one of those days. And it should surprise no one that the Midshipmen have once again hit a home..." December 05

  • Army Black Knights Unveil 1st Calvary Division Uniforms For Annual Navy Game

    Total Pro Sports "The Army-Navy Game is an annual matchup with a storied tradition like no other. For the 120th of the rivalry installment, Army West Point unveiled alternate uniforms on Thursday that will be worn during its annual rivalry game against Navy in Dec. 14. " December 05

  • South Florida fires Charlie Strong after 4-8 mark in third season with Bulls

    wtsp.com "The University of South Florida fired football coach Charlie Strong after losing against UCF Saturday for the third year in a row. USA Today reporter Dan Wolken reported staff members at USF were being told about Strong’s departure Sunday afternoon. The firing comes..." December 02

  • Willie Taggart ‘very interested’ in returning as head coach at USF

    Tampa Bay Times "Chances are, USF athletic director Michael Kelly arrived on campus two summers ago with a briefcase in hand and list of prospective football coaches in his back pocket. Considering the volatility of the coaching profession, especially at the Division I-A level, any AD worth his..." December 02

  • Charlie Strong is now 37-37 in his last six seasons as a head coach

    NBC Sports "It’s been quite the stunning fall from grace for Charlie Strong after a painstakingly slow climb up the coaching ranks. Landing his first head-coaching job in 2010 at the age of 49, Strong used 11- and 12-win seasons his last two years at Louisville to secure the..." November 30

  • UCF, South Florida Fight, Punches Thrown During Friday Night’s Game

    Sportsnaut "Players from UCF and South Florida brawled on the field late in the second quarter of Friday night’s game in Orlando. The brawl broke out after Adrian Killans was pulled to the ground by his facemask. From there, players from both teams reacted and punches were thrown. " November 30

  • UCF QB McKenzie Milton Receives Standing Ovation on Senior Night in Tear-Jerking Moment

    12 Up "UCF dismantled USF in their senior class' final collegiate game. Noticeably absent from the playing field is former star quarterback McKenzie Milton, who hasn't played a down of football since his leg was snapped in half during the USF game in 2018. Milton was..." November 30

  • Group of 5 Power Rankings After Wild Black Friday Shakeup

    12 Up "A birth in a New Year's Six Bowl, more specifically the Cotton Bowl, is on the line for the best Group of 5 team in the country, and Mike Norvell leading Memphis to a win over Cincinnati Friday caused a major shakeup in the hierarchy amongst the mid-majors. Conference championship..." November 30

  • College football recruiting: The quarterbacks to know ahead of the 2019 early signing period

    CBS Sports "As we survey the teams circling the College Football Playoff, it's clear the importance of landing the blue-chip quarterback in today's modern, offense-friendly football. Ohio State has Justin Fields, LSU has Joe Burrow, Clemson has Trevor..." November 27

  • Cincinnati Bearcats take shot at Bengals to promote upcoming game

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cincinnati Bengals are having one of their worst seasons in franchise history, and an institution of higher learning located nearby is trying to use the team’s struggles to its advantage. Unlike the Bengals, the University of Cincinnati football team has won a game this..." November 20