American Athletic RUMORS & NEWS

  • UCF TE Michael Colubiale granted extra year of eligibility from NCAA

    Orlando Sentinel "Michael Colubiale will be back in a UCF football uniform this season after being granted an additional year of eligibility from the NCAA, the Knights tight end announced on social media Friday. “Crazy how things workout. I’ve received notice that the NCAA granted..." June 19

  • Former Wyoming offensive lineman Brinkley Jolly transfers to SMU

    Casper Star-Tribune "Former Wyoming offensive tackle Brinkley Jolly is transferring to SMU, Jolly posted Saturday on his private Instagram account. The news was also reported by Billy Embody of PonyStampede.com. It was announced this March that Jolly planned to leave the Cowboys program as..." June 12

  • CB Nick Watkins plans to transfer to UH from Notre Dame

    Houston Chronicle "Notre Dame cornerback Nick Watkins plans to graduate transfer to the University of Houston and will be eligible to play immediately this season. Watkins is expected to compete for a starting job in preseason camp for the Cougars, who were in search of cornerback depth after the..." June 08

  • Running back Terence Williams transfers to Houston from Baylor

    Houston Chronicle "Former Baylor running back Terence Williams will transfer to Houston, a source confirmed Tuesday. As a graduate transfer, Williams will be eligible to play immediately, providing much-needed depth following the departure of leading rusher Duke Catalon for personal reasons this spring...." June 06

  • UH picks up commitment from Port Arthur Memorial DE Dajuan McMillan

    Houston Chronicle "The University of Houston picked up a verbal commitment for the class of 2019 Sunday night from Dajuan McMillan, a defensive tackle from Port Arthur Memorial. The 6-2, 290-pound McMillan made the announcement on Twitter. " May 28

  • Tulane extends contract for football coach Willie Fritz through 2023

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Tulane extended the contract for football coach Willie Fritz through the 2023 season, the school announced Tuesday (May 22). Fritz coached the Green wave to overall records of 4-8 and 5-7 in his first two seasons at the school, with a goal-line stop in the season finale leaving the..." May 23

  • UCF RB Jawon Hamilton says he's transferring to James Madison

    Orlando Sentinel "Running back Jawon Hamilton is leaving the UCF program to continue his football career at James Madison, according to a statement posted on his Instagram account Monday evening. In his post, Hamilton wrote: “It’s Been An Amazing 2 Years At The University of..." May 22

  • Former Alabama quarterback enrolled at Florida school, report says

    Miami Herald "After multiple reports last week former Alabama and Arizona State quarterback Blake Barnett planned to transfer to the University of South Florida, ESPN reported Friday Barnett has enrolled. May 18

  • UCF RB Cordarrian Richardson transferring to Texas A&M

    Orlando Sentinel "UCF freshman running back Cordarrian Richardson is transferring to Texas A&M, according to reports. Richardson, who played in nine games during his first season at UCF, told 247Sports he will be in College Station by June and plans to play for the Aggies. Attempts by the..." May 18

  • Noah Vedral on scholarship with Nebraska, Scott Frost confirms

    Land of 10 "Noah Vedral received his scholarship release from UCF and is on scholarship with Nebraska this summer, Scott Frost confirmed to Husker Online’s Sean Callahan. The quarterback transferred to Nebraska in the offseason and likely will sit out one season in compliance with NCAA transfer..." May 18

  • Scott Frost: Alabama claims '1 or 2' national titles that aren't legit

    ESPN "Nebraska coach Scott Frost continued the back-and-forth debate between Alabama and his former employer, UCF, this week when he told an Omaha news station that not all of the Crimson Tide's 17 claimed national championships are legit. "Alabama probably has one..." May 17

  • Reports: Blake Barnett transferring to USF

    Tampa Bay Times "Former Alabama QB Blake Barnett, who started the 2016 opener for the Crimson Tide before quickly being replaced by Jalen Hurts, reportedly will transfer to USF. WDAE personality J.P. Peterson first reported Barnett's decision Tuesday afternoon. Barnett's father, Lance, didn't immediately..." May 09

  • Scott Frost: I have a hard time calling UCF the 2017 national champion

    USA Today "For Mike Gundy, the tipping point came late. He appreciated the sheer audacity of the claim. Paying the coaches’ bonuses was great. The parade was cool. The rings? Hey, he’s been known to do funky things with rings. “But when I saw the banner,” Gundy says, “that was a little different for me. …..." May 05

  • Navy QB Zach Abey moves to wide receiver

    College Football Talk "Zach Abey was Navy’s starting quarterback for the bulk of the 2017 season. The junior led the Midshipmen with 293 carries for 1,413 yards (the second-highest single-season total in academy history) and 19 touchdowns while completing 31-of-72 passes for 805 yards and seven touchdowns. But the..." May 02