Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • Report: Former Texas A&M coach, Alabama settle contract issues without lawsuit

    Dallas Morning News "  Former Texas A&M coach Jeff Banks, who is now the special teams coordinator at Alabama, has settled a contract issue between his former employer and his new one, according to AL.com. Banks' agent, Devin Bonik, said in the report that the dispute, which..." September 20

  • Auburn tight end Jalen Harris leaves program, will seek grad transfer

    Alabama "Auburn tight end Jalen Harris has left the program. Harris announced on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon that Auburn has granted him a release from his scholarship and that he will use the NCAA's new redshirt rule -- which allows players to appear in up to four games..." September 20

  • Lane Kiffin cites 'Alabama family,' lets Mark Ingram work out at FAU during NFL suspension

    Saturday Down South "New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram is currently halfway through his four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. However, the former Alabama Heisman winner is staying in shape during his suspension, and he’s relying on the..." September 19

  • Texas A&M football player arrested for reckless driving leaving ULM game

    KBTX "A Texas A&M football player was arrested Saturday on charges related to reckless driving on campus following the game against ULM. Ryan Travis McCollum, 20, of Spring, is also accused of evading a police officer on a bicycle who attempted to stop the sophomore offensive lineman. A..." September 19

  • Derek Mason, Brian Kelly continue public war of words over 'bad football' comment

    CBS Sports "Brian Kelly was unhappy with some of the technique used by Vanderbilt's defenders in Notre Dame's win on Saturday. So much so that he brought his gripes to the attention of reporters during Tuesday's media availability.  Kelly said that Vanderbilt was practicing..." September 19

  • Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa a sizable favorite in Bovada Heisman odds

    College Football Talk "Not surprisingly, the best player on the best team in the nation is getting some love from the wagering establishment. Beginning the 2018 season, Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa was a 4/1 favorite to win this year’s Heisman Trophy according to Bovada.lv; the next..." September 18

  • Drake Davis kicked off LSU football team after multiple arrests for battery

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Suspended receiver Drake Davis is no longer on the LSU football team, a team source told NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune.  This comes after Davis was arrested Aug. 17 for battery on a dating partner and again Sunday (Sept. 17) for another report of battery on the same..." September 17

  • Gators lose Malik Davis to broken foot

    Tampa Bay Times "Gators TB Malik Davis has encountered his second major setback in as many seasons. Coach Dan Mullen announced Monday that Davis, Hillsborough County's all-time leading prep rusher, suffered a broken foot in Saturday's 48-10 triumph against Colorado State and will miss an..." September 17

  • Suspended LSU wide receiver Drake Davis arrested for second time on battery charges

    The Advocate "Suspened LSU wide receiver Drake Davis was arrested and booked into prison Sunday on two counts of battery of a dating partner, according to a WAFB report, nearly a month after he was arrested and accused of beating an ex-girlfriend. Davis was previously arrested Aug. 17, accused..." September 16

  • Price tag for Florida hosting Colorado State is far larger than $2 million game check

    College Football Talk "Colorado State travels to Florida this weekend to face their second consecutive SEC opponent and are looking to string together a surprising win streak against the conference in the process after beating Arkansas last week. The fact that the Rams are hitting the road to play the Gators probably..." September 14

  • Alabama making change at kicker

    Alabama "Alabama is moving on from Austin Jones at kicker. Redshirt freshman Joseph Bulovas, who replaced Jones against Arkansas State on Saturday, will be the Crimson Tide's kicker moving forward, Nick Saban confirmed Wednesday night. Bulovas was successful on his only field..." September 13

  • College Football's Most Valuable Teams: Texas A&M Jumps To No. 1

    Forbes.com "For years, the Texas Longhorns have been hailed as college football’s ultimate cash cow. In 2011, Texas was the first college football team ever to record $100 million in revenue. In 2014, the team generated more in profit – $92 million – than all but two teams made that..." September 12

  • Jimbo Fisher: Texas A&M starting LB out for season with injury

    Houston Chronicle "Texas A&M’s already-thin linebackers corps has taken a big hit early in the season with coach Jimbo Fisher announcing on Wednesday’s weekly SEC teleconference that sophomore Anthony Hines is out of the year after reinjuring himself against Clemson last Saturday..." September 12

  • Punter Aidan Marshall leaving Auburn

    Alabama "Auburn's punting competition is officially over. Sophomore Aidan Marshall, a walk-on who held onto the starting job to open the season, is leaving the program, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed. Marshall had one punt for 30 yards against Washington and..." September 11

  • Vanderbilt lands commitment from North Carolina CB Gabe Jeudy

    Saturday Down South "Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason added a commitment to the class of 2019 on Sunday, coming off a 41-10 dismantling on Nevada to start the season 2-0. Gabriel Jeudy announced on Twitter that he is de-committing from Rice, and committing to play for the Commodores. The 6 foot 1 inch,..." September 10

  • UF cornerback Marco Wilson suffers torn ACL during loss to Kentucky

    Orlando Sentinel "Promising UF sophomore cornerback Marco Wilson suffered a major injury to his left knee during Kentucky’s second offensive play. Wildcats’ receiver Dorian Baker blocked Wilson, who fell to the ground grabbing his knee. Trainers examined and tested the limb..." September 10

  • Report: Jalen Hurts Expected to Redshirt This Season Unless Tua Tagovailoa Gets Injured

    12 Up "This was something that Alabama fans knew could happen with the new redshirt rules. Barring an injury to Alabama starter Tua Tagovailoa, Jalen Hurts is expected to redshirt this season, giving him an extra year of eligibility. Recently, the NCAA instituted a new..." September 07

  • Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher has the hardest job in college football

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "From Yell practice to establishing a vice-grip bond among its students and alums that is normally impossible at large state schools, Texas A&M is renowned for its traditions, up to, but not including, its custom of losing big football games. However disappointing you..." September 07

  • Nick Saban refuses to divulge future plans for Jalen Hurts

    Saturday Down South "Alabama coach Nick Saban really doesn’t like being asked about his quarterbacks, Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts. It’s been a constant source of irritation for him this offseason, with him finally, begrudgingly, admitting that Tagovailoa was the starter only after his..." September 06

  • What makes Florida Gators’ Dan Mullen a quarterback guru?

    Tampa Tribune "When the staff that recruited him to Bowling Green left in 2000, Joshua Harris was anxious. He knew nothing about the new regime, and his incoming quarterbacks coach was some 28-year-old graduate assistant. Harris didn't know what to think of Dan..." September 06

  • UT Vols starting center Brandon Kennedy suffers season-ending ACL injury in practice

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Tennessee's starting center Brandon Kennedy will miss the rest of the season with an ACL injury, coach Jeremy Pruitt said Wednesday evening. Kennedy suffered the injury during Tuesday's practice. “He seems to be in good spirits, and I..." September 06

  • LSU's Chaisson out for season after injury in opener

    The Score "LSU's standout linebacker K'Lavon Chaisson will miss the rest of the season due to an injury suffered during Sunday's win against Miami, a source told Bruce Feldman of The Athletic. Chaisson left the game in the fourth quarter with an apparent knee injury. He was..." September 04

  • Georgia wide receiver Riley Ridley takes advice from brother, Calvin, ahead of 2018 season

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Georgia wide receiver Riley Ridley says his brother Calvin Ridley — Atlanta Falcons rookie and former Alabama wide receiver — gave him advice prior to Georgia’s season-opener against Austin Peay.  “Before the game, my brother texted me,” Riley..." September 04

  • Nick Saban finally declares Tua Tagovailoa Alabama's starting QB, but Jalen Hurts will still play

    CBS Sports "Nick Saban did it. He finally answered the question about who Alabama's starting quarterback is. It's Tua Tagovailoa, which isn't a surprise seeing as he started Alabama's win against Louisville in Week 1, but it was still the first start of his collegiate..." September 03

  • Nick Saban apologized to Maria Taylor for postgame interview outburst

    Saturday Down South "It wasn’t broadcast across the country like the initial postgame interview, but it appears Alabama head coach Nick Saban has already tried to make peace with ESPN reporter Maria Taylor. James Miller, noted author of a book about the origins of ESPN and another on the Creative..." September 02

  • Nick Saban wanted Jawon Pass at Alabama, but the quarterback chose Louisville instead

    USA Today "It has been more than three years since Jawon "Puma" Pass sat at a table with three hats and chose the one with the Louisville Cardinal logo on it. Saturday, he'll meet again with one of the coaches he turned down — Nick Saban. In the end, it came down to..." August 30

  • Clemson transfer Josh Belk granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA at South Carolina

    College Football Talk "On the eve of another college football season kicking off, South Carolina is on the receiving end of some very good personnel news that could benefit them immediately. USC confirmed Thursday that defensive lineman Josh Belk has been granted immediate eligibility and can play..." August 30

  • Nick Saban compares Louisville QB Jawon Pass to Cam Newton

    Sportsnaut "Looking ahead to his program’s first game of the 2018 college football season against Louisville, Alabama head coach Nick Saban offered high praise for Cardinals quarterback Jawon Pass. He compared Pass to former Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton, who’s now the franchise..." August 29

  • Jimbo Fisher explains why Kellen Mond will be Aggies' starting QB

    Houston Chronicle "With Texas A&M’s first game under Jimbo Fisher a little more than 24 hours away, the coach detailed why he picked Kellen Mond to start over fellow sophomore Nick Starkel at quarterback. “He played very well in the pocket (in camp) and made great decisions,”..." August 29

  • Vanderbilt safety suspended for arrest on charges of assaulting off-duty officer

    CBS Sports "Vanderbilt defensive back Zaire Jones has been suspended indefinitely and will miss the Commodores' season opener against Middle Tennessee on Saturday after an arrest last week resulted in an aggravated assault charge for the sophomore.  According to The Tennessean, Jones was..." August 28

  • Alabama lists Jalen Hurts, Tua Tagovailoa as co-starters ahead of season opener

    CBS Sports "The first Alabama administrative grouping chart of the season was released on Monday ahead of the Crimson Tide's season opener against Louisville.  At the quarterback position, where there has been the most highly publicized competition of the offseason, there were no..." August 27

  • After leaving LSU, new Tulane quarterback Justin McMillan could play soon

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Justin McMillan went through a second day of Tulane football practices Sunday (Aug. 26) with a red non-contact jersey and a white helmet that stood apart from his new green-helmeted teammates. But then it made sense for him to be a little different. He's the newcomer, a..." August 27

  • QB Joe Burrow gets the start for LSU in opener against Miami

    ESPN "LSU will start Joe Burrow at quarterback in the season-opener against Miami, the school announced on Monday. Burrow, who spent three years at Ohio State before leaving as a graduate transfer this offseason, beat out sophomore Myles Brennan to win the job. Sophomore Andre Sale is..." August 27

  • Report: Kellen Mond to start at QB in Aggies' opener

    Houston Chronicle "Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher carried on last week about Kellen Mond's great improvement at quarterback in the offseason and camp – particularly in his passing. Now it's known why. Mond will earn the nod on Thursday night over fellow sophomore Nick Starkel for..." August 27

  • Arizona dismisses LB who accused Texas A&M coaching staff of multiple NCAA violations

    CBS Sports "Linebacker Santonio Marchiol, who just last week alleged multiple NCAA violations against Texas A&M and new coach Jimbo Fisher, is no longer on the team at Arizona, according to first-year Wildcats coach Kevin Sumlin.  "He was informed this morning..." August 27

  • Nick Fitzgerald suspended for season opener due to violation of team rules

    Saturday Down South "This is a huge loss for Mississippi State for its season opener. On Monday, coach Joe Moorhead announced that senior quarterback Nick Fitzgerald is suspended for Saturday’s game against Stephen F. Austin due to a violation of team rules back in March. Along with..." August 27

  • Smart still won’t announce starting QB as UGA begins game week

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Here are a few quick takeaways from Kirby Smart’s press conference in Athens Monday as UGA prepares for Saturday’s season opener against Austin Peay: Who will start at quarterback? ‘Not announcing any starting lineup, there’s really no true plan in place..." August 27

  • Feleipe Franks to start for Florida Gators on Saturday

    Tampa Bay Times "The Florida Gators have listed Feleipe Franks as their starting quarterback. He's ahead of Kyle Trask on the depth chart, released Monday afternoon, for Saturday's opener against Charleston Southern. " August 27

  • LSU cornerback Kristian Fulton reinstated by NCAA; eligible immediately

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Kristian Fulton is back.  The embattled LSU cornerback had his two-year suspension shortened by the NCAA on Thursday evening and he will be eligible immediately.  LSU coach Ed Orgeron told reporters about Fulton's eligibility after practice on..." August 24

  • Aggies' QBs making decision tough for Jimbo Fisher

    Houston Chronicle "Texas A&M plays its first game under Jimbo Fisher in one week, when the Aggies host Northwestern (La.) State on Aug. 30 at Kyle Field. By all camp indications, fans can expect to see plenty of both sophomore quarterbacks Kellen Mond and Nick Starkel that Thursday night on the SEC..." August 24

  • Mississippi State suspends offensive lineman following arrest for mistreatment of dog

    The Dispatch "Mississippi State officials confirmed Wednesday offensive linemen Michael Story has been suspended indefinitely.    The Dispatch has learned through a records request with the Starkville Municipal Court that Story was arrested Saturday on a misdemeanor count of..." August 23

  • Del Rio: McElwain silently stripped Florida players of scholarships

    The Score "Former Florida quarterback Luke Del Rio says ex-coach Jim McElwain used to strip Gators players of their scholarship funding without telling them directly or in advance. In a Periscope video, Del Rio cited multiple instances of players earning scholarships after coming to..." August 23

  • Nick Saban says Alabama doesn't know its starting QB yet

    Michigan Live "Often if a college football team doesn't know its starting quarterback by now, it means there probably isn't one on the roster. That's seemingly the case at Alabama, except it means they have two. Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa have been battling all camp to see..." August 22

  • Jimbo Fisher doesn’t ‘know anything about’ report alleging NCAA violations, injury mishandling

    College Football Talk "Not surprisingly, Sgt. Schultz showed up at the podium in College Station Tuesday night. Earlier in the day Tuesday, a report surfaced in which Arizona’s Santino Marchiol, a transfer from Texas A&M, is seeking a waiver from the NCAA that would give him..." August 22

  • Jimbo Fisher's $75M deal with Texas A&M: School gets no help if it fires him without cause

    USA Today "Texas A&M’s 10-year, $75 million contract with football coach Jimbo Fisher isn’t just fully guaranteed, as university officials announced when they hired Fisher away from Florida State last December. If Fisher is fired without cause at any point, all the..." August 22

  • Suspended LSU lineman Ed Ingram was arrested on sexual assault charges

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU offensive lineman Ed Ingram was arrested Aug. 2 with two counts of aggravated sexual assault, according to Dallas County court records. The arrest occurred one day before the Tigers reported for preseason training camp. The DeSoto (Texas) Police Department confirmed to..." August 21

  • Texas A&M football faces NCAA scrutiny from ex-Aggie’s bid for eligibility at Arizona

    USA Today "Santino Marchiol had no difficulty deciding in June that he needed to leave Texas A&M. The hard choice was how to get his football career moving as quickly as possible at the highest level possible. A four-star linebacker who enrolled at College Station in January 2017, he was..." August 21

  • Alabama, Clemson top the preseason college football rankings

    CBS Sports "Alabama, fresh off its fifth national championship since 2009 under Nick Saban and second title of the College Football Playoff era, is once again the  preseason No. 1 team heading into the year. On Monday, the first AP Top 25 was released, and for third-straight year that poll will lead..." August 20

  • Alabama loses another linebacker for the season as Nick Saban voices concerns over depth

    CBS Sports "Alabama has dealt with a slew of linebacker injuries over the past couple of years. Heading into the 2018 season, the Crimson Tide once again have concerns about depth at the position.  Coach Nick Saban confirmed to reporters on Saturday that sophomore outside linebacker Chris..." August 19

  • Anonymous Coach Rips 'Overrated' Nick Saban for Cheating, Alabama's Recruiting

    Bleacher Report "Nick Saban is generally recognized as one of the best—if not the best—college football coaches in the country after winning six national championships in his career. However, at least one of his peers thinks the Alabama head coach is overrated. "If you had..." August 19

  • Davis' accuser retracts her allegations

    247 Sports "LSU wide receiver Drake Davis was arrested on Friday on one count of second-degree battery, WBRZ first reported. But just 24 hours later, the case took a turn. The accuser in the case has retracted her allegations. In news first reported by The Advocate on..." August 19

  • Georgia RB Zamir White, former five-star recruit, sustains another ACL tear

    CBS Sports "Freshman Georgia running back Zamir White just can't seem to catch a break. Last year, the No. 1 running back prospect in the country tore the ACL in his right knee in November, cutting his high school career short.  Now, he's suffered the same injury to his left knee...." August 19

  • Alabama OL Matt Womack to Undergo Surgery on Foot, Miss 6 Weeks

    Bleacher Report "Alabama Crimson Tide offensive tackle Matt Womack is reportedly expected to miss six weeks after breaking his foot. According to Charlie Potter of 247Sports, Womack suffered the injury in Thursday's practice and will undergo surgery to repair it. Womack broke the same..." August 18

  • LSU's Drake Davis arrested, charged with battery; indefinitely suspended from team

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU wide receiver Drake Davis was arrested Friday night (Aug. 17) and charged with second degree battery, according to an East Baton Rouge Parish prison inmate list. Bond had not been immediately set, according to the list.  School officials had no official comment on Davis'..." August 18

  • Alabama OL Matt Womack suffers foot injury at Thursday practice

    247 Sports "  Alabama offensive tackle Matt Womack cracked a bone in his previously-broken foot at Thursday’s practice and will undergo surgery to repair it, BamaOnLine has learned. He is expected to miss roughly six weeks with the injury. This is the same..." August 17

  • Dan Mullen still undecided on Florida’s starting quarterback

    Palm Beach Post "Florida coach Dan Mullen appears closer to knowing who his starting quarterback is going to be in the aftermath of the Gators’ first preseason scrimmage Monday night in The Swamp. By the end of the next scrimmage, which is Sunday, he may know for sure. But that doesn’t..." August 17

  • Missouri WR Richaud Floyd sustains serious injury at practice, won't return in time for season opener

    Saturday Down South "Missouri lost a dynamic player on offense on Wednesday. According to Gabe DeArmond of PowerMizzou.com, wide receiver/returner Richaud Floyd broke his right leg at practice on Wednesday. He is expected to be out 4-6 weeks, meaning he’ll miss the Tigers’ season opener..." August 17

  • Alabama RB Najee Harris dealing with foot injury

    Alabama "One of Alabama's top young offensive players is dealing with an injury that will keep him from practicing for the rest of fall camp. Sophomore running back Najee Harris suffered a foot injury during the Crimson Tide's scrimmage on Saturday and will probably miss the..." August 15

  • LSU QB battle winding down as one candidate leaves, while another reportedly mulls departure

    CBS Sports "The LSU quarterback room isn't as crowded as it used to be. Redshirt freshman quarterback Lowell Narcisse announced after missing practice on Tuesday that he will leave the Tigers football program. Narcisse was in a four-man battle with junior Justin..." August 15

  • South Carolina president agrees with Will Muschamp’s criticism of Maryland report

    Larry Brown Sports "Will Muschamp has taken some heat for the way he defended Maryland head coach D.J. Durkin in the wake of reports of player mistreatment and negligence, but his employer is standing behind him. Over the weekend, Muschamp ripped ESPN for using anonymous sources to accuse..." August 14

  • Tagovailoa takes over as 2018 Heisman favorite

    The Score "There's a new favorite to win the 2018 Heisman Trophy. Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa now owns the best odds to win the award, according to the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook. The sophomore's current odds sit at 4-1. Tagovailoa takes the mantle..." August 13

  • Florida Gators’ Van Jefferson can play this fall

    Tampa Tribune "Florida receiver Van Jefferson can play immediately after receiving a waiver by the SEC, the Gators announced Monday morning. Jefferson needed the waiver after transferring from Ole Miss because of its NCAA mess. " August 13

  • Report: Tua Tagovailoa takes lead in Alabama QB competition

    Larry Brown Sports "Tua Tagovailoa took an early lead in the Alabama quarterback competition, according to a report. Alabama on Saturday held one of its two fall scrimmages. Though they are not open to the media, that didn’t stop AL.com’s Matt Zenitz from writing about and reporting on..." August 12

  • Muschamp defends Durkin against 'gutless' report of toxic culture

    The State "  South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp blasted an ESPN story that targeted his former defensive coordinator and referred to the anonymous sources for that report as “gutless” on Saturday morning. DJ Durkin, who was Muschamp’s defensive coordinator..." August 11

  • NCAA denies Kristian Fulton's appeal, keeping cornerback out for season

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Kristian Fulton will remain out for the 2018 season. The NCAA heard a reconsideration of Fulton's case on Thursday afternoon (Aug. 9) and according to Don Jackson, Fulton's lawyer, the NCAA denied to overturn Fulton's suspension. Jackson said the family will..." August 10

  • Calvin Ashley injured in Auburn's 1st scrimmage, taken to hospital for precautionary reasons

    Alabama "Auburn offensive lineman Calvin Ashley was injured during the team's first scrimmage of fall camp on Thursday and taken to East Alabama Medical Center. Ashley sustained a head or neck injury, according to coach Gus Malzahn, and was transported to the hospital for further..." August 10

  • Demetris Robertson eligible to play for Georgia in 2018

    247 Sports "Georgia got the news it was waiting for on Friday, as Dawgs247 has confirmed that former Cal wide receiver Demetris Robertson will be eligible for the 2018 season. Adding the former No. 1 wide receiver in the 2016 class is big news for the Bulldogs, who beat out..." August 10

  • Report: Former 4-star Tennessee signee Brant Lawless ends up with ACC squad instead

    Saturday Down South "The Tennessee Volunteers recently lost 4-star 2018 DT signee Brant Lawless after he requested a release from his Letter of Intent. Now, it appears Lawless has found a new school to play for this fall, according to a report from 247Sports. Per the report,..." August 10

  • LSU LB suspended indefinitely after arrest in connection to pawn shop burglary

    CBS Sports "LSU has suspended linebacker Tyler Taylor indefinitely Wednesday after learning of his arrest in May. Taylor allegedly served as the getaway driver in the burglary of a pawn shop in Georgia. According to an incident report from the Cumming Police Department, three..." August 09

  • Why Darrin Kirkland Jr. decided to stay with UT Vols

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Darrin Kirkland Jr. faced a decision this summer: Should he stay or should he go? Tennessee’s linebacker announced via Twitter in May his decision to be a graduate transfer, but he changed course within a few days and opted to remain with the..." August 09

  • Four-star 2018 Washington signee reportedly set to join Alabama

    College Football Talk "It appears the rich are set get even richer, personnel-wise. Citing a source close to the situation, 247Sports.com is reporting that Brandon Kaho is heading to Alabama.  The recruiting website wrote that Kaho “will depart for Tuscaloosa as early as..." August 08

  • Nick Saban addresses critical comments from Alabama QB Jalen Hurts on position battle

    CBS Sports "Nick Saban spoke to the media for the first time since Jalen Hurts shocked the world by expressing his feelings over the weekend, and Saban's public reaction was precisely what you'd have expected it to be. If he was angry about it, he sure as heck ain't telling..." August 08

  • One of the nation’s top high school football players commits to Texas A&M

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "West Mesquite 4-star wide receiver Dylan Wright has committed to Texas A&M, he announced Monday on Twitter. Wright (6-5, 205) went with the Aggies over 32 other Power Five offers. He also considered TCU, Alabama, Oklahoma, Baylor, Georgia, Texas, Texas Tech, Oregon,..." August 07

  • Nick Saban is more than a scowl

    ESPN "THE MOST POWERFUL man in college football raises a skeptical eyebrow when he hears the question. His glare feels like it could crack one of the crystal trophies in his office. Two seconds of silence passes. It feels like two minutes. What is something Nick Saban thinks people get wrong about..." August 05

  • Why does Jimbo Fisher at Texas A&M scare one of his former players?

    Sportsnaut "Before he became a coaching legend at Florida State, Jimbo Fisher was an offensive coordinator at LSU, where he coached Matt Flynn for three years.   Flynn, who ended up taking his talents to the NFL after college, is now scared to see his former coach leading the..." August 05

  • Alabama QB Jalen Hurts sounds off on transfer speculation, QB competition

    Alabama "Jalen Hurts played the role of the aggrieved quarterback on Saturday at Alabama's Media Day. Speaking to reporters for the first time since the night he lost the grip on his role as starter during the national championship victory over Georgia in January, Hurts expressed..." August 04

  • 4-star LB Diwun Black switches again, announces commitment to Florida

    The Score "It's been an interesting few months for 2019 recruit Diwun Black. The four-star linebacker announced his commitment to Florida Thursday, bolstering head coach Dan Mullen's 2019 class. Black is the fourth-ranked outside linebacker in his class and the No. 42 overall..." August 04

  • Vanderbilt HC says backup QB Wallace suspended for season

    Tennessean "Vanderbilt backup quarterback Deuce Wallace will be suspended this season, dealing a blow to the position for the present and possibly the future. Coach Derek Mason opened his press conference Thursday by announcing Wallace’s suspension for violation of university policy. He did..." August 03

  • Vanderbilt stadium upgrades stymied by administrators in favor of other projects

    CBS Sports "Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason and athletic director David Williams have been pushing the university for funding that will allow for Vanderbilt Stadium upgrades or a new stadium altogether. It hasn't happened yet, and it doesn't look like it will in the near future. Who's to blame?..." August 03

  • Kentucky defensive end Joshua Paschal has melanoma

    ESPN "Kentucky coach Mark Stoops opened his media day with emotional news on Friday, announcing that defensive end Joshua Paschal has malignant melanoma. Skin lesions on Paschal's foot were removed recently and further testing on the lesions revealed the melanoma. He had a procedure..." August 03

  • Justin Watkins’ domestic battery incident began over Instagram like by Florida teammate

    Only Gators "Head football coach Dan Mullen on Thursday confirmed the departure of four-star freshman Justin Watkins from the Florida Gators program, days after Watkins himself announced he was moving on from the team following an arrest on four charges, including a pair of third-degree felonies for..." August 03

  • Missouri QB Drew Lock apologizes for derogatory tweets that were sent as a teenager

    CBS Sports "Another public figure has been forced to apologize for old tweets, and this time it's a star college football player and potential Heisman contender in 2018.  Missouri quarterback Drew Lock has issued an apology for derogatory tweets he sent when he was a 14-year-old in..." August 03

  • Alabama begins season as overwhelming No. 1 in coaches poll

    ESPN "Defending national champion Alabama is No. 1 in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll, while the Ohio State Buckeyes come in at No. 3 despite placing coach Urban Meyer on administrative leave Wednesday. The Crimson Tide received 61 of 65 first-place votes from the coaches, with three going..." August 02

  • Florida receivers Grimes, Jefferson granted 2018 eligibility

    The Score "Florida's offense got a major boost Thursday, as the NCAA ruled that wide receivers Trevon Grimes and Van Jefferson will be eligible to play this fall after transferring in January, according to FloridaGators.com. Grimes was given immediate eligibility to play after joining the..." August 02

  • 4-star QB Luke Doty commits to South Carolina

    The Score "South Carolina has gotten a head start on retaining in-state talent for the future. Quarterback Luke Doty committed to the school on Tuesday, announcing his decision on Twitter as part of the 2020 recruiting class.   " August 01

  • Ohio defensive lineman, Tennessee receiver commit to Purdue football

    Journal & Courier "Prior to Monday night, the last commitment for Purdue's football program was more than a month ago.  That changed quickly.  The Boilermakers secured two commitments Monday night, two days before coach Jeff Brohm starts his second training..." July 31

  • Tennessee's Smith, former No. 1 recruit, cleared after blood clots in lungs

    ESPN "Tennessee offensive lineman Trey Smith, a Freshman All-American last season, has been cleared by doctors to play in 2018 after being diagnosed in February with blood clots in his lungs. Smith told ESPN in an exclusive interview that he's eager to get back onto the field, but he..." July 31

  • Aggies land Jeffery Carter, nation's fourth-ranked cornerback

    ESPN "Jeffery Carter, the No. 45 ranked prospect in the Class of 2019, is staying home for college. The 6-foot, 182-pound cornerback with blazing 4.36 speed committed to the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday over Oklahoma Sooners, Oregon Ducks and more than 25 other offers from Power 5..." July 29

  • 5-Star RB Prospect John Emery Jr. Commits to Georgia over Alabama, LSU, More

    Bleacher Report "The Georgia Bulldogs hit the jackpot Sunday after star running back John Emery Jr. committed to play football at the school in 2019. Emery is considered to be one of the best overall prospects in this year's recruiting class. The Louisiana native is a 5-star prospect who..." July 29

  • Alabama, Nick Saban agrees to new deal through 2025 season

    ESPN "Alabama coach Nick Saban, who has won five of the last seven national championships, has reached a new agreement that will extend his deal to coach the Crimson Tide through the 2025 season and pay him $8.3 million for the 2018 season, it was announced Friday. The new..." July 27

  • LSU's Ed Orgeron the betting favorite to be first SEC coach fired in 2018

    CBS Sports "At this point during the offseason, we start to get odds on national champion, College Football Playoff participants, conference title winners and Heisman Trophy winners. For those, it's great to be listed at or near the top. But nobody wants to be one the names at the top of a set of odds..." July 27

  • Nick Saban says Jalen Hurts told him he is not transferring

    Larry Brown Sports "Jalen Hurts may not be the favorite to win the Alabama starting quarterback job heading into the 2018 season, but that does not mean the junior is going to leave the school where he enjoyed great success over the past two years. With questions still swirling about whether Hurts will..." July 25

  • 4-star DE Travon Walker commits to Georgia

    The Score "Georgia made another splash in the 2019 recruiting cycle Tuesday, as four-star defensive end Travon Walker committed to the Bulldogs, he announced via Twitter. Walker is the sixth-ranked defensive end in the 2019 class and the No. 51 prospect on the ESPN 300. He's also the..." July 25

  • Former Alabama running back B.J. Emmons won't play at FAU this season

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Florida Atlantic backfield won’t be crowded as expected this season. According to a report in the Morganton News-Herald in North Carolina, former Alabama running back B.J. Emmons will not play for the Owls. The newspaper said Emmons is taking a year off from..." July 24

  • Nick Saban warns Jalen Hurts, Tua Tagovailoa not to call attention to themselves

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Alabama Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban has a little advice for Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa in their quest to win the starting quarterback job: Be a..." July 24

  • Watkins arrested on felony charge for battery by strangulation

    247 Sports "Florida signee Justin Watkins is in trouble with the law again after an incident earlier this spring that saw him arrested in Marion County. Watkins was booked into the Alachua County Jail and remains in custody, facing four charges including two third-degree felonies. Alachua County..." July 24

  • Florida suspends incoming 4-star WR Watkins after 2nd offseason arrest

    The Score "Top Florida recruit Justin Watkins has been suspended from all football activities after his second arrest this offseason, coach Dan Mullen told 247Sports.com's Thomas Goldkamp through a team spokesman Tuesday. The receiver faces third-degree felony charges for false imprisonment/kidnapping and..." July 24

  • Klein Collins running back Isaiah Spiller commits to Aggies

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  • Ryan Thaxton kicked off Tennessee football team after domestic assault arrest

    USA Today "A week after Ryan Thaxton was arrested ontwo charges, the Tennessee defensive end has been dismissed from the team. A Tennessee spokesman confirmed the dismissal Monday morning prior to Thaxton's appearance in the Knox County Sessions Court.  Thaxton was suspended..." July 23