Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • Demouy Kennedy Chose Alabama over Auburn After Nick Saban Showed Off Title Rings

    Bleacher Report "Former Auburn Tigers commit Demouy Kennedy said he flipped to the Alabama Crimson Tide after head coach Nick Saban showed him a table filled with championship rings. On Friday, Mark Heim of AL.com provided comments Kennedy made earlier this week about his..." June 14

  • Chandler Morris's Unconventional Recruitment Ends in Joining Dad at Arkansas

    SI "Inside Chad Morris’s home, in a lounge he describes as the “recruiting room,” there hangs on the wall a framed, decade-old story from Sports Illustrated detailing the impressive lineage of quarterbacks to have played for Morris during his days as a Texas high..." June 14

  • Texas A&M becomes first SEC football team to open beer and wine sales to the public

    CBS Sports "Texas A&M announced Thursday that it will sell beer and wine in general seating areas at Kyle Field starting this fall. The Aggies become the first SEC program to announce that it will sell limited alcohol to the public since the SEC lifted its conference-wide ban on such sales last..." June 13

  • Alabama zeroing in on Clemson for the No. 1 class in 2020

    247 Sports "There’s been a lot of buzz this spring that Dabo Swinney and his staff were on track to sign 247Sports No. 1 recruiting class in 2020. Nick Saban and Alabama say not so fast. There was talk Clemson could contend with the Florida 2010 class as..." June 12

  • Another Tennessee football player retires, this time because of health problems

    CBS Sports "Yet another Tennessee football player is retiring from football, marking the fourth to do so at the program within the past two months.  Freshman offensive lineman Melvin McBride announced on his Twitter account that he would be hanging up the cleats for good due to unspecified..." June 12

  • No. 1 RB Zachary Evans a 'package deal' with new Tide commit

    247 Sports "Three-star offensive tackle Damieon George committed to Alabama on Wednesday afternoon following a visit to Tuscaloosa, which could signal a future boon for the Crimson Tide's No. 2-ranked 2020 class. George’s high school teammate is five-star running back Zachary Evans, and the pair..." June 09

  • Former Florida Gators Safety Tony Joiner Arrested for Allegedly Murdering Wife

    The Big Lead "On Saturday, former Florida Gators safety Tony Joiner was arrested and charged with the murder of his wife, Heyzel Obando, in 2016. Although declared as a homicide just months after the murder, the case had gone cold for three years before authorities charged Joiner on..." June 09

  • Crimson Tide superfan Walt Gary dies at 36

    ESPN "Alabama superfan Walt Gary died Thursday night at the age of 36. Gary, a Tuscaloosa native with Down syndrome, became a fixture of the football program under former coach Gene Stallings, who was a father to a son with Down syndrome and welcomed Gary to practices. Under coach..." June 07

  • Texas A&M defensive back Derrick Tucker arrested on assault charge

    Sports Day "Texas A&M defensive back Derrick Tucker was arrested Thursday and charged with assault causing bodily injury, according to Brazos County court records. The junior from Manvel was released the same day on a $5,000 bond, records show. According to the jail log, the offense occurred..." June 07

  • Illinois TE transfer Luke Ford denied waiver appeal by NCAA

    Larry Brown Sports "Illinois tight end transfer Luke Ford has been denied his waiver appeal by the NCAA. Ford transferred from Georgia to Illinois in January and filed for a waiver from the NCAA to be granted immediate eligibility. He was denied in April and then appealed the decision. The NCAA announced..." June 07

  • Change of plans: Chris Steele likely to land at USC, not Oregon

    247 Sports "While we are still waiting for the official word from the player himself, all indications as of Wednesday afternoon are that Chris Steele is going to enroll at USC — ending a winding journey that saw the four-star freshman transfer from Florida and then commit to Oregon within a..." June 05

  • Red Sox select Florida QB Feleipe Franks in 2019 MLB Draft

    Sportsnaut "The Boston Red Sox made some news during the latter parts of the 2019 MLB Draft on Wednesday by selecting Florida Gators starting quarterback Feleipe Franks in the 31st round. This is not a typo. Franks, who has not played baseball since high school, will be the Gators’ starting..." June 05

  • Maurice Hampton Jr. turns down $1.8 million MLB signing bonus to play football and baseball at LSU

    Yahoo! Sports "Maurice Hampton Jr. knew he would have a decision to make. Hampton Jr., signed to play both football and baseball at LSU, was widely considered a first-round prospect in the MLB draft. But if a team came calling with a lucrative signing bonus, would he opt to pursue a..." June 04

  • Clemson catches up with Alabama and is now a co-favorite to win it all

    CBS Sports "There's been a lot of talk since Clemson beat Alabama for to win its second national title in three years about whether or not the Tigers have surpassed the Crimson Tide as a program. There's no telling how many hours of sports radio this discussion has consumed, but from my personal..." June 03

  • Alabama, Auburn will not sell alcohol at games despite new SEC rule

    Larry Brown Sports "Auburn and Alabama will not be taking advantage of the SEC’s new rules that will allow for alcohol sales at sporting events. The SEC has decided to lift its ban on selling alcohol to those in general seating for sports events. They are allowing each school to decide for..." June 01

  • Jimbo Fisher argues he left FSU football 'in great shape'

    Orlando Sentinel "Florida State is coming off a historically bad season under first-year coach Willie Taggart. But not everyone entirely blames the Seminoles’ current head coach. Some point the finger at the man who came before him, Jimbo Fisher. Fisher, now entering his second season..." May 31

  • Tua Tagovailoa leapfrogs Trevor Lawrence in 2019 Heisman odds

    College Football Talk "We’re less than 100 days till the next college football season kicks off, so how about we take a gander at some still way-too-early stiff-armed trophy odds? Fresh off a national championship run as a true freshman, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence was installed as a..." May 28

  • Nick Saban challenges Tua Tagovailoa to overcome late-season injuries

    The Score "Nick Saban delivered a message to his starting quarterback Tuesday through the media. The Alabama coach took to the podium and let it be known he expects Tua Tagovailoa to be better conditioned in 2019. "I think he has to challenge himself to get back into great shape..." May 28

  • Georgia freshman QB D’Wan Mathis released from hospital, still under medical supervision

    Dawg Nation "Georgia freshman quarterback D’Wan Mathis was released from Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center on Monday and will begin his rehabilitation. Mathis underwent emergency surgery last Thursday after an MRI revealed a cyst on his brain. “One more day, and it..." May 28

  • 'Voice of the Auburn Tigers' Rod Bramblett and wife Paula killed in car accident

    The Auburn Plainsman "Rod Bramblett, the "Voice of the Auburn Tigers," and his wife Paula both died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident Saturday evening in Auburn, according to Lee County Coroner Bill Harris. "Paula Bramblett died at 7:50 PM in the emergency room of East..." May 26

  • Texas A&M hires Ross Bjork away from Ole Miss

    CBS Sports "The SEC's athletic director merry-go-round continues to spin. Texas A&M hired Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork to the same role with the Aggies, the schools announced Thursday. Bjork replaces Scott Woodward, who left to take the same position at LSU last month. "I am..." May 25

  • Georgia freshman QB D’Wan Mathis in ICU, recovering from brain cyst surgery

    Dawg Nation "Georgia freshman quarterback D’Wan Mathis underwent emergency surgery at Piedmont Hospital in Athens on Thursday to remove a cyst that was on his brain. Mathis, an early enrollee from Romulus, Mich, had experienced severe sinus pain brought on by the change in climate, according..." May 24

  • Alabama, USF schedule 2-for-1 series starting in 2023

    College Football Talk "USF is on a scheduling roll with 2-for-1 series’ against major Power Five opponents. The latest to join the list of future Bulls opponents? None other than the SEC’s dominant force in Alabama. The two schools confirmed the details on Thursday afternoon,..." May 23

  • Former Clemson running back Tavien Feaster says Gamecocks among teams recruiting him

    Charleston Post Courier "Former Clemson running back Tavien Feaster entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal earlier this month and is busy juggling summer school and football recruiting. Feaster plans to earn his degree from Clemson this summer so he can be eligible immediately at his new school. He..." May 22

  • Accused of sexual assault, ex-Florida QB Jalon Jones transfers to FCS

    College Football Talk "As he looks to repair his image amidst disturbing allegations, Jalon Jones will do so at a lower level of football. According to 247Sports.com, Jones has moved on to the FCS level and will continue his collegiate playing career at Jackson State.  The move comes a little..." May 22

  • Pitt adds LB Kylan Johnson as a graduate transfer

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Pitt has made another late addition to its football roster for the coming season.  The Panthers announced Wednesday that linebacker Kylan Johnson will join them as a graduate transfer from Florida. With a telecommunications degree in hand, he’ll be immediately eligible to..." May 22

  • How Kelly Bryant can usher in a new, physical era of Mizzou offense

    SB Nation "Things had to change at least a little for Missouri after losing offensive architect Josh Heupel following 2017 and then four-year QB Drew Lock following 2018. But after two visits to the Transfer Portal, things could work a lot differently in 2019 and beyond. A..." May 22

  • Mizzou QB Shawn Robinson files for immediate eligibility, alleges mistreatment at TCU

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Missouri quarterback Shawn Robinson, through the school, has filed a waiver for immediate eligibility with the NCAA, according to sources, alleging mistreatment during his time at TCU. TCU is contesting the grounds that waiver is supported on, according to..." May 22

  • Ex-Florida freshman quarterback accused of sexual assault transferring to Jackson State

    CBS Sports "Former Florida quarterback Jalon Jones has transferred to Jackson State, 247Sports reported Tuesday. Jones entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal shortly after spring practice on the heels of sexual battery allegations. The Gainesville Sun reported earlier this month that Jones..." May 21

  • Former Penn State quarterback Tommy Stevens transferring to Mississippi State

    CBS Sports "Former Penn State quarterback Tommy Stevens is reuniting with his former offensive coordinator. Stevens made it official Friday, announcing on Twitter that he is transferring to Mississippi State, where former Nittany Lions offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead is now the head..." May 17

  • Auburn quarterback Malik Willis plans to enter NCAA transfer portal

    Montgomery Advertiser "The writing was on the wall as soon as Gus Malzahn announced that Auburn would focus its 2019 quarterback competition on redshirt freshman Joey Gatewood and true freshman Bo Nix. Junior Malik Willis, one thought to be the heir apparent to the job vacated by Jarrett Stidham, plans..." May 16

  • Nick Saban wary of permitting undrafted college players to return to school

    Alabama "The number of underclassmen who enter the NFL draft only to go unselected is troubling to many around college football, Nick Saban included. This year, 149 underclassmen entered the draft, but 44 went unselected. With no mechanism in place to allow them to return to school (such as..." May 12

  • Georgia Lands Five-Star LB Mekhail Sherman to Boost 2020 Recruiting Class

    SI "Georgia got a big addition to its 2020 recruiting class Thursday as five-star linebacker Mekhail Sherman committed to the Bulldogs, according to Rusty Mansell of 247Sports. According to 247Sports, Sherman is a borderline top-10 recruit and one of the two best outside..." May 10

  • Florida freshman CB Chris Steele, a former top 50 prospect, will transfer from Gators

    CBS Sports "Florida's top signee from its most recent recruiting class is bailing on the Gators after just five months on campus. Four-star cornerback Chris Steele, the No. 42 overall player in the Class of 2019 and prized prospect of head coach Dan Mullen, has entered the NCAA transfer portal and..." May 09

  • Florida's Brian Edwards arrested after incident with girlfriend

    Orlando Sentinel "Florida Gators defensive back Brian Edwards is in custody after Gainesville police arrested him Monday night and charged him with first-degree misdemeanor battery. Edwards remains in Alachua County Jail Tuesday. He was accused of grabbing his longtime girlfriend by her neck as she..." May 08

  • Florida QB Jalon Jones accused of sexual battery

    Tampa Bay Times "Florida quarterback Jalon Jones was accused of sexual battery last month, according to a police report obtained by the Tampa Bay Times. A UF student told authorities that Jones sexually assaulted her in the early morning of April 6. She declined to press criminal charges. " May 02

  • Florida freshman QB Jalon Jones enters NCAA transfer portal after enrolling early, report says

    CBS Sports "Florida quarterback Jalon Jones signed with Florida and enrolled in January 2019 in the hopes of competing for the starting job after Feleipe Franks moves on. It turns out that his stay in Gainesville lasted all of 15 practices, as Matt Zenitz of AL.com reported Tuesday that Jones has..." May 01

  • 4-star linebacker Drew Sanders flips to Alabama

    The Oklahoman "Drew Sanders flipped his commitment from Oklahoma to Alabama on Monday night.  Sanders, listed as an "athlete," is the 97th-ranked prospect in the 2020 class, according to Rivals. Sanders was recruited to play on the offensive side of the ball at OU, but he's..." April 30

  • Alabama, SEC have most draft picks again

    Pro Football Talk "Stop if you’ve heard this before: Alabama led all colleges with 10 selections in the 2019 draft, and the SEC again led all conferences with 64 picks. Ohio State had nine selections in the three-day draft, followed by Washington and Oklahoma with eight each and Texas A&M and..." April 28

  • Ex-Kentucky QB Hoak transfers to Ohio State

    ESPN "Ohio State is adding quarterback Gunnar Hoak, a graduate transfer from Kentucky. Hoak, who last week entered the NCAA transfer portal, announced Saturday on Twitter that he had accepted an offer to join the Buckeyes. He's set to graduate from Kentucky next week and will have two..." April 28

  • Nick Saban sets record for most career first-rounders

    Pro Football Talk "Alabama had another three first-rounders Thursday night, which was one less than the Crimson Tide had in 2017 and one less than they had in 2018. But it set another record for Nick Saban. The Alabama head coach now has 34 first-round picks in his career, according to ESPN. Butch Davis..." April 26

  • New Madden 20 career mode will include 10 college teams

    The Score "The latest edition of the Madden NFL series will give fans the option to play as their favorite college football quarterback. A new career mode called "Face of the Franchise: QB1" will allow gamers to create their own quarterback and follow them from the College Football..." April 26

  • Jimbo Fisher plans to stay at Texas A&M despite ex-AD being 'one of the reasons I came out here'

    Bleacher Report "The changing of the guard at Texas A&M will stop with athletic director Scott Woodward's departure to LSU on April 18.  Head football coach Jimbo Fisher assured fans that he plans on staying with the Aggies "for a long time" during an interview with TexAgs on..." April 24

  • Alabama coach Nick Saban to return to work ‘in the very near future’ after hip surgery

    Sporting News "Alabama football coach Nick Saban underwent success hip replacement surgery Monday and doctors expect him to be back at work "in the very near future." "Coach Saban underwent successful robotic assisted right hip replacement surgery this afternoon with our hip..." April 23

  • Steve Sarkisian 'Fired Up' to Return to Alabama ... 'Great Opportunity'

    TMZ "Steve Sarkisian says he's super excited to return to Tuscaloosa ... telling TMZ Sports he can't wait to get back to work as the offensive coordinator at Alabama.  Sark had a stint under Nick Saban as an offensive analyst back in 2016 -- where he helped the Tide get all..." April 21