Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • Nick Saban explains why he invited Ray Rice to speak to Alabama players

    Alabama "Alabama’s had a few noteworthy speakers address the football team this preseason. Figures like Jay Bilas and Mike Tyson have been through the Crimson Tide athletics complex to speak with the team as part of fall camp. Nick Saban on Thursday mentioned in his news conference..." August 24

  • Mississippi State quarterback Keytaon Thompson enters NCAA transfer portal

    USA Today "Joe Moorhead said Thursday that junior quarterback Keytaon Thompson would need to win a game for Mississippi State at some point during the 2019 season.  On Friday, Thompson sent a message that maybe that won't be the case.  One day after Moorhead named..." August 24

  • Tennessee Volunteers coach Jeremy Pruitt unsure if Michigan has helped Aubrey Solomon case

    USA Today "When Marquill Osborne decided to leave Tennessee in December and transfer to Charlotte, Vols coach Jeremy Pruitt took action. Pruitt wrote a letter to the NCAA to aid Osborne’s case for immediate eligibility. Whether it had any influence or not, Pruitt does not know. He just..." August 24

  • Mississippi State Hands Out Massive Suspension to 10 Players Over Test-Taking Scandal

    12 Up "The Mississippi State Bulldogs are in hot water with the NCAA, as they find themselves right in the crosshairs of the governing body following another scandal related to the academic standing of their players. The university suspended 10 football players and one..." August 23

  • Vanderbilt, Georgia to wear patches to raise awareness about sexual and relationship violence

    Yardbarker "When the Vanderbilt Commodores and Georgia Bulldogs take the field on Aug. 31, it will be an opportunity for both teams to not just set expectations for their seasons, but even more importantly to raise awareness about sexual violence and relationship violence awareness. The SEC is..." August 22

  • Quarterback Kasim Hill transfers to Tennessee football from Maryland

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Maryland quarterback Kasim Hill is transferring to Tennessee as a walk-on, a Tennessee spokesperson confirmed Thursday. Hill, a former four-star recruit in the 2017 class, played in 13 games in two seasons at Maryland. Both his freshman and sophomore seasons were cut short by knee..." August 22

  • Clemson, Alabama stars headline AP preseason All-America team

    The Score "Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence headlines The Associated Press preseason All-America team, and he has two teammates from the top-ranked Tigers with him on the first team. Lawrence, the first freshman to quarterback to lead a team to a national championship in more than 30 years,..." August 20

  • Freshman Bo Nix emerges from Auburn QB battle as starter to begin 2019 college football season

    Alabama "The new face of Auburn’s football team has a familiar surname. Bo Nix was named the Tigers’ starting quarterback Tuesday, head coach Gus Malzahn announced, bringing an end to a competition with redshirt freshman Joey Gatewood that lasted throughout the spring and the..." August 20

  • The 10 college football coaches with the hottest of hot seats entering the season

    USA Today "For every head coach with rock-solid job security — Dabo Swinney and Nick Saban, to name two — there are a couple of dozen firmly on the hot seat heading into the 2019 season. One name in particular stands out: Southern California coach Clay Helton. On the heels of last..." August 19

  • Meet CFB's Scariest Unit

    Bleacher Report "Weeks from now, the end zones will be painted. The field will be pristinely lined. And Alabama's wide receivers, perhaps the greatest collection of talent at the position the sport has seen, will torment defensive coordinators as yet another title hunt takes shape.   ..." August 17

  • South Carolina tight end forced to end football career after suffering neck injury

    News & Observer "Kiel Pollard was projected as a starter for South Carolina football at tight end in 2019. On Friday, he announced on Instagram that his football career is over. He broke a bone in his neck that would have kept him out 6-8 weeks, but then an MRI revealed a spinal condition that..." August 17

  • Miami and Florida agree to future home-and-home series, a report says

    CBS Sports "Florida and Miami (FL) will open the 2019 season on Aug. 24 in a neutral site showdown in Orlando, but could be visiting each other in the future. Brett McMurphy of Stadium reported Saturday that the two rivals have agreed to a home-and-home series. McMurphy reports..." August 17

  • Tennessee the latest SEC school to approve alcohol sales in general seating areas in 2019

    Alabama "Tennessee on Friday became the sixth SEC school to announce it has adopted the SEC’s expanded policy for alcohol sales at football games. Beer will be available for purchase in general seating areas at Neyland Stadium beginning with the Sept. 7 home-opener against BYU. Wine will..." August 17

  • Florida Releases 4-Star Arjei Henderson From Letter Of Intent

    The Spun "If the Florida Gators plan to knock off Georgia in the SEC East, then they’ll need as many of their top recruits to contribute as possible. Unfortunately, one of the Gators’ best recruits heading into this season appears to be leaving before getting a chance to..." August 16

  • 25 Names You Need to Watch for 2019 College Football Season

    Bleacher Report "Heading into the 2019 season, there is a general consensus on the top players in college football. However, the order changes a bit when thinking about the most noteworthy. We've highlighted 25 names you should prepare to hear constantly this campaign. Many of them are..." August 15

  • Alabama fan who killed Auburn trees not paying up

    USA Today "Harvey Updyke, the Alabama fan who pleaded guilty to poisoning famous oak trees at Auburn University's Toomer's Corner six years ago, has not been making court-ordered payments and is being summoned back to court to address the matter.  Lee County District Attorney..." August 15

  • Top Texas A&M freshman Baylor Cupp likely out for the season

    Sportsnaut "The Texas A&M Aggies were dealt a major blow during a scrimmage on Monday. The top tight end recruit of the 2019 class, Baylor Cupp, exited practice with a lower-body injury. There were no updates regarding the severity of Cupp’s injury until Tuesday. It’s not good...." August 14

  • Why Texas A&M could be an exciting team to watch in the 2019 college football season

    CBS Sports "Texas A&M was picked third in the SEC West when media votes were tabulated at SEC Media Days, but the excitement and intrigue surrounding the Aggies should put them near the top of everybody's interest list in 2019.  Jimbo Fisher's first year at the helm wasn't..." August 14

  • Alabama linebacker Joshua McMillon likely to miss 2019 season with knee injury, report says

    CBS Sports "Alabama may have lost a starting linebacker for the season just weeks before the team's season-opener against Duke. According to, senior linebacker Josh McMillon suffered a knee injury during a scrimmage on Saturday that will ultimately keep him sidelined for, if not the..." August 12

  • Should Kelly Bryant get a national championship ring from Clemson?

    Newark Star-Ledger "  Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney is getting a national championship ring, but he’s definitely not putting a ring on everyone who was on the team last season. Former quarterback Kelly Bryant left the team midseason after being replaced by Trevor Lawrence and Swinney feels..." August 12

  • Florida's secondary takes another hit with defensive back John Huggins dismissed from the team

    Orlando Sentinel "Florida Gators sophomore defensive back John Huggins has been dismissed from the football program, a UF spokesman confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel Saturday. No further details were available about what specifically triggered Huggins' dismissal. Huggins has missed all of..." August 11

  • Alabama five-star freshman RB Trey Sanders expected to miss season with foot injury, per report

    Alabama "Alabama will have to move forward without the top-ranked offensive player from this year’s freshman class. Five-star freshman running back Trey Sanders suffered a significant foot injury on the last play of the team’s practice Thursday night and is expected to miss the..." August 10

  • Alabama coach Nick Saban again calls for teams to play at least 10 Power Five schools per season

    CBS Sports "Alabama coach Nick Saban once again called for all Power Five teams to play at least 10 games against other Power Five programs, a desire that he has shared on multiple occasions throughout his college coaching career. Saban spoke with ESPN on Friday and expanded on the subject,..." August 10

  • Kelly Bryant fine without title hardware from Clemson: 'A ring is a ring'

    The Score "Kelly Bryant says he harbors no ill will toward Clemson for not offering him a national championship ring as a result of his decision to leave the team during the season. "A ring is a ring," the senior quarterback said Friday, according to Peter Baugh of The Athletic...." August 10

  • Florida lands major transfer in former five-star Georgia linebacker Brenton Cox

    CBS Sports "Florida has landed the transfer of former Georgia linebacker Brenton Cox, a former five-star prospect and the No. 23 overall player in the Class of 2018. Cox entered his name in the transfer portal earlier this week. While it's unclear whether Cox..." August 09

  • Clemson coach Dabo Swinney shuts down the 'SEC grind' argument made for Alabama

    CBS Sports "If anyone still thinks that Alabama lost the national championship 44-16 because of fatigue, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney would like a word.  Swinney took issue with the notion that the Crimson Tide entered the national championship game in January more banged up because of the..." August 07

  • Florida’s C.J. McWilliams out for season with torn Achilles

    Alligator Army "Florida Gators cornerback C.J. McWilliams will miss the entirety of the 2019 season after suffering a torn Achilles tendon in practice, Florida coach Dan Mullen revealed Tuesday in a press conference. McWilliams, per Mullen “planted, drove, and felt a pop”..." August 06

  • Missouri quarterback Kelly Bryant, TE Albert Okwuegbunam leave practice with injuries

    CBS Sports "With preseason practices underway, it's only a matter of time before injury bug starts rearing its ugly head. Unfortunately for Missouri, this includes new quarterback Kelly Bryant and star tight end Albert Okwuegbunam, both of whom had to be carted from the..." August 06

  • Georgia LB Brenton Cox enters transfer portal

    ESPN "Georgia outside linebacker Brenton Cox, a former five-star recruit who was battling for a starting job this season, has entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal, sources told ESPN on Monday. Cox played in 13 of 14 games last season and finished with 20 tackles. He had a..." August 05

  • Former Alabama LB Eyabi Anoma chooses Houston as transfer destination, report says

    CBS Sports "The offseason saga of now-former Alabama linebacker Eyabi Anoma is finally over .. well, reportedly, anyway. reports that Anoma has committed to Houston to continue his college football career one week after entering the transfer portal for the second time since February. The report adds..." August 04

  • Four-star safety commits to Auburn over Texas

    247 Sports "He grew up in Texas and has long been thought to be a Longhorns lean. But Sunday afternoon, 4-star safety Chris Thompson Jr. of Duncanville (Texas) stunned the recruiting world when he committed to Auburn over Texas via Twitter. The 6-feet-2, 199-pound Thompson is the No. 18 safety..." August 04

  • Nick Saban denies offering coaching job to former Ohio State coach Zach Smith at Alabama

    CBS Sports "Alabama coach Nick Saban opened his first news conference for the 2019 season answering questions about Ohio State and former wide receivers coach Zach Smith. After a public records release on Friday by Ohio State revealed text messages from Urban Meyer to an unknown recipient about Smith's..." August 03

  • Mizzou coach fine with DE's handling since arrest

    ESPN "Missouri coach Barry Odom on Friday defended his decision to reinstate defensive end Tre Williams and said his program still has a zero-tolerance policy for violence against women. Williams had been suspended by the Tigers after he was charged with a felony in December for allegedly..." August 03

  • Ex-Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said in texts that assistant Zach Smith offered job at Alabama

    USA Today "Former Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer suggested in text exchanges in January 2018 that troubled former assistant coach Zach Smith was close to accepting a coaching job under Nick Saban at Alabama, and that Meyer ultimately talked him out of it.  The text messages were..." August 02

  • Kelly Bryant tells media he won’t take off helmet during interviews until after camp

    Larry Brown Sports "Missouri quarterback Kelly Bryant wants to do things his own way in his lone season with the Tigers, and that apparently extends to the way he will be conducting press conferences for the remainder of preseason camp. Bryant chose to keep his helmet on while meeting with the media on..." August 02

  • North Shore receiver Shadrach Banks verbally commits to Texas A&M

    Houston Chronicle "Shadrach Banks wasn’t necessarily a secret last season - especially on Houston’s eastside - but if the North Shore receiver’s name was foreign in any other corner of the city, that was swiftly rectified. Now Banks takes his brightened star to College Station. The..." August 01

  • Alabama LB Eyabi Anoma enters NCAA transfer portal

    247 Sports "Alabama linebacker Eyabi Anoma has entered the NCAA transfer portal, 247Sports has learned.’s Matt Zenitz first reported the transaction. The news comes two days after we learned Anoma is “currently not attending classes at..." July 29

  • Alabama, Wisconsin schedule future home-and-home football series for 2024, 2025 seasons

    CBS Sports "Alabama and Wisconsin announced on Monday that the two programs have agreed to a home-and-home series set to take place in the 2024 and 2025 seasons. The Badgers and Crimson Tide will play at Wisconsin's Camp Randall Stadium on Sept. 14, 2024 and Bryant-Denny Stadium on Sept. 13,..." July 29

  • Ex-Clemson running back Tavien Feaster joins rival South Carolina as graduate transfer

    CBS Sports "The Clemson-South Carolina rivalry is one of the fiercest intra-state rivalries in the country, and the Gamecocks just dipped into enemy territory to nab a high-profile graduate transfer. Senior running back Tavien Feaster announced on Instagram on Monday that he will transfer to..." July 29

  • 5-Star RB Kendall Milton Commits to Georgia Over Alabama, LSU and Ohio State

    12 Up "Kirby Smart on the recruiting trail just isn't even fair. Smart and Nick Saban tend do dominate the status of 5-stars in the SEC, but if there's one position the Bulldogs are fairly set in, it's running back. The Dawgs have their own claim at RBU, and with D'Andre..." July 29

  • Nick Saban Fires Back At People Criticizing Alabama’s Schedule

    Total Pro Sports "It’s pretty much every year around this time when folks began to complain about top football programs having a pretty soft schedule that gets them where they want to at the end of the season. The #1 culprit for people seems to be the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Crimson Tide play a..." July 28

  • In-state DT recruit Jaquelin Roy commits to LSU -- again

    ESPN "LSU added ESPN 300 defensive tackle Jaquelin Roy to its 2020 class Friday for a second time. Roy, the No. 69 recruit overall, had been committed to the Tigers since September 2018, but decommitted in February 2019. After taking visits, Roy named a top three of Alabama, LSU..." July 27

  • Alabama OLB Eyabi Anoma 'currently not attending classes' at the university

    Montgomery Advertiser "Alabama could be without one of its top talented pass rushers when the Crimson Tide kick off preseason camp next Friday. Sophomore outside linebacker Eyabi Anoma is “currently not attending classes at The University of Alabama,” according to a statement by the..." July 26

  • LSU's New Football Locker Rooms Are Ridiculous

    The Big Lead "LSU’s football operations building was nice before a dramatic makeover. Now it’s something out of a glossy magazine only available to millionaires who jaunt around the world in first-class and use expensive oils and lotions. You know, those who really embrace the..." July 22

  • Jay Bilas' 'if only there was enough money' strikes again after LSU football debuts new locker room

    Sporting News "Whether college athletes should get paid is always a contentious issue surrounding the NCAA. One person who has never been shy about expressing his opinion on the matter is ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas. LSU recently rewarded its football team with a new and improved..." July 22

  • LSU QB Joe Burrow Fires Back At School Professor Venting About $28M Locker Room

    Total Pro Sports "It seems like a lot of people are finding issues with the LSU Tiger’s new locker room. Over the weekend, LSU’s football program unveiled an incredible new facility that has sleeping pods at every players’ locker as well as an all world-class cafeteria. LSU..." July 22

  • 4-Star QB Drake Maye Commits to Alabama over Clemson, Georgia, More

    Bleacher Report "Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide may have found their quarterback of the future.   Drake Maye, a highly regarded recruit in the 2021 class, announced his decision to join the Crimson Tide on his Twitter page Wednesday: July 18

  • Auburn 'expects' a notice of allegations and possible penalties from the NCAA related to bribery case

    CBS Sports "Former Auburn assistant basketball coach Chuck Person received a lenient sentence on Wednesday for his involvement in the college basketball bribery scandal, but his former employer may not get off as easy. In a victim impact statement issued by Auburn as part of..." July 18

  • Gus Malzahn sees silver lining of being on hot seat at Auburn

    Sportsnaut "As Auburn struggled though the 2018 season, the chorus of voices calling for head coach Gus Malzahn to be fired grew louder and louder. Ultimately, the Tigers finished 8-5 and had an abysmal 3-5 record in the SEC. Clearly, Malzahn opens the 2019 season on the hot seat,..." July 18

  • Tua: Learned many lessons from loss to Clemson

    ESPN "Six months after a blowout loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoais appreciating the lessons offered by the Crimson Tide's rare defeat. "I think it's good to both get the..." July 17

  • Texas A&M RB Vernon Jackson to miss season with neck injury

    Houston Chronicle "Texas A&M sophomore running back Vernon Jackson will sit out this season with a neck injury, Aggies coach Jimbo Fisher said. "We'll (then) see about the future and what goes on," Fisher said. Jackson in April posted to social media that he had suffered a..." July 17

  • Next Tim Tebow? Florida Gators quarterback Feleipe Franks signed by Boston Red Sox

    USA Today "Feleipe Franks was as surprised as anyone when the Boston Red Sox selected him the 31st round of the MLB Draft (947th overall) early last month. The Florida Gators quarterback found out the week before that the organization had some interest in him, but it’s not like..." July 16

  • Jalen Hurts has not won starting job yet, Lincoln Riley says

    Sportsnaut "Lincoln Riley added to what figures to already be a pretty big chip on Jalen Hurts’ shoulder on Monday saying the quarterback has yet to earn the starting job. Hurts, who transferred to Oklahoma from Alabama, will almost certainly be the starter for the Sooners this..." July 15

  • Missouri's appeal of its 2019 postseason bowl ban will be heard by NCAA committee this week

    CBS Sports "Missouri will appear before the NCAA Infractions Appeals Committee this week to make its case that a controversial bowl ban for this upcoming season should be lifted, sources tell CBS Sports. No decision will be rendered before mid-August, and the process could extend into September..." July 15

  • Alabama self-reported two NCAA recruiting violations by football team

    College Football Talk "The Alabama Crimson Tide have been dominating the recruiting scene under the leadership of head coach Nick Saban. While there have never been any significant recruiting violations discovered that could bring down the entire program, there are a few mishaps here and there that have..." July 08

  • Auburn gets 4-star receiver Ze'Vian Capers out of Georgia

    The Score "Auburn went into the Peach State and came out with a commitment from four-star wide receiver Ze'Vian Capers. The Cumming, Ga., native announced his decision on Twitter after contemplating offers from Tennessee and South Carolina. " July 02

  • Recently dismissed Georgia receiver Jeremiah Holloman enters NCAA transfer portal

    Saturday Down South "Kirby Smart’s Georgia program may have moved on from Jeremiah Holloman but that doesn’t mean the talented receiver won’t have an opportunity to continue his playing career somewhere else. After getting the boot in Athens, Holloman’s name has surfaced in the..." June 27