Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Alabama coach Nick Saban to undergo hip replacement surgery ahead of 2019 season

    Alabama "Nick Saban revealed a hip injury less than a week ago and now he knows the plan moving forward. The 67-year old coach on Friday told USA Today he would be having a right hip replacement surgery. An Alabama spokesman told AL.com the procedure is expected to take place early next..." April 19

  • Texas A&M names former football coach R.C. Slocum interim athletic director

    CBS Sports "Texas A&M has gone to a familiar face to replace departing athletic director Scott Woodward, at least temporarily. Former Aggies football coach R.C. Slocum has been pegged to serve as the school's interim athletic director. "I've been involved with Texas A&M for..." April 19

  • Alabama QB Layne Hatcher in transfer portal, expected to go to Arkansas State

    Touchdown Alabama "Another quarterback from the University of Alabama is in the transfer portal.  After losing Jalen Hurts to Oklahoma, Luke Matheson of the RedWolfReport.com — part of Rivals network – reported on Monday that Layne Hatcher is expected to transfer to Arkansas..." April 16

  • Nick Saban getting hip evaluation in order to coach long-term

    Larry Brown Sports "Nick Saban offered another hint on Saturday that he is nowhere close to slowing down. After Alabama’s A-Day spring game, the coach noted that he was going to get his sore hip evaluated at the end of spring ahead of the new season. Why? Because in Saban’s words, he wants to..." April 14

  • Tua Tagovailoa likes the three-year rule but says he would go to NFL now if he could

    Clutch Points "The NFL has a rule where you cannot enter the NFL Draft until you have been removed from high school for three years, which is quite a bit different than the NBA, where one-and-dones currently run rampant. University of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who just completed his sophomore..." April 13

  • South Carolina QB enters transfer portal

    247 Sports "One of the quarterbacks on the South Carolina Gamecocks roster has entered his name into the NCAA's transfer portal. TheBigSpur learned on Tuesday night that redshirt sophomore quarterback Darius Douglas entered the portal earlier that day. The walk-on from Berkeley High..." April 11

  • Nick Saban rails against the growing ‘culture' of underclassmen leaving early for the NFL

    Montgomery Advertiser "Nick Saban is once again railing against the rising number of collegiate underclassmen leaving school early for the NFL, and that includes several of his own now-former players. Over the last three offseasons, Alabama has had 15 total underclassmen leave for the NFL, including 12..." April 08

  • Ronnie Harrison fires back at Nick Saban's NFL Draft take

    247 Sports "Nick Saban's comments on the NFL Draft this weekend aren't sitting well with one of Alabama's former players. Former Crimson Tide standout Ronnie Harrison, a third-round pick last season by the Jacksonville Jaguars, believes Saban's opinion on players' draft stock..." April 08

  • Tommy Tuberville will run for U.S. Senate in Alabama with Sean Spicer on his campaign team

    CBS Sports "Veteran college football coach Tommy Tuberville will run for the United States Senate in Alabama as a Republican, sources tell CBS Sports. The longtime Auburn coach had considered running for governor in 2017. Instead, he will begin his political career pursuing the senate seat..." April 07

  • Lincoln Riley Says Oklahoma QB Battle Is ‘Very Real’

    The Spun "Jalen Hurts didn’t transfer to Oklahoma to ride the bench. The former Alabama star expects to be the Sooners starter come Week 1, after leaving behind the program at which he had so much success. He won’t just be handed the job though. Right now, he is technically in a..." April 05

  • Alabama’s starting punter for last half of 2018 to transfer

    College Football Talk "For the fourth time this offseason, Alabama has seen a player place his name into the mystical portal, signaling a potential move away from Tuscaloosa. The latest to do as much is Mike Bernier, with Matt Zenitz of al.com being the first to report that the..." April 04

  • Georgia adds future games with Clemson, Florida State

    Alabama "Georgia continues to beef up its future non-conference football schedules, adding home-and-home series with Florida State and Clemson on Tuesday. The Bulldogs will face the Seminoles in 2027 and 2028, traveling to Tallahassee in the former year and hosting FSU in the latter. Georgia..." April 02

  • Georgia LBs Robert Beal, Brenton Cox arrested on marijuana charges

    Sportsnaut "The Georgia Bulldogs have yet another off-field incident to deal with, as linebackers Robert Beal and Brenton Cox were arrested on marijuana charges Tuesday, per Seth Emerson of The Athletic. Per Emerson, they were arrested with less than an once of marijuana, which is a misdemeanor..." April 02

  • Kenneth George Jr. suspended from Tennessee football team following arrest

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Kenneth George Jr. is indefinitely suspended from Tennessee's football team, Vols coach Jeremy Pruitt said Tuesday. George, a junior defensive back, faces two third-degree felony charges and two misdemeanor charges after Miami Beach police say he punched an..." March 27

  • Can Clemson beat out Georgia and Auburn for 5-star Atlanta edge rusher Myles Murphy?

    SB Nation "Myles Murphy is a special football player. Out of Powder Springs (Ga.) Hillgrove near Atlanta, Murphy checks in at 6’5 and 260 pounds. And yet, he says schools are recruiting him to play on the edge, be it as a JACK linebacker or defensive end. Even if that projection is lofty..." March 25

  • Georgia's Simmons, Stevenson arrested after bar fight

    Bleacher Report "Georgia wide receiver Tyler Simmons was arrested early Sunday morning after his alleged involvement in a fight with employees at the Cloud Bar in Athens, Ga., according to Mark Schlabach of ESPN.  Simmons' teammate Tyrique Stevenson was also arrested in connection with..." March 25

  • Four-star DE Demon Clowney, cousin of NFL star Jadeveon Clowney, commits to LSU

    CBS Sports "There's another Clowney headed to play football in the SEC, and this defensive end is a demon just like his cousin was ... literally. Demon Clowney, a four-star defensive end in the class of 2020 from Baltimore, committed to play for Ed Orgeron and LSU on Saturday night on..." March 24

  • Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian locks in three-year, $4.8 million contract

    CBS Sports "Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian is back after two years leading the Atlanta Falcons offense, and he'll be in town for a while based on his new deal. According to 247Sports, the Alabama Board of Trustees approved the contracts for its new football staff, which..." March 22

  • Alabama gives 3-year deals to OC Sarkisian, DC Golding

    College Football Talk "After being let go by the Atlanta Falcons this offseason, many expected veteran offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian to remain in the NFL after finding a solid amount of success at the next level. There were even a few rumors that he would be linking up with Kliff..." March 20

  • Former Auburn five-star offensive lineman announces FAU as transfer destination

    CBS Sports "FAU coach Lane Kiffin is no stranger to luring former stars to play for the Owls, and he just earned the commitment of another big name -- literally and figuratively. Former Auburn offensive lineman Calvin Ashley announced his intention to transfer to the program on..." March 19

  • Foot surgery sidelines promising Mizzou freshman Jalani Williams for spring

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Jalani Williams' promising start with the Missouri football team has its first setback. The freshman safety from Parkway North injured his foot in practice last week and underwent surgery that will shut him down for the rest of the spring, MU confirmed Tuesday. Williams, who..." March 13

  • Manny Netherly becomes fourth LSU Tiger to enter transfer database

    College Football Talk "Another day, another college football player hurtles into the infamous portal. The latest to hit the NCAA transfer base is Mannie Netherly, with al.com reporting that the junior LSU cornerback has decided to leave the Tigers and continue his collegiate playing career..." March 12

  • Emmitt Smith’s Son Has Received A Massive Scholarship Offer

    The Spun "Emmitt Smith’s son, EJ Smith, is looking to follow in his father’s footsteps. The high school running back is considered a top running back recruit in the 2020 class. EJ Smith, a four-star all-purpose back, is starting to rack up the scholarship offers. He received a big..." March 07

  • Former Texas A&M quarterback Nick Starkel announces Arkansas as transfer destination

    CBS Sports "Arkansas was in the market for a transfer quarterback dating back to last season. Now, it has two. Monday evening, former Texas A&M quarterback Nick Starkelannounced on his Twitter account that he would be transferring to the Razorbacks. He joins..." March 05

  • Ex-Alabama QB commit Beck headed to Georgia

    The Score "Four-star quarterback Carson Beck, formerly an Alabama commit, announced his new pledge Sunday to Georgia. The Jacksonville, Fla. native is ranked 83rd overall on the ESPN 300 for the class of 2020, and fourth among pocket passers. " March 03

  • Tua Tagovailoa favorite to win Heisman next season

    ESPN "Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa won't be sneaking up on anyone this year. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has opened odds on the 2019 Heisman Trophy winner with Tagovailoa as the favorite at +250, followed by Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence at 3-1. Jalen Hurts..." February 27

  • Josh Jacobs to be limited by injury at NFL Combine, per report

    247 Sports "Another Alabama draft prospect is dealing with an injury ahead of the 2019 NFL Combine. Former Crimson Tide running back Josh Jacobs is dealing with a groin injury and will do limited work in Indianapolis, according to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. “Nothing..." February 25

  • The ‘Last Chance U’ coach resigned after a report he told a German player: ‘I’m your new Hitler’

    SB Nation "Independence Community College head football coach Jason Brown announced his resignation early Monday after a report that he’d called himself “your new Hitler” to a German player. Brown said the report “has greatly diminished my ability to successfully do my job, and has..." February 25

  • Safety prospect Deionte Thompson has surgery, unlikely for combine

    Saturday Down South "Departed Alabama S Deionte Thompson is considered one of the top safety prospects in the upcoming NFL Draft, but it looks like he won’t get to show off for teams at the upcoming Combine. NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport is reporting that Thompson had surgery Friday morning to..." February 23