Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • Nick Saban expects Jalen Hurts to be with Alabama this fall, but has 'no idea' if he will

    CBS Sports "During his appearance at SEC Media Days, Alabama coach Nick Saban tried to answer the most obvious question before it was even asked.  "The No. 1 thing you'd like to talk about is the quarterback controversy you love to create and continue to create, you love..." July 18

  • LSU tight end Jamal Pettigrew undergoes surgery from knee injury: sources

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU sophomore tight end Jamal Pettigrew has undergone surgery on a knee he injury durging the summer, sources close to the program confirmed Wednesday.  The injury to the 6-foot-7, 262-pounder out of New Orleans happened during a non-contact workout this summer,..." July 18

  • Jeremy Pruitt optimistic about availability of JJ Peterson, Trey Smith

    Chattanooga Times Free Press "Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt told reporters Wednesday that he "absolutely" expects JJ Peterson to be available for the beginning of preseason practice.  Peterson, who would be a true freshman, was the highest-rated player in Tennessee's 2018 signing..." July 18

  • LSU's Orgeron regrets hiring Canada as offensive coordinator

    ESPN "LSU coach Ed Orgeron said Monday that he erred in hiring Matt Canada as offensive coordinator following the 2016 season and that current coordinator Steve Ensminger was the right choice all along. Canada spent the 2017 season at LSU before mutually parting ways with the school...." July 17

  • Reporter asks Kirby Smart about QBs, includes Jacob Eason

    Sportsnaut "Kirby Smart will enjoy a high-caliber quarterback room in 2018, but one reporter at SEC Media Days apparently decided to hibernate this offseason. Several press members shared a question to Smart about Jake Fromm, Justin Fields and Jacob Eason. The only problem? Eason..." July 17

  • Arkansas coach Chad Morris issues statement after arrest of freshman WR Mike Woods

    Saturday Down South "On Friday night, incoming Arkansas WR Mike Woods was arrested for DUI and minor in possession of alcohol charges. Woods is the first player to be arrested under new coach Chad Morris, and the first-year head coach issued a statement on Saturday. As you can see below, Morris..." July 16

  • 4-star OL Keiondre Jones commits to Auburn

    Alabama "Auburn has added another offensive lineman to its 2019 recruiting class. Four-star offensive guard Keiondre Jones committed to the Tigers on Saturday. July 16

  • Tennessee DL suspended in wake of domestic assault arrest

    Larry Brown Sports "The University of Tennessee announced on Monday that defensive lineman Ryan Thaxton has been suspended after he was arrested over the weekend and charged with domestic assault and false imprisonment of his girlfriend. According to court records obtained by the Knoxville News..." July 16

  • Cal transfer, former five-star wideout Demetris Robertson to be a Bulldog

    Rivals "It may have taken two years, but Georgia fans finally got to hear the news they had wanted all along: Demetris Robertson will be a Bulldog, per a commitment video released via Youtube. The top athlete in the nation and the top player in the state of Georgia, as..." July 14

  • Alabama rising star Terrell Lewis suffers torn ACL

    Alabama "Alabama has lost one of its rising stars to a serious injury. Junior outside linebacker Terrell Lewis tore his right ACL last week and underwent surgery Monday, Alabama announced Tuesday. It's second significant injury in the last two years for Lewis and a huge blow..." July 10

  • Reports: Tigers defensive line signee Kayode Oladele will not enroll at Auburn

    The Auburn Plainsman "Kayode Oladele was one of four 2018 Auburn signees yet to report to campus, and now the highly sought after defender must find another home. Oladele, a four-star defensive end out of Champagnat Catholic High School in Miami, Florida, will not enroll at Auburn this season, he told..." July 10

  • Alabama dismisses former four-star linebacker prospect VanDarius Cowan from team

    CBS Sports "VanDarius Cowan was a four-star prospect and the No. 4 outside linebacker in the country in the class of 2017 when he signed at Alabama. But now, he's looking for a new home.  Alabama announced Monday that Cowan has been dismissed from the program. "VanDarius..." July 09

  • Top recruit Najee Harris eagerly awaits bigger role at Alabama

    San Francisco Chronicle "Nearly six months later, the images of Alabama running back Najee Harris in college football’s national-championship game remain vivid: bursting into the open, bouncing off tacklers, making a loud splash on the sport’s biggest stage. Now he’s eager for an..." July 06

  • Report: West Virginia transfer Adam Shuler not yet enrolled at Florida

    College Football Talk "As far as summer developments go, this is certainly a mildly interesting one. On June 11, Adam Shuler took to Twitter to announce that he was transferring to Florida, a move that came four months after he decided to leave West Virginia. Earlier this week, the..." July 06

  • Kansas names former Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long to the same role

    CBS Sports "Kansas has found its new athletic director, and it's somebody who has become very familiar to college football fans during the College Football Playoff era. Former Pitt and Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long has been named to the same role with the Jayhawks.  "Jeff..." July 05

  • 4-star CB Erick Young commits to Texas A&M

    The Score "Texas A&M made a splash in the 2019 recruiting cycle Wednesday, as four-star cornerback Erick Young committed to the Aggies, he announced via Twitter. Young is the 10th-ranked cornerback in the 2019 class and the No. 90 prospect on the ESPN 300. He's also the 12th-ranked..." July 04

  • Georgia's projected starting QB Jake Fromm suffers broken hand in freak accident

    CBS Sports "Georgia's quarterback battle might have gotten a bit more interesting. News broke on Wednesday that incumbent starter Jake Fromm broke his non-throwing hand in what's being described as a "freak" accident on a boat. Fromm and his friends were on a boat Monday when..." July 04

  • Stanford’s Love, Wisconsin’s Taylor still Heisman betting favorites, but Tua Tagovailoa gaining ground

    College Football Talk "Nothing has actually happened in college football since Tua Tagovailoa‘s 41-yard rainbow landed in Devonta Smith‘s hands to win Alabama the 2017 national title, but that hasn’t stopped fans from laying bets on the 2018 Heisman winner. According to..." July 03

  • Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley: If Georgia were in Big 12, 'no way' they're a top-five defense

    USA Today "Oklahoma football coach Lincoln Riley took a swipe at Georgia's defense while sticking up for the Big 12 Conference in an interview on Tuesday. The Sooners lost in overtime to the Bulldogs in a College Football Playoff semifinal matchup last season but managed 531 offensive yards..." July 03

  • Jimbo Fisher was not a fan of Kevin Sumlin’s Texas A&M office

    Larry Brown Sports "One of Jimbo Fisher’s first priorities at Texas A&M — besides winning, obviously — will be to redecorate the head coach’s office. According to a story in Dave Campbell’s Texas Football (via The Dallas Morning News), Fisher was not a fan of the way..." June 26

  • Graduate transfer cornerback Terrence Alexander cleared to join LSU football team

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU football picked up a graduate transfer in cornerback Terrence Alexander in the spring, but Alexander hadn't been able to join the Tigers until he graduated from Stanford.  Alexander finished up his courses last week and graduated Sunday (June 17). Now, he's..." June 25

  • Cornerback Cordale Flott flips from Auburn to LSU

    SEC Country "For the first time in two cycles, a prospect has de-committed from Auburn. Saraland (Ala.) cornerback Cordale Flott officially visited LSU over the weekend. On Sunday, he flipped his commitment from Auburn to LSU, he confirmed to SEC Country. It moves Auburn back to 11 commitments in..." June 25

  • Alabama will get $1.75 million more than Louisville for football game

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Alabama will earn $1.75 million more than Louisville to play in the schools' football season opener on Sept. 1 in Orlando, Florida, according to contracts obtained by the Courier Journal via open records requests. Each school signed its own contract in 2015 with ESPN to..." June 22

  • Lane Kiffin says security wanted him to wear bulletproof vest during return to Tennessee

    CBS Sports "In today's episode of "People Think Tennessee Football Fans Are Crazy," we turn to the latest episode of "Marty Smith's America: The Podcast." The ESPN reporter had former Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin on and while discussing the time Kiffin returned to Knoxville as..." June 21

  • LSU lands commitment from nation's top recruit Derek Stingley Jr.

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "For Derek Stingley Jr.'s 16th birthday, the LSU football coaching staff gave him a surprise gift at Tigers' practice facility. Coaches gathered in the lobby and sang Happy Birthday to the unsuspecting Dunham cornerback after he was told he was heading to the school just to..." June 20

  • Urban Meyer calls LSU QB Joe Burrow a ‘Buckeye forever’

    College Football Talk "The majority of players that end up transferring from one school to another probably leave on mostly positive terms with their previous school. In the case of quarterback Joe Burrow, there appear to be absolutely no bitter hostilities left at the table at Ohio State as far as Buckeyes head..." June 19

  • Arkansas offers scholarship to son of coach Chad Morris

    Larry Brown Sports "The University of Arkansas football team’s latest scholarship offer went to a familiar face. Chandler Morris announced on Friday that he had received a scholarship offer from his father’s program. Morris’ dad Chad was announced as Arkansas’ new head..." June 17

  • Tennessee football lands offensive line transfer Brandon Kennedy from Alabama

    SEC Country "Tennessee’s offensive line will get some much-needed help with the addition of Alabama transfer Brandon Kennedy, according to a source with direct knowledge of the transaction. Kennedy, who has two years of eligibility remaining, was a backup center for the Crimson Tide who..." June 14

  • Mississippi State wide receiver Reggie Todd arrested

    Clarion Ledger "Mississippi State wide receiver Reggie Todd was arrested Tuesday on an alleged simple assault charge, according to the Oktibbeha County jail log. Todd has been suspended indefinitely from team activities, Joe Moorhead said in a statement. In a statement, a..." June 14

  • Dismissed Kentucky football player reportedly found with over $95,000 in cash during arrest

    CBS Sports "Kentucky safety Marcus Walker was dismissed from the team in late May after he was arrested on drug trafficking charges, and on Wednesday, some details of what took place during Walker's arrest emerged. And it looks as though it cost Walker a lot more than his spot at..." June 14

  • Receiver Chase Harrell to join Arkansas as graduate transfer

    247 Sports "Arkansas has added a graduate transfer in former Kansas Jayhawk wide receiver Chase Harrell. Harrell, 6-4, 215, announced the decision to transfer to Arkansas Tuesday afternoon via Twitter. He is originally from Hargrave High School in Huffman (Texas) and will have two years of..." June 13

  • Former Kentucky safety Marcus Walker found with $95,000 before arrest on drug trafficking charges

    SEC Country "When former Kentucky safety Marcus Walker was arrested at 4:40 a.m. on May 24 in Lexington on drug trafficking charges, police found $430 in cash in his pockets. After a search, $70,312 was found in a bag by a closet and another $25,000 was found in a box in the top-floor bedroom of a townhome..." June 13

  • Nebraska assistant says Scott Frost turned down Florida job over loyalty to staff

    Larry Brown Sports "Scott Frost did an impressive job in his two seasons at UCF, and his success with the Knights led to job offers from some of the nation’s most storied programs. Many felt the Florida head coaching job was the best of the bunch, and we may now have a better idea of why Frost turned it..." June 13

  • Rice gets commitment from Florida grad transfer Andrew Mike

    College Football Talk "Catching up on a bit of recent transfer news here at CFT, with a Conference USA football program one of the latest to become a beneficiary of a Power Five player who moved on from his previous school. Late last week, Andrew Mike wrote on his personal Twitter account that he..." June 12

  • Keith Holcombe may not return to Alabama football

    Tuscaloosa News "The Alabama baseball team can expect to get Keith Holcombe back for one more season after he wasn’t chosen in this week’s MLB draft. But he may have played his last snap at linebacker for the football team. Holcombe spent the entire spring with the Alabama baseball program..." June 11

  • Former Clemson DT Josh Belk announces transfer, to join South Carolina football team

    SEC Country "Former Clemson defensive tackle Josh Belk, who was with the Tigers during spring practice, will join the South Carolina football team for the 2018 season. It has not been confirmed if Belk will be eligible to play this fall. “I am thankful for the opportunity I had at..." June 11

  • Florida Gators add West Virginia grad transfer Adam Shuler

    Tampa Bay Times "Former West Virginia defensive lineman Adam Shuler announced Monday that he plans to join the Gators as a graduate transfer. Shuler, a 6-foot-4, 268-pound Longwood native, started 10 games for the Mountaineers last season.  " June 11

  • Mississippi State DB Brandon Bryant Applying For Entry Into 2018 Supplemental Draft

    NFL Trade Rumors "Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Mississippi State DB Brandon Bryant is also expected to apply for entry to the 2018 NFL supplemental draft. Bryant joins Western Michigan CB Sam Beal and Virginia Tech CB Adonis Alexander as..." June 06

  • Nick Saban: Fuel pump at fault in boat breakdown

    ESPN "Even Nick Saban, one of the most successful and most prepared college football coaches of all time and a veteran boater to boot, can occasionally run into trouble on the water. But for the record, Saban said he didn't run out of gas while spending an afternoon on the lake with..." June 04

  • Former Arkansas safety Reid Miller announces transfer location

    SEC Country "Former Arkansas safety Reid Miller announced his intention to join the Montana football program this week during an interview with Amie Just of “Even in high school, I knew about the history of Montana football,” Miller said. “From a young age,..." June 04

  • Report: QB Stetson Bennett IV leaving Georgia for JUCO

    College Football Talk "After mulling a potential transfer last month, it now appears Stetson Bennett IV has decided to move on from the defending SEC champions. The backup quarterback will take the JUCO path for the next stage of his college football career. According to an update from..." June 04

  • 5-Star OT Prospect Kenyon Green Commits to Texas A&M over Alabama, LSU, More

    Bleacher Report "The Texas A&M Aggies landed one of the best blockers in the country when Kenyon Green committed to the school Saturday. Green announced his decision on Twitter. Green is the No. 4 offensive tackle and No. 15 player overall in the 2019 recruiting class, per 247Sports'..." June 02

  • Jimbo Fisher still hasn’t signed his 10-year, $75 million contract with Texas A&M

    College Football Talk "Most people would rush to put pen to paper on a deal guaranteeing them $7.5 million over the next 10 years but Jimbo Fisher apparently isn’t most people. The Texas Tribune is reporting that the Aggies head coach has not signed his new contract with the school..." May 31

  • Alabama's Nick Saban tired of taking heat for blocking transfers within SEC

    ESPN "Alabama coach Nick Saban has made news in recent years for blocking his players from transferring within the SEC, and he says he doesn't understand why he has taken heat for doing so. "I don't think it should be on me," Saban said during the SEC spring meetings..." May 30

  • Auburn's Gus Malzahn: NCAA headset rule will hurt college football

    ESPN "Auburn Tigers coach Gus Malzahn called the new NCAA rule limiting the number of people on headsets during games "a joke" that will have an impact on the quality of the game. Earlier this month, the NCAA passed legislation that will cap the number of people on headsets to 20,..." May 30

  • Florida AD: Rising salaries among coaches present big challenge

    Orlando Sentinel "In 1997, Steve Spurrier became the first $2 million head coach in college football. A little more than 20 years later, LSU gave defensive coordinator Dave Aranda a four-year deal worth $2.5 million annually. In Spurrier’s day, a $1 million dollar head coaching salary..." May 30

  • J.T. Barrett: Joe Burrow's intelligence should help him become LSU's starting QB

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints rookie quarterback J.T. Barrett spent three years playing with Joe Burrow at Ohio State, and with Burrow transferring to LSU this year, Barrett thinks his former teammate has what it takes to become the Tigers' next starting quarterback. "He's..." May 29

  • Kentucky dismisses safety Marcus Walker from football team after arrest

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Less than a week after he was arrested, Kentucky safety Marcus Walker has been dismissed from the football program. UK coach Mark Stoops announced the decision through a spokeswoman Tuesday. The school said there would be no additional comment. Walker, 21, and..." May 29

  • Report: Darrin Kirkland, Jr., not leaving Tennessee after all

    College Football Talk "Darrin Kirkland, Jr., announced earlier this week on Twitter he planned to leave Tennessee. “For the last 3 years The University of Tennessee has been my home,” he wrote. “After much prayer, thought, and consideration about what my future holds, I have decided..." May 29

  • Report: CJ Harris ruled ineligible due to medical condition, not cannabis oil

    SEC Country "Auburn rescinded its offer for a preferred walk-on spot to safety CJ Harris because of a preexisting medical condition and not because of his usage of medicinal cannabis oil as initially reported, sources told Auburn Undercover’s Brandon Marcello on..." May 28

  • Coveted in-state 5-star Zacch Pickens commits to Gamecocks

    The State "South Carolina's Will Muschamp got his holiday weekend off and running with a big commitment for his program. Defensive lineman Zacch Pickens, widely considered the top prospect in the state for the 2019 class, announced a commitment to South Carolina on Friday night after his..." May 26

  • Georgia DB Tray Bishop arrested for allegedly sharing sex video

    Larry Brown Sports "Georgia redshirt freshman Tray Bishop was arrested this week for allegedly showing people a sex video of him with a woman. According to Dawg Nation, Bishop was arrested and booked into Athens-Clarke County Jail on Wednesday and later released on bond. He is accused of recording a sex..." May 26

  • Auburn walk-on ineligible due to cannabis oil for his seizures

    Larry Brown Sports "Medication used by a football player to treat his seizures will make him ineligible to play, according to the NCAA. C.J. Harris, who is a senior safety at Warner Robins High School in Georgia, received a dream offer when Auburn asked him to be a preferred walk-on at the school, WGXA..." May 25

  • UK football player accused of trafficking 4 grams of cocaine, 5 pounds of marijuana

    Lexington Herald-Leader "A University of Kentucky football player was arrested early Thursday morning and charged with trafficking marijuana and cocaine, according to court records. Marcus Walker, a 21-year-old junior safety from Lake Wales, Fla., was arrested at 4:40 a.m. Thursday by Lexington Police. He was..." May 24

  • Alabama continues to block grad transfer Brandon Kennedy

    College Football Talk "Continued kudos, Alabama. Earlier this month, Brandon Kennedy opted to leave Alabama as a graduate transfer.  The offensive lineman, as it turns out, is interested in a transfer to Alabama rivals Auburn and Tennessee; as has been the case in the..." May 22

  • Ex-Alabama lineman Dallas Warmack to Oregon as graduate transfer

    ESPN "Former Alabama offensive lineman Dallas Warmack is heading to Oregon as a graduate transfer, he announced on Twitter. He will have two years of eligibility remaining. Warmack, a former U.S. Army All-American, appeared in 16 games in his career at Alabama. He did not see the..." May 20

  • LSU legend, Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon dies at 80

    CBS Sports "LSU announced Sunday morning that Billy Cannon, one of the greatest Tigers in the program's history, has died at the age of 80. Cannon passed away Sunday morning peacefully at his home.  Cannon was the star running back for LSU during the 1958 national championship season and..." May 20