Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • Mizzou AD Jim Sterk stepping down

    CBS Sports "Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk will step down from his position after a "mutual" agreement was reached, the school announced on Monday. Sterk, who has served as Missouri's athletic director since 2016 when he took over for Mack Rhoades after Rhoades left for the same..." July 26

  • Nick Saban already is using NIL deals as a recruiting tool

    Pro Football Talk "Clemson coach Dabo Swinney once said he’d quit if players were permitted to make money. (He hasn’t, yet.) Alabama coach Nick Saban has opted instead to pivot — especially since he sees a clear advantage from doing so. On one hand, Saban is accepting the new reality..." July 21

  • Jimbo Fisher not backing down from Alabama trash talk

    Yardbarker "If Jimbo Fisher is worried about poking the bear that is Alabama, he’s not showing it.  The Texas A&M coach spent part of his offseason talking trash about Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide. The Aggies have high aspirations, and they’re scheduled to..." July 21

  • Nick Saban Shares Shocking Amount Bryce Young Is Making From NIL

    The Spun "Bryce Young hasn’t received much playing time yet at Alabama, but the five-star quarterback is already reaping the benefits of the latest NIL rules. While speaking at the Texas HS Coaches Association convention on Tuesday, Alabama head coach Nick..." July 20

  • Ole Miss' Matt Corral faced a reckoning head on, allowing a team leader to emerge on the other side

    CBS Sports "Matt Corral is proud of his existence on both sides of the fence. You know, the one that separates rich from poor, privileged from not, fortunate from luckless. The Ole Miss quarterback played football at one of the most prestigious high schools in the country. In that setting, he once fought..." July 20

  • Arch Manning to make final recruiting visit to Ole Miss

    Larry Brown Sports "Arch Manning is planning his final recruiting visit of the summer to a school where his family has deep ties. According to Sam Spiegelman of Rivals, Manning is set to visit Ole Miss at the end of July for what is likely to be his last stop of the summer. Manning’s father..." July 18

  • No, Lane Kiffin did not knock up an Ole Miss cheerleader

    Larry Brown Sports "Lane Kiffin is known for having fun on social media, and that was not an exception on Friday. The Ole Miss coach messed around with some rival fans on Twitter. Some Mississippi State fans tried to start a rumor claiming Kiffin knocked up an ex-Ole Miss cheerleader. The rumor seemed to..." July 17

  • Texas A&M fan site secures deal to pay two Aggies football players $10,000 for exclusive interviews

    ESPN "In the brave new world of name, image and likeness sponsorships, a Texas A&M fan site has struck a deal to pay two Aggies football players $10,000 each for "exclusive feature interviews" ahead of SEC media days. Running back Isaiah Spiller and safety Demani Richardson..." July 17

  • Alabama adds 5-star OT Tyler Booker

    The Score "Five-star offensive tackle Tyler Booker announced his commitment to Alabama on Friday. Booker is the highest-ranked offensive lineman and seven-best recruit in 2022, according to ESPN. " July 16

  • Alabama lands 5-star pass rusher Jeremiah Alexander

    CBS Sports "This might come as a complete shock, but Alabama got another potential superstar on Thursday evening. Jeremiah Alexander, a five-star edge rusher from Thompson High School in Alabaster, Alabama, announced his commitment to the Crimson Tide over national title rival Clemson...." July 09

  • 5-Star OL Kelvin Banks Commits to Oregon over Texas, Texas A&M, More

    The Athletic "Five-star offensive tackle Kelvin Banks is heading to Oregon, he announced on social media Sunday. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound recruit ranks No. 14 overall in the Class of 2022 and is the No. 2 offensive tackle, according to the 247Sports Composite Rating. He is the highest-ranked member..." July 04

  • Former Georgia Bulldogs and Miami Hurricanes coach Mark Richt says he has Parkinson's disease

    ESPN "Mark Richt, the former Georgia and Miami head football coach, revealed on his Twitter account Thursday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. "Truthfully, I look at it as a momentary light affliction compared to the future glory in heaven...." July 02

  • Mike Leach’s Air Raid offense is taking flight at Mississippi State

    The Athletic "Maybe it was Bo Pelini’s fault. Maybe if Pelini — fired as LSU’s defensive coordinator after one miserable season — hadn’t kept playing man-to-man defense against Mike Leach’s Air Raid offense, Mississippi State wouldn’t have thrown for 623..." June 30

  • LSU starting offensive lineman Dare Rosenthal enters transfer portal after violation of team rules

    CBS Sports "LSU's offensive line has been shaping up to be one of the nation's best heading into 2021, at least on paper. That unit just lost one of its most important players, however, as tarting left tackle Dare Rosenthal has entered the transfer portal following a violation of..." June 29

  • Vols LB Aaron Beasley Reinstated

    SI "Tennessee Volunteers linebacker Aaron Beasley has been reinstated following an indefinite suspension, per a UT spokesperson.  Beasley has served the suspension since early April, as he was accused of animal abuse at the time.  "I came home this morning to find..." June 26

  • How first-year starters have fared at QB during Nick Saban's time at Alabama

    USA Today "There’s no shortage of anticipation to see what quarterback Bryce Young can do for the Crimson Tide. After seeing limited time in cleanup duty as a freshman in 2020, Young has the opportunity to prove himself in a much greater role over the course of his sophomore..." June 25

  • LSU football coach Ed Orgeron added as defendant in Title IX lawsuit

    The Athletic "Three more women have come forward in the sexual misconduct lawsuit against LSU, adding to an already lengthy suit first filed in April from victims who accuse the school of failing to properly investigate the allegations. The amended lawsuit also added LSU football coach Ed Orgeron..." June 25

  • Texas A&M lands commitment from 4-star QB Eli Holstein

    247 Sports "Texas A&M wasted no time zeroing in on its quarterback in the 2023 class and those efforts have paid off. Four-star signal caller Eli Holstein has committed to the Aggies following a recent visit to College Station The 6-foot-3, 212-pound quarterback camped at A&M..." June 25

  • Tennessee Volunteers dismiss QB Kaidon Salter after arrest

    ESPN "The Tennessee Volunteers dismissed freshman quarterback Kaidon Salter on Thursday after he was arrested last week on charges of simple possession and driving without a license. Salter, a former four-star prospect from Texas, was previously suspended from the team in March..." June 24

  • Florida AD Scott Stricklin’s ‘scheduling manifesto’ would make college football better. Will people listen?

    The Athletic "Scott Stricklin typed out the note to himself two years ago. The Florida athletic director admittedly didn’t have much time in the past 15 months to think about it because nearly every ounce of his energy has been focused on dealing with the pandemic and its fallout. But as he thought..." June 22

  • Tennessee QB & O-Lineman Arrested & Facing Drug Charges, One Player Tossed Marijuana From Car

    Total Pro Sports "Freshman quarterback Kaidon Salter is facing legal trouble for the second time during his short time with Tennessee. He and freshman offensive lineman Amari McNeill have been arrested on a charge of marijuana possession. During a traffic stop on Saturday for no tail lights and a..." June 22

  • LB Shemar James Commits to Florida Gators Over Alabama

    SI "While official visits have wrapped up for the weekend, the Florida Gators have come out with at least one commitment. This time it's 2022 linebacker, Shemar James, out of Faith Academy in Mobile (Ala). James becomes the seventh verbal commit for the Gators in the 2022..." June 20

  • Miami, Auburn agree to home-and-home series

    ESPN "Miami and Auburn will play a home-and-home series in 2029 and 2030, the schools announced Thursday. The Hurricanes will host the Tigers on Sept. 1, 2029, then travel to play at Auburn on Aug. 31, 2030. Despite expected changes to an expanded College Football Playoff format, Miami..." June 17

  • Christopher Sign, Ex-Alabama OL & News Anchor Who Broke Clinton Tarmac Story, Reportedly Commits Suicide

    Daily Mail "The Alabama TV reporter who died of an apparent suicide at the weekend revealed a year ago that he and his family had received death threats after he broke news of the secret 2016 tarmac meeting between Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta..." June 15

  • Ex-Jets OC Dowell Loggains finds new job at Arkansas

    Yardbarker "Former New York Jets offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains has found a new job in football. The long-time NFL assistant is returning to his gridiron roots, as Trey Biddy of Hawg Sports reports that Loggains will serve as the tight ends coach for the..." June 15

  • Is college football more top-heavy than ever? The data on Bama and Clemson that says yes

    The Athletic "The College Football Playoff era got off to a misleading start. On Oct. 26, 2014, the selection committee released its first rankings, headlined by Mississippi State at No. 1 and Ole Miss at No. 4. Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Georgia? Only the Crimson Tide were ranked..." June 14

  • Birmingham news anchor and former Alabama football player Christopher Sign dies at 45

    USA Today "Christopher Sign, an anchor for ABC 33/40 in Birmingham, Alabama and a former Alabama football player, has died, the station announced Saturday. He was 45. "Our deepest sympathy is shared with Christopher's loving family and close friends," ABC..." June 14

  • Tommy Tuberville Says NCAA 'Players Are Already Getting Paid ... Their Scholarship'

    Bleacher Report "The world of college athletics could be on the verge of a major overhaul, with the possibility of federal legislation allowing athletes to profit off their skills, according to Alan Blinder of the New York Times. Just don't expect Alabama's junior senator..." June 13

  • Alabama's Ga'Quincy McKinstry to Go by 'Kool-Aid' When He Debuts for Crimson Tide

    Bleacher Report "Alabama freshman Ga'Quincy McKinstry has decided to go by his nickname when he suits up for the Crimson Tide in 2021.  His first name is officially listed as "Kool-Aid" on Alabama's official athletic website: Per Mikey DiLullo of..." June 12

  • Georgia's Kirby Smart: CFP expansion would favor tougher schedules

    The Score "Georgia head coach Kirby Smart believes teams that play tougher schedules would benefit from an expanded College Football Playoff. "I think a lot of this is going to boil down to strength of schedule," Smart said Saturday on ESPN's "Marty &..." June 12

  • Texas A&M and Jimbo Fisher look like contenders — but is topping Alabama in SEC West the necessary next step?

    The Athletic "Jimbo Fisher fielded multiple questions this offseason about what sparked Texas A&M’s stellar 2020. Most observers point toward the Aggies’ Oct. 10 win against Florida. It makes sense. Smarting from a 28-point defeat at Alabama (which came a week after an underwhelming..." June 11

  • Linebacker Jacquez Jones transfers from Ole Miss to Kentucky

    ESPN "Former Ole Miss starting linebacker Jacquez Jones has transferred to Kentucky, the school announced Thursday. Jones, a two-year starter, led Ole Miss with 75 tackles last season. " June 10

  • Alabama schedules home-and-home games with Oklahoma State, reschedules series with Notre Dame

    CBS Sports "Alabama has scheduled a future home-and-home series with Oklahoma State, adding to what is already an impressive and growing list of nonconference games over the next 10 years. A Tuesday announcement revealed the Crimson Tide will play the Cowboys during the 2028 and 2029..." June 08

  • Hurricanes’ next step: Win the games they’re supposed to win and hang tough with the Alabamas and Clemsons

    The Athletic "It’s late May, midafternoon in the middle of the week, only a few days before Manny Diaz and his coaching staff at Miami are set to become absurdly busy hosting recruits on campus for the first time in 15 months like every other team in college football. One might imagine Diaz..." June 08

  • Alabama announces Nick Saban's contract has been extended

    Saturday Down South "Bad news for the rest of the coaches in the SEC, Nick Saban is now signed through the 2028 college football season. Alabama announced it has agreed to give Saban a contract extension for the legendary coach following the program’s latest national championship victory. " June 07

  • Alabama football continues to add RB recruits, secures commitment from ESPN 300's Le'veon Moss

    247 Sports "Alabama added a big piece to its 2022 class on Sunday, as four-star running back Le'veon Moss of Baton Rouge (La.) Istrouma Senior committed to the Crimson Tide over LSU and a number of others following an official visit to Tuscaloosa over the weekend. “I’ve..." June 07

  • Why the SEC hasn’t been right for Arkansas, and why the Big 12 would be better for Razorbacks fan

    The Athletic "Thirty years ago, Arkansas said goodbye to the Southwest Conference, lighting the fuse of a powder keg that would explode less than five years later. As universities began focusing on using football’s television contracts in an arms race that still has no end in sight, the..." June 07

  • 5-star DT “Big Bear” Alexander de-commits from UGA

    Dawg Nation "Georgia’s whirlwind of positive news from the weekend was substantial. Monday will not continue the trend. “Big Bear” Alexander has opted to de-commit from UGA. The visit he took to Texas A&M really opened his mind. That visit went well and it was fun. The good..." June 07

  • Darren Rovell Demands Apology From Texas A&M After Johnny Manziel Admitted To Making $33K Selling Autographs

    Total Pro Sports "Darren Rovell feels sweet vindication. Johnny Manziel revealed that he “made somewhat of a decent living” by selling his autograph during his playing time at Texas A&M. The first occasion that Manziel described was when a man approached him in Florida with a..." June 04

  • Johnny Manziel Reveals He Made $33k Signing Autographs Before 2013 A&M Season

    TMZ "Turns out Johnny Manziel really WAS raking in 5 figures signing autographs after his Heisman season ... 'cause the ex-college superstar is admitting to making at least $33k off his signature before suiting up for Texas A&M in 2013. Remember, the NCAA launched a..." June 03

  • Alabama RB Keilan Robinson enters the transfer portal

    247 Sports "According to AL.com reporter Matt Zenitz, Alabama Crimson Tide running back Keilan Robinson has entered the transfer portal. After appearing in eight games during his freshman season in 2019 and totaling 39 carries for 254 yards and two touchdowns, Robinson did not see any playing..." June 02

  • UGA lands LSU transfer Arik Gilbert

    247 Sports "The Georgia Bulldogs missed on the 2019 Georgia Gatorade High School Player of the Year when five-star pass catcher Arik Gilbert chose LSU. Kirby Smart and staff did not miss the second time around and one of the most sought after transfers for the 2021 season is now headed..." June 01