Arizona Rumors & News

  • Ex-Arizona Wildcats QB Brandon Dawkins transfers to Indiana

    Tuscon "Former Arizona Wildcats dual-threat quarterback Brandon Dawkins will transfer to Indiana, per ESPN's Adam Rittenberg. Dawkins became a graduate transfer after the 2017 season, and selected the Hoosiers after visiting Florida Atlantic over the weekend. He will be eligible to play immediately,..." April 11

  • Arizona graduate transfer QB Brandon Dawkins reportedly looking at Nebraska

    Omaha World-Herald "Arizona graduate transfer quarterback Brandon Dawkins has been linked to Nebraska, ESPN reported. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Dawkins announced on Twitter last month he was leaving the school after getting his degree in May. He passed for 2,412 yards and 15 touchdowns and rushed for 1,582 yards and..." March 27

  • Former Arizona DL Marcus Griffin announces graduate transfer to Central Michigan

    College Football Talk "Former Arizona defensive tackle announced Saturday he will spend his final season of college football as a Chippewa. Griffin announced in January that he would leave Tucson, but was treated as a senior throughout the season. A 4-star recruit out of powerhouse Bellevue High School in Bellevue,..." March 12

  • Former Arizona Wildcats tight end Trevor Wood verbally commits to Texas A&M

    Tuscon "Former Arizona Wildcats tight end and graduate transfer Trevor Wood verbally committed to Texas A&M via Twitter on Wednesday. Wood will join Kevin Sumlin's old team and play for first-year head coach Jimbo Fisher, who signed a 10-year, $75 million deal with the Aggies back in December. Wood..." March 01

  • Rich Rodriguez to Accuser: I Didn't Show You My Penis ... And I Got Proof!

    TMZ "Rich Rodriguez is firing back at his ex-assistant accusing him of sexual harassment -- saying her claim he grabbed his wiener in front of her is such complete bullcrap, he took a lie detector test to prove it. It's all outlined in RichRod's attorneys' response to Melissa Wilhelmsen's notice of..." February 28

  • Former Arizona football coach Rich Rodriguez says ex-employee tried to extort $7.5M from him

    Arizona Central "Former University of Arizona head football coach Rich Rodriguez claims an ex-employee and her attorney tried to extort several million dollars from him, and threatened to go public with claims of sexual harassment and an extramarital affair if he didn't pay. Rodriguez, fired in January as a..." February 26

  • Arizona QB Brandon Dawkins to transfer from Wildcats

    College Football Talk "An already crowded graduate transfer market has gained yet another entrant. On his personal Twitter account Thursday night, Brandon Dawkins announced that he has decided to transfer out of new head coach Kevin Sumlin‘s football program. While no specific reason was given for the quarterback’s..." February 23

  • $10 million bill for Kevin Sumlin’s firing comes due for A&M today

    College Football Talk "Much to the delight of Kevin Sumlin‘s bank account, it’s the day of financial reckoning for Texas A&M. On Nov. 26 of last year, A&M announced that it had fired Sumlin after five seasons as its head football coach. Per the provisions in Sumlin’s contract, he was owed the entire amount he was..." January 25

  • Rich Rodriguez accuser files new $8.5 million claim against Arizona

    Tuscon "The woman who filed a $7.5 million sexual harassment claim against former UA football coach Rich Rodriguez last month has submitted an additional $8.5 million claim against the University of Arizona, saying that the school is liable for Rodriguez’s conduct. Melissa Wilhelmsen, Rodriguez’s..." January 21

  • Illinois hires former Arizona co-OC Rod Smith as offensive coordinator

    Tuscon "Illinois announced Friday that it has hired former Arizona Wildcats assistant Rod Smith as its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Smith spent the past six years as Arizona’s co-offensive coordinator and QB coach under Rich Rodriguez, who was fired Jan. 2. Among all of Rodriguez’s..." January 19

  • Kevin Sumlin to be the next coach at Arizona

    SEC Country "Kevin Sumlin was fired at Texas A&M following the 2017 season, despite never winning fewer than 7 games. And according to a report, Sumlin is set to be the next coach at Arizona. Sumlin will take over for Rich Rodriguez, according to a report from Gil Brandt, who is a senior NFL analyst for..." January 14

  • Niumatalolo to remain at Navy, no longer considering Arizona HC job

    Tuscon "Ken Niumatalolo, who had become the top candidate for the Arizona job, will remain at Navy, the Star has confirmed. It was not immediately clear what caused Niumatalolo to withdraw his name from consideration. Bruce Feldman of Sports Illustrated and Fox Sports first reported the news." January 14

  • Report: Ken Niumatalolo offered Arizona job

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arizona Wildcats have reportedly offered their head coaching job to Navy’s Ken Niumatalolo. Jason Scheer of reported Friday that Niumatalolo was offered the job on Thursday. He has not yet decided to take it, and even his coaching staff is in the dark about his..." January 12

  • Khalil Tate will not transfer from Arizona, mother says

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s transfer season in college football, but don’t expect Khalil Tate to be among the players on the move. Even though Arizona made a recent coaching change by firing Rich Rodriguez as head coach, Tate’s mother says the sophomore quarterback is not going anywhere. “He fell in love with U of..." January 10

  • Matt Scott, ex-Arizona QB: Sean Miller got away with paying players

    USA Today "Matt Scott, a former University of Arizona quarterback who was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2014 and waived later that summer, took a shot at current Wildcats and former Xavier head basketball coach Sean Miller on Twitter in defense of Rich Rodriguez, fired by the university Tuesday..." January 04

  • Report: Rich Rodriguez's former assistant claims coach grabbed penis in front of her

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Rich Rodriguez's former assistant claims the recently fired Arizona football coach made unwanted sexual advances toward her, forced her to cover up his extramarital affair and grabbed his penis while carrying on a conversation with her inside his office. Rodriguez was fired on Tuesday amid..." January 04

  • Report: ‘Mutual interest’ between Les Miles, Arizona

    College Football Talk "The Mad Hatter in the desert? Certainly there’s some grass somewhere to his liking out west. After being fired as the head coach at LSU in September of 2016, Les Miles failed to land another job and spent the 2017 season on the coaching sidelines. When it was looking as if the 2017-18 coaching..." January 04

  • Arizona needs to release early signees from letters of intent after Rich Rodriguez firing

    CBS Sports "Arizona's dismissal of Rich Rodriguez on Tuesday night brought about a new problem for college football. It's the first time since the adoption of the Early Signing Period that a coach has been fired after recruits signed their letters of intent during the early period. Now, while there's plenty..." January 04

  • University of Arizona fires Rich Rodriguez following hostile workplace claim

    Tuscon "Rich Rodriguez was fired as Arizona's head football coach on Tuesday after a $7.5 million notice of claim was filed with the state’s attorney general’s office alleging that Rodriguez ran a hostile workplace and sexually harassed a former employee. The UA announced his termination in a press..." January 03

  • Kevin Sumlin, Butch Jones could be candidates for Arizona job

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Sumlin and Butch Jones are two early names being mentioned in connection with the head coaching vacancy at Arizona. The Wildcats on Tuesday night decided to fire Rich Rodriguez, who is being accused of workplace misconduct by his former administrative assistant. Arizona is an attractive..." January 03