Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • Ex-Louisville CB Shaq Wiggins transfers to Tennessee

    247 Sports "Former Louisville cornerback Shaq Wiggins announced Wednesday that he’s planning to enroll at Tennessee this summer as a graduate transfer. "I have made my decision and I will continue to finish my career at the University of Tennessee !!!!!" he tweeted. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Wiggins..." April 26

  • Kirk Merritt dismissed from Texas A&M football team amid indecent exposure charges for exposing himself to tutors

    Houston Chronicle "Wide receiver Kirk Merritt has been dismissed from the Texas A&M football team, according to an athletic department spokesman who confirmed Merritt no longer is listed on the Aggies roster. Merritt had exposed his genitals to two athletic department tutors in private sessions in about a 24-hour..." April 26

  • Georgia signee arrested for allegedly assaulting mother of his child

    Macon Telegraph "Georgia football recruit D'Antne Demery was arrested after allegedly choking the mother of his 1-month-old child. While a police report has not been released, The Telegraph obtained a synopsis of the incident through an Athens-Clarke County Police representative as to what transpired between..." April 23

  • Son of Randy Moss jumps to LSU after transferring from NC State

    LSU 247 Sports "LSU's football team has reeled in another college transfer, this time nabbing a commitment from North Carolina State freshman tight end Thaddeus Moss, who is on his official visit to Baton Rouge this weekend. "I just committed to Coach O," Moss said. "He was ready for it. They are definitely..." April 23

  • D'Antne Demery released from letter of intent by Georgia

    The Red & Black "Georgia signee D'Antne Demery has been released from his national letter of intent following an arrest on Saturday night in downtown Athens, according to a release from Georgia. Demery, who was in Athens for the G-Day game, was arrested by Athens-Clarke County Police on misdemeanor charges of..." April 23

  • 4-star DE Adam Anderson flips commitment from Georgia to LSU

    SEC Country "LSU’s spring game brought a big-time boom. In fact, it brought three. Ed Orgeron and Co. continued to work their magic in Georgia and with high school trios, securing commitments from three defensive linemen from Rome (Ga.) High School. Adam Anderson, a former Georgia verbal commit; Jamarcus..." April 22

  • Former Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd headed to Baylor

    247 Sports "Former Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd appears to be transferring to Baylor after he sent out a tweet on Saturday of him wearing a Baylor shirt with the words "Next Chapter." Hurd also visited Ohio State, Cal and Louisville this offseason, but it appears he is heading to the Big 12..." April 22

  • Hey, Nick Saban, the NCAA is coming to limit the size of your football staff

    CBS Sports "They're coming for you, Nick Saban. They're coming for you hard. When NCAA Football Oversight Committee chairman Bob Bowlsby basically went out of his way Friday to say the association will take a "deep dive" into the size of football staffs, the NCAA's lasers were aimed directly at Tuscaloosa,..." April 20

  • Lane Kiffin on Nick Saban: 'I'm not really big on humiliating assistant coaches'

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Lane Kiffin has been the head coach at Florida Atlantic for four months, but that hasn't stopped him from talking about Alabama coach — and former employer — Nick Saban. Kiffin, during a Wednesday interview with SiriusXM College Sports Nation, was asked whether he would talk to his assistants..." April 19

  • LSU lands former Texas Tech defensive lineman Breiden Fehoko

    ESPN "Former Texas Tech defensive lineman Breiden Fehoko announced Monday he will transfer to LSU. Fehoko was a two-year starter for the Red Raiders and the No. 51 recruit in the ESPN 300 in 2015. He took five official visits this spring and chose LSU over Auburn, Georgia, Ole Miss and..." April 18

  • Florida center T.J. McCoy struck by car in alleged drunk driving hit-and-run

    CBS Sports "Florida center T.J. McCoy was struck by a car in a hit-and-run early Friday morning. An arrest report from the Gainesville Police Department says that McCoy and his girlfriend were on a scooter at 3 a.m. Friday when they were hit by a 2011 Honda Civic. Both McCoy and his girlfriend were thrown..." April 15

  • Alabama's Deionte Thompson wanted in assault case

    Campus Sports "Alabama football player Deionte Thompson is one of four men wanted stemming from an aggravated assault investigation, according to reports. The investigation is into a Spring Break brawl that left the victim unconscious and with facial fractures. The warrant out for Thompson is for felony..." April 14

  • Devastating hit at Mississippi State ends spring football game early

    CBS Sports "How often are players ejected for targeting during a spring game? That’s apparently what happened to Mississippi State defensive back Johnathan Abram, who laid a punishing hit on running back Bennie Braswell during Saturday’s Maroon and White scrimmage. Abram, a junior college transfer, didn’t..." April 10

  • Auburn's Kerryon Johnson suffers ankle sprain during spring game

    Montgomery Advertiser "Kerryon Johnson suffered a minor ankle injury in the first quarter of the A-Day spring game Saturday and was in a walking boot following the contest. SEC Network broadcasters confirmed during the game that the junior-to-be tailback suffered a high ankle sprain after a 17-yard reception over..." April 09

  • Attorney for Texas A&M's Kirk Merritt blames 'jock itch' for indecent exposure

    Houston Chronicle "Texas A&M sophomore receiver Kirk Merritt has pleaded not guilty to two charges of indecent exposure from last fall. Merritt has requested a delay of arraignment, which was originally scheduled for earlier this week at the Brazos County Courthouse. In one count, an alleged victim accused..." April 08

  • Auburn lands Florida State grad transfer Wilson Bell

    Alabama "Auburn added more immediate help across the offensive line on Friday. Wilson Bell is transferring from Florida State to Auburn as a graduate transfer, AL.com has confirmed. The news was first reported by 247Sports. Bell, who prepped at Blount High School in Mobile, will have one season of..." April 08

  • Bobby Petrino will allow Shaq Wiggins to transfer to Mississippi State

    Louisville Courier-Journal "University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino on Friday afternoon removed Mississippi State from a list of schools that cornerback Shaq Wiggins is restricted from transferring to after Wiggins appealed to U of L about Mississippi State's presence on the list, according to a U of L..." April 08

  • LSU's Arden Key hints at return from hiatus

    Bleacher Report "A couple of months after declaring a leave of absence from the team, LSU defensive end Arden Key appears ready to return. The junior posted an encouraging message on his Twitter account. According to Alex Hickey of SEC Country, Key was also spotted at the team's practice Thursday, although..." April 07

  • Ex-Florida tailback Cronkrite transfers to South Florida

    College Football Talk "Transfer decisions are never easy but in the case of tailback Jordan Cronkrite, all it apparently takes is a quick trip down I-75. 247Sports’ Ryan Bartow was first to report that the former Florida running back would be transferring from Gainesville to USF and the tailback later confirmed the..." April 07

  • CB Shaq Wiggins: Louisville blocking transfer to 5 schools

    ESPN "Former Louisville cornerback Shaq Wiggins says he has a solid list of schools he's considering as a graduate transfer, but his release from the Cardinals comes with restrictions. Wiggins told ESPN on Thursday that Louisville coach Bobby Petrino restricted him from transferring to Kentucky,..." April 07

  • Texas A&M receiver Kirk Merritt facing two charges of indecent exposure

    Houston Chronicle "Texas A&M sophomore receiver Kirk Merritt has pleaded not guilty to two charges of indecent exposure from last fall. Merritt has requested a delay of arraignment, which was originally scheduled for earlier this week at the Brazos County Courthouse. Merritt's attorney could not be..." April 07

  • Alabama QB Jalen Hurts gets advice from Tom Brady over FaceTime

    College Football Talk "Alabama may have fallen just shy of a second straight national championship last January, so why not emulate some of the plays used by a Super Bowl champion? The hiring of a former New England Patriots assistant coach as offensive coordinator was bound to make that a possibility. Brian Daboll..." April 06

  • Auburn Allegedly Paid Players, Fix Grades to Win National Championship; Players Respond

    Black Sports Online "Selena Roberts is reporting that Auburn University allegedly changed players’ grades to secure eligibility, offered money to potential NFL draft picks to return for their senior seasons, and committed recruiting violations under then head coach Gene Chizik. Roberts’ original story is no longer up..." April 05

  • Florida DE Antonneous Clayton eating 6,000 calories per day to keep weight on

    Larry Brown Sports "Florida defensive end Antonneous Clayton was a five-star recruit and considered one of the best players in the country for the class of 2016, but his freshman season was one to forget. With the help of proper dieting this offseason, Clayton is hoping to change that. Clayton, who received a..." April 03

  • Kentucky WR Jeff Badet announces decision to transfer to Oklahoma

    SEC Country "Kentucky’s leading receiver from last season, Jeff Badet, has settled on a new college football program. Badet announced Tuesday that he would be playing football at Oklahoma next season. As a graduate transfer, he will be eligible to play immediately. At Oklahoma, Badet will play for Bob..." March 28

  • Four-star safety C.J. Smith commits to Florida

    Saturday Down South "The Gators have landed commit No. 3 of the 2018 recruiting cycle from in-state safety C.J. Smith of West Palm Beach. Smith becomes the second defensive back to join Florida’s latest recruiting class, joining cornerback Divaad Wilson. News of Smith’s commitment was broke by Ryan Bartow of..." March 28

  • SEC commissioner Greg Sankey releases statement regarding Arkansas gun law

    Alabama "The newly enacted Arkansas law that would allow fans to bring concealed weapons into athletic events has gotten the attention of the SEC. The law, known as HB 1285, was signed into law last week by Arkansas Gov. Asa Richardson. According to the Associated Press, anyone who undergoes an..." March 28

  • Ex-LSU QB Brandon Harris announces he's transferring to North Carolina

    CBS Sports "We know where former LSU quarterback Brandon Harris will be play football next. Harris announced Sunday on Facebook that he would be transferring to North Carolina. He previously announced a transfer from LSU last month. Harris went through roughly a six-week recruiting phase before eventually..." March 26

  • Arkansas Law Would Allow Guns at Basketball and Football Games Beginning in 2018

    The Big Lead "Fans attending Arkansas Razorbacks football and basketball games may be permitted to carry guns into the stadium beginning in 2018 after Gov. Asa Hutchinson approved gun rights measure Wednesday. Under the new law, concealed guns would be allowed at private establishments unless there are posted..." March 23

  • Nick Saban already pissed at media on first day of Alabama spring practice

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Alabama coach Nick Saban didn't even make it a day into Alabama's spring camp before gifting us with his first epic rant of the 2017 football season. Saban on Tuesday blasted a hapless reporter who dared ask him if the Tide would move to a ball-control offense with former New England Patriots..." March 22

  • Former Alabama receiver files fraud lawsuit against Lane Kiffin, FAU over staff position

    SEC Country "Former University of Alabama wide receiver Antonio “A.C.” Carter has filed a fraud lawsuit against coach Lane Kiffin, Florida Atlantic and the state of Florida. In the complaint, submitted Tuesday in Shelby County, Ala., where Carter resided, he claims Kiffin deliberately misled him regarding a..." March 22

  • Florida's Del Rio to undergo surgery on right shoulder

    Tampa Bay Times "Florida Gators quarterback Luke Del Rio will have surgery tomorrow on his right (throwing) shoulder, coach Jim McElwain said Tuesday. Del Rio, who began last season as the starter, already had surgery this offseason on his other shoulder. McElwain said the latest procedure is just to clean up..." March 15

  • Georgia's Ridley arrested on misdemeanor marijuana charge

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Georgia wideout Riley Ridley has been arrested and charged with marijuana possession. According to the Athens-Clarke County police report obtained by The Red and Black, Ridley was found in possession of less than an ounce of pot Saturday night, which normally is a misdemeanor charge. He was..." March 12

  • Top 100 OT Max Wray decommits from Georgia

    247 Sports "Top100 offensive tackle Max Wray out of Franklin (Tenn.) High School has decommitted from Georgia. 247Sports confirmed the decommitment with Max's father, Sam Wray, on Friday afternoon. The decision comes after Max, along with his younger brother Jake Wray and his parents, took an unofficial..." March 11

  • Danny Etling is lead candidate for LSU starting QB; Ed Orgeron emphasizes open competition

    ESPN "Ed Orgeron suggested he likely knows the outcome of LSU's spring quarterback competition, but the coach will not simply hand the job to incumbent starter Danny Etling. Although Orgeron said the fifth-year senior "has had an excellent offseason," he still wants Etling to earn the job over..." March 07

  • Ex-Alabama LB Reuben Foster booted from NFL combine

    ESPN "Former Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Reuben Foster, a potential top-10 pick in next month's NFL draft, is being sent home from the Indianapolis scouting combine for a "heated altercation" he got into Friday with a hospital worker, according to multiple sources. All one NFL spokesman would say..." March 04

  • Nick Saban turned down interest from six NFL teams

    Larry Brown Sports "Six NFL coaching jobs came available this offseason, and according to a report, Nick Saban rejected the chance to be a candidate for all of them. According to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report, all six teams with an opening contacted the Alabama head coach to gauge his interest in returning to..." March 01

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