Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Georgia sophomore star Trenton Thompson leaves school

    Pro Football Talk "Trenton Thompson, a sophomore defensive tackle at Georgia who is viewed as a future high NFL draft pick, has left school because of health problems. Thompson ended his sophomore season in December by being named MVP of the Liberty Bowl, but his college coach told the Athens Banner-Herald that..." February 25

  • Ole Miss receives new notice of allegations from NCAA, self-imposes postseason ban

    SEC Country "The new notice includes eight new allegations, bringing the total to 21. Ole Miss chancellor Jeff Vitter, athletic Ross Bjork and head coach Hugh Freeze addressed the new notice in a 20-minute video posted by the university. " February 23

  • Brian Daboll leaving Patriots for Alabama

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots Tight Ends Coach Brian Daboll will be the new offensive coordinator at the University of Alabama,’s Chris Low reported Friday. Daboll worked under Alabama coach Nick Saban as a graduate assistant at Michigan State early in his career before moving on to his first stint with..." February 18

  • Eagles personnel exec returning to coach at Alabama

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles are set to have an opening in their personnel department. They hired Joe Pannunzio as their director of personnel operations before the 2015 season after spending four years as the director of football operations at the University of Alabama. Pannunzio was hired when Ed Marynowitz..." February 17

  • High school football coach loses job after publicly going after Alabama

    CBS Sports "Recruiting is about relationships. Relationships between prospects and college coaches. Relationships between college coaches and high school coaches. Relationships between college coaches and family/friends. You get the picture. Apparently, Alabama did something -- or many things -- to damage..." February 17

  • Louisiana high school coach won't let Alabama on his campus to recruit anymore

    CBS Sports "Given the success that Alabama football has had over the last decade, there’s never a shortage of high school players who would love to play for the Crimson Tide. For players at one high school in Louisiana, however, they’ll have to find a way to get in touch with the Tide on their own because..." February 16

  • Bobby Petrino to host former Vols RB Jalen Hurd on visit to Louisville

    SEC Country "Jalen Hurd joining forces with Bobby Petrino? As a wide receiver or tight end? These may seem like strange questions, but each seemingly has a real possibility of going down. According to a report from’s Jody Demling, former Vols RB Jalen Hurd will be visiting Louisville this..." February 16

  • Blake Barnett: Saban's comments played role in leaving Alabama

    ESPN "Blake Barnett doesn't want to talk about the past. The former five-star quarterback recruit doesn't want to talk about Alabama or why he left or what folks said about him when he did. He'd rather talk about the future at Arizona State. But he also admits that when you play for Nick Saban, a..." February 16

  • LSU announces Arden Key taking leave of absence from program; remains on the team

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU announced outside linebacker/defensive end Arden Key will "take some time away" from football but will remain on the football team. The school made the announcement on Wednesday afternoon. Here's the full statement from LSU coach Ed Orgeron: "In consultation with our staff and his..." February 15

  • LSU's Brandon Harris to transfer out of program

    ESPN "LSU quarterback Brandon Harris announced on Monday that he will transfer. Harris tweeted his intentions to transfer Monday afternoon and LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette later confirmed Harris' departure to ESPN. Harris was named the Tigers' starter, but was benched in favor of Purdue transfer..." February 14

  • Former Texans coordinator a candidate at Alabama also

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots tight ends coach Brian Daboll is interviewing for the offensive coordinator job at Alabama, and he’s not the only Bill Belichick protege talking to Nick Saban about that job. According to Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports, former Texans offensive coordinator George Godsey is also on the..." February 14

  • Brian Daboll expected to interview for Alabama offensive coordinator

    Pro Football Talk "The University of Alabama thought they had their offensive coordinator for the 2017 season in Steve Sarkisian, but Nick Saban needs to run another search because Sarkisian jumped to the Falcons to replace Kyle Shanahan as their offensive coordinator. Another NFL assistant appears to be in the..." February 13

  • Florida promotes Chris Rumph to co-defensive coordinator

    Campus Sports "Chris Rumph has done well enough with the Gators defensive line that the program feels he is ready for more responsibility. On Friday, he received word that he will be sharing the duties of the defensive coordinator position for the upcoming season. Rumph will work alongside Randy Shannon who will..." February 11

  • Alabama’s Alphonse Taylor Rips Steve Sarkisian As He Leaves For Atlanta Falcons Job

    The Spun "Steve Sarkisian is unexpectedly leaving Alabama after one game as offensive coordinator to take the same role with the Atlanta Falcons. Crimson Tide lineman Alphonse Taylor is not amused. Sarkisian drew mixed reviews from his one game as OC, replacing Lane Kiffin ahead of the national..." February 08

  • Tennessee officially hires Brady Hoke as new DL coach, adds Walt Wells as OL coach

    College Football Talk "After a number of rumors and reports, Tennessee has officially hired former Michigan head coach and Oregon defensive coordinator Brady Hoke. Vols head coach Butch Jones announced the move in a school release, which confirms that Hoke will be brought onto the staff as associate head..." February 08

  • Is Nick Saban’s revolving door of coordinators cause for concern at Alabama?

    Fox Sports "We’ve devoted countless words in this column to Alabama’s success on the football field. Can we talk for a second about its uncanny ability to remain in the news nearly 365 days a year? Hey Stewart. Given the last-minute replacement of Lane Kiffin as Bama’s OC, and then his replacement Steve..." February 08

  • Chip Kelly not interested in Alabama OC job

    Larry Brown Sports "You can shoot down all that speculation about Chip Kelly going to Alabama. Speaking on Bleacher Report’s “Inside Buzz,” Jason Cole reported Wednesday that Kelly will not be going to Alabama to replace Steve Sarkisian as the school’s offensive coordinator. Alabama is looking for its third..." February 08

  • Falcons expected to hire Steve Sarkisian as offensive coordinator

    Pro Football Talk "No one was surprised when the 49ers hired Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan to be their next head coach. Everyone will be surprised by the identity of the Falcons’ next offensive coordinator. Steve Sarkisian is poised to get the offensive coordinator job in Atlanta, according to..." February 07

  • Falcons hire Steve Sarkisian as offensive coordinator

    Fanrag Sports "The Atlanta Falcons have a huge hole to fill with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan leaving to become the next head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. Surprisingly, Atlanta went outside the NFL to hire former USC coach and Alabama offensive assistant Steve Sarkisian as the team’s next offensive..." February 07

  • Steve Sarkisian, Nick Saban relationship ‘deteriorated’ this past month

    Sportsnaut "In one of the most shocking moves we’ve seen in quite some time around the NFL, the Atlanta Falcons signed Steve Sarkisian to be their next offensive coordinator. One of the reasons this was such unbelievable news was that Sarkisian was named Alabama’s offensive coordinator just one month ago to..." February 07

  • New Orleans area coaches considering boycott against LSU

    SEC Country "Is LSU close to losing one of its most fertile recruiting grounds within the state? That might ultimately be what occurs on Thursday evening when several of the New Orleans Metro area high school football coaches gather to discuss a potential boycott of the LSU Tigers football..." February 07

  • Nick Saban comments on Steve Sarkisian landing with Falcons

    Sportsnaut "After spending less than two months with the Alabama Crimson Tide, Steve Sarkisian is leaving Nick Saban’s program to join the Atlanta Falcons. Not long after the news broke that the Falcons were hiring Sarkisian, Saban issued a statement in response. “We appreciate all Coach Sarkisian did..." February 07

  • Chip Kelly a possible candidate for Alabama OC job

    Larry Brown Sports "With Steve Sarkisian leaving Alabama to take the offensive coordinator job with the Atlanta Falcons, you knew it wouldn’t be long before the Chip Kelly rumors started to fly. Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports is reporting that Kelly is one of the names to watch now that Nick Saban has a vacancy on..." February 07

  • Ex-Michigan coach Brady Hoke will coach Tennessee's defensive line

    CBS Sports "It apparently didn't take long for former Michigan coach Brady Hoke to find work. According to Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports, Hoke is expected to become Tennessee's defensive line coach. SEC Country reported over the weekend that the Volunteers were "in discussions" to hire Hoke. If and when..." February 06

  • Alabama loses commitment from 2018 4-star TE Malcolm Epps

    SEC Country "It was always going to be hard for Alabama to hold on to Malcolm Epps‘ commitment because he hasn’t visited Tuscaloosa since pledging to the Crimson Tide in February 2016. On Saturday, he backed off his commitment. Epps, the nation’s No. 6 tight end from Dekaney High School (Houston), has..." February 05

  • Leonard Fournette now says sitting out the bowl game was not his decision

    CBS Sports "And now we know the rest of the story. Former LSU running back Leonard Fournette took some heat in December when he announced he would not play in the Citrus Bowl against Louisville. Chiefly, Fournette was criticized for "quitting" and being "soft" by resting his nagging ankle injury and..." February 04

  • Steve Sarkisian 'I Want To Be A Head Coach Again ... But I Love Bama'

    TMZ "Steve Sarkisian says he DEEPLY appreciates his offensive coordinator job at Alabama ... but admits he does want to be a head coach again one day -- when he's ready. TMZ Sports spoke with Sark at LAX -- and he shot down critics who blamed Bama's loss in the National Championship game on the..." February 03

  • South Carolina linebackers Dread, Pittman leave team

    The State "News of South Carolina linebacker Sherrod Pittman’s transfer broke Friday morning. In the afternoon, the school confirmed it, and added another linebacker is departing. Jalen Dread has also left the Gamecock football program, head coach Will Muschamp confirmed today. “After meeting with both..." February 03

  • Arizona State transfer QB Blake Barnett wins eligibility appeal

    Arizona Republic "Arizona State transfer quarterback Blake Barnett is immediately eligible to play per an appeal ruling from the NCAA. Barnett left Alabama on Sept. 28, 2016, playing in the Tide's first game against USC and leaving after four games. When he signed with ASU in December, it was thought that he..." February 01

  • Four-star DT commits to Alabama from former teammate's gravesite

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Phidarian Mathis, a defensive tackle from Monroe, La., became the 15th four-star player to join Alabama’s top-ranked 2017 recruiting class on Tuesday, and he did so in the most venerating way possible. Mathis honored his late friend and fellow Louisiana high school football player Tyrell..." February 01

  • Mississippi State lands coveted Starkville LB Willie Gay on National Signing Day

    SEC Country "Mississippi State couldn’t bear to let a prized recruit leave town on National Signing Day for the second straight year. Fortunately for Dan Mullen and his staff, their efforts with 2017 stud Willie Gay paid off in a big way Wednesday morning. Before a packed crowd at Starkville High School,..." February 01

  • Johnny Manziel attends Texas A&M signing day, wants to help recruits

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Nice guy Johnny Manziel just wants to give back. Now reportedly sober and on the comeback trail to the NFL, the former Heisman Trophy winner at Texas A&M attended the school's Signing Day celebration Wednesday to offer advice to the new class of Aggies. " February 01

  • 5-star DE LaBryan Ray picks Alabama over other SEC schools

    Alabama "The top recruit in Alabama will play college football at Alabama. James Clemens five-star defensive end LaBryan Ray picked the Crimson Tide over Florida, Tennessee and Ole Miss during a ceremony this morning in Madison. The 6-foot-4, 275 pound Ray is rated the nation's No. 26 player and the..." February 01

  • North Shore star K'Lavon Chaisson chooses LSU over Texas

    Houston Chronicle "North Shore defensive end K'Lavon Chaisson's signing was one of the most highly anticipated decisions in the country on Wednesday's National Signing Day. He made folks in Louisiana really happy." February 01

  • Miramar DB Brian Edwards settles commitment, goes with Gators

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Brian Edwards has had three different favorites in the final month of his recruitment. The most recent one prevailed on Wednesday. The three-star defensive back finally settled on Florida and signed his national letter of intent at Miramar's Signing Day ceremony in the school..." February 01

  • The story behind Brad Stewart's commitment to Florida

    SEC Country "Brad Stewart planned to pick Florida on National Signing Day, but he couldn’t hold it back this weekend. The 4-star cornerback from New Orleans made a spur-of-the-moment commitment to the Gators during his official visit to UF." January 30

  • Former Auburn RB/WR Stanton Truitt commits to North Carolina

    Oanow "Stanton Truitt has a new home. Less than a month after announcing after the Sugar Bowl that he would transfer from Auburn, the former running back and wide receiver announced on Twitter that he had committed to North Carolina. "No better feeling than God giving you another opportunity at..." January 30

  • Report: Alabama loses second assistant as Billy Napier to be named Arizona State OC

    CBS Sports "It looks like Nick Saban is in the market for a new wide receivers coach. According to a report from, Alabama assistant Billy Napier is about to change his title to offensive coordinator at Arizona State. Napier has been Alabama's receivers coach since the 2013 season, but he does..." January 29

  • Alabama assistant coach arrested on suspicion of DUI

    Sporting News - NCAAF "An Alabama Crimson Tide coach was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of DUI, reported. Josh Chapman, an assistant strength and conditioning coach, was booked at the Tuscaloosa County Jail, where his bond was set at $1,000." January 29

  • Former Alabama QB Cooper Bateman to join Utah as WR

    Salt Lake Tribune "A former four-star quarterback has enrolled at Utah with little fanfare. Cooper Bateman, a prep standout at Cottonwood High who has spent the last four seasons at Alabama, is a student at the University of Utah according to a student directory search first noted by Scott Garrard of 1280 The..." January 27

  • LSU flips heralded LB Jacob Phillips from Oklahoma

    SI "LSU has flipped four-star linebacker Jacob Phillips from Oklahoma on Thursday, the Army All-American announced on Twitter. The flip comes after months of pushing from the LSU staff, lead by General Manager Austin Thomas. "This has been one of the hardest decisions I have ever made in my..." January 27

  • 4-star DB Elijah Blades decommits from Florida

    Land of 10 "Days after visiting Nebraska, 4-star cornerback Elijah Blades has de-committed from Florida, he announced Wednesday on Twitter. “I would like to reopen my recruitment up and think about what’s the best decision for me,” Blades wrote. After announcing his de-commitment, Blades posted his..." January 26

  • Report: Vanderbilt set to give head coach Derek Mason an extension on Thursday

    SEC Country "Derek Mason is about to ink a long-term deal with Vanderbilt. According to Adam Sparks of the Tennessean, Mason will be signing a contract extension with the Commodores, and a release will be coming later on Thursday. Mason has a 13-24 record in his first three seasons at Vandy. This past..." January 26