Thursday, April 17, 2014

Georgia high school junior TE commits Daniel Imatorbhebhe commits to Missouri.

Missouri has added a sixth member of its 2015 recruiting class. Daniel Imatorbhebhe, a high school junior tight end from Suwanee, Ga. announced his commitment to Mizzou via Twitter on Wednesday.



 Imatorbhebhe attends North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, Ga. He's 6'4" and weighs 225 pounds. He was part of a North Gwinnett team that went to the 6A State Championship last season, but lost to Norcross High School.

(via The St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Mike Richardson and Tanner Tausch are ex-Texas Tech quarterbacks.

He's Just Not That Into You.

Mike Richardson. Via dailytrib.com.


It looks like Wednesday's quarterback transfer frenzy is spilling over into today. Texas Tech walk-on QB's Mike Richardson and Tanner Tausch have both reportedly left the Red Raiders football program. Tausch will remain enrolled at Texas Tech, while Richardson is seeking out greater playing time at another school.

This leaves Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury with only one QB, Davis Webb, currently on the roster. Patrick Mahomes is the only QB in the Texas Tech 2014 recruiting class. However, his status may be up in the air, as he could be selected in the upcoming 2014 MLB Draft. He recently pitched a no-hitter as a pitcher for Whitehouse (Tx.) High School.

Vincent Testaverde, son of former NFL QB Vinnie Testaverde, is reportedly enrolling at Texas Tech this summer, and will try to earn a walk-on spot on the team.

(via CBS Sports, The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.)

Covering Dixie: A.J. McCarron, Aaron Murray, Mike Slive, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. What your conference wants to be like when it grows up. 



Cleveland Rocks. Too bad the Browns don't.
Former Alabama starting quarterback A.J. McCarron reportedly worked out for the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday. I'll try to keep my journalistic neutrality up here, and not show my fervent hatred for the "fake" Cleveland Browns who are at least partially responsible for ending David Pollack's playing career. (al.com)

The Heir Apparent? 
Alex Scarborough profiles former Florida State QB Jacob Coker, who is scheduled to transfer to Alabama in May following graduation from FSU. He is the presumed frontrunner to succeed A.J. McCarron as the Crimson Tide's starting QB. (ESPN)

I'm alright. Don't nobody worry 'bout me.
Former Aaron Murray says that the repaired ACL in his knee was "not going to stop me from being able to compete this year" during his workout during Georgia's pro day. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

Tomorrow, Tomorrow,  I love ya, Tomorrow. 
SEC commissioner Mike Slive describes himself as a man who lives "in Tomorrow" while speaking in front of a group at  University of Massachusetts Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management on Wednesday night. (Mr. SEC)

Dante's Peak. 
Zach Abolverdi profiles Florida defensive lineman Dante Fowler. (The Gainesville Sun)

Opportunity Knocks.
Edward Aschoff explains how the transfer of former Kentucky quarterback Jalen Whitlow opens the door for Wildcat QB's Drew Barker and Patrick Towles to compete for the starting QB job. (ESPN)

The Next Big Thing?
Team Speed Kills look at the candidates to be "the SEC's Next Great Freshman Running Back."  TSK selects Leonard Fournette of LSU, and Jalen Hurd of Tennessee as the WR's most likely to come out on top.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Three Texas A&M players arrested on outstanding warrants. (UPDATED)

This has not been a banner day for Texas A&M. First, quarterback Matt Joeckel announced his  plans to transfer to another program. Now, news is breaking that three members of the TAMU football team were arrested last week on outstanding warrants.

Wide receiver Ed Pope, defensive back Howard Matthews, and defensive end Gavin Stansbury were all arrested last Thursday for what are apparently unrelated offenses.

Matthews was charged with "failure to appear." Matthews was arrested for "failure to exhibit driver's license," and "failure to appear." Both players were arrested on College Station Police Department warrants.

Stansbury was arrested on a Harris County, Tx. Sheriffs Office warrant for assault.

No word from Texas A&M as of yet, but Kevin Sumlin will probably not be amused.

(UPDATED 4/17): According to ESPN's Alex Scarborough, Matthews, Pope, and Stansbury were in Pope's vehicle when they arrested in College Station. College Station police pulled Pope's vehicle   over for "having expired registration on the vehicle." Police learned of the warrant for Pope's arrest during a check on Pope's driver's license. Checks on Matthews and Stansbury's licenses also uncovered warrants for their arrests.


In a statement, Texas A&M said "We are continuing to gather information. Gavin Stansbury was initially suspended from all athletic activities, but has since been reinstated to the team. Howard Matthews and Ed Pope were not suspended and are still members of the football team."

(via Good Bull Hunting)


Tyler Matthews is an ex-TCU quarterback, announces transfer plans.

He's Just Not That Into You.


Tyler Matthews. Via TCU.


It seems to be moving day for college quarterbacks. TCU sophomore Tyler Matthews has become the latest QB to announce plans to transfer to another school on Wednesday.



Matthews is the third QB to announce his decision to transfer to another school. Texas A&M QB Matt Jockell,  and Kentucky QB Jalen Whitlow announced plans to leave their respective schools for perceived green pastures earlier in the day. Ironically, there are already suggestions for TCU to make a move to become Joeckel's eventual landing place.

 (via Frogs O'War)