Friday, July 31, 2015

Rich Rodriguez has a whopper of a story involving Mike Leach swimming in a Speedo.

Mike Leach, Image via GameDayr.
From the "Why must you insist on saying things I can never unhear" dept. comes Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez telling a whopper of a story about fellow Pac-12 head coach Mike Leach of Washington State swimming in a lagoon wearing a Speedo.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Joey Bosa, three other Ohio St. players suspended for first game of the season.

Joey Bosa. 


Ohio State has dropped the banhammer on four players. Buckeye defensive end Joey Bosa, wide receivers Jalin Marshall and Corey Smith, and running back Dontre Wilson have all been suspended for  the first game of the season against Virginia Tech on Sept. 7.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Kentucky adds three-star WR prospect Craig "Russ" Yeast II to its 2017 recruiting class.

Craig "Russ" Yeast II. Image via hudi.com.

Kentucky has added a fourth member to its 2017 recruiting class. Fremont, Oh. high school rising junior wide receiver Craig "Russ" Yeast II committed to the Wildcats on Tuesday.

SEC Fallout: Nick Saban, Gus Malzahn, Georgia, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - SEC edition.


Everybody's Takin'.
AL.com interviewed some of the top high school prospects in the country their opinions on Alabama head coach Nick Saban during The Opening in Portland, Or. earlier in July.  Prospects questioned include defensive tackle Kendell Jones, and inside linebacker Jaquan Yulee, who have committed to Alabama.

Chris Petersen on facing Boise State as Washington head coach.

Chris Petersen. Image via FOX News. 


Sept. 4 will mark a sort of homecoming for Washington head coach Chris Petersen. The Huskies will travel to Boise State, where Petersen coached from 2006-2013, to open the 2015 season against the Broncos.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Five-star tight end prospect Isaac Nauta decommitts from FSU's 2016 recruiting class.

Isaac Nauta. Image via Georgia 247Sports. 


From the "He's Just Not That Into You" Dept. comes word that the nation's top tight end prospect end for 2016 has decommitted from Florida State. Isaac Nauta, a rising high school senior who currently attends IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fl., announced his decommitment from FSU on Tuesday via Twitter.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Ohio St. adds four-star safety prospect Isaiah Pryor to its 2017 recruiting class.

Isaiah Pryor. Image via Irish Sports Daily. 


Ohio State has added a tenth member to its 2017 recruiting class. Lawrenceville, Ga. high school rising junior safety Isaiah Pryor committed to the Buckeyes on Monday.

SEC Fallout: Steve Spurrier, Les Miles, Kyle Allen and Kyler Murray, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - SEC edition. 


I'll Stand By You. 
Buddy Martin defends South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier against critics of the Head Ball Coach's now-infamous tirade last week. Martin is co-writing Spurrier's autobiography, which is scheduled for release in the summer of 2016. (Southern Pigskin)

Sunday, July 26, 2015

LSU adds three-star WR Da'Monte Coxie to its 2016 recruiting class.

Da'Monte Coxie. Image via 247Sports. 


LSU has added an eighteenth member to its 2016 recruiting class. Reserve, La. high school rising senior Da'Monte Coxie committed to the Tigers on Saturday.

The Fallout: Cardale Jones on Braxton Miller, Anthony Zettel, SEC coaches, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Sunday edition. 

Taking it for the team. 
Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones calls fellow Buckeye Buckeye Braxton Miller "the ultimate team player" after Miller switched positions from QB to wide receiver. Of course Jones would say that, as he and J.T. Barnett were expected to be in a three-way competition for the starting QB job at Ohio St. with Miller. (CBS Sports)

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Two Florida players cited for failure to pay tab at bowling alley.

Caleb Brantley. Image via Rant Sports. 


Florida is having one of those good news/bad news kind of days. The good news is the commitment of four-star outside linebacker prospect Jeremiah Moon to the Gators' 2016 recruiting class. The bad news is that two current on the Florida roster have found themselves facing misdemeanor charges involving failure to pay their tab at a bowling alley in Gainesville, FL.

Florida adds four-star OLB prospect Jeremiah Moon to 2016 recruiting class.

Jeremiah Moon. Image via The State. 
Florida has added a seventeenth commitment to its 2016 recruiting class. Hoover, AL. high school rising senior outside linebacker committed to the Gators on Saturday.

Ohio St. adds four-star tight end prospect Luke Farrell to 2016 recruiting class.

Luke Farrell. Img. via theozone.net.


The commitments to Ohio State's 2016 recruiting class are coming hard and heave. The Buckeyes gained their nineteenth commitment for the '16 from Perry, OH. high school rising senior tight end Luke Farrell.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Clemson adds four-star defensive end prospect Xavier Kelly to its 2016 recruiting class.

Xavier Kelly. Image via ESPN. 


Clemson has added an eleventh member to its 2016 recruiting class. Wichita, KS. high school rising senior defensive end Xavier Kelly committed to the Tigers on Friday.

Mountain West Fallout: Damontae Kazee, Ryon'e Winters, Matt Cota, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Mountain West edition. 

Does that make me Kazee? 
Jeremy Mauss profiles San Diego State defensive back Damontae Kazee. (Mountain West Connection)

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Braxton Miller to switch positions from QB to wide receiver.

Braxton Miller. Image via The Columbus Dispatch. 

It looks like the ongoing quarterback controversy at Oho State just got a little less complicated. Braxton Miller has reportedly made the decision to switch positions from QB to wide receiver.

Arizona OL Jordan Pollard dismissed following arrest for trafficking in stolen property.

Jordan Pollard's mugshot. Via The Arizona Daily Star.


Jordan Poland is an ex-Arizona Wildcat. The offensive lineman has been dismissed from the program following his arrest on charges of trafficking in stolen property

SEC Fallout - Steve Spurrier, Les Miles, Vernon Hargreaves III, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - SEC edition.



Yes, it's an all-SEC edition of "The Fallout." I had been debating whether to continue on with an all-inclusive "Fallout," or go back to the conference-centric link round-ups like "Covering Dixie Like Mildew." Obviously, I'm trying to do a little of both at the same time. We'll see how this works out.

Georgia adds four-star WR Charlie Woerner a.k.a "Baby Gronk" to its 2016 recruiting class.

Charlie Woerner. Image via @Chris_KAJC. 


Georgia has added the fourteenth member to its 2016 recruiting class. Tiger, GA. high school rising senior wide receiver Charlie Woerner committed to the Bulldogs on Thursday.

Louisville adds three-star WR Keion Wakefield to its 2016 recruiting class.

Keion Wakefield. Image via Scout.com.


Louisville added a 20th member to its 2016 recruiting class. Louisville, KY. high school rising senior wide receiver Keion Wakefield committed to the Cardinals on Thursday.

Ohio State adds five-star defensive end prospect Nick Bosa to its 2016 recruiting class.


Nick Bosa. Image via 247Sports.


Ohio State has added a five-star prospect to its 2018 recruiting class. Ft. Lauderdale, FL. high school rising senior defensive end Nick Bosa, ranked as the top strong-side DE prospect  in the country for 2016 by 247Sports,  committed to the Buckeyes on Thursday.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Big Ten Fallout: Jim Harbaugh, Cardale Jones, Connor Cook, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Big Ten edition. 



It's been a while since I've had conference-themed link-feats. With the start of the 2015 season on the horizon, it might be time to try it again. So, here's a Big-Ten-centric Fallout edition.

Ohio State adds four-star DT prospect Jerron Cage to its 2017 recruiting class.

Jerron Cage. Image via Cleveland.com.


Ohio State has added an eighth commitment to its 2017 recruiting class. Cincinnati, OH rising junior defensive tackle Jerron Cage committed to the Buckeyes on Monday.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Dan Mullen brings SEC "shoe wars" to ESPN.

Dan Mullen. Image via @HailStateFB. 


The "shoe wars" among SEC Coaches just about ate SEC Media Days last week. Put the blame on Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen, who used the event to rock a pair of Yeezy kicks (Miss. St. is an Adidas-affiliated school). The move was countered by Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema with a pair of obscenely blinged-up Nike Air Force Ones. Ole Miss' Hugh Freeze and LSU's Les Miles eventually got caught up in the fray.

Georgia adds three-star WR Randrecous Davis to its 2016 recruiting class.

Randrecous Davis. Image via SicEmDogs.com.


Georgia has added a thirteenth commitment to its 2016 recruiting class. Atlanta, GA. rising high school senior wide receiver Randrecous Davis committed to the Bulldogs on Monday.

Wisconsin adds three-star DE prospect Keldric Preston to its 2016 recruiting class.

Keldric Preston. Image via Bucky's 5th Quarter/Twitter. 


Wisconsin has added a fourteenth commitment to its 2016 recruiting class. Tampa, FL. rising senior defensive end Keldric Preston committed to the Badgers on Monday.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Nick Saban reveals details of decision to leave the Miami Dolphins to coach Alabama.

Nick and Terry Saban. Image via Nick's Kids Foundation. 


From the "If Mama ain't happy, then nobody's happy" department comes confirmation from Nick Saban that it was his wife, Terry Saban, that helped convinced him to leave the Miami Dolphins head coaching job for the one at Alabama.

Alabama adds four-star RB prospect B.J. Emmons to its 2016 recruiting class.

B.J. Emmons. Image via al.com/247Sports.
Alabama has added another four-star prospect to its 2016 recruiting class. Morganton, N.C. rising senior running back committed to the Crimson Tide on Monday. 

Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel wants to bar independent college football programs from the College Football Playoff.

Gary Pinkel. 


Gary Pinkel is in the lead for the Hottest Take coming out of the SEC "Car Wash" today. Speaking at the WWL's home base in Bristol, CN., the Missouri head coach has declared that he doesn't believe independent college football programs (notably Notre Dame) shouldn't be allowed to compete for a spot in the College Football Playoff.

Connor Senger is an ex-Wisconsin wide receiver.

He's Just Not That Into You

Connor Senger. Image via Bucky's 5th Quarter. 
From the "He's just not that into you" dept. comes word that Wisconsin wide receiver Connor Senger is transferring from the school. He will reportedly transfer to Division III school University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Tennessee and Georgia Tech to play in 2017 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.

Image via utsports.com.


Tennessee has announced that it will face Georgia Tech Georgia Tech  in the 2017 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on Sept. 17, 2017.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Clemson adds four-star ILB prospect Tre Lamar to 2016 recruiting class.

Tre Lamar. Image via Bleacher Report. 


Clemson has added a tenth commitment to its 2016 recruiting class. Roswell, GA. rising senior inside linebacker Tre Lamar committed to the Tigers on Friday.

Georgia adds four-star athlete prospect DeeJay Dallas to its 2017 recruiting class.

DeeJay Dallas. Image via 247Sports. 


Georgia added a second member to its 2017 recruiting class. Brunswick, Ga. rising junior athlete DeeJay Dallas verbally committed to Georgia at the school's annual Dawg Night camp on Saturday.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Tennessee adds four-star OLB prospect Daniel Bituli to its 2016 recruiting class.

Daniel Bituli. Image via al.com. 


Tennessee has added the top prospect in the state to its 2016 recruiting class. Nashville, TN. rising senior outside linebacker Daniel Bituli committed to the Volunteers on Saturday.


Penn St. adds four-star OLB prospect Cameron Brown to its 2016 recruiting class.

Cameron Brown. Image via Scout.com.
Penn State has added a 17th member to its 2016 recruiting class. Potomac, MD rising senior outside linebacker Cameron Brown announced his commitment to the Nittany Lions via Twitter on Saturday.

Gus Malzahn is in Scotland rooting Jason Dufner on at The Open.

Guz Malzahn and Jason Dufner. 


Gus Malzahn started his week in Hoover, AL., and ended it in Scotland. The Auburn head coach kicked off SEC Media Days on Monday as the first SEC head coach to speak to the media. By Friday, he was in Scotland at St. Andrews for the British The Open, rooting for Auburn alumni Jason Dufner.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Ruh-Roh! Cardale Jones and Braxton Miller are heading to the tattoo parlor.

Braxton Miller. Image Via The Tulsa World. 


From the "Things Urban Meyer doesn't need to hear about" department comes word that Cardale Jones Braxton Miller, two of Ohio State's three quarterbacks competing for the coveted starting position are engaging in a little bonding session.

The Fallout: Les Miles, Nick Saban, Mark Richt, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Friday edition. 

Lost in Translation. 
And the Valley Shook tries to translate LSU head coach Les Miles' Thursday session with the media at SEC Media Days from Les-speak into something more closely resembling the Queen's English.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Louisville adds four-star QB Jawon Pass to its 2016 recruiting class.

Jawon Pass. Image vis 247Sports. 


Louisville has added a twelfth member to its 2016 recruiting class. Columbus, GA. rising senior quarterback Jawon Pass committed to the Cardinals on Thursday.

Mark Richt's shaved head makes SEC Media Days debut.



Georgia head coach Mark Richt introduced his new "lean and mean" shaved head look at SEC Media Days on Thursday. The newly-buzzed down to the skin Richt described the look as "a summer cut that got a little carried away."

Penn State will drop name plates on players' jerseys this season.

Christian Hackenberg and James Franklin. Photo via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


The names are gone in Penn State. The Nittany Lions will return to the tradition of not putting the names of players on the back of their jerseys for the 2015 season.

Ole Miss adds long snapper prospect Jack Propst to its 2016 recruiting class.

Jack Propst. Image via Kohl's Football Kicking Camp. 


Ole Miss has added a long snapper prospect to its 2016 recruiting class. Brentwood, Tn. rising senior LS Jack Propst committed to the Rebels on Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Paul Finebaum was unimpressed by Steve Spurrier's SEC Media Days appearance.

Paul Finebaum and Steve Spurrier. Image via 247Sports. 

South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier had most of the media eating out of his hand Tuesday during his time at SEC Media Days. The one exception: SEC Network media gadfly Paul Finebaum, who was having nothing of it.

Ohio State fans invade SEC Media Days. (UPDATE: May be Auburn fans in disguise.)

Image via @BarrettSallee. 


Attention: SEC Media Days security. The friendly confines of the Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel has been invaded by Ohio State fans.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Mark Richt looks "lean and mean" with new buzzcut.

Mark Richt. Image via Twitter.


Mark Richt will be looking a little more aerodynamic when he appears at SEC Media Days on Thursday. The Georgia head coach has apparently gotten himself a buzzcut, as this photo that appeared on Twitter would indicate. It looks like he got his hair buzzed down with at least a no. 2. guard.

Iowa adds three-star athlete prospect Kristian Welch to 2016 recruiting class.

Kristian Welch. Image via 247Sports. 


Iowa has added a three-star prospect too its 2016 recruiting class. Iola, Wi. rising senior athlete prospect Kristian Welch committed to the Hawkeyes on Monday.

The Fallout: Steve Spurrier, Nick Chubb, Robert Nkemdiche, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Tuesday edition.

The Quotations of Chairman Spurrier.
Brad Crawford collects the best 2015 SEC Media Days quotes from South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier. (Saturday Down South)

Steve Spurrier explains why he is still coaching in the most brilliant way possible.

Steve Spurrier. Image via WTOP/AP. 
From the "Quotations from Chairman Spurrier" department comes this brilliant gem from the Head Ball Coach's SEC Media Days session. Asked why he is still coaching, Spurrier replied the only way that he could: brilliantly.

Kevin Sumlin admits hiring John Chavis away from LSU because "Texas A&M couldn't beat the LSU defense."

Kevin Sumlin. Image via The Baton Rouge Advocate. 


The "brutally honest" news of the day comes from SEC Media Days in Hoover, Al. In his media session on Tuesday, Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin explained exactly why he hired first year Aggies defensive coordinator John Chavis away from LSU.

Georgia mascot Uga IX to retire.


Uga IX. Image via WABE. 


There's a changing of the guard being planned at Georgia. The school has officially announced that Uga IX, the school's mascot, will retire sometime during the 2015 college football season.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Florida head coach Jim McElwain has a serious case of sunburn.


Remember that fluke Baz Luhrmann 90's hit "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)?" Well, first-year Florida head coach Jim McElwain apparently didn't, because he appeared on the SEC Network's coverage of SEC Media Days with what appeared to be a mega-serious case of sunburn.

Jim McElwain. Screenshot via SB*Nation. 

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Texas A&M releases hype video for 2015 season.

Texas A&M has released a hype video for its 2015 college football season. Well, they're referring to it as a "pump up video," because the Aggies have this thing of trying hard to look like they're different from every other school.

The video includes the usual highlights of the previous (2014) season, clips of the Aggies' training in strength and conditioning sessions, and overly dramatic music with extra-overly dramatic Inception-style drops.



(via Saturday Down South)

Report: Jimbo Fisher bans FSU players from bars.

Jimbo Fisher has apparently had enough of his players getting into trouble. The Florida State head coach has reportedly barred Seminole players from going into bars.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Central Michigan dismisses DB Brandon Greer following his arrest for alleged attempted kidnapping.

Brandon Greer is an ex-Central Michigan defensive back. The school dismissed Greer on Friday ollowing his arrest for an alleged attempted kidnapping attempt.

Friday, July 10, 2015

The Fallout: Dak Prescott, Vernon Hargreaves III, Baylor, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Friday edition.

Dak Attack!
Kevin Brockway profiles Mississippi State starting quarterback Dak Prescott. (The Gainesville Sun)

Central Michigan DB Brandon Greer facing charges of assault and attempted kidnapping.

Brandon Greer's mugshot. Image via the Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun.


Central Michigan defensive back Brandon Greer has been arrested on what are being described as "pending charges of assault and attempted kidnapping."

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Notre Dame and Navy to play at EverBank Field in Jacksonville in 2016.

It's official: The annual rivalry game between Notre Dame and Navy is going on the road in 2016. The two schools have come to an agreement to play in Jacksonville's EverBank Field on Nov. 5, 2016.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Fallout: Bill Snyder, Leonard Fournette, Reggie Ragland, and...Tim McGraw?

Bill Snyder. Image via CBS Sports. 


Welcome to the Fallout - Tuesday edition

And now, the end is near?
Bill Connelly uses his 2015 Kansas State college football season preview to ponder when the Wildcats' legendary head coach, Bill Snyder, will step down from his post for good. Connelly doesn't believe it will be this year, however. (SB*Nation)

Monday, July 6, 2015

Florida State dismisses freshman QB De'Andre Johnson.

De'Andre Johnson. Via Dr. Saturday/Getty Images. 


De'Andre Johnson is an-ex Florida State Seminole. The freshman quarterback was dismissed by the school Monday evening, a few hours after the Florida state attorney's office released footage of the June 24 incident where Johnson allegedly punched a woman in the face during an altercation at a bar in Tallahassee, Fl.