06/25/15 - Isaiah Battle, Sr/2016, Clemson, 6-6, 308 (DS#999 OT)[Newsfeed] Battle to Enter Supplemental Draft...Senior offensive tackle Isaiah Battle will enter the NFL Supplemental Draft. Head Coach Dabo Swinney made the announcement on Thursday. “I have some family matters to address, with a child due this summer, and I feel it is in my best interest to enter the NFL Supplemental Draft,” Battle said. “I want to thank everyone at Clemson, especially Coach Swinney and the assistant coaches, for what they have done for me the last three years. I also want to thank my teammates. They have all had a big impact on my career.” Battle played in 27 games for the Tigers, 16 as a starter, over the last three years. That included 11 starts in 12 games last season on Clemson’s 10-3 team that ranked 15th in the final polls. He started four games on Clemson’s top-10 team of 2013 and played in five games as a freshman in 2012.
Battle came off the bench to play 73 snaps when Gifford Timothy was injured early against LSU in the 2012 Chick-Fil-A Bowl, helping the Tigers to a 25-24 win. “We appreciate all that Isaiah has done for the program the last three years,” Swinney said. “He has made great progress in his development and has been a big contributor to our success the last three years, especially in each of the last three bowl games when he had outstanding games against very talented defensive lines from LSU, Ohio State and Oklahoma. We wish him well in his pursuit of a professional career.” - Clemson football
06/17/15 - Antonio Allen, Jr/2017, Indiana, 5-10, 205 (DS#999 FS)[Newsfeed] Indiana's top tackler charged with drug dealing, booted off team...Indiana dismissed starting safety Antonio Allen from the team on Wednesday after his arrest on drug charges. On Tuesday, Indiana State Police charged Allen with five counts of drug dealing after searching the 20-year-old's residence in Bloomington. The university announced his immediate dismissal from the program in a one-sentence statement issued a day later. The charges include two counts each of dealing methamphetamine and heroin and one count of dealing cocaine. Allen also was charged with possession of heroin over 10 grams, possession of cocaine and maintaining a common nuisance. The Indianapolis native led the Hoosiers with 74 tackles last season and was considered one of the top returnees on defense this year. - The Sports Xchange
06/13/15 - Tyler Boyd, Jr/2017, Pittsburgh, 6-2, 192 (DS#1 WR)[Newsfeed] Pitt WR Boyd arrested for DUI...Pittsburgh receiver Tyler Boyd, considered a possible first-round NFL draft pick in 2016, was arrested for driving under the influence Friday morning in Jefferson Hills, Pa. Boyd, 20, told police he had two shots after watching the NBA Finals, according to KDKA-TV. He was arrested after taking a Breathalyzer test and later released into the custody of a family member, KDKA reported. Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi released a statement Saturday, saying: "Tyler's situation is both serious and disappointing. We have high expectations for the young men in our program, on and off the field. Tyler understands that and knows he must be responsible for his actions. Certainly, he will be held accountable to our internal standards of discipline and behavior." Boyd, who will be a junior next season, caught 78 passes for 1,261 yards and eight touchdowns last season and has 163 receptions for 2,435 yards and 15 scores in two years at Pitt. - The Sports Xchange
06/11/15 - Ishaq Williams, Sr/2016, Notre Dame, 6-4, 271 (DS#999 DE)[Newsfeed] Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly says defensive end Ishaq Williams still has some NCAA hurdles to clear before he is able to play for the Fighting Irish. Williams was dismissed from Notre Dame last fall after being investigated for possible academic dishonesty and still has NCAA hurdles to clear before officially rejoining the team. "I know he's back in school because he told me, he's in workouts because I've seen him," Kelly said before a Football 101 event hosted by The Kelly Cares Foundation, a charity founded by the Fighting Irish coach and his wife, Paqui. "Those two things I know for sure. All the other stuff is NCAA eligibility stuff that is a lot more complicated. It has to do with missed terms and hours and appeals and things like that. A lot more complicated."
Senior cornerback KeiVarae Russell was dismissed from school along with Williams, but is expected to return to the team this season. While Russell attended spring classes back home in Washington during his time away, Williams did not, apparently adding to the questions surrounding his status with the NCAA. Kelly says Williams remains on scholarship, but if he is ultimately ruled ineligible by the NCAA, it would not count toward the maximum 85 scholarships allowed. "(Williams) knows there's a hill to climb there," Kelly said. "I'm not here to paint any pictures, that it's this chance or that chance. All I know is, he's going to be back in school and he's going to get his degree from Notre Dame. If he plays football, we'll be ecstatic for him. But the bottom line is, he's going to get his degree from Notre Dame." - AP Sports
06/08/15 - Ralph David Abernathy IV, rSr/2016, Tennessee, 5-07, 161 (DS#999 RB)[Newsfeed] Tennessee has added former Cincinnati running back/receiver Ralph David Abernathy IV and former Maryland punter Nate Renfro as graduate transfers. The school released an updated roster Thursday that included both players. As graduate transfers, Abernathy and Renfro are eligible to play this fall rather than sitting out a year. Abernathy averaged 25.1 yards per kickoff return and compiled 917 yards rushing and 540 yards receiving from 2011-14. He was limited to two games for Cincinnati last season because of heel and hamstring injuries. Renfro was Maryland's main punter the last three seasons and averaged 41.5 yards per attempt in 2014. The updated roster doesn't include defensive back Lemond Johnson, who played four games last season. Tennessee athletic department spokesman Jason Yellin said Johnson is no longer part of the team. - AP Sports
06/07/15 - Derrick Moncrief, Sr/2016, Auburn, 6-2, 221 (DS#999 SS)[Newsfeed] Senior Derrick Moncrief, who moved to Auburn's hybrid linebacker/safety position in the Outback Bowl, left the team following spring practices and a move to linebacker. He seemed out of place in Muschamp's system. His size (6-2, 221) didn't quite match what was needed at linebacker or safety. Still, the nation's one-time No. 1 junior college prospect was expected to stay with the Tigers and provide depth. "After the exit interviews I didn't think he would leave," Auburn secondary coach Travaris Robinson said Thursday. Robinson believes Moncrief felt he was out of position in Muschamp's scheme. "The guy is a bigger body, so what is he? A Sam 'backer, a safety, you know what I mean?" Robinson said. "He kinda felt himself being out of position in this league, which probably caused him to leave."
Moncrief's departure made some waves nationally, too. He told media outlets, including AL.com, he was blocked from exploring a transfer to Michigan. A high-placed source at Auburn told AL.com Moncrief was not banned from transferring to Michigan. Moncrief did not return messages when AL.com requested a response. The same Auburn source confirmed Moncrief is banned from transferring within the SEC and to Louisville and Clemson, the Tigers' biggest non-conference opponents in the next two seasons. Moncrief watched Michigan's satellite camp from the sidelines in his hometown of Prattville on Saturday. It doesn't appear Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, however, has offered him a scholarship. Moncrief was rated the nation's No. 1 safety in the country out of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and was expected to step in and start for Auburn in 2014, but he failed to do so and spent most of the season as Auburn's third safety. He averaged 20.8 snaps per game and made 27 tackles. - Brandon Marcello, AL.com
06/03/15 - Jalen Ramsey, Jr/2017, Florida State, 6-1, 202 (DS#1 FS)[Newsfeed] Get Jalen Ramsey talking about his other sport, the one he squeezes in around football and does about as well as anybody in the country, and it's apparent the long jump is not just a way for Florida State's gifted defensive back to stay in shape. Ramsey started as a freshman for college football's national champions, and he was the best defender on a playoff team as a sophomore last season. He is a future first-round draft pick with All-Pro potential, but before he gets there he wants to make a detour to Brazil. "I love track, without a doubt," Ramsey said. "Just like I have football dreams, I have track dreams. Rio's up next year. The Olympics, that's something that's always on my mind. It's definitely a real possibility." The NCAA outdoor track and field championships are next week in Eugene, Oregon, and Ramsey will be there trying to improve on his fourth-place finish at the indoor championships in January. His top jump of 26 feet, 1 3/4 inches is third-best in school history. "He's just an incredible, talented guy," Florida State track and field coach Bob Braman said. "He's a great competitor. He wants to win. He doesn't limit himself by saying, 'Oh, I've only had two days of practice, twice a week for three weeks. These other guys are out there practicing every day.' He doesn't limit himself that way. He thinks he should win."
Ramsey set a Tennessee state record for the long jump in high school and won a state title in the decathlon. Still, he looks at himself as an unpolished athlete when it comes to track and field. "Honestly, I'm jumping now just off my explosiveness and God-given abilities," Ramsey said. "When I really master my technique and get the technique down of landing in the sand and getting off the board the correct way, that will extend my jumps." - AP Sports
06/03/15 - Greyson Lambert, rJr/2017, Georgia, 6-5, 225 (DS#999 QB)[Newsfeed] Ex-Virginia QB Greyson Lambert transferring to Georgia...Georgia's already complicated quarterback situation just got dramatically more complicated. Former Virginia quarterback Greyson Lambert told multiple outlets on Wednesday he will play for Mark Richt's Bulldogs, joining Georgia as a graduate transfer with two seasons of eligibility remaining. He will be eligible to play immediately. Per 247Sports, Lambert was recruited by Georgia out of high school and visited campus last weekend.
Lambert started nine games for the Cavaliers during an injury-hampered 2014 season -- every one for which he was available -- and threw for 1,632 yards (6.3 per attempt), albeit with a 10-to-11 touchdown-to-interception ratio and a 3-6 Cavaliers' record in those contests. After an open competition, Mike London named 2014 backup Matt Johns the team's No. 1 quarterback heading into fall camp. Lambert tweeted on May 16 he would transfer, and last week Georgia received permission to contact the Jesup, Ga., native. Sophomore Brice Ramsey has been the favorite to claim the Georgia starting quarterback job following Hutson Mason's departure, but athletic junior Faton Bauta enjoyed a solid spring camp and Richt elected to keep the competition open going into the fall. - Jerry Hinnen, CBSSports.com
06/01/15 - Ishaq Williams, Sr/2016, Notre Dame, 6-4, 271 (DS#999 DE)[Newsfeed] Defensive lineman Ishaq Williams has been reinstated by Notre Dame, clearing a significant hurdle in his quest to return to the football field. Still, Williams' father recently told Irish Illustrated's Pete Sampson that a return to the Notre Dame football team remained up in the air. Williams is a former five-star recruit from Brooklyn, N.Y., who was heavily recruited by in-state Syracuse before he opted to attend Notre Dame. He was the top-ranked player in New York as a senior, played sparingly as a freshman in South Bend and recorded 45 tackles (six for loss), one forced fumble and no sacks through three years. He was in line for significant reps last year until an academic fraud investigation derailed it. - Nate Mink, Syracuse.com
06/01/15 - Devonte Fields, rJr/2017, Louisville, 6-4, 254 (DS#4 DE)[Newsfeed] The domestic violence charges against University of Louisville junior-college football transfer and former TCU star DeVonte' Fields will be dismissed this month upon his completion of anger-management courses, according to ESPN.com. Fields' June 17 trial date – on a misdemeanor charge of assault causing bodily injury to a family member - has been canceled, and Fields plans to finish four anger management courses on June 24, ESPN reported. Fields and prosecutors in Fort Worth, Texas, on Friday signed a memo with to intent to dismiss the case. It's good news for U of L and should clear the way for Fields to report to school sometime this summer. He is arguably U of L's best recruit in the 2015 class and a top-notch pass rusher who figures to be an immediate contributor this season. - Steve Jones, The Courier-Journal
05/29/15 - Jamil Kamara, So/2018, Virginia, 6-1, 202 (DS#999 WR)[Newsfeed] University of Virginia wide receiver Jamil Kamara has decided to transfer. Kamara was rated the No. 7 prospect in Virginia when he was a senior at Bishop Sullivan in Virginia Beach in 2013-2014. He released this statement Friday afternoon on Twitter, "Received my release today and I would like to announce that I will be moving forward and transferring from the University of Virginia. It was a tough decision, but I truly believe this is the best option for me. I would like to thank [head] Coach [Mike] London, [wide receivers] Coach [Marques] Hagans, and the rest of the Coaching staff for everything. I have learned a lot on and off the field and in the past year become [sic] a better football player mentally and physically. Also I want to thank all my teammates, I wish the best for every single one of ya'll [sic] boys. Last but not least I would like to thank all the fans for your love and support. I'll always have Love for UVA." - Doug Doughty, The Roanoke Times
05/29/15 - Joey Bosa, Jr/2017, Ohio State, 6-5, 275 (DS#1 DE)[Newsfeed] OSU DE Bosa injures foot...Ohio State All-America defensive end Joey Bosa suffered a foot injury and will be in a walking boot for about two weeks. One of the top defensive players in the country and a potential top pick in next year's NFL draft was seen at a job fair on Friday at Ohio State using a scooter to get around. The 6-foot-6, 275-pound Bosa recorded 13 1/2 sacks and 21 tackles for loss during the Buckeyes' championship run last season. Bosa was said to have been using the scooter as a precautionary measure. Ohio State called his injury a foot sprain. When asked about the injury, Bosa shrugged and said "It's not a big deal. Two weeks and I'll be out of it. - The Sports Xchange
05/29/15 - DeNiro Laster, rSo/2018, Minnesota, 6-3, 226 (DS#999 OLB)[Newsfeed] Gophers OLB Laster to transfer...University of Minnesota linebacker De'Niro Laster said he will transfer to a school closer to his Cleveland home due to a family situation. "I'm transferring home to be closer to my family, as we are going through a difficult family situation right now," Laster told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune via text message. "I will miss all of my teammates and the fans dearly! I don't have a school picked right now, but I will have one in the upcoming week. "I love Coach (Jerry) Kill, and I am thankful and honored for what we did there as a program. I wish the best to all my teammates and coaches!" If he transfers to an FBS school, Laster will be required to sit out the 2015 season. He could play immediately if he transfered to an FCS or lower-level program. Laster played in nine games last season after redshirting in 2013. He will have three years of eligibility remaining. - The Sports Xchange
05/29/15 - Braxton Miller, rSr/2016, Ohio State, 6-1, 215 (DS#999 QB)[Newsfeed] Meyer says QB Miller will remain at Ohio State...Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer expects quarterback Braxton Miller will play for the school this fall and has no plans for him to switch positions. "He's playing for Ohio State this fall," Meyer told reporters at a news conference Friday. Miller, who was the Big Ten offensive player of the year in 2012 and 2013, missed the 2014 season with a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder suffered during preseason camp. Rumors have circulated that Miller would use the graduate transfer option for his final season of eligibility. He graduated this spring from Ohio State. Behind third-string quarterback Cardale Jones, the Buckeyes defeated Oregon 42-20 to win the first College Football Playoff in January. Jones is preparing for a highly anticipated battle with J.T. Barrett and Miller for the starting quarterback job in the fall.
After Miller sustained the torn labrum, Barrett led the Buckeyes to a 10-1 record before fracturing his ankle in the Buckeyes' regular-season finale against Michigan last year. Jones then took over and went 3-0 as a starter, winning the Big Ten Championship Game and the CFP semifinal and title game. Barrett and Miller, still recovering from injuries, were on hand April 18 when the Buckeyes set a college football record for spring-game attendance when 99,391 turned out to watch the Scarlet beat the Gray 17-14 in Ohio Stadium. Jones finished 19 of 42 for 304 yards and two touchdowns. Meyer said Friday that Miller has been working hard on his rehab and has progressed to throwing up to 35 yards this summer. "He's in the best shape he's ever been in his life," Meyer said. "He's working his tail off." Some believe Miller's NFL future is at receiver or running back. "The objective is to get him healthy," Meyer said, "and be an Ohio State quarterback. - The Sports Xchange
05/29/15 - Noah Spence, rJr/2017, Eastern Kentucky, 6-3, 255 (DS#999 OLB)[Newsfeed] Ex-Buckeye Noah Spence charged with public intoxication...Noah Spence's transfer has not ended his off-field troubles as of yet. The former Ohio State defensive end and potential future draft pick has enrolled at FCS Eastern Kentucky after missing the entire 2013 season due to what his father said were drug-related suspensions. Spence may already face discipline with the Colonels as well after the Richmond Register reported he had been arrested early Thursday morning on a public intoxication charge. Spence was also charged with second-degree disorderly conduct. According to the citation reviewed by the Register, a Madison County Sheriff's Department officer saw Spence throw a glass bottle into a street, breaking it.
“Eastern Kentucky University, the Department of Athletics, and the football program are aware of the incident in question involving one of our student-athletes,” an EKU release published by the Register stated. “We will handle the matter internally while also respecting the legal and student judicial processes. We will have no further comment from this point forward.” Spence has not played college football since the 2013 season, when as a sophomore he was named to the All-Big Ten first team, having recorded 7.5 sacks and 14 tackles for loss in 13 starts. He was suspended for three games following the 2013 Big Ten Championship Game, then suspended indefinitely in September 2014 before the Big Ten denied an appeal and declared Spence permanently ineligible the following November. - Jerry Hinnen, CBSSports.com
05/29/15 - John Franklin III, rSo/2018, Florida State, 6-0, 183 (DS#999 QB)[Newsfeed] Florida State QB Franklin plans to transfer...Ten days after Florida State landed Notre Dame transfer Everett Golson, Seminoles quarterback John Franklin plans to transfer to another school. Franklin, a rising sophomore, had entered the offseason considered the No. 2 quarterback on Florida State's depth chart behind Sean Maguire. Franklin missed the spring game due to an injury, allowing backup quarterbacks De'Andre Johnson and J.J. Cosentino to get more snaps in the game. After redshirting as a freshman, Franklin appeared in two games at FSU but spent much of the time on the scout team. He was a three-star member of Florida State's 2013 recruiting class. Franklin's high school coach at South Plantation (Fla.), Doug Gatewood, confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel that Franklin put in for his transfer from FSU this week. "He doesn't know where yet," Gatewood told the newspaper via text message. "He is just looking for an opportunity."
Franklin, also a track standout, moved to wide receiver early last season but eventually shifted back to quarterback. On the scout team, he often acted as a scrambling quarterback when the Seminoles prepared to face mobile quarterbacks. Golson's arrival could have been the tipping point for Franklin. Golson announced his decision to leave South Bend on May 19, ending months of speculation about where the former Fighting Irish starter would land after he publicly declared last year that he wanted to play his final season elsewhere. - The Sports Xchange
05/28/15 - Eilar Hardy, rSr/2016, Bowling Green, 6-0, 210 (DS#999 SS)[Newsfeed] Notre Dame transfer lands at Bowling Green...Former Notre Dame defensive back Eilar Hardy has decided to transfer to Bowling Green, the team announced Thursday. Hardy will be eligible to play immediately as a graduate transfer after earning his degree from Notre Dame earlier this month. Hardy played in 13 games, including two starts, over the past two seasons for the Irish. "We are excited to welcome Eilar Hardy to Bowling Green and our football program," Bowling Green coach Dino Babers said in a statement. "Having lost so much to graduation last year from our secondary, he will provide experience and leadership for that group. He has played at a high level his whole career and we are excited that he has chosen to become a Falcon. - The Sports Xchange
05/28/15 - Daxx Garman, rSr/2016, Maryland, 6-2, 205 (DS#999 QB)[Newsfeed] Daxx Garman transfers to Maryland...Maybe Daxx Garman should add another "x" to his name so he'll then have one "x" per college he's been to as a quarterback. Garman originally enrolled at Arizona out of high school before transferring to Oklahoma State, and now that's he's graduated in Stillwater, he's moved on to Maryland. The school announced Garman's transfer on Thursday. Garman will be another name to enter the quarterback competition at Maryland, joining the likes of Perry Hills and Shane Cockerille. I don't know if I'd call Maryland's stable of quarterbacks the most talented in the country, but it might be one of the most uniquely named. Anyway, Garman started eight games for Oklahoma State in 2014 but lost the job to Mason Rudolph late in the season. He finished the season having thrown for 2,041 yards, 12 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. As a graduate transfer Rudolph is not required to sit out a season and is eligible to play in 2015. - Tom Fornelli, CBSSports.com
05/28/15 - Justice Hansen, rFr/2019, Oklahoma, 6-3, 215 (DS#999 QB)[Newsfeed] Oklahoma backup quarterback Justice Hansen plans to transfer. The school announced the decision Wednesday night. Hansen, a redshirt freshman, completed all five of his passes for 70 yards in this year's spring game. He was competing with Trevor Knight, Baker Mayfield and Cody Thomas, who all have starting experience. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said in a statement that he understood Hansen's desire to "explore options that might provide him with more opportunity." Stoops specified that it will grant him a full release, with no restrictions. Hansen said on Twitter that he was treated well by the coaches and he appreciated his time at the school. - AP Sports
05/27/15 - Shaq Anthony, rSr/2016, Tennessee State, 6-4, 290 (DS#999 OG)[Newsfeed] Tennessee State's football program has received a one-year postseason ban for failing to meet the NCAA's minimum Academic Progress Rate standards. The NCAA released APR results Wednesday and Tennessee State's football program received a four-year average score of 915. As a school fitting the NCAA's definition of a limited-resource institution, Tennessee State needed 920 to be eligible for the 2015 postseason. APR scores are calculated for each team at each school. An athlete receives one point each semester for being academically eligible and another point each semester for staying in school. A perfect score is 1,000. In a university statement, athletic director Teresa Phillips said Tennessee State has "implemented new processes and procedures for our coaches and students to address this issue and improve the overall administration of the football program." - AP Sports
05/26/15 - Matt Hegarty, rSr/2016, Oregon, 6-5, 300 (DS#999 OG)[Newsfeed] Former Notre Dame OL Hegarty transfers to Oregon...Former Notre Dame offensive lineman Matt Hegarty will spend his final college season at Oregon as a graduate transfer. Hegarty announced in March that he was leaving Notre Dame. He also visited Florida State before deciding on the Ducks. Last fall, Hegarty started 11 games at guard or center for the Fighting Irish. At Oregon, he has an immediate chance for playing time at center after Hroniss Grasu was drafted by the Chicago Bears earlier this month. The 6-foot-5, 295-pound Hegarty suffered a stroke in 2012 after playing in nine games for Notre Dame and had heart surgery. The next season, he returned to play in 12 games. Hegarty joins former Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams as a graduate transfer at Oregon for next season. Adams is hoping to replace departed Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota as the Ducks' starter. - The Sports Xchange
05/26/15 - Justice Hayes, rSr/2016, Southern Miss, 5-10, 190 (DS#999 RB)[Newsfeed] RB Hayes transfers from Michigan to Southern Miss...Former Michigan running back Justice Hayes is transferring to Southern Mississippi to complete his college football career. As a graduate transfer, Hayes will be eligible to play this fall for the Golden Eagles. He confirmed the move south on Tuesday via Twitter. "My little bro pulled the trigger today so what the heck, let's get the ball rolling!!! #GoldenEagle #ToTheTop" In Hayes' final season at Michigan in 2014, he ranked fifth on the team in rushing with 213 yards on 48 attempts. With a logjam in the Wolverines' backfield heading into the 2015 season, Hayes decided to move to the Conference USA program.
Southern Miss returns leading rushers Ito Smith (536 yards, two touchdowns) and George Paynes (271 yards, six touchdowns) from last season's three-win team. "The fact that I will be graduating from the University of Michigan in April will be meritorious," Hayes said in January. "I have earned team captain on numerous occasions, won respect from coaches and players, and most importantly played my heart out every Saturday. "I truly appreciate the offer from (new Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh) to allow me to return for my fifth year, but I have decided that I will choose another college to play football as a graduate student. - The Sports Xchange
05/26/15 - Everett Golson, rSr/2016, Florida State, 5-11, 200 (DS#999 QB)[Newsfeed] Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher sees competition, not a budding quarterback controversy, with the addition of Everett Golson. The former two-year starter for Notre Dame is transferring to the Seminoles for his final season. Fisher insisted he was comfortable with the mostly inexperienced quarterbacks on Florida State's roster coming out of spring practice, but the opportunity to bring in a player who had performed on big stages and helped his team reach the national championship game was just too good to pass up. "Has great arm talent, has great feet, has been a winner," Fisher said of Golson. "You have that guy, then once you meet him and have the personality he does, the background in ball he does and knowledge. I think that only enhances your team and your chances for the other players in your organization to win. It makes too much sense to not bring him on board."
Golson will have to beat out Sean Maguire, a junior who started one game as Jameis Winston's backup last season and was the No. 1 quarterback for Florida State coming out of spring practice. Fisher said he is not worried about the competition being potentially divisive to his team. "Controversy and competition is two different things. It's competition," he said. "And players on the team, when a guy is a competitor and he does well - whether it's Sean, it's Everett, it's De'Andre (Johnson), it's J.J. (Consentino), it's Deondre Francois - whoever is on our team, they'll follow the guys who play the best, respond the best and lead them the best." - AP Sports
05/26/15 - Matt Hegarty, rSr/2016, Oregon, 6-5, 300 (DS#999 OG)[Newsfeed] Former Notre Dame offensive lineman Matt Hegarty is transferring to Oregon, where he will be eligible to play immediately as a graduate student. Hegarty played in 34 games for the Fighting Irish, including 11 starts last season moving between guard and center. The 6-foot-5, 295-pounder could help fill the spot on Oregon's line left open by the departure of center Hroniss Grasu, who was drafted by the Chicago Bears. Hegarty was a highly touted recruit out of New Mexico. He played nine games for the Irish in 2012 before having a stroke and needing heart surgery. He made a full recovery and appeared in 12 games in 2013 for Notre Dame. Oregon also added quarterback Vernon Adams from Eastern Washington as a graduate transfer earlier this year. - AP Sports
05/26/15 - Blake Countess, rSr/2016, Auburn, 5-10, 183 (DS#999 CB)[Newsfeed] Auburn lands Michigan transfer Countess...Former Michigan cornerback Blake Countess announced on Twitter that he will transfer to Auburn, skipping expected visits with Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. "Excited to attack the next chapter in my life!," wrote Countess, who will be eligible to play immediately as a graduate transfer. Countess previously visited Arizona, but decided Auburn was the place to close out his college career following a weekend visit. The Tigers lost five defensive backs off last season's team, and Countess is expected to compete for a starting job. Countess had 24 tackles and three pass breakups while starting 10 of 12 games for Michigan last season. - The Sports Xchange