According to a person familiar with the situation, Florida coach Jim McElwain has suspended standout cornerback Jalen Tabor and tight end C'yontai Lewis for fighting in practice. Neither will play in the team’s Sept. 3 season opener against UMass. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Wednesday because McElwain has not revealed the reason behind the suspensions.
It’s strange how quickly things can change, but again, coaches know it’s a cutthroat business. A successful year is great, until you don’t follow it up. So which SEC coach is on the hottest seat? Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin is used to the “hot seat” question and calmly responds.
Remember when the SEC was known mostly for its running backs? Now edge rushers like Texas A&M’s Myles Garrett and Alabama’s Jonathan Allen are as fast as the guys toting the ball – and they hit three times as hard.
Two Texas A&M assistant football coaches have been suspended without pay for two weeks after their “Chalk Talk for Women” session included sexism and crude humor. Offensive line coach Jim Turner and special teams coordinator Jeff Banks will also serve 20 hours of community service, coach Kevin Sumlin said Friday in a written statement.
Two Florida freshmen football players face felony charges for firing BB guns into a residential hall on the Gainesville campus. Officials say Tyrie Cleveland and Rick Wells – both 18 – were arrested Sunday. They remained in the Alachua County Jail on Monday morning where they each felony charges of criminal mischief and firing into an occupied dwelling. Both are enrolled in summer school. The Gators begin practice on Aug. 4.
Georgia football coach Kirby Smart believes in himself and has set grand goals, which he wanted to, and really had to. The question is how much leeway Smart will receive before the same howls that finally did in Mark Richt begin to circulate.