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August 12, 2019
COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS
Alabama’s Joshua McMillon, a projected starter at inside linebacker, injured his right knee in Saturday’s scrimmage and will need surgery, Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban confirmed on Monday.
McMillon, a fifth-year senior from Memphis, will be sidelined for an “indefinite period,” Saban said. Al.com previously reported that McMillon might miss the entire 2019 season.
Alabama running back Trey Sanders will have foot surgery, coach Nick Saban said Saturday, while sources confirmed to ESPN that team officials fear the true freshman could miss the entire season.
Saban said Sanders will be “out indefinitely” following surgery. He did not provide further details after the Crimson Tide completed their first full scrimmage of the preseason.
The attorney for former Wisconsin football player Quintez Cephus says university officials are sending a “clear message” that they don’t want the former Badgers wide receiver back despite his acquittal in a sexual assault case.
Attorney Stephen Meyer said Monday that discussions have collapsed. University spokeswoman Meredith McGlone said Monday that she couldn’t comment due to privacy rules.
Former Georgia outside linebacker Brenton Cox, a five-star recruit who left the team earlier this week, has transferred to play for the Bulldogs’ biggest rival: Florida.
Cox, a sophomore from Stockbridge, Georgia, is listed as a player on Florida’s 2019 roster on the athletic department’s website as of Saturday. He will have to sit out this season under NCAA transfer rules unless he can obtain a waiver from the NCAA for immediate eligibility. Gators coach Dan Mullen plans to file that waiver and said Monday that he “feels good about” its chances to be successful.
Cox played in 13 of 14 games last season and finished with 20 tackles. He had a career-high six tackles in Georgia’s 28-21 loss to Texas in the Allstate Sugar Bowl after starting in place of the injured D’Andre Walker.
Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis was granted immediate eligibility Monday, a huge boost to the Seminoles’ need for depth at the position. He’ll have four years of eligibility.
Travis transferred from Louisville in December, and Florida State had been waiting months to hear whether the redshirt freshman would have his waiver for immediate eligibility approved.
Northwestern wide receiver recruit Abdur-Rahmaan Yaseen has been ruled ineligible for his senior season of high school after being reclassified for completing too many academic credits.
According to The Detroit News, the Michigan High School Athletic Association ruled that Yaseen, who was home-schooled before enrolling at Walled Lake High School, had completed too many credits above his grade level. The MHSAA’s new classification for Yaseen shows him having completed his eligibility.
With the season opener against Florida less than two weeks away, Miami named former ESPN300 recruit Jarren Williams its starting quarterback on Monday.
The move comes as a bit of a surprise, as Williams beat out former starter N’Kosi Perry and Ohio State transfer Tate Martell for the job.
Florida Gators defensive back John Huggins has been dismissed from the football program.
A team spokesman declined to say what prompted the sophomore’s dismissal. Huggins missed all of preseason camp while dealing with what coach Dan Mullen called a “family issue.”
According to a police report released earlier this week, a 19-year-old University of Florida student accused Huggins of choking her during a tutoring session in October. Huggins was upset because the tutor took his phone in hopes of ensuring that he would stay for the entire session, the report said.