Sandusky Visited Prospect After Penn St. Letters

In the wake of Penn State football legend Jerry Sandusky being criminally charged with 40 counts of sexual abuse of children, including the rape of at least one 10-year-old boy in the Penn State locker room, it has been widely surmised that Sandusky was no longer an active member of a Penn State program inexorably […]


OSU High School Recruits At Charity Cash Grab!?!

Earlier this week I reported that current Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller was at the 2011 charity event hosted by rogue OSU booster Bobby DiGeronimo.

(Then-Ohio State high school recruit Cardale Jones top-right)
Miller signed with Ohio State roughly three weeks before the fundraiser though he had already enrolled at the school when he made the […]


Ohio St. Ignores Last Asset Left In Recruiting War

May 31, 2011, the day after Jim Tressel resigned as Ohio State head football coach, the top recruit in the ever-fluid 2012 Ohio State recruiting class, Ohio high school offensive lineman┬áKyle Kalis, called interim coach Luke Fickell to withdraw his verbal commit to the school’s football program.

From the COLUMBUS DISPATCH on June 1:
“I already knew what […]


Auburn Payroll: Tens of Thousands To Hostesses

A recent financial audit by Sports by Brooks of payments made by Auburn University to student football recruiting hostesses since late 2009 revealed that the state-funded institution paid out tens of thousands of dollars to the student “Tigerettes” charged with escorting football players during recruiting visits to the school.

A Jan. 28, 2011, article in the […]


Did Auburn Coach Lie To Recruit About NFL Offer?

On April 20, 2011, the Auburn football program landed a verbal commitment from highly-touted Kentucky high school quarterback prospect Zeke Pike.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound quarterback from Edgewood, Ky., picked the Tigers over Michigan, Arkansas, Clemson, North Carolina, Tennessee, Southern California, Purdue, Florida State, Miami and Penn State.
And Alabama.
At the time of Pike’s verbal commitment, which was […]


Texas A&M’s Agg-tastic Letter To Football Recruit

The envelope of a letter recently sent to Texas A&M football recruit Colin Blake:

(Prime suspects)
Blake, who posted the photo of the envelope on his Facebook page, also added the comment, “The way they wrote my name is Raw!”
I had Texas A&M football coach Mike Sherman pegged as a glitter guy myself.
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Ole Miss Kicks Off Secret Roster Deletion Season

Kyle Veazey of the JACKSON CLARION-LEDGER has among the most thankless, difficult jobs in college football beat writing. Veazey covers Ole Miss, which under head coach Houston Nutt has turned laundering scholarships into high art.

(Exacly one of seven departing players were on 2010 final two-deep)
For all the recent hoo-hah about Nick Saban’s oversigning practices […]


The Pitch: Football’s 2011 Recruiter Of The Year

According to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and, Alabama linebackers coach Sal Sunseri is college football’s “2011 Recruiter of the Year.”

(SI & 24/7: The best recruiting pitch college football has to offer)
In response to his being bestowed such a prestigious honor on behalf of the University of Alabama, here’s Sunseri first comments as reported by’s […]


Auburn Vet Etheridge Rips 17-Year-Old Kouandjio

Saturday on Twitter a prominent member of the Auburn Football Family provided us his unfiltered reaction to football recruit Cyrus Kouandjio joining his brother Arie Kouandjio at the University of Alabama.

From his official Twitter account, Zac Etheridge, a starting defensive back for the 2010 Auburn football team and longtime mainstay for the Tigers, Tweeted […]


Kouandjio Faxes Letter Of Intent To Crimson Tide

After announcing Wednesday he would be attending Auburn, Cyrus Kouandjio changed his mind today and has made it official:

He will join his brother Arie as a football player at the University of Alabama.
Kouandjio made the announcement on his personal Facebook account while Kristen Kenney of reported Saturday, “After spending the weekend discussing his decision […]