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Update: Alabama State confirms Isaiah Crowell’s transfer


UPDATED 8:22 p.m. ET: Well, so much for that.

A couple of hours after we noted a report which quoted the mother of former Georgia running back Isaiah Crowell as stating that her son had not made up his mind on a new collegiate home, her son has indeed made up his mind.  And, as originally reported, it’s FCS school Alabama State.

“We actively researched Isaiah both as a person as well as an athlete,” ASU head coach Reggie Barlow said in a statement. “We are aware of his current issues, but also believe in helping young people. We believe that Isaiah has learned from his circumstances and that he will be a quality student-athlete at Alabama State.”

Crowell will be eligible to play for the Hornets in 2012.


Back the truck up on reports of Isaiah Crowell‘s next collegiate destination.

Wednesday, reported that the former Georgia running back was headed to Alabama State and was enrolling at the FCS-level school that day.  A school athletic official refused to confirm or deny the report, although someone close to the player has come out and done just that a day later.

According to Crowell’s mother, reports that her son is headed to Alabama State are, at least at this time, false.

He has not made up his mind,” Debbie Crowell told

There was no word from Crowell’s mother on what other schools her son may be considering or when a decision will be made.  If he plays at Alabama State or any other FCS program, he would be eligible to play immediately.

Crowell was arrested very early last Friday morning and charged with carrying a weapon in a school zone, having an altered ID mark and charge of possessing/carrying a concealed weapon.  The first two charges are felonies, the latter a misdemeanor.  School policy called for an immediate suspension, although head coach Mark Richt trumped that directive several hours later by dismissing the back.

SEC shut out of AP top five for first time in half a decade

Stephen F. Austin visits Amon G. Carter Stadium to play the No. 3 TCU Horned Frogs.
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The polls are meaningless. Especially any poll that isn’t the College Football Playoff top 25 and even then, as the TCU learned late last season, even the penultimate ranking is as meaningless as the paper they’re metaphorically written on.

Still, they’re catnip to college football fans and observers. Place them in front of us and we can’t help but gnaw on them.

And with that said, a bit of milestone was reached in Sunday’s Associated Press Top 25, as the SEC was completely shut out of the top five.

That group breaks down as follows:

  1. Ohio State
  2. TCU
  3. Baylor
  4. Michigan State
  5. Utah

An SEC free top five hasn’t happened in nearly five full years; October 10, 2010 was the last time such a thing occurred. Oddly enough, two of the same five culprits occupied that ranking as well:

  1. Ohio State
  2. Oregon
  3. Boise State
  4. TCU
  5. Nebraska

Underscoring the lesson of the first paragraph, eventual national champion Auburn checked in at No. 6. Those Tigers moved up a spot the following week and never looked back.

None of this means anything at all, until it does. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun along the way.

Georgia loses ILB Reggie Carter for the season

Reggie Carter, Charone Peake
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After battling to get on the field throughout the season’s first five weeks, Georgia is shutting down inside linebacker Reggie Carter for the rest of the year, Dawgs head coach Mark Richt confirmed Sunday evening.

Carter fought shoulder problems throughout the year, and saw action in only one of Georgia’s first five games. A junior, Carter will be eligible for a medical redshirt.

The Snellville, Ga., native recorded 28 tackles in 12 appearances in 2014 and eight tackles in eight appearances as a freshman in 2013. UAB transfer Jake Ganus started in the spot many pegged to Carter before injure ruptured his season.

Carter totaled two stops in one appearance this season.