A little over a month after leaving Arizona State, Michael Eubank has found a new program with which to continue his playing career.
Samford announced Sunday that the quarterback has transferred to the Bulldogs. As Samford plays at the FCS level, Eubank will be permitted to play immediately in 2014.
Eubank will have two years to use his remaining two seasons of eligibility.
“We are very happy to have Michael join our team,” Samford head coach Pat Sullivan said in a statement. “He is an outstanding player and an outstanding young man. He will fit in well with our players and our program, and we are excited to have him.”
It was announced in mid-January that Eubank would be leaving the Sun Devils after being released from his scholarship.
After seeing substantial playing time in 2012, Eubank saw his time on the field plummet as he fell behind starter Taylor Kelly (no relation) and backup Mike Bercovici on the depth chart. Eubank threw and ran for four touchdowns each in 2012; in 2013, he had none of the former and three of the latter.
Eubank was a four-star member of ASU’s 2011 recruiting class, rated as the No. 8 dual-threat quarterback in the country.
While the news of late has been littered with the exits of two SEC wide receivers, one team from the Big Ten is welcoming back a player who plays the same position.
In a press release, Rutgers confirmed that Leonte Carroo has been reinstated to the Scarlet Knights football program. The release stated that head coach Kyle Flood, who is suspended himself, “reinstated Carroo after the student-athlete agreed to the conditions of his reinstatement and after he accepted the responsibility that comes with his return to the team.”
The reinstatement comes one day after a domestic violence charge against him was dropped after the alleged victim decided not to testify against he former boyfriend. Carroo had been accused of slamming a woman with whom he had a previous relationship into the concrete outside of the RU football facility last month.
Carroo has missed the last two games (Penn State, Kansas) because of the suspension. He will be eligible to return to practice today and play in Saturday’s game against 10th-ranked Michigan State.
Despite missing those two contests, Carroo is still tops on the team in receiving yards with 181 and tied for the team lead with three receiving touchdowns. He’s also averaging nearly 26 yards per reception.
Carroo led the Scarlet Knights last season in receptions (55), receiving yards (1,086) and receiving touchdowns (10).
It’s been a bad week for talented SEC wide receivers.
On the heels of Auburn giving the boot to D’haquille Williams following an alleged bar rampage, Tennessee announced Wednesday that Pig Howard has been dismissed from Butch Jones‘ football program. Violations of unspecified team rules was the only explanation offered.
Howard had been suspended for the season opener for the same reason due to an unspecified incident several months before. It’s unknown if the dismissal is related in any way to that suspension.
Injuries had allowed the senior to play in just two games this season, against Oklahoma and Western Carolina. He had one reception for eight yards, with that coming in the overtime loss to the Sooners.
The past two seasons, Howard led the Vols in receiving with 54 and 44 receptions in 2014 and 2013, respectively. He accounted for 1,006 receiving yards in that span, and has also scored a pair of rushing touchdowns.