T.J. NEAL RUMORS & GOSSIP

Auburn football: TJ Neal frustrated by lack of playing time

Frustrations can mount during a loss and that was exactly the case for Auburn linebacker TJ Neal after the Tigers fell to No. 2-ranked Clemson in the season-opener, 19-13. Following the game, Neal, who received only two reps on special teams, took to social media to express his frustration over the lack of playing time he received. The tweets were later deleted, but not before...
Via Campus Sports Net
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Auburn adds standout Illinois LB T.J. Neal as grad transfer

Over the weekend Alabama picked up a nice addition in a grad transfer from the Midwest in Bowling Green star WR Gehrig Dieter. On Tuesday, the Tide's archrival Auburn got a very good one, too.Linebacker T.J. Neal, Illinois' second leading tackler (109), announced he's transferring to play for the Tigers. The 6-2, 235-pounder had 14 TFLs in 2015 for the Illini.Neal will be eligible...
Via FOX Sports
February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Illinois LB T.J. Neal to visit WVU, Auburn

It was announced just last month that the Illinois Fighting Illini would be losing one of their top defensive players to transfer for the 2016 season. Second-leading tackler T.J. Neal announced he would take a grad transfer and it looks like he could be close to making a decision. When Neal announced his transfer, Illinois head coach Bill Cubit said that the Pennsylvania native “was...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Illinois loses second-leading tackler, T.J. Neal, to graduate transfer

The Illinois Fighting Illini had a pretty rough 2015 season. The team fired former head coach Tim Beckman just days before the beginning of the season and ended up finishing 5-7. Bill Cubit hopes to polish off his 2016 recruiting class in the next week and hopes to have a strong first season as the full-time head coach. He will have to do so without one of his biggest veterans on...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

T.J. Neal’s transfer leaves Illini with even bigger hole to fill on defense

Bill Cubit has a two-year deal at the University of Illinois, but he will enter that deal with a mountain to climb on the defensive side of the ball. That much was known thanks to graduations, however that climb is going to get even tougher with the news of the transfer of one of the most productive players on the team — linebacker T.J. Neal. It was a bit surprising given the timing...
Via Talking 10
January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Illinois linebacker T.J. Neal plans to transfer

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Illinois starting linebacker T.J. Neal plans to transfer before his senior season. Sports information director Kent Brown said Tuesday that Neal plans to leave the team after three seasons. Brown said Neal plans to transfer closer to home but there was no immediate word on his destination. The junior is from McKeeseport, Pennsylvania. Neal was the team's...
Via Associated Press
January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Illinois deals Gophers upset loss, 28-24

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois turned to its much-criticized defense Saturday for a late touchdown and a defensive stand that delivered a 28-24 win over Minnesota. Illinois (4-4, 1-3 Big Ten) trailed 24-21 with 6:33 left in the game when linebacker T.J. Neal stripped the ball from running back David Cobb. Cornerback V'Angelo Bentley grabbed the ball at the Gopher 12 and ran it...
Via Associated Press
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Illini defense delivers win over Gophers, 28-24

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Illinois turned to its much-criticized defense Saturday for a late touchdown and a defensive stand that delivered a 28-24 win over Minnesota. Illinois (4-4, 1-3 Big Ten) trailed 24-21 with 6:33 left in the game when linebacker T.J. Neal stripped the ball from running back David Cobb. Cornerback V'Angelo Bentley grabbed the ball at the Gopher 12 and ran it in...
Via Associated Press
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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