MAURICE COUCH NEWS

No Surprise in first Cowboys Mini-Camp

Maurice Couch, Defensive Tackle The first of many rookie mini camps had a usual start. Seventh round Ahmad Dixon, safety, did not participate due to a groin injury. Undrafted free agent, Maurice Couch, defensive tackle, from Tennessee was the first on field injury for the 2014 Season. Couch suffered a lower leg injury and had to be carted off. Jason Witten, Doug Free and Tyron Smith...
Via Down and Distance
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee: NCAA rules Couch permanently ineligible

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The NCAA has ruled Tennessee defensive lineman Maurice Couch permanently ineligible following a September report that he received improper benefits. Tennessee's football program released a statement through its Twitter account Friday that Couch had been ruled ineligible and that it plans to appeal. Tennessee athletic department spokesman Jimmy Stanton confirmed...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Couch ruled permanently ineligible

The NCAA has ruled Tennessee defensive lineman Maurice Couch permanently ineligible following a September report that he received improper benefits. Tennessee's football program released a statement through its Twitter account Friday that Couch had been ruled ineligible and that it plans to appeal. Tennessee athletic department spokesman Jimmy Stanton confirmed the accuracy...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Tennessee: NCAA rules Couch permanently ineligible

The NCAA has ruled Tennessee defensive lineman Maurice Couch permanently ineligible following a September report that he received improper benefits. Tennessee's football program released a statement through its Twitter account Friday that Couch had been ruled ineligible and that it plans to appeal. Tennessee athletic department spokesman Jimmy Stanton confirmed the accuracy...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

NCAA Rules Tennessee DT Maurice Couch Permanently Ineligible

Despite whether you believe student athletes deserve to be paid or not, rules are rules. Tennessee defensive tackle, Maurice Couch, had to learn that the hard way. According to USA Today, the NCAA has ruled Couch permanently ineligible after reports surfaced back in September that the redshirt senior received improper benefits from an agent. According to the report, the Florida...
Via BlackSportsOnline
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Slive: NCAA rules on agents 'part of the problem'

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive remains very critical of the NCAA's rules governing agents, an issue that continues to plague his league. "I feel like the current NCAA rules and regulations are part of the problem, they're not part of the solution," Slive said Thursday in an interview with The Associated Press. It was virtually...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Slive: NCAA rules on agents 'part of the problem'

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive remains very critical of the NCAA's rules governing agents, an issue that continues to plague his league. "I feel like the current NCAA rules and regulations are part of the problem, they're not part of the solution," Slive said Thursday in an interview with The Associated Press. It was virtually...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Slive: NCAA rules on agents failing

Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive remains very critical of the NCAA's rules governing agents, an issue that continues to plague his league. ''I feel like the current NCAA rules and regulations are part of the problem, they're not part of the solution,'' Slive said Thursday in an interview with The Associated Press. It was virtually a repeat...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Tale of 2 coaches: Tennessee visits No. 2 Oregon

In his first year as head coach at Tennessee, Butch Jones wants to rebuild the Vols. In his first year as head coach at Oregon, Mark Helfrich wants the Ducks to stay the course. The two programs collide on Saturday when Tennessee visits Oregon. The second-ranked Ducks will be the toughest test so far in Jones' tenure with the Vols. It doesn't get any easier: included in...
Via AP on Fox
September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Tennessee’s Maurice Couch apologizes after being ruled ineligible

Suspended Tennessee Volunteers defensive lineman Maurice Couch took to Twitter on Friday to apologize for letting so many people down.
Via Gamedayr
September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Couch tweets apology after sidelined

Tennessee defensive lineman Maurice Couch has apologized after being ruled ineligible for Saturday's game with No. 2 Oregon.
Via FOXSports.com
September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Couch tweets apology after sidelined

Tennessee defensive lineman Maurice Couch has apologized after being ruled ineligible for Saturday's game with No. 2 Oregon. Couch wrote on his Twitter account Friday, ''I want to apologize to everyone from my family, teammates n the Volnation. I'm sorry I let u guys down.'' Although the account (MoTrilla44) isn't verified, Tennessee athletic department...
Via AP on Fox
September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Vols' Couch ineligible against No. 2 Oregon

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee coach Butch Jones says defensive lineman Maurice Couch has been ruled ineligible for Saturday's game against No. 2 Oregon while the university investigates allegations he was one of five Southeastern Conference players to receive improper benefits. "As of right now, the situation with Mo Couch is we've declared him ineligible for this game...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Couch ineligible against No. 2 Oregon

Tennessee coach Butch Jones says defensive lineman Maurice Couch has been ruled ineligible for Saturday's game against No. 2 Oregon while the university investigates allegations he was one of five Southeastern Conference players to receive improper benefits. Jones said during his weekly interview Thursday with Nashville radio station 104.5 said that ''right now our compliance...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Couch ineligible against No. 2 Oregon

Tennessee coach Butch Jones says defensive lineman Maurice Couch has been ruled ineligible for Saturday's game against No. 2 Oregon while the university investigates allegations he was one of five Southeastern Conference players to receive improper benefits.
Via FOXSports.com
September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Yahoo report: Five SEC stars received payouts

College football programs from the talent-rich Southeastern Conference are having to defend themselves in the wake of allegations of money being funneled to players. Yahoo Sports reported Wednesday that five SEC players received improper benefits during their college careers, including former Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray -- now with the Kansas City Chiefs -- and former Alabama...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

How Oregon will save college football, and then the country

Regardless of the verdict of NCAA investigations, this is a dark time for college football. Yesterday Sports Illustrated released the second in a series of five stories revealing widespread corruption and impropriety in Oklahoma State football. Athletes received large cash payments from boosters. There was a bounty paid for sacks, interceptions and fumbles. A new pair of socks in...
Via The Duck Stops Here
September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

SEC players received extra benefits?

Five SEC players from three SEC schools accepted impermissible benefits, Yahoo! Sports reported Wednesday. The players named in Yahoo!'s report are D.J. Fluker of Alabama, Tyler Bray and Maurice Couch of Tennessee and Mississippi State's Fletcher Cox and Chad Bumphis. Couch is a starter at Tennessee this season, but the rest have moved on to professional careers. Yahoo...
Via Fox Sports
September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Tennessee’s Maurice Couch, Who Was Just Named In Yahoo! Sports’ Report, Ruled Out For Saturday Due To ‘Heat Exhaustion’

On the same day he was named in Yahoo! Sports’ report as one of five SEC players who allegedly received improper benefits, Tennessee defensive tackle Maurice Couch has been declared out for this Saturday’s game against Oregon due to “heat exhaustion”. Evan Woodbery of the Knoxville News Sentinel tweeted out the news, via coach Butch Jones. Butch Jones says Mo Couch won...
Via College Spun
September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: 5 SEC stars given payouts

College football programs from the talent-rich Southeastern Conference are having to defend themselves in the wake of allegations of money being funneled to players. Yahoo Sports reported Wednesday that five SEC players received improper benefits during their college careers, including former Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker, casting yet another dark cloud over college sports...
Via AP on Fox
September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Did Ex Ess-E-Cee Players Get Extra Benefits From Agents...???

((HT: Yahoo!Sports)) The last time Charles Robinson dropped the hammer on someone, the University of Miami was put on "Uncle Nevin" Alert... Now, he and Rand Getlin have now come forward to disclose that former Alabama tackle D.J. Fluker, Tennessee QB Tyler Bray, Tennessee DE Maurice Couch, Mississippi State University DT Fletcher Cox and Mississippi State WR Chad...
Via Online Sports Guys
September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Yahoo: 5 SEC stars received payouts during career

Five Southeastern Conference players received improper benefits during their college careers, including former Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker, according to a Yahoo Sports report. The Yahoo report Wednesday cited text messages and financial records of former Alabama defensive end Luther Davis and an unnamed NFL source who said Davis was a go-between for the players with NFL...
Via AP on Fox
September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

SEC players recieved extra benefits

Five SEC players from three SEC schools accepted impermissible benefits, Yahoo! Sports reported Wednesday. The players named in Yahoo!'s report are D.J. Fluker of Alabama, Tyler Bray and Maurice Couch of Tennessee and Mississippi State's Fletcher Cox and Chad Bumphis. Couch is a starter at Tennessee this season, but the rest have moved on to professional careers. Yahoo...
Via Fox Sports
September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Tennessee starting DE, Fluker, Bray, Bumphis, 2 others named as receiving benefits

Tennessee defensive end Maurice Couch and four former SEC players have been named in a report as receiving illegal benefits during their time at schools. Alabama star DJ Fluker, Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray, Mississippi State wide receiver Chad Bumphis and defensive end Fletcher Cox, were named by a Yahoo! Sports report. The payments are said to come from former Tide star Luther...
Via SEC Football Blog
September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Tennessee-Oregon Preview

While Oregon hasn't relinquished its place among the most prolific scoring teams in the nation, the Ducks insist there's still room for improvement offensively. That's a scary thought for unbeaten Tennessee, which faces the difficult challenge of slowing the second-ranked Ducks. Oregon looks to win its 22nd straight home game against an unranked opponent when it takes...
Via AP on Fox
September 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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