South Carolina quarter-back Tanner McEvoy, a redshirt freshman, has decided to transfer, less than two weeks after his arrest in North Carolina.
Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier announced McEvoy’s decision.
The 19-year-old McEvoy was arrested July 30 and charged with speeding and driving after consuming alcohol while under 21. The state of North Carolina does not allow a driver who’s younger than 21 to have any alcohol in their system. McEvoy posted a $250 bond for the two misdemeanor charges and was released.
McEvoy, from Hillside, N.J., was listed as the fourth-team quarterback coming into fall camp.
GEORGIA: Coach Mark Richt was pleased with his offense and defense in the team’s first scrimmage of the season on Wednesday, which was closed to the media.
“Overall in the scrimmage, the No. 1 units played really well,” he said.
“The No. 1 offense actually scored touchdowns in their first three drives. The No. 1 defense didn’t give up but I think one first down in the first three drives. Both No. 1 units were pretty dominant, which I like this time of year.”
Freshman tailback Todd Gurley led the team in rushing with 58 yards on six carries and a touchdown.
“He ran the ball well, I’ll say that, but he had some good space provided for him at times when some of the other guys didn’t,” Richt said.
WEST VIRGINIA: Coach Dana Holgorsen will earn $2.3 million this season under a new six-year contract, athletic director Oliver Luck said Wednesday.
The deal includes $250,000 in base pay and the remainder in supplemental pay from athletic department revenue or private sources. Holgorsen, now in his second year, will receive annual raises of $200,000 in the second and third years of the contract, and $100,000 in the fourth and fifth years.
TENNESSEE: Quarterback Tyler Bray has agreed to a deal to resolve misdemeanor charges related to a July Fourth boating incident without pleading guilty.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reported Bray was in court on Wednesday in Loudon County General Sessions Court and agreed to speak to schools about boater safety or appear in a public service advertisement. He also lost his boating rights for a year, must take a boating training course and pay court costs.
Bray was also linked to a vandalism investigation in Knoxville in July, but no charges were filed.
CONNECTICUT: Sophomore quarterback Mike Nebrich has decided to transfer.
Nebrich, who was a highly touted recruit out of Burke, Va., spent his freshman season as a backup, seeing limited action.
He had 69 yards passing, 60 of them coming in a Sept. 3 win over Fordham.