"Clearly, their actions have no place in our program," coach Lane Kiffin said Monday.
He said wide receiver Nu'Keese Richardson , 18, and defensive back Mike Edwards , 18, were permanently dismissed from the team. Former starting safety Janzen Jackson , 18, will continue to be barred from team activities while Kiffin awaits more information in his case.
All three players were out on bond but were kept home Saturday when Tennessee traveled to play Mississippi. The Volunteers lost 42-17.
MICHIGAN: College football's winningest program just took another hit off the field.
The school released embarrassing details of an internal audit that discovered Rich Rodriguez's team did not file forms tracking how much time players spent on football during the 2008 season -- his first -- and the off-season last spring.
The NCAA and the school are investigating the program about similar issues. Rodriguez has said he and his coaches know and follow NCAA rules.
The Detroit Free Press , citing anonymous football players, reported in August that Michigan was exceeding NCAA limits regarding practices and workouts.
ACC HONORS: Georgia Tech defensive lineman Ben Anderson , a former South Aiken standout, was named one of the ACC's weekly award winners.
The junior defensive tackle was honored along with teammate Cord Howard and Clemson's C.J. Spiller . Anderson recorded five tackles, including three for loss, and two sacks -- all career highs -- in the Yellow Jackets' 49-10 win over Duke on Saturday.
SEC HONORS: Georgia running back Washaun Ealey was named the SEC's freshman of the week.
Ealey, a former standout at Emanuel County Insitute, rushed for a career-high 98 yards on 18 carries and a touchdown in the Bulldogs' 31-24 win over Auburn.
CALIFORNIA: Star running back Jahvid Best will not play Saturday against Stanford as he recovers from his second concussion in an eight-day period.
RUTGERS: Running back Kordell Young will miss the rest of the season with a right knee injury that will require surgery.
UNLV: Coach Mike Sanford was fired after five losing seasons, a 15-43 record and no bowl appearances.
VIRGINIA TECH: The Hokies have secured yet another game in the D.C. suburbs, agreeing to play Cincinnati at the Washington Redskins stadium in 2012.