The commissioner of Conference USA sees his league at a "pivot point" with a bright future at a time when he says intercollegiate athletics are transitioning from conference realignment to system realignment.
Alex Byers is set to return to his southeast roots. The junior college wide receiver and return man committed to UAB. He's the ninth member of the Blazers 2015 recruiting class.
Alabama, Auburn and UAB will go into the 2014 season in good hands. All three programs have a player on the watch list for the Fred Biletnikoff Award.