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 group is

currently in the process of working through all the details and

logistics of the situation.”

Yahoo Sports reported Couch received $1,350 from former Alabama

defensive end Luther Davis, who served as a go-between for NFL

agents and financial advisers. Other players who allegedly received

money from Davis: former Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker,

former Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray, former Mississippi State

defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and former Mississippi State receiver

Chad Bumphis.