Sunday, May 13, 2012

Morning Six Pack: May 13, 2012

imageAs you hand Mom a cold one for Mother’s Day, check out these six college football stories from around the country.

Auburn coach Gene Chizik suffers the most personal insult of the week

When it comes to insulting football programs in this state in the last week, the Big Ten commissioner takes a back seat to those writers from The Sporting News.

All Delany did was take a thinly veiled shot at Alabama when he expressed disdain for an unnamed team that doesn't win its division but is given a chance to compete for a national championship.

Hayes and Greenberg got much more personal. They called Gene Chizik one of the worst national championship coaches in the country.

Virginia in the process of filing waiver for Phillip Sims

It remains to be seen whether or not his former high school torched this particular bridge, but Phillip Sims is in the process of giving playing sooner rather than later a shot. Serving as the keynote speaker at a benefit luncheon Friday, Virginia head coach Mike London confirmed to those in the audience that the school has begun the process of filing a hardship waiver on Sims’ behalf that would allow the quarterback to be eligible immediately instead of sitting out a season.

Alec Morris is ‘fired up’ by opportunity

f he'd have known he would be playing college football at a place like Alabama -- or anywhere for that matter -- Alec Morris might have started down the path toward early graduation at the beginning of his junior year.Morris, much like former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy -- who was forced to play backup behind Chase Daniel until his senior year of high school -- was buried on the depth chart through his early years of high school. Ahead of him were Matt Brown, now a sophomore at TCU, and Tucker Carter, who helped lead Allen to a 2008 state championship.

What becomes of a bitter rivalry when the games end?

On a typical morning, Tom Mendenhall arises in his home at 7300 Quantrill's Pass South — his family named the street — climbs into a car with the personalized license plate "BURN-KU" and goes to the office, where his computer screen saver "KU-H8TER" revolves during idle moments.For him, disliking Kansas and its flagship university is not just a hobby, it's a lifestyle.

Spring football wrap: Virginia Tech

Spring Game Notes: 1) There wasn’t one – Some pretty intense thunderstorms forced the cancellation of the spring game in Blacksburg. The day wasn’t a total loss though, as the Hokies picked up six 2013 commitments headlined by quarterback Bucky Hodges – ranked the No. 2 dual-threat QB in the nation by 247Sports. Virginia Tech has 11 commits for 2013 already and are currently 10th nationally in 247Sports' recruiting rankings.

Three Razorback football players charged with burglary

Three Arkansas football players, including wide receivers Marquel Wade and Maudrecus Humphrey, were arrested Saturday and charged with burglarizing dorm rooms.University of Arkansas police arrested Wade, Humphrey and tight end Andrew Peterson after looking at security video in which the players allegedly walked into rooms where items had been taken. The preliminary police report valued the stolen property, including computers and textbooks, at nearly $5,000.

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