Friday, May 25, 2012

Morning Six Pack: May 25, 2012

imageIn this country, we server beer cold so you can tell it from wine. On this blog, we give you six of the best college football stories from around the country just because we think you’re smart enough to know the difference between good stuff and that other stuff.

Despite Larry Scott’s efforts, a plus-one model should not be back on the table

A plus-one model keeps the bowl system and tacks on an extra game to decide the national champion. But deciding which teams should earn a spot in that coveted extra game has always been controversial and will be even more so with the Big 12/SEC partnership in the "Champions Bowl."

Barrett Jones already getting hype before starting a game at center

Barrett Jones, the 2011 Outland Trophy Award winner, is already getting some love at his new position. He has yet to play a game (except for a few snaps in the 2011 opener) at center, but the senior is already one to watch, the Rimington Trophy said.

WVU fans, friends pay tribute to late Stewart

Condolences streamed in from as far as Texas and Massachusetts as fans and friends gathered Thursday in Morgantown to pay tribute to former West Virginia University football coach Bill Stewart.

Pitt FB suffered stroke; playing days appear over

Tuesday, Pitt fullback Derrick Burns was admitted to the hospital for what was originally called a “medical condition.” Burns had been complaining of headaches. Following some tests, it was revealed Burns had a stroke. “Found a mass, a blood clot in the back of his head, and a small one on the left side which caused a stroke and left his right side weak,” Dan Burns, Derrick’s adoptive father, told KDKA in Pittsburgh.

John L. Smith: The entire state has locked up. They're on fire

During an interview on the new "Wetzel to Forde" radio show that airs on Yahoo Sports Radio, Arkansas head coach John L. Smith said he has yet to speak with Bobby Petrino.

Smith said on Thursday night, "No, I haven't.  I think this is Bobby's way of maybe keeping some separation. To be honest with you, I think he's very sympathetic in doing this to a degree, maybe saying I'm just going to wait and wait a little while until the time is right for me to reach out.  I think that's the best way to handle it at this point.  I'm going to take my lead from him and when he feels good about giving me a buzz, then he'll do that.   I think this is his way of creating a little separation and letting me get in and get going and all of that type of thing.  Kind of let things die down, you know.  Time heals a lot of things."

Al Golden still getting benefit of the doubt from Miami fans

Nevin Shapiro wouldn't be happy to hear this from his federal prison cell, but Miami coach Al Golden took 24 minutes of questions from Hurricane Club members on Wednesday night and not once was the still-pending sledgehammer of NCAA sanctions mentioned by anyone in the well-fed and openly satisfied dinner crowd.

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