Thursday, June 7, 2012

Morning Six Pack: June 07, 2012

image"I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer." -Abraham Lincoln

And, these six college football stories from around the country.

Wyoming hires new defensive line coach from LSU

Wyoming has officially announced the addition of Derrick LeBlanc as the Cowboys’ new defensive line coach. LeBlanc came to Wyoming from LSU, where he was the assistant strength and conditioning coordinator.

Memorial service for Skelton today

A memorial service will be held today for longtime Montgomery resident Bobby Skelton, a former Alabama quarterback and a veteran college and NFL official.

SEC foothold won’t be easy for newcomers

For one of the two newest members of the NCAA's preeminent athletic conference, it is a fitting marketing ploy. The Tigers, along with fellow incomer Texas A&M, will need every effort they can muster to establish a foothold in the Southeastern Conference — the same conference that has captured the past six BCS football titles and houses reigning NCAA basketball champion Kentucky.

3 suspended Sooners removed from scholarship

Don't count on Jaz Reynolds, Trey Franks or Quentin Hayes making any plays for Oklahoma this fall. The Sooners football program is moving on without them. Coach Bob Stoops spoke on the standing of the three suspended Sooners during OU's caravan in Tulsa on Wednesday night. Reynolds, Franks and Hayes were indefinitely suspended on May 20."There's no update," Stoops said when asked about the suspensions of Reynolds, Franks and Hayes. "(They) have been removed from scholarship and we aren't counting on any of them.

Football facilities Arms Race: Can you top this?

It used to be that if you were a major university and you had a locker room, a practice field, a blocking sled and some weight machines, you had yourself a football program. Of course, that was before you could download music to your smart phone, or create content for presentations on your flat screen from your iPad.

The game has changed. Now if you don’t have a multimillion-dollar, cutting-edge facility that offers everything you’d ever need to compete at the highest level and the kind of amenities that would cause even the most jaded recruit and his family to shake their heads in astonishment, you might just slip out of contention.

Denver Post: Former Jayhawk QB to enroll in Junior College and complete his career

Brock Berglund, the former Valor Christian quarterback who left the University of Kansas under strenuous circumstances in January, will continue his football career at the junior college level. Berglund will enroll at Scottsdale Community College in Arizona, he said Wednesday. "It's one of those things you look at optimistically, but it's frustrating," Berglund said. "It's hard, but it's exciting that I get to play football, at the same time."

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