Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Morning Six Pack: July 11, 2012

imageDo NOT drink and read these six college football stories from around the country. DO leave that to the professionals.

No more excuses.

No one in the SEC returns more starters than Tennessee, but will it be enough to make the significant improvement Vols fans crave?

When was it ever too early to plan for bowl games?

The postseason stretches from Dec. 15 with the New Mexico Bowl (MWC vs. Pac-12) all the way to the BCS championship game on Jan. 7, 2013.

Lawyer speak.

The attorney for former Ohio State linebacker Storm Klein thinks his client could be exonerated and reinstated by coach Urban Meyer, according to reports from the Columbus Dispatch.

And, MOAR LAWYER SPEAK!

Lawyers for Graham Spanier say the former Penn State president told investigators hired by the university that he was not told of an incident involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

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The wishbone and the Wing-T were playbooks, Bill Walsh’s West Coast offense a meticulous method of game-planning, but the Air Raid is something more akin to an idea, or at least several related ones…

Quotable Counterpoint:

Removal of the Paterno statue at Beaver Stadium would be worth strong consideration. Given how much Penn Staters have invested in their football program's reputation, that act alone would be a devastating blow – but this doesn't seem like the time for half measures designed to appease football fans. A university must stand for more than just its won-lost record.

If anything, this is the time for a serious re-examination of football's role at the university. If an obsession with maintaining the reputation and prestige of the program is determined to have played a part in not turning Sandusky in to the police, then there is a disease in Happy Valley so poisonous that the only way to remove it might be amputation.

Like shutting down the program. Or de-emphasizing it.

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