Monday, July 30, 2012

Morning Six Pack: July 30, 2012

imageOuch, Monday. At least these six college football stories from around the country will take the edge off of your pain.

Two Coaches’ Different Approaches to NCAA Sanctions

Like Bill O’Brien of Penn State, Jim Walden at Iowa State and Dennis Franchione at Alabama took over football programs receiving stiff recruiting limits.

Malzahn dismisses tailback Dyer from Ark. St.

Saw it coming, we did.

Penn State quarterback Robert Bolden visits LSU

We all know about the issues surrounding Penn State and their football program and how all of their players have become free agents, but what we don’t know is what LSU coach Les Miles is currently thinking…

South Alabama football team can take a big step forward this season

Joey Jones and the South Alabama football program take another big step in the plan to take the Jags to the highest level of football when they open practice for the team's most important season yet.

Penn State Seeks Settlements

Penn State’s president, Rodney Erickson, said the university was adequately covered to handle lawsuits stemming from the child sexual abuse scandal but hoped to settle many of them “as quickly as possible.”

Quotable:

There was a concern about doing what we could for the individual student-athletes to hold them as harmless as we could. This was a way of trying to do that. Some people may have thought we went too far, some people not far enough. You know? There's nothing you do in this life that doesn't have sometimes unintended consequences. So now everybody is all upset about who is going to steal whom, and so forth and so on. Our focus was on the student-athletes and what can we do for them given that they're caught up in this awful nightmare — and it was to try and help them.

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