Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Morning Six Pack: August 14, 2012

imageThe best thing about these six college football stories from around the country? The buzz comes immediately and there’s no hangover afterwards.

Accreditation warning given to Penn State.

An accrediting organization has told Penn State that its status is "in jeopardy" based on recent developments in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

College football isn't about football right now

What? We can’t multitask?

Big East hires firm to negotiate TV deal

The Big East announced Monday that it has hired Bevilacqua Helfant Ventures as its lead negotiator for a new TV deal. Good luck with that.

Gophers' Gjere ends football career

Minnesota sophomore offensive lineman Jimmy Gjere has decided to end his football career due to the recurrence of concussion-like symptoms.

And…

UCLA top tackler Larimore retires

UCLA linebacker Patrick Larimore is giving up football because of concussions.

Quotable:

"They all scare us.  They're all good football teams," said Addazio.  "It's just a respect.  It's not that we're scared.  We respect the fact that we're going to be in a dogfight each week."

"I really don't care what they think.  It's irrelevant what they think.  I don't waste any time thinking about opponents.  We're going to show up and play really hard.  We're going to play our brand of football.  All I would say to anybody would be that they'll know they were in a football game when they play Temple.  They can count on that.  I don't know what they outcome will be, but they can count on the fact that this team is going to come after them."

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