Thursday, August 9, 2012

Morning Six Pack: August 9, 2012

imageThree weeks from today and we kick off the 2012 college football season. Drink to that and these six college football stories from around the country.

Rating the units

Rating the units By Jess Nicholas, TideFans.com Editor-In-Chief   Trying to put SEC football into objective terms, either before or during the season, is never easy, and may very well be impossible.

Washington loses RB Cooper to third torn ACL

Washington has lost running back Deontae Cooper to yet another torn anterior cruciate ligament, the third time he has had the injury since becoming a member of the Huskies.

Potential Heisman glory, BCS title aspirations for Wisconsin rest on Ball's honesty

The Heisman finalist(?) better be telling the truth or the normally tranquil Wisconsin program could be in for a storm.

Missouri head football coach Gary Pinkel must be taking the Tigers’ move to the SEC very seriously.

So seriously that, apparently, he feels the presence of coeds at his practices to be an unwelcome distraction for his team.

'A lot of inconsistency on both sides of the ball'

'Our effort is where it needs to be, but our execution is not,' says the Tigers' coach.

Quotable:

“It's hard,” he said. “Kids take things so negatively. It's like saying they're not good enough. That's not the case. I really believe we've got two or three kids here (Brissett, Driskel and Tyler Murphy) we can win football games with.

“You hopefully develop more depth and you believe in all your quarterbacks. It's hard. I've been in that role (as a former quarterback). I've been told that situation (where I'm not starting). That's probably how I took it, not understanding that my day will come.

“Whoever it is, the other guy has to always be ready. He's going to be the most popular guy in town anyway. You never know when your opportunity is. It could be one point in the season. It could come down to one play in a season.”

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