Monday, September 10, 2012

Morning Six Pack: September 10, 2012’s Monday morning and you already need a nap. Don’t snooze over these six college football stories from around the country.

Arkansas takes historic plunge out of AP Top 25

Arkansas has taken the second-largest fall out of the AP college football poll, dropping from eighth to unranked after losing to Louisiana-Monroe.

Pacino to play film version of Paterno

Hailed as one of the greatest actors of our time for playing fictional characters such as Michael Corleone and Tony Montana, Al Pacino‘s latest role will reportedly involve a real life Greek tragedy of a name.

Wisconsin Fires OL Coach

Mike Markuson is out as the offensive line coach for Wisconsin. This was Markuson’s first year with the Badgers and had only coached two games thus far.

USC's Barkley, UCLA's Franklin Take National Leads

The Pac-12 had one of its best weekends in years, led by a Los Angeles-based duo that put themselves in the national lead in rushing yards and passing touchdowns.

South Alabama receiving 'blood money' for next two games

For the next two weeks, the South Alabama Jaguars will collect some "blood money" for playing football games at North Carolina State and Mississippi State.


Alabama has to face an SEC opponent whose entire season is on the line. So is its coach's future, in ways that are unique to the peculiar Arkansas situation. With the loss to ULM, Smith has no chance of landing the Razorback job - his stated goal - without getting to Atlanta for the SEC title game, at least. A loss to Alabama and a once-promising season - Skip Bayless picked Arkansas to win the BCS title, probably a kiss of death that could not be overcome - might go completely down the tubes before autumn arrives.

Even as the ULM game wound to its improbable conclusion, there was a sense it wasn't the best thing that could happen to Alabama. It made a dangerous opponent into a desperate one - a difficult proposition for a team playing its first true road game, even if that team is ranked No. 1.

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