Saturday, September 15, 2012

Morning Six Pack: September 15, 2012 DAY. Fire up the grills. Put out the flags. Don the gear and enjoy these six college football stories from around the country.

Former ULM receiver revels in program's success

Saturday is a great day to kick your feet up, relax and enjoy a fun-filled day of college football. As a former college football player, having the opportunity to watch games is a luxury I haven't had the past four years.

Missouri's history of trickery

Missouri Coach Gary Pinkel has a pat answer when asked about fake punts and field goals: If they work, you're smart, and if they fail, you're stupid.

LSU-Idaho pregame notebook

For just the second time since 1933, LSU has the opportunity to score at least 40 points in the first three games of a season. The only other time the Tigers broke the 40-point mark in their first three games was 2007.

UNC’s top back won’t play vs. Louisville

So much for Giovani Bernard‘s injury not being that big of a deal. In North Carolina’s season-opening win over Elon, the running back injured his knee.

TCU-LSU moved to Cowboys Stadium

TCU will open the 2013 season against LSU at Cowboys Stadium, a source familiar with the negotiations confirmed to ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM's Ian Fitzsimmons on Friday.


“When Petrino was here, the fans were really hopeful that they could beat Alabama and LSU. This was going to be year five for Petrino, the best year so far, and they were playing those teams at home, in Fayetteville.”

With a favorable schedule and a big-time quarterback in Wilson, fans were able to overlook a few trifling concerns that ranged from the recuperation of star running back Knile Davis from an ankle injury — which caused him to miss the 2011 season — to graduation losses in the receiving unit to a defense that had never been upper-shelf SEC quality under the offensive-minded Petrino.

Then came the crash.

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