Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Morning Six Pack: November 27, 2012

A few good reasons for drinking and this just entered my head: If a man can’t drink when he’s living how the hell can he drink when he’s dead?

Column: Johnny Football Should Be Johnny Heisman

This was it, our first opportunity to hear from the quarterback himself why he feels he should win the Heisman Trophy. Turns out, he's not much of a lobbyist.

Forde-Yard Dash: Breaking down college football's major coaching openings

From Tennessee to Colorado, The Dash ranks this winter's top coaching vacancies.

Balancing wins and losses with dollars and cents

Deciding whether to fire a college football coach often comes down to balancing wins and losses with dollars and cents.

Embree suggests he got a raw deal

A choked-up Jon Embree suggested Monday that the only way he could have turned around the University of Colorado's flailing football program in his two years as head coach was to take shortcuts in the classroom and on the recruiting trail.

Chizik failing to commit to QB, run attack played part in bad season

His ethos may have been 'All In,' but Gene Chizik's failure to commit to a quarterback until late in the season or to the run-first offense he sought by bringing in Scot Loeffler to be his offensive coordinator, in part led to a historically bad 3-9 season.


On the other side, there is a crystal football trophy and a fleet of visible-from-the-exosphere gold helmets. In the meantime, there is the business of earning the title of best team in the nation's most rabid, swaggering conference.

There are those who might argue either Georgia or Alabama playing for a national championship is a bit redundant after playing for the Southeastern Conference title. Those people are known as SEC football fans, and while the game participants might not share their sentiment, looking past Saturday would be like shrugging at a coming tornado.

"If you need any added motivation to be a champion in any way, shape or form, something's wrong with you," Georgia receiver Tavarres King said. "If we win this game, we're SEC champions. That alone is enough motivation for us to get after it this Saturday.

"We do know what lies ahead. We win this one, and we'll have the opportunity to play Notre Dame."

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