Friday, November 30, 2012

Morning Six Pack: November 30, 2012

Closing the books on another November and opening another six pack of college football stories from around the country.

Monte Kiffin to resign after Trojans' bowl game

USC assistant football coach Monte Kiffin will resign after USC's upcoming bowl game in order to pursue opportunities in the NFL, he announced Thursday.

Alabama and Georgia have a history of battling for major recruits

Alabama and Georgia have a history of battling for elite recruits, particularly since the arrival of Nick Saban in Tuscaloosa. Take a look at six major recent recruiting battles between the Crimson Tide and Bulldogs.

Weekend Watch List: Turning attention from turmoil to conference title games

With conference realignment and the coaching carousel dominating the news cycle, Dennis Dodd just wants to put some focus back on the field. And there's plenty to talk about besides the SEC title game.

Banged-Up Bridgewater Leads Louisville to BCS

Teddy Bridgewater had a brace on his arm and a protective boot on his foot after the game. He said that while he was playing, the sore ankle hurt more than the broken wrist.

Buzz surrounds vacancies: Rumors swirl around SEC

College football's silly season of riding the coaching carousel is in full swing, and the SEC is leading the charge in speculation, rumor and innuendo.

Quotable:

Avoiding costly mistakes will be key in a game featuring the SEC’s two top pass defenses.

“I think all QBs want to make a big play in a big game,” Georgia coach Mark Richt said. “All players want to make a big play in a big game. There’s a time and place for everything. You have to understand when a play presents itself, then you make the big play. If it doesn’t present itself, burn the ball, get rid of it. “

A win also might wipe out some forgettable performances in key games for Murray. He was 16-of-40 passing with two interceptions in a loss to LSU in last season’s SEC championship game and was picked off twice again in a bowl defeat to Michigan State.

This season, he completed just over a third of his passes for career-low 109 yards in a blowout loss to South Carolina and threw three first-half interceptions before righting himself in a 17-9 win over Florida.

That’s the one that ultimately got the Bulldogs to the brink of an SEC and national title.

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