Monday, December 10, 2012

Morning Six Pack: December 10, 2012

Start the week off right and take a deep draught of these six college football stories from around the country.

Demand for Alabama tickets to BCS Championship Game far greater than 2009

School received 42,000 requests for 17,000 tickets. The demand three years ago was only 5,400 greater than the supply.

Ex-UGA football recruit will be playing for archrival Florida Gators

Trenton Brown, a 6-foot-8, 350-pound offensive lineman from Georgia Military junior college, revealed that he had committed to Florida over Oklahoma and Florida State this weekend.

Apyan says Jones is a real winner

Yet another of the four knee surgeries he would endure during his University of Cincinnati football career just completed, Alex Apyan received an unexpected phone call.

Rhett Lashlee to remain Arkansas State offensive coordinator for GoDaddy.com Bowl

Even though he's been hired to be Auburn's next offensive coordinator, Rhett Lashlee will retain that position for Arkansas State through the Red Wolves' GoDaddy.com Bowl date against No. 25 Kent State.

Expectations Will Be High for Manziel's Encore

Heisman Trophy history suggests it will never get better for Johnny Manziel than it did this season. In the 78-year history of the Heisman, only one player has one more than one: Ohio State's Archie Griffin in 1974 and '75.

Quotable:

“This has been a great day for Penn State because for the first time in a while, people are buzzing about recruiting and there is excitement about what is happening with the program moving beyond the 2012 season,” FOX Sports NEXT Northeast recruiting analyst Brian Dohn said.

“To me, getting four commitments in a day is great, but the highlights are Issah and Hamilton,” Dohn added. “That is not to disrespect the other commitments, but Hamilton and Issah are high-profile kids, and their decisions to go to Penn State will send a message to other recruits. Maybe not in the 2013 class, but it certainly gives Penn State some needed recruiting momentum heading into the 2014 class.”

The NCAA sanctions limit Penn State to 15 scholarships for the recruiting class that will sign in February. The Lions already have 17 commitments.

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