Thursday, December 13, 2012

Morning Six Pack: December 13, 2012

Satisfy your Thirsty Thursday cravings with these six college football stories from around the country.

Alabama junior QB still has many things he wants to accomplish

Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, who has led the Crimson Tide to its second straight national title game, said he will return for his senior season instead of entering the NFL draft.

Dashing through the college football bowl season

Pat Forde gives his take on all 35 bowls, and where Jon Gruden may or may not coach next season.

Texas Tech hires Kliff Kingsbury to replace Tommy Tuberville

Texas Tech hired one of its own Wednesday, bringing back former Red Raiders quarterback Kliff Kingsbury to become the head coach.

Powell and Brockman Earn Associated Press All-America Honors

The postseason recognition continues for a pair of Racers as the Associated Press handed out their All-America honors Wednesday afternoon.

Westerman transferring 

Auburn redshirt freshman offensive lineman Christian Westerman has been granted his release from Auburn and intends to transfer to Arizona State.

Quotable:

Ah, family. “This was a family decision,” Petrino said, mentioning his Kentucky ties – one daughter is a student at Louisville and another graduated from there. Petrino said he has been in counseling and is working on his relationship with his wife. He said the whole experience has made him a better coach and a better person.

As Todd Stewart said, this is the United States of America, a country of second chances. But Bobby Petrino at Western Kentucky is the most American thing of all – a business transaction. Western Kentucky has decided it has to win. So it’s welcoming and celebrating a coach who has left little but anger and confusion behind him.

It has a chance to be wonderful. Until that day when it’s not.

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