Friday, December 14, 2012

Morning Six Pack: December 14, 2012

Happy Gameday Eve! No, really… There’s a college football game tomorrow. Here are six college football stories from around the country to whet your whistle while you wait.

La Tech turns to Holtz

Skip Holtz, fired by South Florida earlier this month, has been hired by Louisiana Tech to be its next head football coach according to multiple reports Thursday.

South Bend scorching

Alabama collected its only series victory over Notre Dame with a 28-10 thumping at Birmingham's Legion Field in 1986, but the Irish exacted revenge in a hurry.

Irish’s Kelly claims Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award

A couple of weeks after putting the finishing touches on a perfect regular season that catapulted Notre Dame to an unlikely appearance in the BCS title game, Brian Kelly has landed another major piece of coaching hardware.

Ole Miss gives Hugh Freeze one-year extension, $500,000 raise

The Ole Mis coach now has a base salary of $2 million per season after leading the Rebels to a bowl appearance in his first season.

Wisconsin set to interview Oregon State’s Riley

The long-time Beavers coach is set to interview with Wisconsin this week, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the situation.

Quotable:

"AJ knows he's a spoke in the wheel," Tony said. "He might be an important spoke, but he needs to, and I think he has always understood, that his job is not only to do well at the University of Alabama and help them win, but prepare them for life after he leaves so that they're in good shape."

That's one of the many reasons why AJ's decision ultimately sat well with Tony and AJ's mother, Dee Dee Bonner, who will get one more year to watch their son quarterback their favorite team. AJ's younger brother Corey, formerly a tight end at South Alabama, transferred to Alabama last year and will be eligible to play in 2013.  

"Our job as parents are to support him and we do 100 percent," Tony said. "Me and his mom got our wish, we wanted him to come back and play another year, have another opportunity to play with his brother and work on some things he needs to work on for the next level.

"Growing up in Alabama, it's just a dream come true. Having not ever played the game, but having two boys that play, is even that much better. We enjoy every weekend, we love going up there, we love the university, we love the fans. Their support is unbelievable."

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