Monday, December 24, 2012

Morning Six Pack: December 24, 2012

‘twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, folks were drankin’ and checking out these six college football stories from around the country.

Eagles to make ‘heavy push’ for Chip Kelly

Even before a report emerged earlier this week that Oregon will appear before the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions at some point this coming year, Chip Kelly‘s name had been bandied about as a potential option for NFL teams looking for a new head coach this offseason.

Texas falls in recruiting rankings as A&M rises

According to Brown, the only difference in the way the Longhorns recruit today and the way they did for most of the previous decade is a minor alteration in the sales pitch.

Report: Sandusky maintains innocence

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky maintains his innocence and tells a Pennsylvania newspaper he is ''trying to learn from ... the struggle and circumstances'' as he focuses on an appeal of his conviction on child sex abuse charges.

QB Joel Stave itching to return for Wisconsin in Rose Bowl

After two months out with a collarbone injury, Joel Stave says he's ready to play QB for Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl against Stanford.

Bronco Mendenhall: 'Our team gave him a standing ovation'

Following a win in the Poinsettia Bowl, Bronco Mendenhall wanted to point out a longtime assistant. Mendenhall announced that tight ends / assistant head coach Lance Reynolds would be retiring and wanted to honor him.


For all that followed, that's what the 1992 national championship did for the Crimson Tide. The NCAA sanctions were not felt in the immediate aftermath of the national championship run. At the time, the championship validated Alabama's place in the pantheon of college football's top echelon.

"It had been a long, dry spell," said Bert Guy, a Tuscaloosa attorney who attended the Sugar Bowl. "We were in danger of an entire generation of Alabama fans going by that hadn't experienced a national championship.

"Memories only last as long as the people do, and if you don't have any people around that experienced it, and if you don't replenish that well, it will run dry. That national championship kept it from running dry."

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