Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Morning Six Pack: December 26, 2012

There’s still some eggnog left. But, we’re sticking with the cool, clear crisp and refreshing flavor of these six malty college football stories from around the country.

Head injuries growing in SEC

With athletes creating more violent collisions, head injuries in the SEC are a growing concern.

Moore memories: Alabama athletics director has had inside looks at Alabama and Notre Dame

Mal Moore is known for his long association with his alma mater, but he was the running backs coach at Notre Dame from 1983-85, and he treasures those three years.

Syracuse suspends two for bowl game

Syracuse has suspended sophomore tailback Adonis Ameen-Moore and reserve tight end Max Beaulieu for the Pinstripe Bowl on Saturday for violating athletic department rules.

Previewing Wednesday's Little Caesars Pizza Bowl

Game in Detroit features nearby Central Michigan and first-time bowl team Western Kentucky.

Members of 1988 Irish mourn loss of teammate Dean Brown

From the back of the ambulance, Dean Brown sounded normal. The trouble he had breathing that morning was due to either a nasty cold or a respiratory infection, so he would go to the hospital, maybe get some antibiotics and get out of there. He couldn't believe he was even in the ambulance.


“Everybody has a game or two where you have to get lucky,” Forde said. “If you go back through history, very few teams have won a national championship without needing some divine help at some point in time.”

Notre Dame has not played Alabama in 25 years.

“A year ago, Alabama was preparing for the national championship game,” the radio host Paul Finebaum said. “At the same time, Notre Dame was playing Florida State” in the Champs Sports Bowl. “Alabama has been there so many times, and Notre Dame hasn’t been there enough to handle the moment.”

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