Friday, December 7, 2012

Morning Six Pack: December 7, 2012

We raise our glasses in honor of those brave men who suffered that day that will live in infamy 68 years ago. Here are six college football stories from around the country.

Manti Te'o wins Walter Camp player of the year

Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel has become the first freshman to win the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award.

Tennessee hires Jones as coach, source says

Butch Jones will be the next Tennessee coach, a source told ESPN's Joe Schad on Friday morning.

Tennessee hires Jones as coach, source says

Butch Jones will be the next Tennessee coach, a source told ESPN's Joe Schad on Friday morning.

Do Bobby Petrino and Houston Nutt want Gus Malzahn's old job at Arkansas State?

Report cites three sources indicate Bobby Petrino has reached out to Arkansas State.

Analysis: ACC's words not nearly as strong as one deed

The Atlantic Coast Conference presidents' words would mean more with one more key step.

Quotable:

Any coaching hire is a leap of faith, but this one is more so than most. There’s an undeniable sense of desperation here. UT got turned down twice on Wednesday (by Mike Gundy and Charlie Strong) and had a third candidate (Larry Fedora) tell his team on Thursday that he was staying put.

Then Jones withdrew his name from consideration for the vacancy at Colorado, perhaps because he had been made aware of UT’s interest. Congratulations, Tennessee. You have a more appealing coaching job than Colorado, where the Buffaloes have gone 25-61 over the last seven years.

If it indeed is Jones, at least UT hired someone who has proved he can beat Vanderbilt. Jones’ 2011 Cincinnati team topped the Commodores in the Liberty Bowl 31-24.

I guess that’s a start.

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