Friday, January 11, 2013

Morning Six Pack: January 11, 2012

Get your Friday swagga on with these six college football stories from around the country.

Announcement on Tide juniors coming Friday

The University of Alabama has announced a news conference for today at 11 a.m. in which the Crimson Tide’s juniors will reveal their decisions regarding the NFL draft. So, who’s going and who’s staying?

Greeson: UT Vols coach Butch Jones answers questions

New University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones spent 10 minutes on the phone Thursday afternoon with Times Free Press sports editor Jay Greeson and "The Zone" co-hosts Jim Gumm and Wells Guthrie on ESPN.

Ex-Tulane, UCLA coach Bob Toledo named SDSU OC

A year and some change after “resigning” from his duties as head coach of Tulane, Bob Toledo has been named the offensive coordinator for San Diego State.

Manziel trying to avoid making 'same mistakes'

Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M says he's learning every day about life as a celebrity.

College coaches eyeing NFL hurt recruiting

Take it from Pete Carroll: flirting with NFL jobs can hurt a college coach's recruiting.


For the last decade the Big Ten's coaches have insulated themselves from the frigid surroundings of their reality, huddling together for warmth, telling eachother that the sun will be rising and the darkness will be over soon.

They don't see a reason to change, even as they chatter their teeth down to nubs. After a while, a lie becomes believable if it's all you ever hear.

When Urban Meyer got to the Big Ten, he didn't bother huddling with the shivering masses — he built a damned fire.

Right now that fire burns for Alabama, and unapologetically so.
Urban Meyer may be coaching in the Big Ten, but his sights are set on a much bigger target.

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