Saturday, January 12, 2013

Morning Six Pack: January 12, 2013

How many times have YOU written the date wrong so far? It’s ok to do so as you drink up these six college football stories from around the country. Who’s countin?

Championship Hunger Rumbles for Stoops, Sooners

After 14 seasons at Oklahoma, Bob Stoops understands the all-or-nothing culture that surrounds his Sooners.

Bonuses for Alabama coaches up 33 percent to almost $1.5 million

Nick Saban makes $525,000 in bonuses, which is more than almost one-fourth of the head coaches in major college football are paid in annual salary.

Mora gets extension at UCLA

UCLA coach Jim Mora has agreed to a one-year contract extension through 2017 after revitalizing the Bruins in his debut season.

Record-setters among ACC's contingent for Senior Bowl

The Atlantic Coast Conference is sending its all-time leading receiver and its all-time leading scorer to the 2013 Senior Bowl.

Johnny Manziel should ‘keep out of jail’ and ‘off Twitter’ if he wants to win another Heisman

A week after Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M embarrassed Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl, Sooners defensive coordinator had some backhanded compliments for the Heisman Trophy winning quarterback.

Tide’s Hubbard will return for 2013 season

Alabama outside linebacker Adrian Hubbard announced today in a news release through the school’s athletics communications department he will return for next season.

Who’s countin?

Quotable:

“When they’re talking to a Derrick Henry or an Altee Tenpenny, they can say, ‘Here’s where we’re at. We’ve had two backs in Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson depart early. We have to recruit this position essentially three years in advance, because we’re now expecting players at this position could potentially leave. With Eddie Lacy and then essentially what will happen in two years with T.J. Yeldon, we’ve got to start stockpiling this position, and there are going to be opportunities to play sooner rather than later.’

“I think that’s where it comes in to play.” Do elite recruits get the idea that they just need to play for three years if they go to Alabama?

“To be honest with you, they all think that,” Luginbill said. “It’s whether they’re foolish enough to believe it. The reality is that less than 1 percent of the entire population of kids that play college football at any level will actually play in the National Football League, but these high school kids don’t think that way. They haven’t seen the big picture yet. They think they’re going to be that guy.”

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