Thursday, January 17, 2013

Morning Six Pack: January 17, 2013

Satisfy your Thirsty Thursday cravings with these six college football stories from around the country, and not one is about Manti Te’o’s undead girlfriend!

Tana Patrick contributes to Bama's success

Playing time increased this past season for Alabama weakside linebacker Tana Patrick, as did his stash of national championship rings.

UGA's Malcome decides to leave

Georgia third-string tailback Ken Malcome has decided to play his final two seasons at another school.

John L. Smith to become head coach at Fort Lewis

John L. Smith will take over at tiny Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., after being let go as Arkansas' football coach. Smith will start his new head coaching assignment on March 1, the school announced Wednesday.

Former Florida QB Jacoby Brissett transferring to North Carolina State, according to report

Sophomore will have to sit out 2013 before joining Wolfpack on field in 2014.

Chip Kelly lands in Philly, explains his decision

Chip Kelly wanted the job as the Philadelphia Eagles head coach the last time he spoke to the team, but he didn't want to leave Oregon. Tuesday, he did, accepting the NFL job many thought he was destined to take a week ago.


The local favorite to win the award — Sumlin was a 2011 finalist at Houston — coached quarterback Johnny Manziel to the Heisman this season. Bryant coached at A&M when John David Crow won the Heisman in 1957.

“(Sumlin) had a great year in the first year in the SEC,” event chair Dave Roberts said. “No one expected that. A lot of buzz, a lot of excitement, delivered another Heisman Trophy winner, and oh, by the way, the last one was one of coach Bryant’s players when he was at A&M.

“And then of course, (Bill) O’Brien did such a marvelous job at Penn State and had a very good season on the football field but really stabilized that program. So those two are really solid candidates.”

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