Friday, January 18, 2013

Morning Six Pack: January 18, 2013

Happy Friday. Here are another six college football stories from around the country that don’t feature Manti Te’o’s imaginary girlfriend.

Al Pacino to play Joe Paterno in upcoming movie "Happy Valley"

Producer Edward R. Pressman confirms Brian De Palma will direct "Happy Valley," the tentative title of the film, based on Joe Posnanski's best-seller "Paterno."

Tigers' McCalebb will play in Senior Bowl: It will be his third straight postseason all-star game

Former Auburn running back Onterio McCalebb confirmed he will be playing in the Senior Bowl in Mobile on Jan. 26.

Eagles might be interested in Smart as defensive coordinator

The Philadelphia Eagles might have interest in talking to Alabama's Kirby Smart for their defensive coordinator's job, according to one report.

Penn State’s O’Brien wins Bryant Award

Penn State’s O’Brien wins Bryant Award Bill O'Brien, in his first year as a head coach was named the 2012 Coach of the Year.

Georgia's Chris Burnette has surgery

Georgia starting right guard Chris Burnette underwent left shoulder surgery this week to repair a torn labrum and will miss spring practice.

Quotable:

Some of the proposals would allow college athletes and recruits to accept more money to cover expenses for non-scholastic events, earn more prize money and allow schools and conference officials to pay for medical expenses of athletes.

They also include the creation of a uniform recruiting calendar for all sports, eliminating regulating how coaches communicate with recruits and how often they can contact them outside of no-contact periods, which will remain in place.

In his address to more than 3,000 delegates, Emmert said some of current rules are "inexplicable" at times and that some try to define acceptable and unacceptable behavior in such detail that it confines and constrains "some of the smallest aspects of the life of our student-athletes." He didn't provide any specific examples.

He also said the NCAA has created a cottage industry of regulatory interpretation and advisement across the country, both for students and the universities. He said there are rules that confuse and bewilder, parents, student-athletes.

"It's mindboggling sometimes," Emmert said. "We even look foolish sometimes to people from outside of sports who have no idea of what we do and why we do it, but they look at our regulatory side and say this just doesn't make a lot of sense."

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