Saturday, January 5, 2013

Morning Six Pack: January 5, 2013

Three college football games left. Woe is me, until we crack open these six college football stories from around the country.

Alabama, Notre Dame sharing BCS stage, but experience similarities end there

For Alabama and Notre Dame, months of preparation leading to the 2013 BCS National Championship Game have been reduced to days of work to be done before kickoff at Sun Life Stadium on Monday night.

Cotton Bowl stadium sits silent on day of the game that bears its name

A few hours before the Cotton Bowl, the scene at the Cotton Bowl was as quiet as could be.

Manziel posts 516 total yards in rout of OU

Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel ran for two touchdowns, threw for two more and had a Cotton Bowl-record 516 total yards as 10th-ranked Texas A&M wrapped up its first SEC season with a 41-13 win over No. 12 Oklahoma on Friday night.

Report: Chip Kelly to continue meeting with NFL clubs

If Oregon’s going to end up losing Chip Kelly as most expect, they’ll have to wait a while longer before their current head coach officially pulls the trigger on a future at the next level.

Alabama sends two players home on Friday night for a violation of team rules.

A source familiar with the situation confirmed to ESPN that the suspended players are freshman linebackers Dillon Lee and Ryan Anderson, who weren't expected to play much of a role for the No. 2 Crimson Tide in Monday night's Discover BCS National Championship against No. 1 Notre Dame at Sun Life Stadium.


labama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart sees a problem for the Tide along the lines of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, who engineered the Tide's only loss this season: a dual-threat quarterback. Golson considered playing basketball, his "first love," at Notre Dame and North Carolina, where he originally committed. He led Myrtle Beach to two state football titles and one in basketball as the point guard.

"I can see in my mind three plays we watched over and over," Smart said. "He scrambles to his right and throws it all the way across the field to the left to an open receiver. They had him covered and they lost him.

"To that kid's credit he creates a different angle for the offense that's hard to prepare for. It's hard to simulate a play that extends that long. You can't do it."

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