Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Morning Six Pack: February 13, 2013

Remember man, from dust you came and to dust you shall return. Amen to these six college football stories from around the country.

Duane Rankin: Saban swiftly sends a message

Nick Saban took action. Swiftly. On Monday, four Alabama players were arrested with one being charged a second time for a different crime in as many days. Less than 24 hours after Monday's arrests, Saban reacted.

Auburn's hurry-up, no-huddle is flexible enough to fit talent, Rhett Lashlee says

The base principles and core plays of Gus Malzahn's hurry-up, no-huddle offense remain the same, but offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee told the Montgomery Quarterback Club on Tuesday night the system can be tweaked…

Richt gets raise, extension to 2017

After leading Georgia to within a whisker of its first football national championship in more than three decades, Bulldogs coach Mark Richt is receiving a raise and an extension.

Shipp, Kittle not returning for Oklahoma

OU’s Bob Stoops is cleaning house.

John L. Smith now accused of defrauding creditors

In addition to a one-and-done season as Arkansas’ head coach and the death of his brother, Bart, John L. Smith’s financial troubles have equated to one unimaginably tough year.


The wolf of bad, inexplicable, criminal behavior isn't limited to one school, and no athletic program is safe from it. Fans who revel in finger-pointing at rivals should do so cautiously or, better still, should just stay quiet and hope their turn isn't coming soon. There is no refuge, at any athletic program, at any school, from sheer stupidity.

That isn't the big issue, though. There is a much larger consideration than whose fans get to point fingers or criticize coaches.

There is no place in a university's student population - not just on its football team, but in the general student body - for individuals who would attack, injure and rob their fellow students. That is simple common sense. There may not be a place for such individuals in society at large, at least not without a large dose of rehabilitation. Better for all involved to cut such individuals loose.

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