Thursday, February 14, 2013

Morning Six Pack: February 14, 2013

Smooch. Enjoy your Valentine’s Day early with these six sticky, sweet college football stories from around the country.

Jeremy Johnson, 'the rock' of Auburn's recruiting class, targets competition for playing time

Johnson, who has known Malzahn since the ninth grade, already has all the physical tools, and he's planning to add weight and muscle to his frame in the spring in preparation to enroll at summer…

Tennessee Vols self-report 10 minor NCAA violations

The University of Tennessee athletic department has self-reported 10 violations to the NCAA since August.

Ex-Illinois co-OC reportedly headed to Wisconsin

A weak offensive showing in 2012 that had Illinois rank last in the Big Ten in both points (16.7) and total offense (296.7 yards) resulted in Illini co-offensive coordinator Chris Beatty being shown the door…

Senior Bowl Review: Eric Fisher, Kawann Short top their groups, Phil Savage says

Senior Bowl Executive Director Phil Savage is revisiting the 2013 all-star game by evaluating the week of practices team by team and position by position.

ESPNU College Football

Ivan Maisel breaks down the Paterno family report and compares it to the Freeh report with Don Van Natta Jr.


"He was a good kid," Hale said. "Good personality, got along well with everybody. We never had any kind of problem like this at all with him."

Hale said he talked to Williams' uncle early Tuesday and again Wednesday. Hale described him to be "heartbroken" and "shocked."

Hale said Williams' uncle was on his way to Tuscaloosa.

"They do something wrong, you hurt," Hale said. "You hurt for them, you hurt for yourself.

"I just pray to God he learns from this and never ever makes another mistake like this in his life."