Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Morning Six Pack: February 20, 2013

Humping right along with these six college football stories from around the country.

News not all bad...

Top tight end prospect picks Miami.

Kentucky Fans––Pretty women, ugly football

We’re on a three week journey examining the fanbases of each of the fourteen SEC schools. Today we visit the Commonwealth, taking a look at Kentucky.

USC hires UK's Summers to be its O-line coach

USC has hired Mike Summers as Trojans new offensive line coach, a source confirmed to CBS Tuesday night.

LaTech looks to Ivy League for new defensive coordinator

Well, Louisiana Tech’s defense will be a smarter unit simply by association as it moves to Conference USA, right? Regardless, first-year Tech head coach Skip Holtz announced Tuesday that he has hired Kim Dameron as his new defensive coordinator.

Miami receives notice of allegations from NCAA

The University of Miami received its notice of allegations from the NCAA on Tuesday, signaling the beginning of the end of what has been a two-year-long probe into the Hurricanes athletic department.


An outside investigation of how his organization handled the Miami case concluded as much. The report released Monday cited a lack of effective oversight and numerous examples of how its enforcement staff violated the NCAA's own internal policies while conducting its investigation (more on that in a moment), including ignoring advice from its legal counsel. Conveniently, the same outside investigation also decided none of the NCAA's laws or bylaws were broken, meaning that Emmert and any staff members who could claim plausible deniability and haven't already been fired, forced out, resigned or retired likely will hang onto their jobs. Too bad.

Even worse was Emmert's self-serving answer to whether the NCAA's tactics had damaged its credibility.

"The damage is, first of all, for those people who were already skeptical or cynics, this feeds into their cynicism," he said Monday. "For those of us who have great confidence in all the people around this building, it's painful to have to deal with an issue that fails to live up to our standards and expectations. I think that's the challenge for all of us that work here."

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