Thursday, February 28, 2013

Morning Six Pack: February 28, 2013

February, we salute your departure with a draught from these six college football stories from around the country.

Nick Saban Announces Players' Status with Team

University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban announced Wednesday that Brent Calloway, Tyler Hayes, D.J. Pettway, and Eddie Williams were no longer associated with the football program.

Combine math makes overachievers of Northwestern, Mississippi

Comparing the final Sagarin Rankings to the number of NFL combine participants for each school provides some insight on whether coaching staffs maximized their available talent.

AP Source: NCAA found $170K in Shapiro benefits

The NCAA is alleging that former Miami booster Nevin Shapiro was responsible for providing about $170,000 in impermissible benefits to Hurricanes athletes, recruits, coaches and others.

Special prosecutor to probe Penn St. grand jury

A special prosecutor will examine whether secrecy rules were violated in proceedings by the grand jury that investigated Jerry Sandusky and three former Penn State administrators.

QB beaten out by Manziel transferring

Jameill Showers, the quarterback Johnny Manziel beat out to become the starter at Texas A&M last season, is transferring to UTEP and will be eligible to play next season.


On former Alabama star and current Cleveland Brown running back Trent Richardson's toughness and whether he is injury prone:

"No, no, no, no. The injuries haven't been serious. He delivers a blow. That's what he does. He delivers more damage than anybody delivers to him. Just watch him play.

"He can overcome almost anything. He has a great mental attitude, he can recover quickly and he's a survivor. That's the key to Trent: He's a survivor. The Cleveland Browns have a wonderful player who hasn't even scratched the surface."

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