Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Morning Six Pack: March 13, 2013

Spring is springing and we are bringing six college football stories from around the country.

Good news on injury front for USC’s Lee, Wittek

It appears it’s safe for Trojan Nation to breathe again. This past weekend, both star wide receiver Marquis Lee and the presumptive frontrunner to start at quarterback for USC, Max Wittek, went down in practice with knee injuries.

Johnny Manziel says he doesn’t have a Longhorns tattoo, then gets into it with angry fans

We saw the Johnny Manziel photo making the rounds on the Internet yesterday, with the supposed tattoo of the Longhorns logo on his ribcage.

Five questions entering SEC spring practices: Florida

The Gators must replace top offensive weapon Mike Gillislee and seven defensive starters from last season's 10-3 team.

Texas WR Cayleb Jones charged with felony assault

According to Austin police, Jones fractured Joseph Swaysland's jaw outside an Austin nightclub on Feb. 22 after Jones saw Swaysland speaking with Texas volleyball player Katherine Bell. She told police she had been in a relationship with Jones that ended badly.

Washington suspends star tight end after arrest

Washington has suspended star tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins indefinitely following his weekend arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence.

Quotable:

And, oh yeah, Slive knows a thing or two about steering clear of serious NCAA trouble.
The SEC is always going to be the SEC. After all, the league's unofficial slogan is, "If you ain't cheating, you ain't trying."

Slive's not real fond of that slogan, by the way. But the NCAA has done its share of poking around several different SEC programs over the past several years, and the last school to be hit with a postseason ban in football was Mississippi State in 2004.

Nobody's suggesting that Slive has a direct line to the NCAA enforcement staff.

But he also has clout, and probably more importantly, a keen understanding of how the NCAA process works. He can be a huge asset when SEC schools are trying to navigate choppy waters.

Just ask Auburn and Cam Newton.

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