Saturday, March 16, 2013

Morning Six Pack: March 16, 2013

No quip. Just bringing it with six college football stories from around the country.

Kevin Sumlin’s family vacation photo includes a large fish apparently in mid-meal

This is photobombing at its best here. Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin went on a family vacation, as coaches should do during the offseason. And he posted a really nice picture with two of his children at Orange Beach Marina.

Wisconsin Reloads at RB With Montee Ball Gone

Wisconsin opened spring practices this month with Montee Ball watching nearby — an odd experience for someone who had been a fixture in the Badgers' backfield since 2009.

Lamin Barrow is a central figure in Tiger linebackers' shell game

Barrow could move to the middle spot from the weakside.

Alabama football: Tide to open drills with emphasis on line

Two-time defending national champion Alabama will open spring drills this afternoon on Thomas-Drew Field in Tuscaloosa, and while many of the popular faces return, key positions on both sides of the line of scrimmage will have to be replaced.

“That group has transformed."

When Dabo Swinney looks at Clemson's competing defensive ends, he can hardly believe his eyes.


Alabama's title was its third in four seasons -- a feat not even Bear Bryant accomplished -- and AJ McCarron became the first Crimson Tide starting quarterback to win two national crowns. McCarron was among several players asked after that game if Alabama had established a dynasty, but he wasn't about to talk in that regard.

Not with a senior year remaining.

"You're trying to get me in trouble," he said, smiling. "You need to ask our guys who are leaving. The younger guys aren't going to use that. Coach Saban is like my dad, and I know his thought process.

"If the older guys say it, I guess they can say it."

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