Thursday, March 21, 2013

Morning Six Pack: March 21, 2013

Aaaachooo! Hack. Sneeze. Wheeze. Ahh, relief from allergies in the form of six college football stories from around the country.

Driskel growing in confidence, command

Florida junior quarterback Jeff Driskel is a different player this spring. He's calmer, more confident and finally comfortable with himself and the UF offense.

Michigan’s leading tackler sidelined indefinitely with torn ACL

Yep, Michigan fans. You can say it: Ugh. The Wolverines announced Wednesday that 2012′s leading tackler, linebacker Jake Ryan, is out indefinitely with an ACL tear he sustained during Tuesday’s practice.

SMU adds former Kentucky coach Hal Mumme to staff

Hal Mumme joined the staff of SMU coach June Jones on Wednesday, bringing together two men behind some of the most prolific passing offenses in NCAA history.

Ole Miss’ search for a backup quarterback isn’t going as well as it hoped

With starter Bo Wallace out this spring while recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, the offensive onus has been on senior Barry Brunetti and sophomore Maikhail Miller and neither has seized the reins.

How long will Tennessee’s welcomed momentum last?

The program Butch Jones inherited in December was in complete shambles, but he is changing the perception of Tennessee football and has breathed life into an exhausted fan base and program.

Quotable:

It's an annual rite of passage: Saban bemoans his team's lack of professionalism; his team responds. His ability to push all the right buttons with a five-star laden roster is what keeps Alabama's stove piping hot despite the team's nearly unprecedented run of success over the last half-decade.

Most of all, however, Alabama develops talent better than any team in college football. Personnel development is the team's biggest point of emphasis during spring drills, Saban said Saturday.

"The main objective to me for spring practice is to focus on player improvement," he said. "Whether it is what a player needs to be able to do, the technique of how he should do it and to have an understanding conceptually of why it is important to do it that way."

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