Friday, March 22, 2013

Morning Six Pack: March 22, 2013

Don’t cry if your bracket is already destroyed. Drown your sorrows with these six college football stories from around the country.

Condredge Holloway praises Alabama's selection of his former coach, Bill Battle, as new AD

Bill Battle made a bold move in 1970, recruiting Condredge Holloway to Tennessee, where he'd become the first African-American quarterback in the Southeastern Conference.

LSU tight end Travis Dickson excited about new offense

Dickson in three-way battle for starting job.

Gene Stallings talks Mal Moore, Bill Battle and the player he coached most like Johnny Manziel

Stallings praised Moore for all he has done in Tuscaloosa, then said Alabama couldn't have made a better choice in his replacement than Battle.

Jarvis Jones has boring pro day

Thursday was supposed to the Jarvis Jones show for Georgia’s pro day. But he didn’t exactly have the best of days. Jones decided not to participate in last month’s NFL Combine, making his pro day all the more important.

Positional battles to watch: Defensive line

This is the third of an 8-day series previewing each Auburn position leading into spring football.


"He's a top notch guy - a good football player, a good football coach," Manning said. "But he's very successful in business. He took a company and took it to the top. He'll do a great job. He'll just pick right up with what Mal's been doing. They've got a great program.

"He's a good man, he really is.''

Manning emphasized the importance of dual experience, both as a player and coach and as a successful businessman.

"Those days of just elevating a former coach, a kind of good ole boy, I think those days are over,'' Manning said. "I'd say Bill's playing days and coaching days aren't as valuable to him there as his business days. They made a good choice."

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