Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Morning Six Pack: March 26, 2013

Warming up your Tuesday with these six college football stories from around the country.

With an open mind, Alabama's coaches search for 'best 5' to rebuild offensive line

With three veterans gone, the Crimson Tide is evaluating its options to fill their vacancies during spring practice.

Vols coach Butch Jones set for Cleveland

The Cleveland Rotary Club and Tennessee Sports Radio are answering the June 7 event in nearby Athens, Tenn., featuring Alabama coach Nick Saban speaking to the Chamber of Commerce by having new Tennessee coach Butch Jones in attendance for a "Cleveland Rocks Butch Jones" rally that same night at Bradley Central High School.

AP source: Appalachian State and Georgia Southern joining Sun Belt Conference

Appalachian State and Georgia Southern will join the Sun Belt in every sport except football beginning in 2014. The football programs will join in 2015, making the transition from the FCS to the FBS.

Athlon's top 25 candidates for the 2013 Heisman include two Alabama players

Five of the top 10 candidates reside in the SEC.

Chase Hounshell and Amir Carlisle suffer injuries

Tough injury news to report out of spring practice. The Irish look to have suffered two injuries after Saturday’s first practice in pads

Quotable:

When Adams was hired in 1997 from Centre College in Kentucky, he made clear he would have a say in the handful of positions that have a profound impact on the way Georgia is viewed. The provost and three senior vice presidents fall into that category, as do the athletic director and the head coaches for football and men's basketball.

"You don't have a physics section every day," Adams said. "You have a sports section, and you're usually writing about either football or basketball in large measure. I wanted people in those jobs who shared my values and who thought that protecting the name of the university and doing things right was important, and whose ethics were impeccable."

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