Sunday, March 3, 2013

Morning Six Pack: March 3, 2013

Sippin on a Sunday Brunch collection of these six college football stories from around the country.

Fresno State indefinitely suspends WR

If A.J. Johnson is to bounce back from an action-free 2012 season, he’s made it a tough row to hoe for himself. Fresno State announced Friday that the wide receiver has been indefinitely suspended by the football program.

Jones happy with South Alabama's Saturday spring practice

Several high school coaches who attended two-day coaching clinic on campus attended the practice session.

RECRUITING: The secret of Auburn’s and Gene Chizik’s recruiting failures

Under former Auburn football coach Gene Chizik, the Auburn Tigers landed recruiting classes ranked seventh in 2011 and fourth in 2010, according to Rivals national team rankings. However, the highly rated classes were mostly failures.

Former Alabama players reflect on injury-filled 2012 season that still ended with title

All 10 of Alabama's representatives at the NFL Combine were unable to participate fully because of a variety of injuries.

O'Leary on verge of signing two-year contract extension with UCF

Athletics director Todd Stansbury confirms deal is being completed, expected to be signed within a week


"Johnny needs to continue to get better. So I wouldn't look for the reps to change much more than they would, particularly early in the spring. And when you have new coordinators, there's going to be a different personality to the offense. I don't look for the reps, particularly early in the spring, to change much more than they would in preparation for a game. Couple weeks left in the spring when we're trying to figure out where the other guys are, that might change a bit.

"But we need to get in, get the rust knocked off. Not just him ... I'd say the same thing about Jake Matthews. Cedric has played a lot of football but is moving to right tackle. I look for those guys to get a bunch of reps because the misconception is that it's just one player, but offenses and defenses play as 11 guys. So you need to have those 11 guys or the core of those 13 guys on the field as much as possible so you as a coaching staff can evaluate their performance and so they can get used to playing with each other."

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