Monday, April 1, 2013

Morning Six Pack: April 1, 2012

Even an April Fool knows you can’t start the day without a sixpack of college football stories from around the country.

Arkansas' Bret Bielema: Nick Saban's Big Ten record 'can't compare'

Former Wisconsin coach, who led Badgers to three Rose Bowls, says: "I came here to beat Alabama."

Notre Dame football: Wood's return improves Irish options

The injury came innocently enough, arriving as Lo Wood was going through a simple backpedal during an August practice. In fact, Wood thought he had been kicked in the back of his left foot by a safety.

Auburn defensive linemen shoulder blame for defense's lack of production, turnovers in 2012

Auburn struggled to sack the quarterback and defend fast-paced offenses in 2012. The root of the problem, says defensive tackle Jeffrey Whitaker, was the defensive line.

Climer: Butch Jones shows moxie Vols need

In time, we will find out if Butch Jones can win football games at the University of Tennessee.

Spring practice report: Mississippi State offense tinkers with pro-style look

Bulldogs quarterback Tyler Russell spends roughly half his practice snaps under center, as Dan Mullen tries out new look.

Quotable:

My last interview with Moore came in January. He reflected on the days that led to his hiring of Nick Saban as Alabama's head football coach, one of the greatest of many legacies. When we were finished, I asked Moore about his future. He scolded me for asking. I explained that we were hearing rumors. He insisted he had no plans to retire.

"What would I do?" he asked.

I accepted his word but told him I might have to ask again. If only I could now.

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