Friday, April 12, 2013

Morning Six Pack: April 12, 2013

Happy Masterful Friday! Start the weekend off right with these six, cool and crisp college football stories from around the country.

Alabama football - Tide's Bell slowly returning to form

Kenny Bell's spring has been going much like his football career at Alabama.

Sawyer picks TCU over Alabama and Oklahoma State - TCU

When national power Alabama came knocking, Fort Worth All Saints quarterback Foster Sawyer made the call to stay closer to home, committing to TCU on Thursday.

Wisconsin Badgers take break from spring football for dance off, which includes DL's split

Warren Herring attempts and executes a split. At 286 pounds, the defensive lineman's moves were by far the most impressive of the video, which you can see below.

Better for them to receive, but ...

USC's top wideouts Marqise Lee and Nelson Agholor also might be the Trojans' best cornerbacks, but Coach Lane Kiffin says it's unlikely they'll play defense.

Under Ellis Johnson, Auburn's defensive scheme is built to play as fast as Gus Malzahn's offense

Johnson's scheme is tailored to get players lined up and get the call installed as quick as a no-huddle offense, a scheme that gave Auburn's defense fits last season.

Quotable:

"As a player, you never socialized with Coach Bryant," Battle said. "Usually if you talked to him, you were in trouble. ...

"As a coach, he loved to be around his players that were coaches. Every year, he had a place down on Lake Martin, and he would have a thing for his coaches. We'd come in and we'd play golf and draw X's and O's and have more fun. And then he started having more players that he was having to compete with. ... We were always friendly, but we never could be friends in the Alabama-Tennessee relationship.

"When I worked with him in business, we talked about anything and everything. It was so great. We talked about X's and O's and people. Everything. Anything. So I got to know him at three different levels.

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