Monday, April 15, 2013

Morning Six Pack: April 15, 2013

Death, taxes and these six college football stories from around the country.

Johnny Manziel looked in mid-season form during spring game

Johnny Manziel’s sophomore slump is not well underway. Manziel lit up his own defense, completing 24 of 29 passes for 306 yards and three touchdowns and was benched shortly after the start of the second half.

NCAA enforcement director takes Auburn job

Director of enforcement David Didion is leaving the NCAA to take a job at Auburn.

NCAA blasts Miami, citing personal attacks

The interim leader of the NCAA office that conducted the investigation of Miami's athletic department believes the Hurricanes are "grasping at straws" in their efforts to get the case against them dismissed.

Miami allows injured WR to score touchdown during spring game

A gruesome ankle injury suffered against Georgia Tech ended the 2012 season for Miami wide receiver Malcolm Lewis last September. Since then, Lewis has been working hard to recover in time for the 2013 season opener…

Auburn's Jake Holland relying on experience to learn defense, deal with missed practice time

Holland, who is learning both linebacker positions in Ellis Johnson's scheme, has missed a few practices and some morning meetings due to a mandatory class as he prepares to graduate with a degree…

Quotable:

"This is going to be a fun team to coach. They want to win, they're about the right things, and I'll be excited to get back to work with them."

There were about 90 plays between the teams in the first half. Just how fast can Clemson's offense go?

"Who knows?" Swinney said. "We just want to be good, efficient, score a bunch of points and don't let the other team score nearly as many. If we can do that, we're going to be alright."

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