Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Morning Six Pack: April 3, 2013

Hump your way through a wet Wednesday, starting with these six college football stories from around the country.

Alabama's young tight ends seeking consistency in competition to replace departed veterans

With Michael Williams and Kelly Johnson gone, Alabama is looking to fill openings at the Y and H.

McDermott commits to Miami (FL) over Notre Dame

The Hurricanes land the five-star offensive lineman.

George Farmer carted from USC’s practice with leg injury

While there is no official diagnosis, the outlook for USC wide receiver George Farmer doesn’t look particularly promising. The junior-to-be was carted off the field from practice on Tuesday because of what was initially described by the Trojans as an apparent leg injury.

UCLA gets a head start with Brett Hundley set at quarterback

Having the sophomore already in place as the starter puts the Bruins ahead of last year, when he wasn't named to the position until summer training camp.

Tennessee Vols' Brian Randolph 'getting there' in recovery

There was no cruise, no beach and no warm weather last week for Brian Randolph.

Quotable:

When I found out he was going to Duke, that was kind of a shock and in my mind, I'm a researcher. I knew that it was not good when I found out that they had transported him to Duke. He had great support and all the people that came and went. I was very pleased that things stayed so private for quite a while, for his family and everything.

I have to tell you, this man was my boss, he was my friend, he helped me personally. The hardest thing is that it was so quick. My hope had been that, 'OK, we can fix this.' Sometimes things aren't fixable.

The biggest thing now is probably without a doubt through my entire career he's the best fundraiser. When he walks into a room, everyone knows he's there. He's a difference-maker. His hiring of coach Saban. That's first and foremost in my mind in what was a department-changer. We ride on the private plane going to a speaking engagements and you will hear him tell the stories. He was a great storyteller, the things he would say. That was a game-changer when he got coach Saban.

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