Friday, April 5, 2013

Morning Six Pack: April 5, 2013

Another fine Friday, another six college football stories from around the country.

Report: Auburn kept failed tests for synthetic drug secret

At least a dozen Auburn players failed tests for synthetic marijuana, according to ESPN.

Five SEC players capable of filling significant voids

With just a couple of weeks remaining in spring practice for most teams, some notable holes are obvious. Let’s take a look at five significant holes on a few rosters and project capable replacements.

What they're saying about the Auburn reports

A number of media outlets have their views on the recent reports about the Auburn football team. Here is what they're saying.

'Big Dan' big project for Vols

Shortly after becoming Tennessee's defensive line coach, Steve Stripling began hearing plenty about this mountain of a tackle called "Big Dan."

Another knee injury for USC: Su'a Cravens has torn meniscus

Freshman safety will have surgery Friday but is expected to return for summer workouts. Silas Redd had similar surgery and George Farmer will sit out the season because of torn ligaments.

Quotable:

"Despite the tenuous evidence to support that charge [it is debatable, at best, that the advancement officers were ever aware of Shapiro's connection to Axcess Sports], the allegation is particularly troubling because the involved advancement officers were not employees of the athletics department," the filing states.

"Rather, they were employees of the University's central advancement office and had no athletics related responsibilities ...

"Charging the University with a lack of institutional control because two administrators who had no day-to-day athletics responsibilities or expertise in the area allegedly had knowledge of Shapiro's involvement in a sports company is unreasonable, illogical and a bit ironic ...

"Under the same logic, the University's advancement officers named in the Notice [of allegations] had responsibilities limited to fundraising and thus cannot be held responsible for athletics 'concerns.' "

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