Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Morning Six Pack: May 1, 2013

The Morning Six Pack turns one year old today. In celebration, we’re doing a morning 12 pack. Enjoy 12 college football stories from around the country, with a focus on SEC squads.

SEC Commissioner wants “experts.”

Mike Slive wants knowledgeable football people choosing who plays for the national championship.

LSU RB celebrated after bar brawl

Baton Rouge Police say a cell phone video shows LSU running back Jeremy Hill punching a man from behind. Then he allegedly celebrated with high fives when another suspect knocked the victim out.

SEC spring football, team by team

ALABAMA Spring recap: Senior quarterback AJ MCarron threw for 610 yards and nine touchdowns in the first two scrimmages, and sophomore tailback T.J. Yeldon earned his second consecutive MVP award at the A-Day game.

Report: Texas A&M set to expand Kyle Field to 102,000

According to current official capacities, Kyle Field would become just the fifth college football stadium in the country to top 102,000 seats, joining (in order) Michigan Stadium, Beaver Stadium, Neyland Stadium and Ohio Stadium.

Muschamp set to speak Tuesday in Gainesville

Florida coach Will Muschamp will speak at the Titletown Gator Club starting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hilton UF Conference Center.

Who were college football realignment's big winners?

Some schools emerged from collegiate musical chairs victorious

Controlling Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel priority for SEC coaches

Few people outside the Lone Star State had heard of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel this time last year.

College Recruiting: Recruiting Rewind: Football star who has never missed a day of school

Every year in Georgia, you come across a few kids who are good football players but not defined by football. In other words, if football was taken away from them tomorrow, they would still probably be very successful in life.

David Blackburn puts hirings before office unpacking

Having reached his one-week milestone as the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's new athletic director, David Blackburn has yet to open so much as one of the moving boxes sitting on the floor of his McKenzie Arena office.

LSU on the Frozen Tundra? Tigers reportedly discussing neutral-site matchup with Wisconsin

LSU, Wisconsin are discussing possibility of playing twice -- once at Lambeau Field, once in Houston.

Gus Malzahn, Nick Saban hit the links to raise scholarship money at Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge

Alabama's Nick Saban and Mark Ingram finished in sixth place with 7-under par; Auburn's Gus Malzahn and Bo Jackson finished in a tie for eighth with 5-under.

Quotable:

Putting nine members of the same team into the same NFL draft class is no small feat – but it’s one that Alabama might top in a year’s time.

Casting an eye towards the 2014 NFL Draft, Alabama fans might see as many as 14 or 15 Alabama players taken. A lot will be determined, obviously, by the junior seasons of some of Alabama’s draft-eligible underclassmen. From the senior class alone, Alabama could see 8 players called to the podium.

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