Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Morning Six Pack: May 14, 2013

Another six, cool, clear and refreshing college football stories from around the country, with a strong SEC flavor.

Mike Bobo sheds light on Georgia’s ‘next play’ in SEC title game

Outside of coaches receiving regional Emmy nominations, there may be no more offseason-y post than a “what if” five months after the fact. But Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo shed some light on an interesting angle…

Charlie Weis says Bob Stoops has 'a point' with SEC 'propaganda' comment

"Just based off the numbers, you'd have to say he's got a point."

Hoke: Notre Dame "chickening out" of Michigan series

The Fighting Irish and Wolverines have no plans to play in football after the 2014 season.

College Recruiting: Another Alabama-UGA recruiting battle brewing?

It’s shaping up to be another Alabama vs. UGA battle for one of the state’s top college football recruits. Defensive end Lorenzo Carter, who is ranked as the state’s No. 1 overall prospect in the 247sports composite rankings, will trim his list of favorite colleges to 10 next month.

Alabama State RB Isaiah Crowell named to named to CFPA preseason watch list

Crowell was named SWAC Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore in 2012.


The other talking point in college football which needs to be done away with is talking about how many teams in your conference made a bowl game. It’s time to acknowledge that fans of any decent football program do not care about bowl eligibility. Auburn fans aren’t hoping Gus Malzahn brings them back to bowl eligibility.

Members of the media also turn to the scheduling discussion to take shots at the SEC. You will frequently hear football analysts try to talk about how the SEC doesn’t play enough non-conference matchups.  Once again, critics selectively pick and choose to support their anti-SEC rhetoric.

Both LSU and Alabama, two of the most dominant SEC programs in recent years, have lined up marquee non-conference matchups every during each recent season (Alabama: Penn State (2010), Penn State (2011), Michigan (2012), Va Tech (2013); LSU: UNC & WVU (2010), Oregon & WVU (2011), Washington (2012), TCU (2013)). As such, critics will turn to a team like Florida and say they never play any non-conference games out of the state of Florida. Except that critics conveniently ignore that Florida has one of the most difficult annual non-conference games in the country in its annual battle with the Noles.

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