Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Morning Six Pack: May 15, 2013

Humpin’ through the week with another six college football stories from around the country.

Florida assistant Tim Davis calls Nick Saban 'the devil himself'

For the second time this year, an SEC football coach has compared Alabama head coach Nick Saban to the Prince of Darkness.

Big 12 bowl lineup could get a new look too

Russell Athletic Bowl likely to move up and pick the next available ACC team after the Orange Bowl beginning in 2014.

Former G.W. Carver QB Johnson among first arrivals

Some of Auburn's newcomers and returning players are voyaging back to the Plains this week for the start of the summer semester.

Cassano, Khalif join Tech staff

Mike Cassano and former Georgia Tech football standout Saeed Khalif have been named to the Yellow Jackets football staff, where they will serve as assistant directors of player personnel.

Forbes says Nick Saban’s $5.3 million salary is ‘modest’

Forbes writer Tom Van Riper argues that Saban is more a recruiter of overall academic success than just a recruiter of athletes. At just under $5.5 million a year, it’s hard to consider Saban’s salary “modest”,…

Quotable:

Penn State moved quickly Tuesday night to rebut a Sports Illustrated story that appeared to paint an unflattering portrait of the university’s medical operation as it applies to football.

The story, which is teased on the cover of this week’s edition of the magazine with the headline, “Do Athletics Still Have Too Much Power at Penn State?”, is expected to be released online Wednesday morning. It was not available Tuesday night on any web sites.

A statement issued by Penn State said: “To characterize the medical care Penn State provides our student-athletes as anything other than the highest quality is erroneous. Access to urgent and quality are for our athletes is no less than where it was at any point in the past 20 years.

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