Friday, May 17, 2013

Morning Six Pack: May 17, 2013’s eff’in Friday, folks. Kick back and relax with these six college football stories from around the country.

Football Preview: Alabama’s T.J. Yeldon stars for the 2013 Tide

Alabama’s offense will depend on T.J. Yeldon in its 2013 season.This is part 2 of our Alabama Football Preview.

2013 QB signee transferring from Mountaineers

An early enrollee has decided to take an early leave of the West Virginia football program, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting.

A-List No. 13: Florence's Kendrick Doss evolving into complete quarterback

Doss is one of the nation's top dual-threat quarterbacks, and has offers from Auburn, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Tennessee.

‘Canes, Gators Rivalry In Jeopardy

It’s been one of the nation’s best rivalries in college football, but this year’s Sept. 7 matchup (first meeting since 2008) in Miami could be the last game the Gators and ‘Canes square off for a ‘good, long while.

Big Ten releases 2014 schedule

The Big Ten released its first football schedule with Rutgers and Maryland included, and the Scarlet Knights are getting quite a welcome to conference in 2014.


One arrogant football powerhouse dismissing another arrogant football powerhouse. No thank yous for past games, or promises of future rewards.

Just a letter from Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick handed to Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon about an hour before last year's game in South Bend. Brandon was so focused on the game he didn't even read it until the next morning, when the Wolverines were headed home.

''Because I am providing you with this notice prior to the commencement of this year's football game on September, 22, 2012,'' Swarbrick wrote, ''there is no liability to Notre Dame for cancelling those games.''

With that, Notre Dame got itself off the hook, financially. A bit sneaky, sure. But college football is a business, no matter what the cabal behind the bowl system formerly-known-as-the-BCS wants you to believe. And there is no one that does football business better than Notre Dame, which even in its leanest years was always on Saturday afternoons on NBC under a lucrative contract other schools could only dream about.

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