Thursday, June 27, 2013

Morning Six Pack: June 17, 2013 and 75 days until kickoff! that Monday hangover with six fresh, cool and clear college football stories from around the country (with a strong SEC flavor).

Manziel 'can't wait to leave' College Station

The Twitter account of Texas A&M Aggies sophomore quarterback Johnny Manziel has made news before. [The dude is a walking circus]

Tide lands commitment from Cincinnati WR Derek Kief

A consensus four-star prospect among the major recruiting services, Kief is rated the nation's No. 21 wide receiver prospect by 247Sports.

Pulling ‘you know who I am?’ card, starting Gator LB arrested after punching bouncer

Allegedly. Following an incident early Sunday, and according to multiple media outlets, Florida’s Antonio Morrison was arrested and charged with first-degree simple battery (a misdemeanor) after allegedly punching a bouncing at a Gainesville drinking establishment.

Mississippi State finds its replacement for Sandberg

The Bulldogs get a commitment from Georgia quarterback Staley.

Officiating coordinators: Eliminating dangerous college football hits is necessary

Big Ten coordinator Bill Carollo: "Pretty soon we're going to get sued and tied up in injuries and health issues versus football. We're trying to be very proactive and show some leadership."


And then there is Dylan Moses, a running back from Baton Rouge, La. He’s already received scholarship offers from at least eight top-tier programs, including Alabama, LSU and Texas, even though he has yet to start high school classes.

Isn’t this a bit absurd, folks? Even with the proliferation of what amounts to scouting combines for young athletes, can you really project 13- and 14-year-olds into college football uniforms? These kids have barely graduated from Happy Meals at McDonald’s. What’s the rush?

It’s a sign of the times. We’re always looking for the next big thing, even when, as in the case of the 13-year-old Brents, the next big thing is 5-foot-8 and 152 pounds. We keep trending younger, for better or worse. And I think it’s worse.

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