Thursday, June 27, 2013

Morning Six Pack: June 17, 2013 and 75 days until kickoff!

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mU_dQP_7Xg0/UJfDXuVaYCI/AAAAAAAAEaI/2gHVYMX2KT0/s1600/msp.pngSalve 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."

Quotable:

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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