Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Morning Six Pack: July 10, 2013 and 52 days until kickass’ through the countdown on a Wednesday edition of the Morning Six Pack.

With the first pick in the All-Alabama draft of former and current Tide players, ESPN selects ...

"Drafting AJ McCarron with my first pick wasn't what anyone would call a traditional choice."

Jeremy Hill and the Wheels of Justice

I'm reluctant to weigh in on Jeremy Hill's legal situation because we don't really know anything about it. It's pretty easy to write the internet hard ass column and talk about what a thug he is and why Miles should make an example out of him or why the DA's office should have him strung up by his fingernails.

Four-star OL Roderick Taylor set to choose between Alabama and Ole Miss

The nation's top-ranked offensive guard prospect for the class of 2014, Jackson, Mississippi star Roderick Taylor, has narrowed his choices down to two finalists: Ole Miss and Alabama. Taylor will announce his choice at a ceremony at his high school at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon.

Former Gators see no quick solution for wide receiver slump

There was a time when former Florida receivers felt their school laid claim to being the leading producer of wideout talent.

Ole Miss won’t be sanctioned for using ineligible player

Don’t worry, Ole Miss fans.  Your team’s huge Egg Bowl win is safely sitting in the history books. A couple of months ago, Ole Miss self-reported the use of an academically ineligible player for six games during the 2012 season.


"I want to make sure that our players, this team goes down as one of the great teams in Florida football history," he said the morning after Tebow and the Gators beat Oklahoma 24-14 in south Florida to win the 2008 national title. "It's one of the greatest groups of young people I've ever been around, and I'm starting to get a little bit of experience behind me now, 20-something years, and that's saying a lot because I've been around some great young guys."

Later in the news conference, Meyer was asked what he had learned about running a program like Florida after stops at Bowling Green and Utah.

"It still comes down to getting guys to go as hard as they can, it all comes down to getting guys to graduate, to live right. At the end of the day you want a bunch of players that are committed to the right thing. And it's not easy to get that. It's not easy. In 20-something years of coaching, on one hand I can hold the amount of teams that I've been around the kids that do it the right way. I'm not talking about a few, I'm talking about the core of your team if you do it the right way, and we've got it here at Florida."

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