Monday, August 26, 2013

Morning Six Pack: August 26, 2013 and five days until glory to the final week of the countdown. Here are today’s six college football stories from around SEC Country.

Alabama football: Belue ready to finish college career strong

Deion Belue can adapt.

Students in Tuscaloosa camp overnight for Alabama-Virginia Tech tickets

Students were at Coleman as early at 5 p.m. Sunday night for the tickets, which were not available until 7 a.m. Monday.

Pick 6: Ways to win the Heisman

To win the Heisman Trophy, a player needs the right combination of numbers and narrative, highlight plays and signature victories.

UT Vols’ North ‘at a different point’ than typical freshmen

Your eyes tell you Tennessee receiver Marquez North is not your typical freshman college football player.

LSU offensive coordinator compares QB Zach Mettenberger to Super Bowl MVP

"He can throw a football. There is no throw that this kid can't make."


"It really got unbearable in the last year or two, and we had to do something," said a university president close to the deliberations, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. "It seemed as though every single five-star recruit was gushing on and on about Alabama."

Indeed, there have been a host of articles regarding just how "NFL-ready" players are after finishing their careers in Tuscaloosa. "It's bad enough that the media keeps writing about it, but now the recruits are openly talking about it in interviews, as though they've been coached to say it," said a different system chancellor who wished to remain unidentified.

A third administrator chimed in: "It would be a different story if we heard more about how many of those kids leave early for the draft, with both remaining eligibility a diploma -- but the idea that the only place you can become 'NFL-ready' is at Bama is a dangerous meme."

[ed. note: I wonder how many will take this seriously]

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