Thursday, August 29, 2013

Morning Six Pack: August 29, 2013 and two days until kickoff, Hokies. That light at the end of the offseason tunnel is a crimson freight train. Six college football stories from around the country.


Johnny Football will start the season on the bench, having been suspended for the first half of Texas A&M's opener against Rice.

Alabama football: Thomas' size poses a challenge for Tide

Logan Thomas creates a big challenge for the Alabama football team in more ways than one.

Mark Schlabach's Upset Pick: Week 1

Mark Schlabach looks to the MAC to pull off the upset over the Big Ten this week in Iowa City.

North Carolina offensive tackle not afraid or intimidated by Jadeveon Clowney

"You can't let him intimidate you or you've already lost."

Auburn expects go-to receiver to emerge 'even when everybody knows where the ball is going'

Auburn listed five starters among four separate wide receiver positions on its initial depth chart, but the Tigers need to see how those pass-catchers perform under the lights before finding the reliable target the passing game.


Some have compared Manziel’s situation to that of several Ohio State players who were suspended for five games for selling memorabilia. This is different not only because that was proven to be true but Buckeyes coach Jim Tressell learned of it and didn’t report it.

Some have compared it to that of Georgia wide receiver A.J. Green, who was suspended for four games because he sold a jersey for $1,000. He admitted it.

Deion Sanders compared it to the one-year suspension Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant received for lying to the NCAA about a dinner they had together. The operative word there is lying.

We don’t know if Manziel is lying. Neither presumably does Texas A&M nor the NCAA.

Until we know otherwise, he is presumed innocent.

Isn’t that our system, even as overseen by the NCAA?

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