Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Morning Six Pack: August 6, 2013 and 25 days until Atlanta

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mU_dQP_7Xg0/UJfDXuVaYCI/AAAAAAAAEaI/2gHVYMX2KT0/s1600/msp.pngAnother Tuesday edition of the morning six pack, with new college football stories from around SEC Country.

Alabama secures QB for 2015 recruiting class

Ricky Town of Ventura, Calif., committed to the Alabama football team Monday for the 2015 recruiting class, according various recruiting services.

Tennessee Vols' Carter hopes to help young unit

Watch Tennessee’s wide receivers in any practice drill, and you’ll probably hear Jacob Carter’s voice.

Auburn DC Ellis Johnson pushes players into 'mental overload'

"A lot of times when the defense can’t hit without pads, one thing you like to do is really put your focus on install," Johnson says. The Tigers will don full pads for the first time Wednesday.

Norwood coming back strong for final year

Kevin Norwood walked into the first post-practice interview of training camp and faced the obvious question.

Georgia's Sheldon Dawson appreciates starting role

It’s a different world for Sheldon Dawson in Georgia’s secondary.


"Considering Texas A&M were among the Top 5 favorites to win the BCS with Manziel playing, there is no doubt that this investigation has forced us to close down those odds, along with win totals, conference odds and pretty much anything that involves the Aggies or Manziel until we have more information," Kevin Bradley, the sports book manager at Bovada, said in a statement as reported by USA Today and CBS Sports.

"If he does in fact get suspended by the NCAA and is not starting against Alabama, the Aggies will move from getting only 4.5 points to at least two touchdown underdogs in that game. It will also impact the spreads on their whole schedule moving their win total from 9.5 to 7.5 and their BCS Championship Odds from 12-1 to 33-1, if not higher. Ohio State's Braxton Miller who was at 13-2 odds to win the Heisman will now be the new front-runner with odds of under 5-1."

Sportsline is also reporting Bovada is also offering odds on whether Johnny Manziel will play in Texas A&M's first game. As of Monday afternoon, "No" was the odds-on favorite at 1-3. A "Yes" wager is currently set at 2-1.

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