Saturday, May 26, 2012

Morning Six Pack: May 26, 2012

imageBacon, eggs, grits, beer and these six college football stories from around the country. And, BACON.

Louisville primed for a Big 12 title run

Charlie Strong has the Cardinals on the rise as he enters his third season, and there’s no question that the program is becoming more marketable to a Big 12 that may eventually move back to 12 members — or more . In the meantime, Strong continues to build a solid defense, a unit that will be helped by early-enrollee linebackers Keith Brown and James Burgess as well as a very good secondary.

Don't get caught up in Larry Scott's plus-one hysteria

Despair if you like. Panic if you must. Let a few innocent comments from Larry Scott throw the brakes on your anticipation of a four-team college football playoff. (but never underestimate the ability of these people to screw this up)

Penn State’s Bill O'Brien Reviews Spring, Previews Early Schedule

With his first spring practice season in the rearview mirror, Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien is looking ahead to the beginning of training camp on Aug. 6. After spending three weeks on the Coaches Caravan in May, Coach O'Brien is back in his office evaluating spring practice, setting the depth chart and preparing for training camp.

Tennessee tight end Cameron Clear kicked off team over stolen laptop

The coach said in a statement it hurts anytime a player is dismissed but there are times when a player does something that ends his privilege of being part of the team. (Lesson learned: Don’t let football players named Cam hang out with kids who own laptops)

Frank Spaziani looking to win with 5 new assistants

Posted by: Pete Roussel on May 25, 2012 Boston College head coach Frank Spaziani will enter the 2012 season with five new assistant coaches.  It's a challenge to win consistently at Boston College, but without staff continuity, the task becomes even more difficult.

Random Thoughts: Ranking the BCS Champions

The BCS era is about to end with the almost certain creation of a four-team playoff starting in 2014. Few people will regret its demise, but this is a good time to review its history and rank the 14 BCS champions in ascending order of quality.

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