Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Morning Six Pack: May 29, 2012

imageMmmmm… So much more than a breakfast drink. Enjoy these six college football stories from around the country.

Football playoff, scheduling key issues facing SEC leaders

A decade ago, the Southeastern Conference spring meetings were mostly a chance for coaches and administrators to work on their tans.

No more.

The SEC's annual event has become such a hot topic with so much interest this year that league officials set aside several rooms for news media interviews anticipating what will be an overflow of attention with Missouri and Texas A&M participating for the first time since joining the conference. And that's just one topic of discussion.

Tyler Bray might have a special field trip on his July itinerary.

The Tennessee quarterback will attend the Manning Passing Academy in Louisiana along with a handful of other college quarterbacks, according to ESPN NFL analyst Chris Mortensen.

Though the full invitation-only list has yet to be released, Mortensen wrote on his Twitter account that Southern Cal's Matt Barkley, Tyler Wilson of Arkansas and Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas were some of the other quarterbacks expected to attend the annual camp.

FSU has reasons to pay attention to Big 12 meetings

The rumored courtship between FSU and the Big 12 Conference has - at least publicly - been reduced to a junior-high romance. (Somebody PLEASE make this go away)

Reflections On One Year Without Tressel

A year ago, my phone started to buzz just as I was regaining consciousness. Immediately, I knew what it was going to be about. My suspicions were confirmed when I saw who was on the other end on the caller ID – a media friend who would only be calling at this hour with important news.

Jim Tressel had resigned.

Kentucky Tries to Get Back on the Horse

The method for Kentucky football's rise to being a perennial marginal bowl participant under Rich Brooks was simple: play four tomato cans in the non-conference and win at least a pair of SEC games. For five consecutive years, some variation on that formula worked, including Joker Phillips' first season as head coach. At some point, it was bound not to work anymore.

SEC stockpiles titles, but does it have the most? Complete 2011-12 championship list

It’s been a big year for the SEC. It isn’t over yet, but the question is worth asking. Does the SEC rule the college sports world? The answer depends on how you measure it.

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