Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Morning Six Pack: May 30, 2012

imageBeauty is in the eye of the beer holder. After these six college football stories from around the country, everyone should look a little better.

Alcorn State Hires Conference's First White Football Coach

Jay Hopson is the new coach at Alcorn State, and the first white football coach in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

Steve Spurrier backtracks on Nick Saban "greatest coaches" comment

Spurrier: "No, he's a great coach. I don't know what I was talking about."

Nick Saban is tired of ‘self-absorbed people’ and their version of a four-team playoff

Nick Saban often apologizes for speaking his mind, but sometimes he can't help it, especially when the subject of a college football playoff is on the table.

Another playoff format proposal pushes playoff even further away

Four conference champions or the four best teams in the land? Maybe three conference champs and an at-large? The choices for a playoff are piling up, and Dennis Dodd says it pushes us further from a solution.

Move over, Mike Leach

A photo of Iowa quarterback James Vandenberg posing over a freshly slain bear hit Twitter on Monday, so whatever you did for Memorial Day, Vandenberg has you beat in the violence department.

Teel Time: Myths, facts about ACC football as Florida State, Clemson ponder future

The ACC soon could be under siege. If Big 12 officials meeting this week decide to expand, Florida State and Clemson are potential targets, and if the Seminoles and Tigers exit, others could follow.

Their motivation? Money, of course, real or imagined, from media rights, and potential access to the four-team national football playoff expected in 2014.

As this drama has unfolded, volumes have been spoken and written about the ACC, much of it misleading or false and ignorant of the conference’s history.

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