Monday, June 11, 2012

Morning Six Pack: June 11, 2012

imageTo some, it’s a six pack. To the rest of us, these six college football stories from around the country are just a great way to start the day.

Junior college OL Brown commits to Tide

For now, Alabama's offensive line is stacked. But a year from now? Well, there will be holes. With three starters likely entering their final year of eligibility, Alabama will need help right away. That's where Leon Brown fits in.

The SEC needs an extra cross-division game

While most coaches oppose adding another conference game so they can keep scheduling games against Cupcake U. and Walkover State, Alabama’s Nick Saban went on record last week in support of a nine-game conference schedule.

“When you increase the size of the league by 15 percent, you’ve almost got to play more games to get a true indication of who’s the best team in the league,” Saban said. “We should come up with some format in the future where every player in the league gets an opportunity to play every team in the league.”

Les Miles wants grads from his high school alma mater to have swag

Les Miles rarely misses an opportunity to inspire — or to be in the spotlight - so while touring his alma mater, Elyria High School in Ohio, and its new $70 million campus on Saturday with some of his former high school football pals, Miles asked principal Thomas Jama if he could say a few words to the 430 graduates who were carrying on the Elyria name. And one of the things Miles asked the graduates to do during his speech was to show some swag (that's what the kids say, right?)

He urged the 164th graduating class of Elyria High School to "operate with swagger."

Florida State spending big money on football recruiting

Records obtained by the Tallahassee Democrat indicate the football recruiting budget has nearly doubled under Jimbo Fisher.

Report: Judge seals JoePa's will, order and petition

The last will and testament of Joe Paterno was ordered permanently sealed from public view along with all related court filings at the request of a family attorney, a newspaper reported Sunday.

Thanksgiving Night Football Rivalry In Works for Texas A&M, LSU

Since 1992, the LSU Tigers have traditionally taken to the gridiron to face SEC West rivals the Arkansas Razorbacks every Thanksgiving night. That may be about to change.

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