Thursday, June 14, 2012

Morning Six Pack: June 14, 2012

imageIt’s Flag Day, so raise your beer in honor of Old Glory and check out these six college football stories from around the country.

Meyer at camp in Michigan, vows Ohio State will land players from up north

Urban Meyer is trying to make his presence felt in rival territory.

Irish's Collinsworth out 4 to 6 months

Notre Dame safety and special teams player Austin Collinsworth is expected to be out four to six months following surgery on his left shoulder to repair a torn labrum.

Alabama making push to land nation's top long snapper

Nick Saban did something at last week's special teams camp in Tuscaloosa that he's never done in his 17-year career -- offered a scholarship to a long snapper.

Doc Harper: Seattle To OKC Move Reminds College Fans To Appreciate Rooted Programs

Imagine if instead of sending a DVD to Razorback donors pleading for them to Answer the Call to improve Arkansas' athletic facilities, Jeff Long had gone to not just the donors and other Razorback fans, but all the taxpayers of Arkansas and told them “Raise taxes for new facilities or I'm moving the Hogs to Albuquerque.” And then imagine SEC Commissioner Mike Slive saying something along the lines of “The facilities in Fayetteville are no longer viable. In order for Arkansas to continue SEC play, the facilities must be upgraded." Of course this is all absurd. The Razorbacks are sometimes referred to as Arkansas' pro team, but they're absolutely not. If they were, the above scenario could actually happen.

Presidents to consider football playoff options

The conference commissioners who have been working on a four-team playoff to determine college football's national champion plan to present the BCS presidential oversight committee multiple formats from which to choose.

Penn State football coaches trying to tap into talent in Deep South

Crazy but true, because Penn State has apparently discovered that the Deep South has plenty of football talent.

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