Thursday, July 5, 2012

Morning Six Pack: July 05, 2012

imageThe fireworks shows are over. The BBQ is all gone. But still left over are these six college football stories from around the country.

Razorback Coach John L. Smith Facing Bankruptcy Following Bad Land Deals

Arkansas trades morally bankrupt coach for financially bankrupt coach.

Playoff means Wisconsin needs Alabama more than Alabama needs Wisconsin

Emphasis on schedule strength will make regular season even better.

Tuberville the disciplinarian. 

A previously unreported arrest has landed TTU wide receiver Darrin Moore in some hot water and, potentially, places his future at Texas Tech in doubt.

Smear Campaign? Paterno family worried

Joe Paterno's family and supporters are defending the late coach against a leak of apparently damaging material released during highly secretive investigations into former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

All Name Team: Piitt just added a kicker named “Chris Blewitt”

According to, the Pittsburgh Panthers just added a kicker to their recruiting class named “Chris Blewitt.”


Two months ago, the landscape of the Atlantic Coast Conference was shaken to its core. The SEC and Big 12 announced a bowl alliance pitting their champions against each other, and with the Big Ten and Pac-12 already tied to the Rose Bowl, various reports put the ACC’s football relevance on life support.

The league, which is just 2-13 in BCS bowls and hasn’t produced a national champion in more than a decade, was not among the four super conferences that appeared set for control of the sport.

Florida State and Clemson seemed headed out the door.

As it turns out, there was much more hype than substance to all that talk.

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