Saturday, July 7, 2012

Morning Six Pack: July 07, 2012

imageOn the beach, keeping the beer cold includes placing it behind the “No Alcohol” sign. Spread some sunscreen and enjoy these six college football stories from around the country.

Bahn: NCAA Appeal Denied, But No Denying Impact Michael Dyer Has Had On Red Wolves

Michael Dyer won't play for Arkansas State in 2012. If we're being honest, there's a chance Dyer might never play a down for the Red Wolves. Still, ASU has benefited tremendously from his transfer.

Penn State's investigation into Sandusky case nears end, findings expected soon

Penn State's internal investigation into the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse case is drawing to a close and the findings are expected within weeks…

USF hands Holtz three-year extension

In his two seasons USF’s head coach, Skip Holtz has compiled a 13-12 record overall and a 4-10 mark in Big East play.

This should sound familiar…

Former Florida State Seminoles cornerback Mario Edwards has returned to his alma mater where he'll be able to keep a close eye on his highly recruited son's career.

Daphne QB T.J. Fleeton commits to Louisiana-Lafayette

The Ragin’ Cajuns are getting a good one.


After Nkemdiche's demand hit the web, the criticism was as predictable as it was tired: Nkemdiche was a prima donna, blackmailing Clemson to suit his own desires. Never mind that Nkemdiche aimed to help a friend. Never mind that the system in college football is stacked ludicrously against the high-schooler and in favor of the millionaire coach.

It's always hilarious when people criticize athletes for something they would do every day and twice on Sunday in their own lives. No one who has ever used leverage in a negotiation has any right to rip Nkemdiche here. Used another job offer to squeeze a raise out of your employer? Same concept. Used a connection to get a friend hired? Ditto. When you do it, you're being a good capitalist, but when Nkemdiche does it, he's being a spoiled, entitled brat? That's crazy. Nkemdiche is doing exactly what he should do: using the power he has to his advantage before he enters a system in which he'll have little pull. (This also might be a good place to note that, according to figures provided to the U.S. Department of Education, Clemson football generated $31.7 million in revenue during the 2010-11 school year.)

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