Sunday, July 22, 2012

Morning Six Pack: July 22, 2012

imageAn ale a day keeps the saddies away. And these six college football stories from around the country to start your day.

Down comes the statue

Penn State University will remove the famed statue of Joe Paterno outside its football stadium, eliminating a key piece of the iconography surrounding the once-sainted football coach accused of burying child sex abuse allegations.

George headlines CFB Hall of Fame class

Top of the ticket for induction ceremony. 

CSU recruit among wounded in mass shooting

A Colorado State University football recruit and a former Winona State football player were among dozens of people wounded at a movie complex in Aurora, Colorado.

BYU’s No. 2 RB to transfer

Just a handful of days before the start of summer camp, BYU has taken an unexpected hit to its depth at the running back position.

Who Will Be Alabama's Next Heisman Trophy Winner?

Last year Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples penned a column in the pre-season that made an interesting assertion; Alabama's Barrett Jones deserved to be in the discussion for the Heisman Trophy.


Pinkel, however, is not the only college football coach who, like Penn State's students and fans, is struggling with how to absorb all this.

Paterno was more than a coach at Penn State. He was like a father figure to the entire campus. He was more than a member of the college football coaching fraternity. He was its sergeant at arms.

What do you do when you find out your dad isn't who you thought he was, when your role model turns out to be an imposter?

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