Saturday, August 18, 2012

Morning Six Pack: August 18, 2012

imageNot even technical difficulties can stop the delivery of these cold, clear and crisp college football stories from around the country.

Michigan frosh Pipkins hospitalized with neck injury

Scary: Michigan defensive tackle Ondre Pipkins was healthy enough to walk around and watch his teammates practice Friday afternoon.

NCAA looking harder at 7-on-7 tournaments, says former UAB player

Byron De'Vinner coached Jovon Robinson and Vanderbilt freshman Brian Kimbrow on a 7-on-7 team based in Memphis. The NCAA interviewed De'Vinner last week about his connections to the team.

Ole Miss really wants this guy 

Ole Miss sent a Penn State recruit, four star tight end Adam Breneman, 32 hand written letters.

Ohio State RB acquitted of disorderly conduct charge

Already acquitted of drug-related charges from a traffic stop last month, Ohio State running back Bri’onte Dunn has now had the disorderly charge against him dropped as well.

For McGaffie, time to 'Rise' is upon him

With T.J. Moe nursing a sore hamstring, Gahn McGaffie has gotten nearly all the first-team work at Missouri's slot receiver position this preseason. Moe figures to be in the lineup when Missouri opens the season Sept 1.


The turnaround in Mathieu’s life may be considered stunning, but the struggles he is facing are not unusual. Just this off-season, Michael Dyer, a former Auburn running back, was dismissed from Arkansas State. Greg Reid will play cornerback for Valdosta State, not Florida State, for violating team rules. Georgia running back Isaiah Crowell was dismissed from the squad. Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees and Clemson wideout Sammy Watkins face suspensions.

“I guess they’re too young, or too immature, but there are too many temptations out there, and particularly if their background lends itself to that,” said Joe Tiller, a former Purdue coach. “It’s just a matter of time until the guy implodes.”

The list of college stars who ran afoul of the rules stretches back for years. Brian Bosworth in 1987, Lawrence Phillips in 1995, Peter Warrick in 1999 and Cam Newton in 2008 all gained a degree of notoriety.

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