Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Morning Six Pack: August 8, 2012

imageGoing for gold on hump day, y’all. Enjoy these six college football stories from around the country.

Ex-PSU players intend to appeal vacated wins

A group of former Penn State players has notified the NCAA that it intends to appeals the harsh sanctions placed upon the football program for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

Halapio evolving into leader on and off field

With quarterback John Brantley and running backs Jeff Demps and Chris Rainey graduating last year, Florida had to look elsewhere for veteran leadership.

Whine, whine, whine.

Alabama commitment Darius Paige has transferred from Washington High in Pensacola, Fla., to Foley High near Mobile, and a coach at his old school is calling foul.

Eight Vols remain from 2008

A really good reason why Derek Dooley probably gets at least another year to clean up that mess in Knoxville. And there are fans who seriously believe Lane Kiffin is a quality hire…

Healthy again, South Carolina's Lattimore more than ready for return

A devastating knee injury shortened Marcus Lattimore's 2011 season. Since then, it's been a lot of rehab and waiting.


Mathieu, with help from LSU Coach Les Miles, is trying to get a handle on his fame and persona, which punctuated LSU's run to the BCS title game last season.

He loves to talk on the field. He loves Twitter. He just loves to communicate -- and make game-changing plays, whether creating turnovers or returning punts for touchdowns.

And he readily admits it's hard for him to stay humble.

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