Thursday, September 27, 2012

Morning Six Pack: September 27, 2012, crisp, cool and refreshing. The morning air and a six pack of college football stories from around the country.

Sam Robey: Stepping Out of the Shadows

He was a national champion, an All-American, one of the top selections in the professional draft and enjoyed eight years playing professionally. There are many Gator Greats that fit this description. If one was to describe this person to redshirt senior offensive lineman Sam Robey, he would think of one person: his father, Rick Robey.

Osborne retiring as Nebraska AD

Tom Osborne, who put together one of the most successful coaching runs in college football history before serving in Congress and taking the reins as athletic director five years ago, is retiring.

Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace is running hot and cold

The junior college transfer leads the SEC's top-ranked rushing attack in rushing attempts and also has connected on four passes of at least 50 yards in the Ole Miss Rebels' first four games this season.

Memphis’ leading rusher leaves team, likely won’t return this season

Now that’s the way to (not) dig yourself out of a winless hole to start the season. Memphis head coach Justin Fuente announced Tuesday that running back Jerrell Rhodes is no longer with the team…

West Virginia Gears Up for Big 12 Scoring Spree

West Virginia is ready to start a new era, with what is primed to be a classic Big 12 scoring spree


That brings us back to that ultimate absurdity: In a down year the Big Ten's biggest hope for a national championship rests with a team that can't play for one.

The hits just keep on coming. Aside from the SEC, there is perhaps no other conference that takes as much pride in its history, tradition and style of football. And despite what you read and hear, it is a situation that cannot be explained away as "cyclical."

The Big Ten hasn't won a national championship since 2002 or played for one since 2008. There are rational human beings asking a suddenly rational question: What conference is better, the Big Ten or the ACC?

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