Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Morning Six Pack: October 10, 2012, clear, crisp and refreshing. These six college football stories from around the country makes for the breakfast of champions.

O'Brien Engineering Penn State Turnaround

Penn State coach Bill O'Brien settled in behind a microphone early in the afternoon for what was, by far, the second most-anticipated talk of the day in and around State College.

3-And-Out: Wilson 'Fine' In Practice Following Accident

Tyler Wilson's ability to take a hit and keep throwing was on display again Tuesday. Hours after a mid-morning accident on Interstate 540 the Arkansas quarterback was on the field, going through practice with the Razorbacks.

LSU players blame the heat (yes, heat) for Florida loss

Would you believe that according to several LSU players, the Tigers lost to Florida because it was too hot?

Stanford likely to be without top WR vs. Irish

Heading into Saturday’s matchup with a Notre Dame squad that’s not only ranked seventh in the polls but also possesses one of the top defenses in the country, Stanford will likely be without one of its most productive players on the offensive side of the ball.

Illini self-report coach's sideline tobacco use

Illinois self-reported a level 2 secondary violation to the Big Ten Conference after coach Tim Beckman was seen chewing tobacco during Saturday's game against Wisconsin.


"I believe to this day that the Alabama Crimson Tide would never have won the national championship if we did not have the tornadoes," Elko said. "Because from that moment on, we started walking around saying, 'I'm not looking for a blessing to come into my life. To this town, to this state, to these other teammates, I want to be a blessing in someone else's life.' That's the best 68 I know."

Elko, who speaks to Alabama's football team frequently at the invitation of Saban, shared many of the motivational and performance-building thoughts he shares with the Crimson Tide, many of which are repeated frequently by Saban: 

"Responsibility is responding with ability."

"Don't let things outside of you drive you."

"Everything has a price."

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