Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Morning Six Pack: October 17, 2012 don’t hate Tennessee. We really dislike them an awful lot and love a cool six pack of college football stories from around the country.

Bama's McCarron practices, feels 'good'

AJ McCarron is OK. Really, he's fine. Alabama's starting quarterback spoke with the media on Tuesday about the injury he suffered against Missouri on Saturday and the report that he torn his meniscus.

No. 2 BCS ranking means Florida football back in spotlight

This season has been one of tests for Florida. UF visited Texas A&M and the 12th Man, traveled to Knoxville to face pass-happy Tennessee and hosted a top-five team that dominated them just a year ago in LSU.

No. 13 WVU prepared for No. 4 Kansas State

West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen was not pleased with the Mountaineers’ play in their 49-14 loss to Texas Tech Saturday. “I am not happy with how we played on all three sides of the ball.

How the mighty have fallen: Tigers take quick tumble since 2010 national title season

The losses have mounted at a historic rate for Auburn this season as the Tigers continue to fall to new lows less than two years after winning the national championship.

NCAA: Right call made in Stanford-ND

The national coordinator of NCAA football officials says the decision to uphold the ruling on the field for the last play of the Stanford-Notre Dame game was correct.


But what if UT wins? What if it shocks the college football world, much as Texas Tech stunned West Virginia last week? Or Stanford shocked Southern Cal earlier this season? Or Louisiana-Monroe stunned Arkansas in September?

A single quote from UT senior fullback Ben Bartholomew, whose brother Will never lost to the Tide and whose grandfather Sam won twice over Bama: "We're playing Tennessee football. and I think if we can execute our plays, I don't think anybody can stand with us."

The Crimson Tide Nation understandably could scoff at that premise. Alabama's defense is No. 1 in almost every statistical category except shutting down Iran's potential nuclear threat. And that's probably only because the Pentagon has yet to put Bama boss Nick Saban on speed dial. At least as far as we know.

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