Friday, October 19, 2012

Morning Six Pack: October 19, 2012’s Gameday Eve! It’s Gameday Eve! Where’d I put that six pack? Oh… Here it is. Six college football stories from around the country.

USC apparently trying to convince itself that Colorado is Alabama

For as long as football is played, there will be coaches who try to talk up a bad opponent to make sure their team doesn't overlook them.

Mark Richt has totally lost control of his singing

For the second year in a row, UGA’s Mark Richt made a big impression by crooning to Tray Matthews, a 4-star safety who is committed to the Bulldogs.

Tennessee fans rob Walmart to settle $150 gambling debt

A Tennessee fan robbed a Walmart to help pay off his gambling debt after the Volunteers lost to Mississippi State.

Barner, No. 3 Oregon run over Arizona State

Kenjon Barner ran for 143 yards and three touchdowns, Marcus Mariota added 135 yards, and No. 2 Oregon manhandled Arizona State in a 43-21 victory Thursday night.

Flashback: Field goal lifts Alabama in 1966 showdown in Knoxville

Alabama’s closest call in its unbeaten, untied 1966 season came on a rainy day in Knoxville. The Crimson Tide survived with an 11-10 win, but needed a comeback to secure the victory.


Kansas State never has won a national championship, but Snyder came close in 1998, finishing the regular season with a 11-0 record before falling to Texas A&M in the Big 12 championship in double-overtime. The Wildcats were No. 1 at the time, and a victory would have sent them to the national title game.

That season came in the middle of what is known locally as the "decade of dominance" from 1993-2002, when the Wildcats played in 10 consecutive bowl games and won fewer than nine games in a season only once.

As good as Snyder was in building Kansas State football – Sports Illustrated once dubbed K-State "Futility U" – it could be argued he is even better in his second act. Honored as coach of the year three times by the Big Eight and three times by the Big 12, Snyder makes any list of best active coaches who haven't won a national title. What if Snyder were to do it this season? With a throwback quarterback in Heisman Trophy candidate Collin Klein? When no one saw it coming?

Forget stadium renovations — a statue might be next.

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