Saturday, October 20, 2012

Morning Six Pack: October 20, 2012 Third Saturday in October. Coals lit, meat marinating, beer cold, six college football stories from around the country.

Why Phillip Fulmer’s Dismissal Damaged the Alabama-Tennessee Rivalry

On Saturday, November 29th 2008 the rivalry between the University of Alabama and Tennessee Volunteers came to an end. It was the day Phillip Fulmer patrolled the sidelines in Neyland Stadium for the final time, ending a long career in Knoxville.

No. 22 Stanford, Cal meet 30 years after The Play

California tight end Richard Rodgers never heard of The Play for most of his childhood, even though he was raised by one of its masterminds.

Notre Dame goes into BYU game with QB questions

BYU worked this week getting ready to face both Notre Dame quarterbacks Everett Golson and Tommy Rees on Saturday.

Cuse routs UConn, spoils Pasqualoni's return

Alec Lemon had eight catches for 166 yards to help set up three touchdowns and caught an 11-yard scoring pass, as Syracuse beat Connecticut 40-10 on Friday night to spoil Huskies coach Paul Pasqualoni's return.

At Kansas State, Bill Snyder Shares a Bond With His Son Sean

Bill Snyder, now in his 21st season as the head coach at Kansas State, has passed on his knowledge of football to his son Sean, who is the associate head coach and director of football operations.


Practicing against 360-pound All-American Terrence Cody in 2008-09 and 320-pound Jesse Williams the past two years in practice has helped, Jones said.

“I know will be a challenge,” Jones said. “I’ve really been impressed with his hands and quickness. He’s a little more than just like a space heater. He’s a good player, plays with good quickness. I’m going to have to bring my ‘A’ game, but I’ve been working hard and preparing for it.”

Jones was asked if keeping McCarron from getting hit is an increased priority.

"Oh, I think AJ's knee is fine, first of all, so not really," Jones said. "Certainly any time we want to protect AJ, and we've done an all right job of keeping him clean, even though he complains any time he gets hit. You know how quarterbacks are.

"We'll try and keep him clean to the best of our abilities."

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