Friday, October 26, 2012

Morning Six Pack: October 25, 2012 Nemo. Ate him. Washed him down with these six college football stories from around the country.

[ed note: Don’t know what happened to this yesterday, but better late than never, right?]

Long Interested In Currently Employed Candidates For Razorback Coaching Vacancy

Jeff Long's ideal Arkansas football coach is currently working in college or at the pro level. Long appeared on Sports Talk With Bo Mattingly and confirmed he was interested in currently employed candidates.

Bill Snyder: Miracle Worker

Given the success Kansas State is having (again) under Bill Snyder (again), it’s good to spend a little time thinking about how the 73-year old wonder does it.

Ohio State QB Miller says he's ready for PSU

When Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller first was hurt in Saturday's game against Purdue, he didn't know what to think.

College Football Head Coaches In Trouble In 2012

With Idaho’s Robb Akey the first head coaching casualty of the college football season, it’s time to consider which men are forced to re-learn their kids’ names in January and which athletic directors need their jobs done for them.

BCS title hopes alive for many teams, but all will depend on chaotic rush to finish line

There are 14 schools currently in the national championship discussion. Using Jerry Palm's weekly rankings, Dennis Dodd weighs the contenders' remaining opponents to determine who have the likeliest shot at a title.


"Winning," Muschamp said, cutting off the question. He wasn't being mean. That's what he wants. Nothing more really needs to be said, but that would have made for a lousy Longhorn Network show.

Like his former boss, Nick Saban, Muschamp can squeeze in a joke that belies his ultra-serious image. But so far, Muschamp has avoided the moralizing Saban sprinkles into his press conferences. Monday, Muschamp was asked a question about whether he'll address the BCS standings with his team weekly or if last week's acknowledgement was a one-time thing. "When there is obvious possible distraction for your football team, you can stick your head in the sand and pretend everything's OK, or you can address it with them, and that's what I choose to do," Muschamp said. "So I address it with them, and I say 'If we need to talk about it, let's talk about it.' We'll all agree that we don't need to."

The surest way to get Muschamp talking at length is to ask a football question, because that's what Muschamp cares about. After the LSU win, Associated Press reporter Mark Long asked why the Gators had so much success with a heavy package that included seven offensive linemen. "We were changing some blocking surfaces," Muschamp said. "We were giving them a four-man surface and running back to the two-man surface a lot, so as a defensive coach, you've got to overload the four-man side. Then we were gapping everything back against some of their pressures that they were trying to run in the game. They were getting into what we call a Bear look, and they were covered down inside. And we gapped everything back and pulled." Long laughed and asked for the answer in English, and Muschamp obliged.

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