Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Morning Six Pack: November 13, 2012

Beer, football and these six college football stories from around the country are all proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

Stewart Mandel: Big East, rest of 'Group of Five' score victory with six-bowl decision

The Big East and other smaller conferences scored big on Monday. The 'Group of Five' leagues are now guaranteed a spot in the forthcoming postseason model.

Surgery to end starting Texas Tech LB’s season

A slap — pimp or otherwise —  wasn’t the only negative coming out of Texas Tech’s close win over Kansas Saturday.

Miles, Tigers hanging onto slim SEC hopes

Les Miles wants LSU to embrace the notion that it still has a chance, however slim, to win the Southeastern Conference.

Alabama notebook: Freshman receiver Black back from injury

Freshman receiver Chris Black rejoined practice last week after hurting his shoulder in the preseason, but head coach Nick Saban said no decision has been made about allowing him to play in games this year.

Mora not ready to take bows for UCLA's big season

Jim Mora isn't even thinking about the Victory Bell, let alone a victory lap for his outstanding debut season at UCLA.


For an ex-defensive coordinator who has always preached stopping the run first, Bob Stoops has been uncommonly accepting of the season-worst 251 yards rushing his team allowed in a 42-34 victory over Baylor on Saturday night. The reason: The Bears came in leading the nation in passing and were held to a season-low 172 yards — 220 below their average.

“That’s no consolation,” his brother countered. “We want to and we need to play better defense if we want to go the places we want to go.”

At his weekly news conference on Monday, Bob Stoops took a small step back from his postgame proclamation in support of the defense: “I absolutely love it.” Looking back at the film, he found too many missed tackles — something he hadn’t seen as a problem in previous games.

“To a degree, we’ll make some adjustments and again, hopefully make some adjustments on some of the run game,” Bob Stoops said.

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