Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Morning Six Pack: November 7, 2012

The votes are in and these are still the coolest, clearest and most refreshing six college football stories from around the country.

Josh Evans: Out of the Shadows

Josh Evans was here in 2009 as a freshman when the University of Florida football team started the season 12-0 and advanced to the SEC Championship Game and won the Sugar Bowl, he was here during a head coaching change in the midst of two seasons that finished with the Gators avoiding their first losing season since 1979 and he is still in Gainesville now with the Orange and Blue having started its 2012 season with a 7-1 mark.

Auburn's Lutzenkirchen reduced to cheerleader role

Philip Lutzenkirchen faced the tough choice of shutting down his Auburn career or risking far bigger problems down the line.

Toledo's stay in rankings to be short

Jahwan Edwards scored untouched on a 15-yard run around left end with 1:43 left to propel Ball State to a 34-27 victory over No. 23 Toledo on Tuesday night, ending the Rockets' eight-game winning streak.

Frazier, Newbill key for Penn State

Penn State coach Patrick Chambers wanted to “bring a little fire” to his early preseason practices, so instead of pairing guards Tim Frazier and D.J. Newbill, he pitted them against one another. 

Mississippi St. Bulldogs/LSU Tigers Game This Weekend Plenty Important

  The SEC West and a spot in the conference title game won’t be on the line this weekend when the Mississippi St. Bulldogs head to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to take on the LSU Tigers. However, there will still be plenty on the line.


"There's no excuses with the players they've got," said a coach who faced USC earlier this season. "It's an embarrassment of riches. You've got to find a way with those guys."

To be fair, Kiffin has had to deal with harsh NCAA sanctions from the Reggie Bush scandal, including a two-year bowl ban and the loss of 30 scholarships over three years (this is the first season the scholarship restrictions kick in). But even Kiffin knows that with the talent flowing through his program he should have had more success.

"With the players that we have, we should not be 6-3," Kiffin said on his Sunday conference call with USC beat writers. "There's only one person for that to fall on -- that's me as the head coach."

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