Thursday, November 8, 2012

Morning Six Pack: November 8, 2012

Thirsty Thursday. Y;all know what to do. Drink up these six college football stories from around the country.

Petrino has interest in Kentucky opening

Bobby Petrino has interest in returning to coaching at Kentucky, according to his father.

Not a fan of football movies, including ‘Junction Boys’

Alabama center Barrett Jones admitted Tuesday he actually has seen the forgettable ESPN movie from 2002, “The Junction Boys.”

Daniels finally catching on with Irish

In January, a couple of weeks after Notre Dame's season had ended, DaVaris Daniels alerted his mother to be on the lookout for a package.

BYU, Virginia schedule home-and-home

BYU continues to fill up its 2013 schedule. On Wednesday, the university announced alongside the University of Virginia that the two sides have agreed to a home-and-home series in 2013 and ’14.

Nick Saban, Will Muschamp recall LSU's 'Bluegrass Miracle'

Devery Henderson's improbable 74-yard tipped-ball game-winning touchdown against Kentucky happened 10 years ago Friday.

Emmert: Don't expect relaxed drug law

NCAA President Mark Emmert doubts that college sports' governing body will relax its drug standards for student-athletes now that two states have legalized recreational marijuana use.


Texas finally integrated in 1970 with offensive lineman Julius Whittier but too much black talent had escaped the Lone Star State. Texas native Greg Pruitt ran all over and around Texas in 1971 as Oklahoma registered a 48-27 whipping of the Horns with a faster and more explosive version of the Wishbone.

Finally, Royal began seeking black players. Running back Roosevelt Leaks became Texas' first black star in 1972, and Royal hit the recruiting jackpot when he persuaded future Heisman Trophy winner Earl Campbell to become a Longhorn in 1974. But Texas' days as a national title contender under Royal were done.

Years later Royal noted, "If you're saying we should have [integrated] a little sooner I would agree with you. All of us [in the SWC] should have, not just Texas."

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