Friday, November 23, 2012

Morning Six Pack: November 23, 2012

Black Friday, baby. But before you leave for shopping, check out these six college football stories from around the country.

NCAA violations could eliminate Gene Chizik's Auburn buyout

Gene Chizik could lose his job next week. It would take longer, but the Auburn football coach could lose something else down the road. His generous buyout.

Brown feeling the heat again at Texas

The Longhorns suffer through a listless home loss to TCU.

Arkansas eyes role of spoiler against No. 8 LSU

Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson would love nothing more than to play the role of spoiler this week.

Oregon vs. Oregon State Rivalry is Civil but Quirky One

The Oregon vs. Oregon State rivalry is one of the oldest in college football, dating back to 1894. But for the longest time, it lacked a central ingredient to any rivalry: something to win.

Lane Kiffin has support of Chip Kelly heading into game against Notre Dame

For Notre Dame, the path to the BCS championship game is simple. Beat USC and the Irish are in. For No. 2 Alabama, the path is also simple, albeit a bit longer. Beat Auburn and then Georgia in the SEC championship game.


So that whole keep-the-SEC-out-of-the-BCS-title-game-thing lasted all of a week. Great job, other conferences. Johnny Football hands you the keys to the kingdom, and you say, "No thanks. We're perfectly happy with our non-crystal footballs and deep-seated inferiority complexes." You had your chance. All you needed was Kansas State to beat a team that entered the game with the worst total defense ranking in the FBS and Oregon to beat a team it usually beats by three touchdowns. But you couldn't handle that, could you? Now you're probably one Notre Dame loss to USC and one Florida win against Florida State away from another all-SEC BCS title game.

But fear not. Seven teams have a realistic shot at playing for the national title, and only three of them are from the SEC.

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