Monday, December 17, 2012

Morning Six Pack: December 17, 2012

Six college football stories from around the country in the morning because… This is how we roll.

It's come to this...

A North Alabama football player posted a racist tweet about President Barack Obama tonight in response to NBC pre-empting the 49ers-Patriots game on Sunday Night Football to show Obama's speech at the Newtown memorial for victims of the Sandy Hook shooting. 

A.J. McCarron Returning Could Mean Doom for Rest of SEC

The Alabama Crimson Tide got a bit of news earlier this weekend that is already helping their preparation for the 2013 season.

Athlete Lemond Johnson switches commitment from Auburn to Tennessee

The Auburn Tigers lost their second commitment of the weekend on Sunday when Ft. Lauderdale athlete Lemond Johnson committed to Tennessee after being committed to the Tigers since June.

Alvarez returns, readies Wisconsin for Rose Bowl

Barry Alvarez's birth certificate says he's about to turn 66. The bounce in his step on Wisconsin's practice field suggests differently.

Report: Ex-Irish LB recruit signs with Weis at KU

Highly touted junior college linebacker Chris Martin, who has already been with two FBS schools but has yet to play in an FBS game, plans to sign with Kansas.


“They’re good up front; they’ve got good linebackers,” Brandstatter said. “But Alabama is so solid and so balanced, they just grind and pound and grind and pound. If they don’t turn the ball over, I just think Alabama is a tough team to beat. The balance on both sides of the ball is a really tall order for anybody.”

Michigan is the only opponent that the Jan. 7 BCS Championship Game contestants have in common.

Alabama’s offensive and defensive lines manhandled Michigan, Brandstatter said. But he thought the Wolverines actually won the battles in the trenches against Notre Dame.

“If Michigan didn’t turn the ball over six times, they actually might have won that football game,” he said.

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