Sunday, December 2, 2012

Morning Six Pack: December 2, 2012

Massive hangovers are cured on BCS Selection Day. Settle in with these six college football stories from around the country.

BCS bonanza: Alabama vs. Notre Dame

Alabama vs. Notre Dame. The BCS championship game couldn't get much bigger.

Special UF football team deserves special mentions

Because the All-SEC teams don't come out until later this week, it seems like a good time to come out with an early list of superlatives for this UF season.

Replay reversal nearly costs 'Bama

It was Championship Saturday in college football, but the BCS title game on Jan. 7 in Miami will be hard-pressed to produce the drama that took place in Atlanta as Week 14 and the regular season for all intents and purposes came to a close.

Badgers bash Nebraska, head to Rose Bowl vs. Stanford

Badgers prove they belong, roll Huskers for Rose Bowl berth.

Former Tiger Wright gets life sentence for robberies, sex assault

Former Missouri defensive lineman Keith Wright has been sentenced to life in prison for a series of home-invasion robberies and a sexual assault in Sacramento, CA.


Like so many things, a successful coaching search is a matter of timing. And Tennessee’s timing is not good. UT recently was notified is probation period is being extended. Financial concerns in the athletics department have been duly noted.

“It’s a different landscape now,” said Hayes, who keeps a finger on the pulse of college football for The Sporting News. “Florida, Tennessee’s biggest rival in the East, won two national championships, hit rock bottom, hired another coach, and is back competing among the elite in the nation — all while Tennessee has been trying to find its way through the end of the Fulmer years and the disasters of Kiffin and Dooley.

“You can’t slip up in the SEC now, not with the elite coaches at nearly every school. One slip, and you’re behind two or three years. Two slips, and you’re in deep.”

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