Thursday, December 20, 2012

Morning Six Pack: December 20, 2012

It’s Thursday and you’re thirsty. Never fear, we’re always here with six college football stories from around the country.

Nobody recruits harder for UGA than the AJC, you guys

UGA is looking for a few good men to finish up its 2013 recruiting class. The Bulldogs have 30 commitments, and will likely finish up with 33-35 by national signing day on Feb. 6.

Oregon NCAA case likely heading to hearing

Yahoo Sports reported Wednesday that Oregon is likely headed toward a hearing with the NCAA committee on infractions after it couldn't resolve an investigation of the football coaching staff's use of a scouting service.

BC announces coordinator hirings

Just a little over two weeks after leaving Temple for Boston College, Steve Addazio has made the two most critical hires for his new coaching staff.

Discussions underway for SEC television network

An agreement on the Southeastern Conference's new TV deal may come in the next two months.

SEC contingent for 2013 Senior Bowl increases to 10 players

The SEC doubled its presence at the Senior Bowl in one day. Earlier today, the all-star game confirmed that five more players from the SEC had accepted invitations to play in Mobile on Jan. 26.


"Well, Antonio visited Tennessee and they got him to commit while he was there," Limbaugh said. "So I flew into Tullahoma about 30 minutes before the UT plane was supposed to come back from Knoxville. The dispatcher there was a big Alabama fan, by the way. So we moved the UA plane out of the way where they wouldn't see. Then I went into an office in the airport, hid under a desk and told the dispatcher that when Antonio got off the plane, tell him he had a phone call waiting on him. So I talked to him about 30 minutes, knowing that Fulmer was right outside the door, and I kept repeating to Antonio that his dream had always been Alabama."

Limbaugh proved persuasive.

"It kept going after that," he said, "but that is what it ultimately came down to for Antonio and a lot of them, that dream of playing for Alabama. We flew back in on signing day, which was legal then. We signed Antonio, then drove down to Winchester (Tennessee, about 15 miles away) and signed Jeremy Nunley. I tell that story just to illustrate how much kids would do to come to Alabama."

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