Friday, February 15, 2013

Morning Six Pack: February 15, 2013

Happy Friday! Start a great spring weekend with these six fresh college football stories from around the country.

Tide has ‘a little bit of interest’ in Gamecocks’ OL coach

Yesterday, Ben noted that Alabama has spoken with UCF offensive line coach Brent Key regarding their vacancy at the same position. Now, it appears Nick Saban is at least sniffing around an assistant from an SEC school as well.

South Carolina's Steve Spurrier: Jadeveon Clowney not quitting on his team

Spurrier said Thursday while attending a South Carolina basketball game with his wife that Clowney wants another season to improve.

Senior Bowl Review: UCLA's Johnathan Franklin best of North's running backs

UCLA's Johnathan Franklin was the best running back and Colorado's Nick Kasa the best tight end for the North team during Senior Bowl week in Mobile, according to Phil Savage, the all-star game's executive director.

LSU to set to introduce new offensive coordinator

Les Miles will introduce Cam Cameron as LSU's new offensive coordinator on Friday.

Penn State makes Anthony Midget hiring official

Midget had been hired by Marshall as a defensive assistant late last month before abruptly leaving Huntington for Happy Valley.


As the NCAA begins to reduce its role in the regulation of big-time sports, a powerful group of faculty-senate leaders is urging the association to convene a national summit to discuss broad changes in the oversight of athletics.

The group—the Steering Committee of the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics, which includes some 60 universities that play sports at the NCAA’s highest level—wants faculty members more involved in creating and enforcing campus athletics policies, and believes professors should have a greater voice at the NCAA and conference levels.

“Faculty engagement in athletics governance must play a critical role in this new deregulated world,” the group wrote in a five-page letter to the NCAA on Thursday. “Faculty maintain a unique commitment to academic standards that will support values adherence, and the institution of tenure, on campuses where it is granted, allows faculty to speak with independence not practically available to others.”

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