Thursday, February 21, 2013

Morning Six Pack: February 21, 2013

Thirsty Thursday starts early with these six college football stories from around the country.

Alabama football: Saban adds Cristobal to coaching staff

Alabama head coach Nick Saban announced Wednesday the hiring of Mario Cristobal as Alabama's offensive line coach and assistant head coach.

Forward focus: UF's linebackers

The Florida Gators experienced a considerable bump in Will Muschamp's second season, going from 7-6 in 2011 to 11-2 in 2012 with a berth in a BCS bowl game.

Colorado to upgrade football facilities

The University of Colorado presented a $170 million proposal to upgrade the Buffaloes' football facilities to the board of regents at its monthly meeting Wednesday.

Mark Emmert's crumbling credibility

When the University of Miami is more sympathetic than your organization, you have issues.

Louisville assistant coach gets notice of allegations from Miami probe

Louisville defensive line coach Clint Hurtt received a notice of allegations from the NCAA.


“It’s the equivalent of this: We have a speed limit for a reason,” Jones said. “We may not like the speed limit, but you never hear the law enforcement agencies say, ‘We can’t enforce it, so we’re just going to do away with the speed limit.’ ”

Jones isn’t the only coach to criticize the rule changes.

Big Ten coaches and athletic directors issued a statement last week expressing “serious concerns whether these proposals, as currently written, are in the best interest of high school student-athletes, their families and their coaches.”

“These are still 16- and 17-year-old young adults,” Jones said. “They need to have a life.”

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