Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Morning Six Pack: February 27, 2013

Hompin, Hompin, Hompin, ROLL TIDE! Check out these six college football stories from around the country.

NCAA rules clarification closes Johnny Football 'loophole'

College football and basketball players hoping to cash in on the Johnny Football "loophole" should hold off before they retain intellectual property attorneys.

Saban’s not going to come here.

“I love stability. I love continuity,” Dodds said in an interview with The Daily Texan. “If you have stability, you have continuity and you’ve got good people. It’s a formula that works. I think we’ve got that. If somebody tells me we need to change, I say, ‘Ok, but who should we hire?”

St. Paul's offensive lineman Josh Casher gets Auburn offer

High school offensive tackle being recruited as a center, adds Auburn to offer list that includes Florida, Florida State, Texas Tech.

Former Tennessee strength coach breaks into basketball arena with saw

The affidavit said that Wills broke into a UT event management director's office, using a saw, then "ransacked" the room causing $750 damages and stealing $4,150 from the desk.

Long-time Penn State assistant lands in the MAC

Not retained as part of the transition from Joe Paterno to Bill O’Brien at Penn State last year, Bill Kenney has finally landed on his coaching feet.


The last time SEC fans heard from Mike Slive on the topic of his league's forthcoming television network, he all-but-confirmed the open secret to USA Today, stopping short of saying the decision was final but declaring that there was room on the nation's satellite TV packages and cable bills for "at least one" more conference-branded network.

So per the Bryan-College Station Eagle, maybe it's no surprise that Texas A&M athletic director Eric Hyman told the local Chamber of Commerce Monday that the network is definitely on its way -- but that Hyman is so certain of its imminent arrival (and willing to credit it for solving any potential Aggie financial issues) suggests that Slive's officially official announcement could come along any day now.

"We don't have a lot of financial maneuverability here in the athletic department right now," Hyman said. "But hopefully, when the (SEC) television network comes on in a couple of years we'll have more flexibility."

"It's a game-changer, it separates us," he added. "All of our teams will get exposure like they've never had before. The exposure that we're going to get is going to be phenomenal."

We may rue the day that Texas A&M was invited to join the SEC.

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