Saturday, February 9, 2013

Morning Six Pack: February 9, 2013

It’s the offseason, but we still start each day with six cold, fresh college football stories from around the country.

Report commissioned by Paternos due Sunday

Sue Paterno, the widow of the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, has emailed a letter to hundreds of former Penn State players, informing them that a report, commissioned by the family in response to the Freeh Report, will be released Sunday.

LSU working on deal to hire Cam Cameron as offensive coordinator

Details are being worked out, and an announcement expected next week.

The Mystery Of Randy Edsall's Chase Story Explained

Randy Edsall this week told the tale of him being chased through Belle Glade during recruiting season, a first for him, but probably not for many who have had the privilege of traveling through beautiful South Florida.

‘Canes suspend LB Eddie Johnson

In mid-November of last year, linebacker Eddie Johnson was suspended for two games by Miami head coach Al Golden for unspecified violations of team rules. Three months later, Johnson finds himself in a similar punitive boat…

Vigor football coach Kerry Stevenson steps down, expected to land job at Alabama

Stevenson lead Vigor to the Class 5A state championship in 2008 when his team went 15-0.


For those who make a living ranking high school recruits and projecting their futures as college football players, the University of Alabama picked up another crown Wednesday as's No. 1 signing class in the nation.

For those who make a living winning the crowns on the field, however, Wednesday was only the beginning of the evaluation process.

UA coach Nick Saban made that clear in some of his first remarks about the signees.

"Just like when you buy a stock today, you can't really verify where it's going to be two years from now. The character we talk about, the commitment to a standard of excellence, the work ethic, the relentless quest to improve that these guys need to be able to enhance their development is very important to this group becoming a great recruiting class," Saban said. "That gets determined by their performance and how they develop down the road, which we're responsible for. ... Just because you pick the puppy dog with the biggest feet doesn't mean it's going to grow up to be the biggest or best hunting dog."

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