Saturday, March 2, 2013

Morning Six Pack: March 2, 2013

Beer and football are proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. So here are six college football stories from around the country.

Georgia Bulldogs' defense a key focus of spring

The Georgia Bulldogs were 5 yards short of winning last season's Southeastern Conference football championship and replacing Alabama as the league hope for a seventh consecutive national title.

Billy Napier announced as Alabama’s new wide receiver coach

As first reported by 24/7 Sports, Alabama has hired former Florida State wide receivers coach Billy Napier as the wide receivers coach for the Crimson Tide, per a UA release.

Vols get running backs coach

Robert Gillespie is taking over as Tennessee’s running backs coach after holding the same position at West Virginia the past two seasons.

Texas A&M opens spring practice with plenty of momentum

Coming off the program's first 11-win season since 1998 and second Heisman Trophy ever, spirits and confidence are high as Texas A&M opens spring practice on Saturday.

Boulware hired to coach Sooners' tight ends

Oklahoma hired former Auburn assistant Jay Boulware as its tight ends coach on Friday, completing an overhaul of the coaching staff that included the departure of three assistants.


Penn State is making steady progress in implementing the requirements outlined by the NCAA following the sanctions for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell said Friday.

Mitchell, the independent athletics integrity monitor, also said in a statement Friday that the university is making progress in implementing recommendations from Louis Freeh following the former FBI director's internal investigation into the scandal. The school has said the recommendations were designed to strengthen governance, compliance and reporting.

"University administrators, staff, and trustees continued to demonstrate a good faith effort to fulfill their obligations and to implement improvements to Penn State's functionality and security," Mitchell wrote in the 30-page document. "My team and I have received continued, complete cooperation from the university."

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