Saturday, March 23, 2013

Morning Six Pack: March 23, 2013

Good Saturday mornings go better when you start early with these six college football stories from around the country.

It's official: UA trustees approve hiring of Bill Battle as Alabama's new athletics director

Two days after Mal Moore stepped down, Alabama has its man locked up and ready to take over.

Positional battles to watch: Special teams

This is the fourth of an 8-day series previewing each Auburn position leading into spring football.

Cards assistant Hurtt placed on leave as he preps for Canes case

Louisville defensive line coach Clint Hurtt has been placed on administrative leave while preparing to answer allegations of violations the NCAA says he committed while he was a Miami Hurricanes assistant.

Jerry Sandusky Jailhouse Interviews to Be Aired on NBC’s ‘Today’ Show

NBC plans to air excerpts of jailhouse interviews with former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky next week that were given to a documentary filmmaker working on a defense of Joe Paterno.

Florida State: QBs bring different traits, qualities to unique four-man battle

One by one, the quarterbacks sauntered into the room. Each had his own characteristics, his own individual quirks.


"As honored as I am to stand before you, I would much rather, I promise you, be out in radio, newspaper or TV land watching this press conference with Mal Moore standing here, telling us what his plans are for the next year," Battle said.

When Moore is healthy enough to check out of the hospital and get back in the office, he will serve as a special assistant to UA president Judy Bonner. On Thursday, he was also named Athletics Director Emeritus.

"Even though we lost a valuable statesman for the university in Mal Moore, he will continue to be with us as a part of the university," Alabama football coach Nick Saban said. "We look forward to continuing to work with Mal."

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