Thursday, March 7, 2013

Morning Six Pack: March 7, 2013

Thirsty Thursday always goes better when you start with six cold, clear and crisp college football stories from around the country.

Indiana hires Inge as co-defensive coordinator

Indiana has hired William Inge as its new co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach.

Has Steve Spurrier Taken His Shirt Off This Spring Yet?

CONTRARY to what everyone else has reported using a picture from last year, there is no documented evidence Steven Orr Spurrier has taken his shirt off in spring practice yet.

Indiana adds linebackers coach to complete staff

Indiana has hired William Inge as its new co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach.

Gary Patterson prefers a week off between spring practice sessions

Like many coaches, TCU's Gary Patterson decided to begin spring practice before university spring break, and resume spring practice after the students return from a week off.

Urban Meyer loves recruiting.

"As much respect as I have for the traditionalists, I want the 18-year-old to walk out of that stadium and go 'Whoa. I've gotta be there.' I don't want them to have to get up at 4 in the morning every time and drive to come to our games. We're going to push for that. You can fight and say you want to do (something else), that's fine. Recruiting, recruiting, recruiting. Then you know what's most important after recruiting? Recruiting."


For a while now, Nick Saban has been the smartest man on the field. You can practically hear the murmuring, read between the bleats: What he doesn’t need is more help. The Tide already have a monopoly on the crystal football market. Saban made two outstanding assistant hires in getting director of player personnel Kevin Steele and offensive line coach Mario Cristobal to fortify the dynasty.

So this isn’t so much about protecting the parents or the kids or the coaches’ workloads. This is about ending the Alabama Nicktatorship.

"Some school is going to want to get on the high dive with this and go all in and spend and spend," Georgia AD Greg McGarity told the New York Times.

Some school? One school already is quicker, faster, bigger and better. Unleashed from recruiting restrictions you bet your assistant director of quality control Alabama is going to get stronger. Its 14 coaches allowed on the recruiting trail -- up from seven according to the new legislation -- are better than your 14.

Everything else being equal, it’s been a while since Alabama was anything but equal.

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