Thursday, April 18, 2013

Morning Six Pack: April 18, 2013

Looking ahead to an eventful weekend, here are six college football stories from around the country.

Patrick may finally get his chance

He has been waiting for this opportunity for a long time. And if Alabama's annual A-Day Game counts as an audition, Tana Patrick will be a focal point for some Crimson Tide fans Saturday.

Mitch Mustain Documentary Trailer

The former Arkansas quarterback is the subject of a documentary that is narrated by Nolan Richardson.

Coastal Alabama recruiting update: Examining Mobile's quarterback crop for the Class of 2014

At least four Mobile area quarterbacks - Vigor's Devin Adams, UMS-Wright's Gunner Roach, Faith Academy's Malik Rosier and Jackson's Matthew Jordan - have attracted the attention of major college scouts.

Whining About Schedules

There's no way a fan can talk about his team's schedule being tough without coming off as a tremendous whiner. I know this, but I'm going to it anyway.

UF progress report: Quarterbacks

A closer look at what we learned about this upcoming group of Gators from spring practice.


“I think we’re, and I’m concurring with you, I think what needs to take place, college athletics — particularly football — have changed dramatically throughout my career.

I think it’s in a bad place right now, and I think it’s in a bad place for a variety of different reasons. We’ve allowed it to become money-driven. We’ve allowed it to become TV-driven. We’ve allowed athletic programs or football programs to mean more to a university than what the university was really supposed to be all about.

The last I heard, these were educational institutions, and that’s what it needs to be about. … It’s not driven by values. … It’s driven by dollars and cents, and that’s unfortunate.”

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