Thursday, May 23, 2013

Morning Six Pack: May 23, 2013 and 100 days until kickoff Thursday! Continuing our vigil with another six fresh college football stories from around the country.

Predicting the 2013 SEC Football Season…

In a series leading up to fall camps, I have purchased a German predicting octopus to help me figure out how it will all unfold in the upcoming season. I have named him Rocko.

Alabama's Mal Moore posthumously named Athletic Director of the Year by Sports Business Daily

Alabama won five national championships during the final 14 months of Moore's career.

College Football Hall of Fame construction underway

The construction caught many business owners and residents off guard.

A-List No. 7: Carver-Montgomery's Shaun Dion Hamilton puts his grades before football

With a 4.0 grade-point average, the Alabama commit is on track to be the valedictorian of Carver-Montgomery's 2014 class.

Georgia loses a TE to transfer

Though Aaron Murray will be looking to the likes of Arthur Lynch and Jay Rome to make plays at the tight end position, Georgia’s depth at that spot has taken a bit of a hit.


Nick Saban brought LSU a national title in 2003, but he's done real wonders at Alabama. With Alabama's 42-14 win over Notre Dame in last season's Discover BCS National Championship Game, the Crimson Tide became the first team in modern history to win three national championships in four seasons. Alabama has won two straight national championships, has dynasty status and should be one of the favorites to win it all in 2013.

The SEC's dominance during the BCS era hasn't just been about bling. The league also has a nice collection of bronze statues, as four of the past seven Heisman Trophy winners have come from the SEC. Last season, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel became the first freshman to win the award, while Florida quarterback Tim Tebow became the first sophomore to win it in 2007 when he became the first player to rush and throw for 20-plus touchdowns in a single season. Alabama running back Mark Ingram took home the trophy in 2009, while Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, who became the first SEC player to run for at least 1,000 yards and pass for at least 2,000 in the same season, won in 2010.

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