Thursday, June 20, 2013

Morning Six Pack: June 20, 2013. 72 Days until kickoff Thursday and our long vigil continues with six fresh college football stories from around the country.

Gandolfini death hits hard at Rutgers, too

Not only did Hollywood lose one of its most-loved leading men with the death of James Gandolfini on Wednesday, but Rutgers lost its most recognizable. [RIP, Tony Soprano]

EA Sports used actual game footage to create video game players

Former NCAA President Myles Brand: "The presidents want it both ways" to complain against commercialism and accept the revenue from corporate ads.

Bielema joins Saban in the anti-uptempo offense club

Last year, Alabama coach Nick Saban asked if the no-huddle offense was “what we want football to be” specifically in regards to player safety. He has a supporter in Arkansas coach Bret Bielema.

Vehicle stolen from home of Sooners' Stoops

The home of Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops was robbed early Wednesday morning, police confirmed to

Wazzu, Wisconsin modify series; Rutgers now on Cougars’ schedule

And in Wisconsin news not involving attrition in the defensive secondary, the Badgers have announced a home-and-home series with Washington State.


"I'm sad to say he's trending toward becoming a punch line," Finebaum said Tuesday on ESPN's College Football Live. "I hate to say that because I think all of us on this show today are fans of Johnny Manziel. You can't help but be, and you want the best for him. But there have been too many instances like this.

"An isolated tweet from a 20-year-old in the middle of the night not a big deal, but this is not isolated. This is a continuation and I'm very troubled by it, and I can promise you that (coach) Kevin Sumlin is more troubled by it that I am."

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