Monday, July 1, 2013

Morning Six Pack: July 1, 2013 and a mere 61 days until kickoff, Monday… You again? Well, at least we can start things off right with six cool and refreshing college football stories from here and there.

Charles Barkley: Johnny Manziel better player, AJ McCarron better leader, then talks Saban, Malzahn

"I think you guys know I'm a big Nick Saban fan. I respect greatness."

Florida has seen share of five-star flops

As we’ve seen at Florida and other schools, being a five-star recruit does not always translate to a five-star career in college.

Wyoming Reveals Photos of New Field Turf

The University of Wyoming has released photos of their new field turf at War Memorial Stadium. The field’s new features include the image of Wyoming’s Teton Mountains in the end zones, and on the sidelines is the lettering “7220 Feet” to distinguish Jonah Field as the highest NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) stadium in the country.

Realignment 101: Getting to know the new landscape of college sports

Making sense of all the changes that have been made in college sports is tedious. Let us do the work for you.

Did Clemson fan damage famed rock?

Clemson University Police have charged an 18-year-old North Carolina man with vandalizing the school's beloved Howard's Rock and it appears he is a Tigers fan.


Last June, Meyer was full of questions about his first Ohio State team and about his family’s adjustment after moving from Florida. The Buckeyes, of course, went 12-0. His wife, Shelley, and son, Nate, also adapted well.

“I feel much better” this year, Meyer said. “What I really feel better about is, my family is settled. That was a really difficult move for my wife and my son. That means more to me than the football team. They love Columbus and are ready to go, but last year at this time was not very smooth.”

NCAA rules prohibit coaches from having direct involvement in their players’ preparation for the season during the summer. But head strength coach Mickey Marotti keeps Meyer informed.

“About injuries and attitudes, absolutely I keep tabs on it,” Meyer said. “Every coach in America does. You can’t be there, but I’m there [mentally].”

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