Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Morning Six Pack: July 24 and 38 days until kickass through the middle of the week with six new college football stories from here and yonder.

OL on why he picked Alabama over UGA and Tennessee

One of the state’s top offensive linemen for 2015 is headed to Alabama. Dallas Warmack, a 6-foot-2, 270-pound junior from Mays High School, committed to Alabama over UGA and Tennessee.

Mississippi State hopes to take next step in Dan Mullen's 5th season

The Bulldogs have averaged eight wins over the past three seasons, but they want more in 2013.

Arizona DB charged on multiple drug-related felonies

Well then. According to a City of Tucson news release, Arizona Wildcats safety Patrick Onwuasor has been charged with four felonies, three of which are drug related.

Demetruce McNeal ‘penciled in’ at top of boundary safety depth chart once more

Despite not being listed on the post-spring two-deep depth chart, Demetruce McNeal (12) will begin fall camp as the starter at safety, according to defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson.

Penn State's John Urschel has love for math and football

In his fifth year, the first-team all-Big Ten guard is working on his second master's.


"Look at Division I. There are programs that have $3 million budgets and programs that have $160 million budgets," Bowlsby said. "How do you begin to try and do things that are good for one and also good for the other? Is there a segregation of some sort based upon their tax bracket? Probably. But I don't know how you go about solving problems without getting like-minded people together and coming up with some solutions."

Bowlsby is right. The only way schools like Alabama, Ohio State, Southern Cal and Texas can address their needs is to break away from the Central Michigans and Utah States of the college football world. Every time legislation is proposed that might increase spending, the schools that can't afford it vote it down. And there are a lot more college athletics departments in the red when it comes to sports budgets.

"Why are we where we are?" Bowlsby asked. "It's hard to say. I guess it's the cumulative effect of a long period of time, but I think what we've done essentially is we have tried to accomplish competitive equity through rules and legislative changes, and it's probably not possible to do that. I think we've permitted or even sometimes encouraged institutional social climbing by virtue of their athletics programs, and I think the fact is we've made it too easy to get into Division I and too easy to stay there."

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