Friday, July 26, 2013

Morning Six Pack: July 26, 2013 and 36 days until kickoff Friday, football fans! Only five weekends left. Here’s the customary six college football stories to start this one right.

McCarron stars at the top, but Tide inexperienced beyond that

The most stable position on the Alabama football team is also the most visible. Quarterback AJ McCarron is the unquestioned leader and focal point of the offense.

Joey Jones says South Alabama players, staff ready for challenges ahead this season

The 2013 season will mark Jags' first year as full Football Bowl Subdivision member, eligible to win Sun Belt title.

Sooners to extend Stoops’ contract through 2020

For whatever segment of Sooner Nation that has an issue with Bob Stoops‘ being its head coach, you’re going to be thoroughly disappointed with the following news.

Texas Tech defensive end Chase Robison transferring to Auburn

The former three-star defensive end moved to linebacker under new coach Kliff Kingsbury at Texas Tech.

USC AD Haden behind Kiffin '100 percent'

Yes, it’s the dreaded vote of confidence.


Emmert has called for a summit of Division I schools in January and talked to the Indianapolis Star about the changes the commissioners want to see made.

"I didn't take issue with any of the general statements that were made by the commissioners,” Emmert told the Indianapolis Star. “I thought they were helpful and good contributions to the debate.

“There's one thing that virtually everybody in Division I has in common right now, and that is they don't like the governance model. Now, there's not agreement on what the new model should be. But there's very little support for continuing things in the governing process the way they are today.”

As Emmert eluded to in those comments, there's a difference between just deciding changes need to be made and having everybody agree on the changes.

“There's a need to recognize there are Division I schools with $5 million athletic budgets and $155 million athletic budgets, and trying to find a model that fits all of them is the enormous challenge right now."

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