Monday, July 8, 2013

Morning Six Pack: July 8, 2013 and… a mere 54 days until kickass, yeah. Monday. Well, at least we start the week off right, right? Six college football stories from around SEC Country.

Alabama defensive lineman signee Darius Paige cleared to enroll

The 6-foot-4, 314-pound defensive lineman plans to be on campus Monday.

The SEC’s 10 Biggest Games In 2013

Alabama is favored by many to bring a third championship to Tuscaloosa in as many years, but the competition will be tough in a league that has at least a half dozen teams that could win it all.  Here’s a look at ten matchups that could determine the outcome of the SEC and national title race.

Couple has Texas A&M wedding, which includes jerseys, a ref, stadium cake and more

The officiant of the ceremony was a referee, who threw a flag on a guest who was wearing orange.

Former Auburn running back Michael Dyer getting support from mentors as he looks for landing spot

"He's been misunderstood," Arkansas Baptist College president Fitz Hill tells USA Today. "I have the utmost belief in him as an individual. I can vouch for him, based on what he's done at Arkansas Baptist College."

SEC preseason All-Star teams

We’re approaching all-star week in the MLB, and that means nothing to the majority of SEC football fans other than the classic Homerun Derby and the fact that the football season is continuously creeping closer.


A roster on the university’s Web site lists 121 players, 41 of whom have been arrested, either in college or afterward, and sometimes both. That number included 16 players on that season’s final two-deep roster, nine of whom were starters, as well as a kicker, punter and returner. Several of those players went on to the N.F.L., and one, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, later won the Heisman Trophy playing for Auburn.

After Hernandez’s arrest, Florida declined to comment. Meyer, about to start his second season as coach of Ohio State, initially declined to answer questions about Hernandez, a player who reportedly went to regular Bible study in Meyer’s home.

But Meyer’s wife, Shelley, posted on her Twitter page, “When will we start holding individuals accountable for their own decisions/actions and stop blaming any/everyone else?” She added the hashtag “liveyourliferight.”

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