Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Morning Six Pack: August 14, 2013 and 17 days until kickass this: Six fresh college football stories from around the country on the Wednesday edition of the Morning Six Pack.

Alabama looking for the right mix on its offensive line, Nick Saban says

Tide coach explains why Arie Kouandjio and Austin Shepherd have traded places and why tackle Brandon Greene is working with the tight ends.

Herbstreit, Musburger say LSU will be Tide's toughest obstacle

Don't sleep on LSU. Kirk Herbstreit is going against the notion that Texas A&M is Alabama's biggest SEC obstacle to winning a third straight national title, saying the Tigers will be the Crimson Tide's greatest challenge.

Former UF linebacker Peterson joins Florida's staff

Mike Peterson, who was an all-state player at Sante Fe High, has returned to UF to finish the final two classes he needs for his undergraduate degree in sociology.

Vols hurting in secondary

Injuries and depth issues in the secondary are forcing Tennessee to rely on freshman cornerbacks.

Former NCAA target Dez Bryant has mixed feelings about Johnny Manziel case

Bryant, who was suspended for a year for lying to NCAA investigators about an incident that wasn't a violation, says he hopes Manziel isn't suspended, but he'll still be mad.


“Depending on how that thing goes, the teams still standing out the Pac-12 could have a shot,” Herbstreit said about the Ducks and Cardinal, which both won BCS bowls last season. “I think ... with Braxton Miller, Ohio State offensively should be really, really talented this year. I think a lot of freshmen are going to participate, and they seem to be the team to beat in the Big Ten.”

Within the SEC, Herbstreit said he felt strongly about LSU’s chances even before the eligibility of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel came into question. The NCAA is investigating Manziel for allegedly accepting cash in exchange for autographing helmets and pictures.

“Before that, there was so much talk about A&M and Alabama ... I think people are sleeping a little bit on LSU,” he said. “I think this is the type of team that (LSU coach) Les Miles really likes where you have a quarterback (Zach Mettenberger) now with a year under his belt.”

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