7 at 7: Links from around the NCAA

rblack@lddger-enquirer.comSeptember 17, 2013 

AUBURN, Ala. — Following our customary Tuesday morning procedure, "7 at 7" features links from around the NCAA.

1. Nebraska coach Bo Pelini found himself in a lot of hot water Monday. First there was continued fallout from his criticism of Cornhuskers legend Tommie Frazier.

Then, audio surfaced of a profane rant from two years ago where he berated Nebraska fans, calling them out as "fair-weather." And all of this came after Nebraska blew a 21-3 lead to UCLA at home and watching the visitors roll up 38 straight points to win 41-21.

2. From that same game, Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times writes that this season might end up being a special one for Bruins coach Jim Mora's team.

3. Jeff Seidel and Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free-Press talk about Michigan's escape over Akron on Saturday. The Wolverines won 28-24, costing Zips coach (and former Tigers' head man) Terry Bowden his biggest victory in years. (The video is included at the top of a column by Seidel.)

4. Not surprisingly, the officials involved in the bizarre ending to the Wisconsin/Arizona State game Saturday night have been reprimanded by the Pac-12.

5. In another non-surprising story, Alabama coach Nick Saban wants to see some changes to the NCAA's rules on targeting.

6. With BCS hopes out of the picture, Dallas Morning News writer Chuck Carlton says that Texas is setting its sights on simply making a bowl game and avoiding a losing season.

7. Colorado's game versus Fresno State was postponed last Saturday due to massive flooding in the Boulder area. And with football wiped off the schedule for the day, the Buffaloes went out and served lunch to a hurting community.

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