Daily Archives: April 16, 2007

Sometimes words don’t work.

Senseless and shocking somehow seem inadequate words to describe the tragedy at Virginia Tech.  But there are times we come face to face with human behavior for which normal people can’t summon the language necessary to characterize the depravity we learn about.

My deepest sympathies to anyone who suffers the loss of a loved one from this.

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G-Day second half highlights

Here they are, thanks to the miracle of YouTube:

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“I’m the opposite of every guy you’ve ever met.”

Is Jim Grobe channeling George Costanza?

The casualness with which Wake Forest approaches spring football is striking. Practices start at varying times, if at all. For the second straight season the Deacons didn’t use all their 15 days allotted by the NCAA. [Emphasis added.]

Some players are overweight. The coaches say they won’t worry about the extra baggage until preseason practices begin in August.

Coach Jim Grobe is rarely on hand when practices do begin. He’ll emerge from his office at some point, shake hands and exchange pleasantries with those fans who have dropped by and entertain any questions the media might have.

Coaches experiment with new plays and schemes throughout the spring, often installing pages of the playbook that will be discarded well before August.

The spring game is no game at all. It is a scrimmage that has been staged the past two seasons not at Groves Stadium but on the practice fields of campus…

Hey, it worked pretty well last year. Maybe it’ll start a trend.

(h/t The Wizard of Odds)

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“I didn’t know that.”

You’ve gotta love the Zooker. (Unless you’re Charlie Weis, of course.)

First, Illinois snatches a couple of hot recruits whom Notre Dame wanted. Then it works out at St. Rita High School in the heart of the Irish’s South Side turf.

”I didn’t know that,” Ron Zook said Saturday, wrinkling his nose after Illinois scrimmaged before a hearty crowd of about 2,000 at Pat Cronin Field, the scene of some fierce Catholic League battles. ”Does that mean we’re not allowed to come here?”

Of course not. It’s just another sign Zook is serious about putting the fight back in the Fighting Illini…

No truth to the rumor that the Zooker indulged in a little Lake Michigan après-scrimmage skiing Saturday…

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