Notebookin’

You can learn a lot from notebooks.

  • From the Athens-Banner Herald, we discover that Marcus Monk is a good deal smarter than Bill Callahan.

Nebraska interim athletic director Tom Osborne responded Thursday to reports that football coach Bill Callahan said the former coach was “trying to run things from Washington” while he was a U.S. congressman.

Callahan allegedly called Osborne a “crusty old (expletive),” according to former Nebraska football trainer Doak Ostergard, who is quoted in a book to be self-published by a student at the University of Nebraska…

… Nutt has said Monk wants to play rather than redshirt the season. [Ed. note - No shit, Sherlock.]

  • The Macon Telegraph notebook alerts us to another case of Georgia not being able to seal the border for recruits, as the Dawgs lose a former commit to the dreaded Vols. The catch is that the recruit’s been out of football for nine years:

Vince Faison, a former member of The Telegraph’s Sweet 16, is returning to college football, but he won’t be playing at Georgia.

Faison signed with the Bulldogs in 1999 but decided to try professional baseball and signed a contract with the San Diego Padres. He has decided to give up baseball and play football for Tennessee, he told radio station Y-101from his Toombs County home.

“I gave it nine years in baseball, and (football) has always been stuck in the back of my mind,” he told the radio station.

Faison was a USA Today honorable mention All-American for Toombs County. He decided to sign with the Volunteers because Tennessee assistant coach Greg Adkins recruited him for Georgia eight years ago and maintained contact.

“I’m going to be a little rusty going back out there,” he said, but “I think I can go back out there and play on defense right away.”

Faison was taken with the 20th overall pick of the major league draft and given a $1.4 million signing bonus by the Padres, but never advanced past Double-A baseball. He decided several years ago to think about football again if he hadn’t made the major leagues by 26.

“I’m just not getting any younger,” he said.

‘We don’t even talk about it,’ said Spurrier, who is a combined 33-0 in his career against October opponents Kentucky, North Carolina and Vanderbilt during his days at Florida and Duke and USC.

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