Thursday can’t get here fast enough, but here are a few items to keep you occupied this morning.
- A tale of two coordinators. Ching does his usual thing with Tony Franklin, who certainly isn’t media adverse. Meanwhile, over at Rocky Top Talk, they attempt to read the tea leaves as they pertain to Dave Clawson, who’s been somewhat inscrutable about what to expect with his scheme. Other than the stupid nickname, of course.
- Heisman Trophy candidates. HeismanPundit has his list up of the ten players most likely to win the Heisman Trophy this year. As he points out, that’s not the same thing as the ten who will receive the most votes, which is why Tebow isn’t on the list. I find it interesting that he thinks Stafford has a better shot of winning the award this year than does Moreno. But I do agree with his choice of #1.
- More from the mouth of Willie Williams. It’s a shame that Williams couldn’t have gotten his act together and played D-1 ball, as he’s a real fount of wisdom. Of course, with 1-AA not working out for him, either, he’s now the best quote in the world of N.A.I.A football.
- Dayum, coach. Clemmins defensive coordinator Vic Koenning had some, ahem, interesting things to say to the media about a couple of ‘Bama’s incoming recruits. “Julio? You know what, I actually ran into Julio in the spring recruiting. I said ‘hello’ to him and said, ‘I guess I’ll be seeing you at the end of August.’ Then he got out and got in his Escalade and drove off. That’s (being) serious. And then I went over and watched (Alabama freshman) Burton Scott at Vigor High School at the track over there, and Burton Scott was running around. He went and got in his Escalade out at track practice and drove off. So I’m familiar with those two guys.” Ten minutes later, he came back to say he was just kidding. Sure, coach.
- Today’s sad moment in South Carolina football history is brought to you by… What can you say about a program that has a shot at this earth shattering accomplishment? USC has finished at least .500 the last four seasons, marking the longest such streak since 1987-90. The Gamecocks haven’t been at least .500 five straight seasons since 1928-34. Break out the champagne, boys!