Just some random stuff that caught my eye:
- ESPN.com’s Chris Low noticed that “the greatest player of our era” wasn’t a unanimous pick for the SEC coaches preseason first team QB. Since Mark Richt couldn’t vote for his own player, that means somebody else did the honors. I wonder who…
- Why do new coaches feel a need to screw an obviously good thing up? Jorvorskie Lane, one of my favorite players, was underutilized by Dennis Francione (don’t believe me? Lane’s stats from last year: 780 yards and a Big 12-best 16 touchdowns on just 169 carries.), so what’s the bright idea from new head coach Mike Sherman? Move him to fullback. Yeah, that’s the ticket. Lane sounds thrilled by the move: “There was no hemming or hawing about it,” Sherman said. “He didn’t seem totally pleased with it, but didn’t balk at it necessarily.”
- And before you get too excited about the media’s predictions for the season, keep in mind two things: (1) last year marked the first time since 1995 that the media covering the SEC correctly picked the eventual conference champ; and (2) the ACC media prior to this year had chosen FSU to win that conference for the last straight sixteen seasons.