Some of these stories are crisper than the bacon.
- ‘Bama’s getting its A-Day game broadcast on the WWL. By my count, that’s three SEC schools showing their spring games on ESPN so far, and I think Mississippi State’s got Raycom showing its spring game. I wonder how many Mountain West spring games we’ll be able to watch on the tube.
- Lou Holtz and Sean Hannity. The mind reels.
- On the other hand, there’s Michael Lewis, who, before writing great sports books, was a superb financial writer. Oops, make that is a superb financial writer – check out this piece about Iceland’s financial collapse. He had me at “In Reykjavík, where men are men, and the women seem to have completely given up on them…”
- Florida is looking at moving Matt Patchan from defensive line to tight end. That’s a big tight end, folks.
- HeismanPundit gives us some more background on the ancient Samoan ritual of nipple baring that’s been brought into Knoxville. I will say that if Junior decides to import the Song Girls into the UT program, I shan’t complain.
- Iowa (underaged) defensive back Shaun Prater comes up with the best DUI excuse evah. He still got suspended from the team. (h/t OrlandoSentinel.com)
- Maybe Oklahoma was better than Texas last season.
- In reading this piece about five South Carolina players to watch this spring (is that all?), I came across this line about backup Reid McCollum that may explain why Spurrier is having so much trouble at the QB position: “But like Garcia, coaches want to see McCollum make more of a commitment off the field.” I remember the day when the OBC recruited quarterbacks who worked hard. He can’t find kids like that anymore?
- And while we’re in Columbia, does anybody think this might be a metaphor for the season?