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We can rebuild him. We have the technology.

This is pretty amazing.

Almost a year ago Georgia running back Sony Michel was in an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and in the process broke both bones (radius and ulna) in his forearm. The break was so bad that the bone penetrated the skin, requiring surgery.

Coming back from such a serious injury wasn’t a walk in the park but it was made easier by the Bulldogs biomedical engineering program.

In Georgia’s latest “Beneath the Helmet” video, head athletic trainer Ron Courson and members of the UGA biomedical engineering program take the time to explain exactly how they worked together to get the star running back on the field.

It’s easy to assume that if a player only misses one game due to an injury, it must not have been too serious.  Maybe in the hands of lesser mortals than Ron Courson that might be the case, but we shouldn’t forget whom we’re talking about here.

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“Student-athlete well-being will always be a priority for SEC member institutions…”

The SEC moves to adopt practice recommendations set forth by the NCAA Sports Science Institute in the sport of football.

The recommendations frown on two-a-days in the preseason, and suggest an extension of time to adjust for the lost practices, which seems sensible.  The overall intent is to reduce contact in practice, which may be why the conference’s press release touts the unanimous support of the SEC Athletics Directors and the league’s Presidents and Chancellors, but says nothing about the coaches.

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Good news on the Thompson front

Smart expects to have him back for the opener.

Smart believes Thompson will be back on the field for the season opener as long as his health continues to progress accordingly.

“The expectation for Trenton is to be better than he was last year, to show improvement, and that’s his goal – to get a step better, get more physical. He’s continued to rehab that shoulder so he can be healthy in the fall and give us some quickness and speed on the defensive front that we’re lacking sometimes.”

Given what he’s gone through, that would be a welcomed development.  Keep plugging away, young man.

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Golden showers

In something straight out of Derek Dooley’s Personal Hygiene 101, evidently this is a real thing for Texas football.

How would you like to be called out for being a bad guy about the color of your urine?  My only remaining question is whether Herman’s got support staffers going around checking the hue of his players’ pee.

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If size matters…

BREAKING:  Ben Cleveland is a very large human being.

Say what you will about his progress, he’s certainly not stinting any effort in workouts.  Nauta looks pretty buff himself.  Maybe I can buy in a little more to what the new S&C regime is doing… eh, stop that.

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I hope this gets assigned to a male judge.

Fellas, I ask you:  who among us has not been there, done that?

Texas A&M sophomore receiver Kirk Merritt has pleaded not guilty to two charges of indecent exposure from last fall.

Merritt has requested a delay of arraignment, which was originally scheduled for earlier this week at the Brazos County Courthouse.

In one count, an alleged victim accused Merritt of exposing and touching himself “while sitting in arm’s reach” of her “on or about” Oct. 24. About a day later according to a court document, another alleged victim claimed Merritt pulled down his shorts and held himself also “while sitting in arm’s reach” of her. The document describes both alleged victims as “offended or alarmed by the act of exposure.”

Both of the victims were tutors at A&M in the Bright Football Complex, two people with knowledge of the case said. Merritt’s attorney Rick Davis responded to the Chronicle on Friday afternoon citing a “bad case of jock itch” as Merritt’s defense.

“Kirk Merritt has been charged with Indecent Exposure under Section 21.08 of the Texas Penal Code because of two incidents during tutoring sessions that happened on two consecutive days,” Davis wrote. “While Kirk is very embarrassed about this situation, and has apologized to the two tutors that he offended, he did not intend to gratify anyone by exposing himself.

“The fact is that Kirk had a bad case of jock itch. The statute Kirk has been accused of violating requires that the Defendant have an intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person and that the Defendant is reckless about whether another may be present who will be offended or alarmed by his conduct.

“We think that Kirk’s conduct falls squarely under the Disorderly Conduct statute … That statute requires only that a Defendant is reckless about whether another may be present who will be offended or alarmed by his act.”

Scratch as scratch can, I tells ‘ya.

Too bad this kid’s an amateur, because he’s a medicine commercial waiting to happen.

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State of the art weight training

I’m sorry, but this made me laugh.

Wynn has gained 20 pounds since the offseason began, which included a lot of eating early on. To help add the mass, Wynn was given the green light to eat plenty of sweets, including the decadent items offered at Krispy Kreme and Zombie Coffee and Donuts. At Zombie, Wynn said his go-to was an Oreo donut, with the cookie crumbles stuck to the frosting.

All the money spent on S&C, on dietitians, and when in doubt, the go-to winds up being junk food.  I wonder if I can use that as an excuse the next time my wife tells me I’m putting on weight.

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