- No-time-for-Saban Darris Sawtelle (RTT#12) will miss the upcoming season while recuperating from two arthroscopic surgeries. Dude will have two new shoulders come 2009.
- GVX's Mike Strange doesn't understand what it takes to play in the NBA. He's not alone.
- Coach Pearl is coaching a team in the 18th World Maccabi Games, a "spiritual, cultural and athletic experience for Jewish athletes." Put the man in charge of the Mossad, and we'd have world peace in 2010.
- Chris Lofton and JaJuan Smith are preparing for the NBA Summer League, whatever that is. Lofton is trying to choose between two teams, one of which is believed to be the Charlotte Bobcats due to the Buzz Peterson connection, and Smith is getting interest from both Dallas and Indiana. Or maybe it's Boston and Indiana. (Look at the URL; Ooh! Mystery! Intrigue! Error!)
- Volquest has a great in-depth feature on Emmanuel Negedu, who sounds like a promising young man.
- CBSSportsline's Dennis Dodd has left John Chavis off his list of the NCAA's top six linebacker coaches. Huh? Let's see: Al Wilson, Leonard Little, Jerod Mayo, Kevin Burnett, Raynoch Thompson, Eric Westmoreland, Darryl Hardy, Eddie Moore, Omar Gaither. Show me a linebacker coach better at getting guys ready for the NFL.
- Also from CBSSportsline: UCLA's Norm Chow is the No. 1 offensive coordinator in the nation.
- Tennessee just missed on Bruce Feldman's list of the ten most difficult out of conference schedules this season.
- Southeastern Sports Blog relives the 1998 Tennessee-Florida game:
When Cooper's kick went up and drifted left, from our perspective it was "well, maybe..." and then you see the section of Vol fans directly behind and to the left of the goalposts start going nuts. And there's that 0.5 second moment where everyone in the stadium takes a breath, one big inhale before letting out more noise than I've ever heard in my entire life.
I remember saying "He missed it!" and then being conscious of not being able to hear the words come out of my mouth.
I said it again and didn't hear it again.