- This actually came out yesterday, but everybody's piling on today, so I will, too. At their first meeting, Lane Kiffin made the understandable assumption that Nick Reveiz was a -- gasp! -- kicker. Yeah, well, coach, most kickers don't outlift your linemen.Lance Thompson, by the way, jokes that with every play Reveiz makes on the field, he "seems to be getting a littler taller."
- Suddenly, the secondary looks . . . different. With Demetrice Morley dismissed, Eric Berry held out of full contact, and Brent Vinson recovering from shoulder surgery once again, a bunch of new folks are getting looks in the secondary. Art Evans is No. 1 at one of the CB spots at this time. C.J. Fleming is actually working with the ones at CB more than former starter Dennis Rogan, who's been getting some playing time at that "other" safety position. Also vying for that "other" safety spot, though, are Stephaun Raines and Prentiss Waggner, although Rod Wilks is gettting some looks there, too. Daryl Vereen, too, is in the mix in the secondary, and this fall, five-star DB Janzen Jackson and four-star DB Darren Myles, Jr. will throw their helmets into the ring. Eric Berry's been named to the 2009 Lott Trophy Watch List.
- Misc. . . . Cody Pope's been moved from right tackle to right guard. . . .It's true, fullbacks are in fact catching passes in practice. Austin Johnson recently made a "nifty, one-handed catch on the sideline" and another 40-yarder. . . .B.J. Coleman's favorite target is Tyler Maples, and they recently hooked up once for a 50-plus-yard gain. . . .The offense gave up zero turnovers on Tuesday.