- Tennessee has offered Lakewood, California QB Jesse Scroggins. They offered Cincinnati, Ohio QB Andrew Hendrix last week. It might mean that Heaps ain't coming. Blake Bell has already committed elsewhere.
- Yeah, so Eddie Gran got kicked out of Pahokee High School on a recruiting trip because Lane Kiffin's prior apology for insulting the entire community wasn't good enough for Pahokee principal Ariel Alejo, who just so happens to be a huge Florida fan as evidenced by the Gator logo on his official bio page as well as named after a cartoon mermaid. For what it's worth, the coach there seems to be mature about the whole matter, saying that he just wants to win and send kids to college and that "Blackballing a school is not conducive to doing that." Good for him. Team Speed Kills says that Kiffin broke a couple of unwritten rules and that his actions show that he really knows very little about recruiting. I don't know. I'm imagining a high schooler looking longingly out the window at the fuss going on in the front yard created by the over-bearing parent trying to run off the undesirable boyfriend, thus making him even more desirable.
- Tennessee beat out Georgia and Florida for Miami offensive lineman Jose Jose, which conjured up a memory for the Vol Historian of playing Wasington State QB Samoa Samoa in 1980. Samoa Samoa could throw with either hand, prompting Johnny Majors to call him "amphibious." That there's good stuff.
- Fro-man Malcolm Gladwell is everywhere, this time talking about how underdogs reap rewards from high-risk strategies.
- Mike Leach, who is not a bitter lawyer (is there any other kind), wants a 64-team playoff, which Spencer Hall likens to a Mortal Kombat death tournament for college football teams.
- Clay Travis has his take on the potential class action by NCAA players against EA Sports and says Sam Keller and his attorneys have put the NCAA in a quandry. At the end of the day, though, the players just get screwed again, as the attorneys will get millions as 1/3 of the entire pie, and the players will each get a coupon for a free game that no longer has any value whatsoever because it no longer features any implied-identities.
- Yahoo! Sports is reporting that USC coach Tim Floyd paid OJ Mayo
$5k$1k to play for the Trojans. Bruins Nation has a completely unbiased analysis.
- Black Shoe Diaries on FSU's and Bobby Bowden's manuevering to keep up with Joe Paterno in the all-time win column.
- That chick who's allegedly extorting Rick Pitino? Indicted.
- Smart Football continues its look at the Triple Shoot. Somebody shield hooper's eyes. And get a bucket. Quick.