On interpreting the comments of eighth graders. That whole Evan Berry committing to Tennessee thing? Over-eager reporter. The reporter saw him at a track meet, found out that he was Eric Berry's brother, and asked him about Tennessee. Evan answered "a follow up question" by saying he was "committed" to Tennessee. (Evan and Elliott, by the way, are rising eighth graders, not ninth, as was originally reported.) My eighth grader is "committed" to her pony and computer games, just for context.
Still, he's a Berry, and on the premise that a Berry doesn't fall far from the bush, not everyone thinks offering a kid way early based solely on genetics is a bad idea.
Lane Kiffin: he may now be moving mountains, but skinning smoke wagons? No:
- Lawyers take a long time. Bruce Pearl finally formalizes the contract extension that arose out of John Calipari's move from Memphis to Kentucky. It's a six-year deal that will pay him $1.9M this season and makes him the third-highest paid coach in the SEC.
[. . .]: C.J. Watson reacts to the news that Golden State signed Stephen Curry, possibly to replace Watson, the same way he reacts to everything else: . . .
- A mixed bag, and we get the dried prunes. Team Speed Kills enters the discussion on whether QB play in the SEC has gotten worse over the past several years. With regard to Tennessee, they conclude "much worse."
Uh-oh. So John Calipari leaves Memphis to go to Kentucky, and Xavier Howard is released from his letter of intent to Memphis. He verbally commits to Kansas but is now seriously considering signing with Kentucky, who desperately needs an outside shooter to make its DDM offense work.
Please not these guys. And the Valley Shook identifies five players LSU can't afford to lose this year. Who are ours?
Hey, yeah. Why aren't we seeing more end zone camera shots these days?