- Yikes! Not only did we get news about the injuries to Austin Rogers and Denarius Moore yesterday, we also learned that Gerald Jones is in a cast due to a wrist injury and that he may miss some games as well.
- They're so cute! Lane Kiffin's Junior G-Men Club.
No need for bigger helmet. Eric Berry's friends are keeping an eye on the size of his head. Berry is appreciative, citing Savion Frazier after Berry's interception of Matthew Stafford and return last season:
"Savion was like, 'That was a good pick, but you let the quarterback tackle you,' " Berry said. Frazier prescribed a front-lawn workout as soon as they returned home: "We'll have you working on your jukes, then we're going to get you in the end zone."
- The memory of last season is getting Vol football players through summer workouts. Josh McNeil:
"I still feel the same way about last season. I haven't lost any bitterness toward that at all. I won't lose any of it until we get a W in the first game."Here's hoping that a single mug of refreshment isn't enough to wash away the bitterness by itself. Ten may do the trick.
Wes Brown is still recovering from double knee surgeries. Roommate Jonathan Crompton:
"It's tough. It really is," said Crompton, Brown's roommate. "Especially when I come home from class one day and I see him laying on his bed one day with both knees wrapped up from double knee surgery. That's tough on him. But he did a great job handling it, getting back from it and all that.
Brown's been keeping himself busy with alternative workouts, including boxing, swimming, and stationary biking. He's added 15 pounds, which is good because he'll likely be playing tackle instead of end this season.
- Now that's a beat down. Bruce Pearl's Maccabiah team beat Mexico yesterday, 112-13. NOT A TYPO.
- ESPN has a nice feature on Buzz Peterson's return to Appalachian State.
- Running behind this morning, so the SEC links will make their way into the noon Around the SB Nation post.
Just for fun
- Dr. Saturday has everything you want to know about EA Sports NCAA 2010.