The Shadow knows. Like the rest of the team, Daniel Lincoln is trying to fend off the forces of darkness:
"As a kicker you can't have a memory about the negative things. If you leave any doubt in your own mind, the next time you go out the shadow kind of overtakes you. You can't let the demons take over. You can't let the negativity of what happened in your previous experience affect your next experience. We all get opportunities this season to correct the mistakes that we made and get better from them."
- What black cloud? Worried about the lack of experience at linebacker? Rico McCoy isn't. Oh, and Rico's expectations for Eric Berry this season? Eight interceptions, 300 return yards, and 100 tackles. Sounds reasonable.
Their absence in preseason training camp will provide more reps and a greater opportunity for four freshman wide receivers, as well as a couple of veterans seemingly in danger of falling by the wayside last season. UT wide receivers coach Frank Wilson addressed those issues on the The Sports Page radio show Tuesday morning. Wilson said quarterback Jonathan Crompton just told him how impressive freshman wide receivers Nu’Keese Richardson and Marsalis Teague have been in preseason workouts.