RTT Talking Points, too sleepy to write an intro edition:
- For all you fair-weather fans who had 'more important' things to do than watch some kid from Michigan's recruitment announcement streaming over the internet, Saginaw, Michigan's DeAnthony Arnett committed to the Vols. As posted last week, Arnett, Rivals' No.6-ranked WR (though word is he may move up even higher) had a crapload of offers including Michigan State, Michigan, USC and Cal on his short list. He also has been having waaaaaay too much fun with his twitvid account (it's actually kinda funny, after about the 3rd fake commit-decommit). Any questions you have about the kid, however, will be answered by what he said right after his announcement:
Wes Rucker: Vols WR commit DeAnthony Arnett said he'd have gone to Michigan State if Lane Kiffin was still UT's coach.
BEST. RECRUIT. EVER.
- Jeremiah Masoli is still apparently touch-and-go regarding playing Saturday due to his concussion; Houston Nutt said Ole Miss will be cautious, and that it's a decision that could go all the way up until Saturday morning.
- Da'Rick Rogers, jump-ball-death-machine-ness aside, is pretty open to admitting he's still a little fuzzy on his routes.
- Luke Stocker is still a little shaky from his concussion against Memphis, and his arm is all 'kind of got puffy' from a staph infection (take that, soap!), but he's apparently expected to play Saturday. Cornerback Marsalis Teague and his turf toe are likely still out. On the plus side: Lincoln is back! Lincoln is back! Lincoln is back!
- Back to The Rucker, his Wednesdays With Wes thingy this week is with Nick Reveiz, who's a hoot, and a stand-up guy. Incidentally, this whole series of articles is worth reading; Wes does a great interview (though infallibly also seems to make whoever he's talking to sorta uncomfortable)
Obligatory Cam-O-Every-Sports-Writer-In-Country-Empty-Column-Filler-Matic Note:
- The insanely long Law and Order episode we call Cam Newton's life has yet! Another! Shocking! New! Revelation! Yesterday, Mississippi State released a statement confirming they contacted the SEC "regarding an issue relating to its recruitment of Cam Newton." Earlier, two mysteeerrrriouuuss sources who recruit for Mississippi State said that Cecil Newton and Newton the Younger said in separate phone conversations that his college choice would be part of a pay-for-play plan. And just in case there was any danger all this great melodrama might taper-off, the frickin feds are involved now. TMZ is reporting that the FBI has requested an interview with John Bond, the former Mississippi State quarterback who went on record this week claiming he know about a request by a third party for cash in exchange for the services of the future Mr. Entire-Auburn-Offense.