- The offense rebounded yesterday from a tough day Tuesday. Kiffin said that the offense "ran the ball extremely well today, and the line played much better." He also said that there's been no progress toward developing a depth chart at either running back or quarterback. I wonder, though, if an identity is at least developing. Let's see: RBs Montario Hardesty, Lennon Creer, Tauren Poole, Toney Williams, and Bryce Brown and David Oku on the way. QBs Jonathan Crompton, Nick Stephens, and B.J. Coleman. Who thinks we'll be focusing on the ground game for awhile? Yeah. One surprise, though, is that it's Tauren Poole who's been ripping off the longest runs in practice so far. On the quarterbacks, Gerald Jones doesn't care who it is, he just wants to know who it's going to be by the end of spring practice so he, the rest of the receivers, and whoever that guy is can spend the summer developing chemistry.
- Kiffin was complimentary of the fact that the offense had no false starts yesterday, but OC Jim Chaney said that they shouldn't because they were going on "one" every time. "If we have false starts, we're too dumb to play the game of football," said Chaney.
- Brandon Warren's voluntary move to WR was in part triggered by Warren realizing by watching Southern Cal film that he'd have more opportunity there than at tight end.
- Word is swirling that Chris Walker is the player to watch this spring. Other players also getting noticed are LB LaMarcus Thompson, OT Chris Scott, and DT Victor Thomas.
- Nick Saban must have rubbed off on Lance Thompson, who is developing a reputation for being very hard on the players. Herman Lathers, and the other players, apparently love it, though.
- Wes Brown is moving from defensive end to defensive tackle, partly due to the emergence of Chris Walker and Ben Martin, but also due to the need for DTs. The move may or may not be permanent, but his willingness to move around is heartening. Gerald Williams has once again been moved from his preferred position of LB to DE. Lamarcus Thompson has moved over to weakside LB to account for Rico McCoy's move to middle LB. Cody Pope, a vegetarian who was always being asked to put on more weight the last couple of seasons, is now being told not to worry about it because Kiffin's zone-blocking scheme emphasizes quickness over power anyway.
- Chris Low predicts that Tennessee will start the season 4-1 and finish 7-5.
- The AJC observes that Lane Kiffin is using Steve Spurrier's playbook to take the heat off his players and put it on himself.
- Ahmad Paige is back at practice after having crashed into a brick wall going for a fade route.
- Tim Tebow is taking some snaps under center. I hope they realize that this is a mistake on September 19.
- If Billy Gillispie is out at Kentucky, "it's a spectacular failure for Gillispie personally . . . [a]nd for Kentucky as a basketball program," says ESPN. Stay tuned to A Sea of Blue for the latest.
- News and notes on Alabama's spring practice, from Roll Bama Roll.
- Auburn's new head coach Gene Chizik is locking down practice, and nobody knows what's going on. Take it from us, Auburn fans. That may not be a good sign.