- Walk on Nick Branum is not acting (or being treated like) a walk on.
- Dave Hooker cautions Lane Kiffin not to resort to junior college or a pool of transfers to solve the QB situation.
- Congratulations to John Currie, a 10-year vet of the Tennessee athletic department and Mike Hamilton's top assistant, for landing the job as the new AD at Kansas State.
- Dr. Saturday continues his contenders series with a look Alabama's chances of winning the 2009 national championship.
- The Rivalry, Esq. continues its partnership with Team Speed Kills to bring us the 6th-best Baker's 10-SEC matchup of the last decade: the 2005 Capital One Bowl between Iowa and LSU, known to the guys at Rivalry, Esq. as the don't drop the baby game.
- Nunes Magician has a fantastic interview with Orangemen Head Coach Doug Marrone and still has time to address the Greg Paulus to Syracuse story. Well done, Nunes.
- The NCAA on the Twittering of coaches:
"We view that option on Twitter the same as we view normal e-mails," Cameron Schuh, Associate Director of Public and Media Relations for the NCAA, told ESPN. "It's just you can't post those (direct messages) on your main page.
"We view Twitter as a blog. As long as coaches are on there talking about what they're doing with their day and how their practice went or things like that • not getting into specific terms, that's fine. They can't talk about a person they're recruiting, or they can't use it to talk about their whereabouts on a recruiting trip."
- More from Smart Football on Malcolm Gladwell's David vs. Goliath strategies. You know, like Grinnel basketball's philosophy of shooting 100 times per game, playing full court press the entire game, and substituting players every minute.
- Michigan hasn't beaten Ohio State in 2,000 days. Please, no one do the math on Tennessee-Florida.
- Crimson and Cream Machine takes a look at the Big 12's most-intriguing non-conference matchups in 2009.