Ran out of time this morning, so Talking Points devolves into a simple lunchtime dump of the notebook:
Cregg gets job done; recruited by Meyer, but joined Kiffin on Colorado State staff : Football : GoVolsXtra.com
Highly recommended, from Drew Edwards. Highlights:
- Cregg "runs like a deer and hits like a truck."
- Cregg and his wife were impressed that they were greeted by the neighbors.
- Add this to the things we need to see this season: Cregg does perfect impressions, and his repertoire includes an impersonation of Urban Meyer. I wonder if that's funny because "perfect" would be "unfunny." Hmm.
Hooker: Look for UT to offer Brunetti : Football Recruiting : GoVolsXtra.com
Looks like Jesse Scroggins and Barry Brunetti are the two top targets for the Vols at QB.
Another $1 million signing class; cost of recruiting has UT staying within budget for 2009-10 : Football : GoVolsXtra.com
Sensationalism at its best. You're supposed to go "WOW" here when you learn that UT spent about $50k per signee last season. Without a baseline for comparison, we have no idea whether this is actually a lot of money.
SportingNews.com - The Sporting Blog
Adam Jacobi's and LSUFreek's take on Kiffin's latest secondary violation.
Proving that uncoventional is his conventional, Lane Kiffin has ordered his staff to go out and get players and they have done that. Tennessee has issued an ungodly amount of offers to the tune of 187.Um, WOW.
More On the Number of Tennessee Football Offers for 2010 | Gridironstuds.com Blog
Baselines for the above (thanks!):
Scout.com has Tennessee only listed for 114 offers (a number that can change on a daily basis). Where does this stand against other schools? I checked it against the Top 10 teams in last year’s final BCS poll as well as some other notable schools and programs that I personally know have been very busy this offseason. Going by Scout’s numbers, the closest team to Tennessee is Alabama which has 90 offers out there followed closely by their nemesis and SEC combatant Florida (86) and West Virginia (86). This means that Tennessee has 24 more offers out there than the next closest team (or at least one that I could find).A little less wow, but still . . . .
Renaldo Woolridge and Emmanuel Negedu of UT will make their league debuts, as will signee Kenny Hall. Whitehead said he's not yet certain about the status of UT point guard Melvin Goins, a junior college signee.
Vote reveals UT's Mr. Clutch -- agree? | Ask Griff | GoVolsXtra.com
Chris Lofton is Tennessee's Mr. Clutch.
25 things you don't know about Pat Summitt : People : GoVolsXtra.com
Including the following:
A goal I've yet to accomplish? Nine national championships (Heh!)
First job? Head women's basketball coach, UT Knoxville (One job? Wow!)