Back in the saddle with minimal sunburn after a fine vacation of doing absolutely nothing. Ready for the season, and ready for this morning's Talking Points:
- Sigh. Another receiver goes down, and this time it's No. 1 target Gerald Jones for four to six weeks. Hooper's all over the injury and it's impact on the team. As hooper notes, this means that Tennessee will be relying even more on freshmen than we had anticipated, which in turn means that we're likely to see a lot of the following guys early in 2009, which thrills my heart, which makes one too many "whiches" for this sentence: DTs Montori Hughes and Marlon Walls, RBs Bryce Brown (assuming he gets eligible . . . please!) and David Oku, WRs Nu'Keese Richardson and Marsalis Teague, DBs Janzen Jackson, Darren Myles, and Mike Edwards, and LB Jerod Askew, among others. John Adams is already in love with Bryce Brown, by the way, but who isn't? And Adams is also wondering when August will end, but who isn't?
And bonus, embeddable video from CBS. See, SEC? This is how it works. Make it available and people will pass it around. I just used CBS's brand three times in one paragraph.