Talking Points for 1/25/10:
- Oh, look: Another nostalgia piece on Derek Dooley's formative years, including a glowing report from his former baby-sitter. Really. As weird as that is, it does seem like he's made a positive impression on everyone with which he's come into contact, which is great.
- Tight end Mychal Rivera (3-star Rivals, 3-star Scout) has Tennessee as his leader. He visited this weekend and says that he plans to let Precious know his intentions by Wednesday.
- Offensive lineman (4-star Rivals, 3-star Scout) enjoyed his visit to Tennessee this weekend but is "Still fully committed to DA VILLE." That would be Louis, not Knox.
- Dave Hooker notes that the de-commitment toll is up to seven, but also says that Dooley's approach of focusing more on finding diamonds in the 3-star rough is what most coaches would do under the horrible circumstances, try to hit several solid doubles and triples rather than spend all of his time trying to hit home runs.