- Doug Dickey explains to Mike Griffith part of the reason for athletic departments closing off access to practice:
"So now you have people putting all kinds of stories on the Internet; how many times did they run the reverse, how many passes are they throwing, what's the special shift,'' Dickey said. "You don't need Tom, Dick and Harry trying to describe everything."I am half tempted to change my, Will's, and Hooper's screen names to "Tom," "Dick,", and "Harry." Who's got dibs on "Tom" and "Harry?"
Dickey's got a point, to be honest, as several years ago a top secret formation was leaked on radio by a fan who had apparently seen it at practice, and, even worse, Clemson once taped Tennessee's open Peach Bowl practices. You can't blame a coach for not wanting that.
- Did you know that Lane Kiffin tried to recruit a player kicked off UCLA's team for an arrest? Yes, in the midst of a public relations nightmare. According to Sporting News Radio, Kiffin wanted Joshua Shirley, the guy who the Bruins recently released from his letter of intent for stealing a purse or something. The school said no. Not good for PR, they said. The only thing that would have been worse is if Tennessee right now recruited somebody who Georgia kicked off the team for fighting or if Georgia right now recruited somebody Tennessee just kicked off the team for DUIRP (driving under the influence with red panties).