- So UT continues to whiff on AD candidates, the latest of which is LSU AD Joe Alleva. Some wondered why we were even swinging at Alleva, but once the bat gets loose, it's hard to corral. According to Scout, UT has now missed on Tom Jurich of Louisville, Gene DeFilippo of Boston College, and Mitch Barnhart of Kentucky, not to mention nearly biting on Georgia Tech AD Dan Radakovich. Ah, well, on to someone like SMU or something. What's the saying? Everyone's prettier at closing time? By the way, be sure to check out Caban's takedown of the Parker Executive Search Firm and its [mystery adjective here] portfolio.
- Congrats to Chris Walker, who's off to join the Baltimore Ravens as a free agent. He joins Nick Reveiz (Tampa Bay), LaMarcus Thompson (Atlanta), Chad Cunningham (Tennessee), and Jarrod Shaw (Cleveland) in the Whew Woo group of guys jumping on the NFL ferry as it pulls away.
- John Adams squeezes a bit more out of the snark bottle in suggesting UT just give tickets away to kids to pack out the stadium.
- Practice starts Monday. It's almost here.