Archive for July 3rd, 2008

FYI: On Vacation II

July 3, 2008

At the close of business today — maybe even a little before — I will be on vacation until July 20.

Football is just days away when I return. SEC Media Days are July 23-25. That is not a coincidence.

Things have been so slow at the office today that I did some cleaning and cleared my bookshelf of old media guides. Found some State stuff from the late 1990s.

I also spent some time looking over the spring football prospectus (the current 2008 one) for the University of Memphis. The Tigers return seven starters on offense but will be new at quarterback and running back.

A matchup to watch when Memphis visits Ole Miss for the Aug. 30 opener will be the Tigers’ offensive line vs. the Rebels’ defensive line. Memphis will be very experienced up front with four seniors and a junior. Tommy West says, “This should be as good an offensive line as we’ve had here.”

The Ole Miss defensive line will be the best one that Ed Orgeron put together, but it will be coached by Houston Nutt and Tracy Rocker.

One of the things I found on the bookshelf was “The Wisdom of Southern Football,” a 1995 printing.

I leave you guys with a little John Vaught: “Outside the Louisiana Purchase, most Cajuns consider Billy Cannon’s run the greatest event in state history.”

— PA

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BASEBALL: One SEC player off to fast start

July 3, 2008

Of all the SEC early draftees Kentucky’s Collin Cowgill might be off to the fastest start.

— PA