Also, Wagner's media day article which I forgot to post (doh!)
Also again, practice has begun and the first two press briefings are out. First day and second day. Interesting to note that sophomore DT Andy Lark has come back into the picture.
Pitt's defense takes another hit as safety Elijah Fields, who was expected to compete for a starting job, was suspended from the team due to a "violation in team policy," whatever that means.
And lastly Eric from Saturday Sound Offs is a little miffed at the label the SEC has as "the fastest" conference in college football, but not as miffed as I am. Here's the comment I left over at his weblog:
I've grown to hate the SEC over this entire issue. Like you said it's one thing to have skill players with "speed" and another to execute your offense or defense with speed and precision. The point is there are teams with both kinds of speed and they are located all around the country.
The other point that's worth mentioning is that speed is not the all encompassing factor which people like Kirk Herbstreet would have you believe. Football still has as much to do with toughness and discipline as it does speed and athleticism.
Speed kills. But so does knocking someone flat on their ass.
Countdown to angry response from SEC country in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...