Good morning, all. It's bright and chilly here, and I'm still stuffed like yesterday's turkey. Snack on a few tidbits of college sports and Bulldogs news along with the leftovers.
- There's a big game this afternoon out in Baton Rouge, in case you hadn't heard, that will help decide who represents the SEC West against Georgia in Atlanta a week from tomorrow.
- And later tonight, Mark Fox takes the Hoop Hounds to Cincinnati to face #12 Xavier. You may recall that the Musketeers ousted the Bulldogs from the NCAA tournament in 2008 after the Dawgs qualified only by making a miracle run through the SEC tournament. They beat us last year, too. You can learn more about tonight's opponent from our SB Nation colleagues at Banners on the Parkway.
- Over at the Banner-Herald, Marc Weiszer runs us through our recent tailback instability.
- Yesterday, Weiszer also let me know I'm not the only one who gets to deal with Tech types at Thanksgiving: one found his way into the Butler family.
- Yeah, remember when people were saying that Georgia signed Quintavious Harrow just to support the bid for Isaiah Crowell? It sure has looked like somebody sized up the talent appropriately, doesn't it? I mean, it's not like Georgia's never enjoyed success with an "undersized linebacker" before.
- The football team continues its Tech week tradition of visiting kids in hospitals today, and there's a personal component to it, since LB coach Olivadotti's daughter is in treatment for leukemia. Don't forget her and all the kids struggling with illness in your prayers.
- Tomorrow evening, SEC Women's Basketball Player of the Week Jasmine James and the No. 10 Lady Bulldogs will take on No. 21 Georgetown in Las Vegas at the Lady Rebel Roundup.
- The Times-Free Press has a good piece on Ben Jones, but it's worth the click just to see Jones gobbling up the Grant Field turf again.
- David Ching catches up with David Jacobs and produces a great read. Not only is it a solid story of Jacobs's recovery from his 2001 stroke, but it makes prominent mention of 2002 Senior Day, which was one of my favorite days of all time.
On with the day, and