It's a Thursday morning in a busy week, so I don't have much time and neither do you, but you have to keep on top of things, don't you? Well, don't worry, because I'm here to help. Just take a gander at this while you knock back that morning cup of coffee:
- L.D. is talking about out-of-conference scheduling and gridiron revenge. If you read nothing else all day, read this.
- Over the course of the week, I have previewed the Tennessee game, taken a preliminary stab at picking the top 25, declared the day of the professional pundit to be over, and disclaimed all liability for every bit of it.
Somehow, when criticizing Stewart Mandel, I managed to work in a picture of Tiffani Thiessen. Don't ask me how I did that.
- The Georgia Sports Blog has been on top of things lately, looking ahead to the Ole Miss game, reporting that both Georgia Southern and Georgia Tech might finally have found in-state rivals they can beat, defending the honor of the First Lady of Bulldog Nation, and not quite lamenting the passing of Jefferson Pilot.
- The Texas Longhorns are dirty rotten cheaters! Mack Brown has admitted that "the 'front seven' is really the 'front fourteen'!" No wonder they're so good on defense . . . they're putting eight linemen and six linebackers out on the field! When you add in the defensive backs, that's 18 people! That's just a flagrant flouting of the rules! Oh, wait . . . Coach Brown was talking about the two-deep. My bad.
Also, Vince Young is really three people. No, I'm serious about that one.
- Doug previewed the S.E.C. East, The M Zone took "Rocky Top" to task (and differentiated between the Big Ten and the S.E.C. using a photograph that is, at best, only marginally safe for work), and College Football News projected a Georgia-Clemson Peach Bowl. I hope we do better than the Peach Bowl, but, if we don't, I sure hope we get our old rivals from Lake Hartwell in the Dome.
- Finally, for whatever it might be worth to the rest of you, yesterday was Susan's and my ninth wedding anniversary. See? No fall weddings.