Unless you slept in and got to work late, you're not really at the point where you can read this as you scarf down that mission-critical initial morning cup of coffee, but, hey, live a little . . . grab yourself another mug of joe and get caught up on all you need to know this Wednesday morning. Here's the scoop:
- The college football world was saddened, though not shocked, to learn of the passing of Indiana coach Terry Hoeppner yesterday. Coach Hoeppner had been ill for some time and his declining health recently had forced him from the sidelines for the 2007 season, although all of us had hoped his absence would prove only temporary. This marks the second straight season in which a Big Ten coach has passed away shortly before the start of the fall campaign and the fact that Coach Hoeppner's death came as less of a surprise than Randy Walker's did not soften the blow or lessen the tragedy. Rest in peace, Coach.
- The hot blogger bracket hosted by the Ladies . . . is a far less serious subject than the loss of the Hoosiers' coach, but you wouldn't know it based on this comment thread. For my part, I think some of these punks need to show some more respect.
- Quick . . . what is the most visible symbol of the Georgia Institute of Technology? If you said the Ramblin' Wreck, you were half-right. The "Wreck" part is correct, but, as for its continued ability to ramble, well . . . not so much.
- Finally, Matthew Stafford, you have arrived!