Pretty quiet over the last several days. On the blogging front, don’t miss EDSBS’ excellent piece on why we love football. Orson has way. Also, have a look at DawgSports‘ link-rich, exhaustive post on the matter of blogger disclosure.
College Football News completed its series on the Top 100 Heisman contenders. Not only is UT tailback Arian Foster on the list, so is Reanimation Project Erik Ainge (at No. 36), who in the words of Inside Tennessee’s Randy Moore “had the mother of all sophomore jinxes in 2005.” Uh, yeah. Like he said.
VolQuest.com takes a closer look at incoming safety Justin Garrett. Unlike most junior college transfers, Garrett wasn’t on campus for spring practice, and he won’t arrive until this fall. Fortunately, the Vols’ secondary is supposedly one of the strongest on the team, so Garrett will have time to acclimate. An interesting bit in one of his answers to the interview question is this: <blockquote> “I was already expecting to like [his visit to Tennessee] a lot because of the way the coaches at the other schools were acting about me going up there. None of them wanted me to take that visit, they were all kind of badmouthing the trip or whatever. They were all so worried about me going up there that really, they got my expectations up and made my decision for me almost.”</blockquote> It’s nice to know (1) that opposing coaches are still worried about Tennessee’s ability to recruit, and (2) that badmouthing UT sometimes has the opposite effect of that intended.