For Wednesday Jay-
Dumb question but seems to be a cause for concern: Is Davis Tull basically suppose to lead/carry the whole defense or have the coaches picked out some people to help pick up the slack?
What intel is coming from the strength and conditioning coaches? I'm not expecting the team to be built like Dwayne Johnson in Hercules but at least not suck wind the first day.
Thanks. June 27th though was my first day back at the 423 after marathoning it from Dallas. So obviously I was recouping from the road and was well into vacation brain. But yeah, I'll go back and revisit it.
"In turn, the TFP sports page is not our personal picks of favorite sports — if that were the case, there'd be way, more Auburn football (American-version) in your sports page on a daily basis — so we're not sure how you want us to admit being wrong."
Approximately a week in a half ago you wrote on this very column after the World Cup ended can we please go back to ignoring soccer like some sort of a pompus smarta--. So that's where that stems from.
In regards to coverage, I never stated the TFP has not been giving CFC the recognition it deserves. I'll take some blame if there was some misinterpretation on my part for that. When I was at home for 16 days reading the print edition, I did see where CFC was getting some rather generous front-page coverage. I'm far from being Chattahooligan, but any time a sport generated from the 423 gets thrust into the national spotlight, I'm for it. Even if it's not my primary favorite sport.
And thanks for answering my pre-season question.
jomo wrote - How about some copy on Mocs FB ? we are hungry for news?
SoCon Media Day begins Wednesday, July 23rd at 1:00 PM EST. Since Frierson is no longer with us, I wonder 1) who gets to go and 2) Will the TFP sports department have the same trip-over-their-own-feet to kiss the ring like down in Birmingham? Probably not. I can already hear jokes about the SoCon having their exclusive press conferences at the finest IHOP table in all of Greenville.
Oh, on a sidenote, as with tradition, I stayed in Monroe on my way back to Dallas. Had dinner at this UL-Monroe friendly establishment called "The Fieldhouse". Besides Indian/Warhawk memoribilia dotted along the walls and on the bar shelves (as well as local high schools) they had their "poster schedule" up on the wall behind the bar. Saw a couple of "familiar" names from Boone and Statesboro on the list. :) Small, small world.
Music City Miracule: Home. Taking down the Christmas tree ornaments and lights on what would the final year ever for using a live tree. Literally, the needles were all but brown and coming down by the hundreds in the living room. I stopped to watch the final play of the game when it happened. After it was over, I could hear my mom screaming from upstairs.
Mocs beating Illinois to advance to the Sweet 16: Home, in the living room, as I watch the Mocs advance by 10 with Johnny Taylor slamming the nail in the coffin. I had just celebrated internally my 22nd birthday with the Mocs upsetting Georgia just a couple of days prior. I still remember driving to the local convenience store the following day and picking up a copy of USA Today with JT slam dunk'n on the front page (still have the issue).
Mocs Beat Appy State in Boone for the first time since the Pac-Man cartoon was on ABC's Saturday Morning line-up. At my apartment in Dallas watching online.
Same place when the Lady Mocs beat Tennessee for the first time since short-shorts and knee high socks were common in the NBA.
Not a huge rushmore and unfortunately I can't recall where I was when Tennessee won the national championship or when the Braves won the world series. Unfortunately, I tend to have more vivid images of where I was regarding "close but no cigar" moments. :(
You forgot to answer my question on Friday. Thank you.
Well, the just announced the head coach at Georgia is gone for letting players go so they can go to Auburn.
Mailbag: Still have yet to answer my question regarding the Mocs ranking on Joe Blow Sports R Us that nobody except FCS alumni care that is not sold on the magazine rack at Walgreen's I don't have time to research when I sent this in but will email you later tonight (again, this is mailbag only NO comments from the peanut gallery)
Thanks for adhering to my request for a Mocs follow-up. I do have a mailbag question (NO comments from the Peanut Gallary this time):
I have never heard of the Lindy's and Athlon's FCS ranking (nor do I think anyone else has). I know the folks at ESPN or various talk radio hosts across the country could really care less because it's not the Big 5 or something they sell on Walgreen's magazine rack but are those the top ranking systems in the nation regarding FCS schools?
MT, thanks for the heads on Mocs BB. Will definitely read up on this.
Rushmore of Butlers/Housekeepers: Jeffrey (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air; dude worked for the original Shredder [Uncle Phil]-look it up!), Mr. Bellvadere, Benson, and Alan Napier (the original Alfred Pennyworth).
Love me the dordrumms. Can someone please do a follow-up story on Mocs summer workouts or something?