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Sprints Is Wondering Whether It Should Add a Blotter Section // 04.19.10

Well, that's one way to end a quarterback competition
Mark Richt has dismissed Zach Mettenberger from the team after the player's display of his false ID production skills.

Mettenberger was seen as the most likely challenger for fellow redshirt freshman Aaron Murray in the race to land the starting job, and the battle only appeared to intensify after last week’s G-Day game that wrapped up spring practice.

Mettenberger completed 6-of-10 passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns in the game, while Murray struggled, connecting on just 8-of-19 passes for 96 yards and an interception. Logan Gray, the third quarterback in the race, was 10-of- 17 for 132 yards and a touchdown.

To give you an idea of how much confidence the coaches had in Gray, he was allowed to return kicks last year. Or sit there and catch kicks and then not move.

Mettenberger's not commenting.

Meanwhile, the Mayor's still blogging despite the continuing disappointment coming from Athens. I'm glad, but one could certainly understand if he quit at this point -- oy.

Armed robbery isn't a misdemeanor, is it?
I don't believe so, which means that this is probably less serious than last year's Tennessee lawbreaking.

Just hours after the Vols wrapped up spring practice with the Orange and White Game on Saturday, one of the stars of the exhibition was picked up for misdemeanor charges for an incident on Sunday morning.

That would be Darren Myles Jr. In any case, no need for Derek Dooley to keep counting the number of days without an arrest, like some coaches.

Alabama laughs at your attendance numbers
Mississippi State is impressed that it had 34,127 at its spring game. That did defeat Ole Miss, but Nick Saban would be yelling at the fans if that few of them showed up.

Big Ten continuing quest to become the WAC of the Midwest
They continue to think about adding enough teams to show once again that a 16-team conference will not work.

"I don't think 16 is scaring anyone off, as long as you can find (five) that are a good enough fit," said one source who has been consulted during the exploratory phase. "They're looking long-term, across the horizon. What gives them the best shot at keeping value at a high level?"

Or becoming irrelevant. Ask the old WAC how the megaconference idea worked out.