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Sprints Kicks Off Week 3 Late but With Phil Fulmer vs. Lane Kiffin // 09.20.10


If Derek Dooley won't talk ...
Finally, a Tennessee coach who doesn't think it's beneath him to say what everyone knows he's thinking. Phil Fulmer on Lane Kiffin:

And often his arrogant attitude turned people off. The bigger question in my opinion is how does a guy like this end up with two jobs with historic football teams like Tennessee and USC?

Call it Milton Bradley Syndrome, Coach Fulmer, and look it up if you need to have the baseball metaphor explained to you. Simply put, it's the idea that someone who has always been a certain way will be different on your team.

The 'Adams rules'
Michael Adams has rules for the athletes at the University of Georgia. He might want to phrase them a bit differently.

The three Adams rules: You follow NCAA and SEC guidelines, you go to class and you stay out of trouble. You don’t have to be Phi Beta Kappa, but you have to do those three things to play here. It’s an honor to put on the jersey that says Georgia, so we expect people to represent us in a positive fashion on and off the field.

It's a honor worth ... well, worth at least $1,000.

Alabama No. 1 in mock BCS standings
This is an interesting exercise on the part of BCS Evolution, our BCS blog, but it's still very early and there are a few numbers missing. Still, Alabama is way ahead.

RIP Joe Holland
He was a member of the first Kentucky national championship team. No, in basketball. You didn't miss anything.

At least he didn't retire and detire
Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio had a heart attack, which would have been a completely understandable reaction to the fake FG in overtime against Notre Dame if he hadn't known it was coming. This is of interest to SEC fans for at least one reason: Dantonio is a former South Carolina player and, at least in my mind, a possible successor to Steve Spurrier whenever he decides to retire. If we take Spurrier at his word that he's going to coach at least four or five more years, that would mean Dantonio would be 58 or 59 -- which is really quite young for a South Carolina head coach.

Okay, now I'm thinking about cheering for Oregon State
I have not been one of the Boise haters to this point, but I can understand how people are beginning to get a little bit irritated with the storyline, as ESPN seems intent on selling the idea that the Broncos can make the national title game at the same time that all hope of that is gradually disappearing. ESPN would be in danger of having egg on its face if this blows up, if ESPN were to develop an institutional memory allowing it to have egg on its face.

Houston loses starting quarterback and Heisman Trophy contender
Then they lose the backup quarterback as well. Ouch.