Here's an interesting read from The State's Joe Person about how the HBC doesn't like to let his players knock each other silly during preseason practice. I can see both sides of the issue here. On the one hand, preseason injuries to key players can seriously hurt a season. Just look at Georgia, whose fans are worrying whether or not their offensive line will be as effective after losing starting left tackle Trinton Sturdivant to a knee injury suffered during a scrimmage. On the other hand, our offensive play during the early part of the season has been uninspired during each year of the Spurrier era, and one can reasonably wonder whether or not that's because we've had a hard time adjusting to having to play against defenses that are, well, actually playing as hard as they're supposed to.
Here's something else worth looking at, this time from Seth Emerson. Darrin Horn seems to be taking the bull by the horns when it comes to recruting a team in his own image, so hopefully we can all hope for some improvement in the hoops program. Unfortunately, the article suggests that we can probably expect Devan Downey to take off for the NBA if he has another big year.