NASHVILLE -- Vick Ballard's final evening in a Bulldog uniform summarized the best, and worst, of his career. The worst being a lack of ‘quotability' that made writing about the superb running back difficult. The best, of course, was how difficult he made life on defenders.
December 30, 2011
No, Addison Lawrence doesn't get bored all those series he observes from sideline safety. The senior figures he's earned this late-career practice privilege. "I've put in five years here so I figure they know what I can do," he smiles. Then adds, "It's a little late to try to figure out something else now!"
December 14, 2011
There'll need some explaining today at the cleaners when I drop off the white dress shirt showing a bloody spot on the pocket. No, I didn't borrow Dracula's personal Sharpie®. It had to come from the jersey of either Marcus Green or Fletcher Cox following celebratory hugs. Though it's worth wondering too, was it their blood…or more likely from a Rebel they wounded in both body and pride?
November 28, 2011
CHANGE OF PACE: How different will this week's defensive game-planning be? Just ask CB Corey Broomfield. Arkansas, he agrees, is an air-oriented offense; whereas "Alabama probably ran the ball 180 times!" OK, a modest exaggeration. It was just 44 rushes.
November 17, 2011
It isn't quite to the point of saying just another week, just another position. Still James Carmon knows all his shuffling up and down the offensive line has a point. "Whatever my team needs to win or make them better that's what I'm going to do."
October 6, 2011
ATHENS -- Dan Mullen called it "a real interesting game." Trouble was he did not mean ‘interesting' as in ‘good' for Mississippi State. The coach was thinking of all the moments where his Bulldogs made things too interesting for their own benefit.
October 1, 2011