SEC EAST round-up today...SEC West coming tomorrow
GAINESVILLE -- Up in Athens, they apparently found a new sideline dog. CLICK ME! for the story from the Atlanta paper.
As everyone knows, most the staff members here at Gator Clause are huge animal lovers. We shed a tear when UGA VI passed away in June. Here's the highlight of UGA VI's life...CLICK ME! Here's a YouTube.com video. CLICK ME!
Dogs hate the Auburn Tigers with a rabid passion. Even highly trained dogs like police canines try and eat Auburn football players. Remember this?...CLICK ME!
--Georgia is the preseason No.1 in the coaches' poll. The media poll comes out on Saturday. Will Georgia be ranked No.1 in the writers' poll as well? Doubt it. My guess is Ohio State.
--Thought Florida was the only team hurting during two-a-days? Nearly every scholarship defensive end on the Dawgs' roster is currently injured, according to published practice reports. Only one DE, Jarius Wynn, is healthy enough to practice at full speed.
The Vols will conduct a full-contact scrimmage on Saturday night inside Neyland Stadium. The scrimmage is closed to the public. (So don't get any wise ideas...[COUGH! COUGH! HELICOPTER!])
--According to the Nashville paper, Vols running back Arian Foster is expected to participate in eight to 11 plays on Saturday. Foster is suffering from a bone bruise on the right knee.
--The Gamecocks will hold their second scrimmage of the fall on Saturday. Unlike the first scrimmage, this one is closed to the public.
From The State: “If it was only Gamecock fans we’d leave it open, but when you open it up you’ve got to let everyone in,” USC coach Steve Spurrier said. “I’m not convinced that somebody from Raleigh, N.C. or somebody from Nashville (won’t say) ‘Let’s see what them boys are up to.’ That happens everywhere. So we might as well be careful. And we would like to run some plays we’d like to use the first or second week.”
--Quarterback Stephen Garcia, the redshirt freshman from Tampa, isn't practicing. He was recently reinstated to the team on a no-tolerance policy. CLICK ME! for more or Garcia.
'Dores still don't know who their starting quarterback is...Here's a story on that.
Check out The Daily Dicky. The folks in Kentucky are crazy for giving receiver Dicky Lyons Jr. a camera every day during the preseason.