Morning Linkage, etc.
It's that time again - So apparently Miami is interested in hiring Coach Mullen. Again. At the Conerly Trophy ceremony last night, some reporters asked him about the alleged interview he had with the Canes. But in true Mullen form, he brushed the questions aside:
"I’m not talking about any of that," Mullen said. "Every year I come here, every single year, you guys ask me the same questions. I’m not going to waste my time commenting on rumors on the Internet."
"I think the year for us, every single year it’s the exact same thing," Mullen said. "A couple years ago I was here at dinner while I was signing a contract at Penn State. The next year I was in Colorado and four and five different cities in one day when I was sitting at this award."
Weatherspoon is good as basketball - Guard Quinndary Weatherspoon was named the SEC Freshman of the Week after his game against UT-Martin. His stat line was pretty solid damn solid for playing only 18 minutes: 16 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, and 1 assist on 100% shooting from the field, behind the three-point line, and from the stripe. Want to catch him in action? You've got another chance tonight at 7:00 (CST) against Texas Southern. It's a home game, but if you can't make it, it'll be broadcast on the SEC Network.
Speaking of being good at basketball . . . - Yet another reminder: State's Top 10 women's basketball team plays a huge road game tonight against No. 7 Texas. You can watch in on television via the Longhorn Network or on you computer via ESPN3. Read Coach Schaefer's thoughts on the game here.
Elijah Staley joins the basketball team - QB Elijah Staley is finally going to get his chance to mix it up with the basketball team this year. (He had to sit out last season due to an injury.) As excited as I am to see Staley on the football field next season, I'm just as interested to see how Howland will use him on the basketball floor. After all, dude may have been even more highly recruited as a basketball player (he had offers from Georgetown, Georgia Tech, and Florida State, among others) than as a quarterback.
Dak on an emotional senior night - A nice look at Dak's senior night experience, fortunately without much focus on the game itself.
Kirby Smart to UGA - Interesting. Wonder what effect it will have on Alabama next year? And I wonder who Saban looks to as a replacement?
Under the weather
It's been raining for a couple of days, and I've apparently picked up the first of what will no doubt be many cold-season bugs from my daughter's daycare this year. So my extemporaneous inclinations are muted. I've just got two things for you:
First, if it's going to rain like Seattle, you should at least get the soundtrack (ca. 1992, of course):
Second, yesterday my wife alerted me to the existence of these things:
They're in the headlines now because scientists have recently sequenced their genome. Surprise surprise, their DNA is all sorts of crazy.
Yeah, they're not creepy at all . . . .