Friday, May 4, 2007

Vanderbilt Hotline: Something to Talk About...

After a day essentially without Vanderbilt news, we are back with stories to reference that the vast majority of you will never actually read. We talked about it yesterday, but in today's Tennessean, Coach Kevin Stallings weighs in on the NCAA Rules Committee's recommendation to move the three-point line back a foot. CKS thinks:
"You'll see a dramatic change in percentages. It'll lend itself to more strategy — the ability to play defensively, to play defense differently if you choose to. At the distance it's at now, you can't afford to leave a guy unguarded; at (20-9), some coaches will choose to leave some guys unguarded."

What do you think?

Vanderbilt baseball travels to Athens for a three game set against the Dawgs. While the Stanimal's loyalty will be tested, I have a feeling he'll come down on the righteous side. Thank God for Google Alerts, I would have never found (granted, I don't look that hard) this article in the Savannah Morning News on Georgia's pitcher Stephen Dodson's match-up with Vanderbilt (and national) ace David Price. Good luck to Stephen on his Interpersonal Speech final, it might be the only thing that doesn't spank him today. Always one step ahead of the game (or at least a step ahead of me), Brett Hait has a great piece in today's Nashville City Paper about Vanderbilt's focus going into their final three SEC series. Hait writes that Vanderbilt is focused "on wins, not records." With that said, Vanderbilt is one win away from tying a school record for most SEC wins at 16. Hait also has a "golden nugget" that "Smyrna High pitcher Sonny Gray, considered one of the state’s top prospects, could be on the verge of committing to Vanderbilt." Finally, Mo Patton pens an article in today's Tennessean about Vanderbilt solidifying their pitching staff heading down the stretch. As Patton points out, there were questions about Vanderbilt's 3rd starter, those issues appear to no longer persist for Coach Corbin's squad.

Here is some insight on the way Georgia phenom quarterback trains in the off-season.

The DC Dores leveled their record at 1-1 yesterday after beating Marquette 8-6 in a barn-burner. Next game against SEC rival South Carolina next Tuesday.

To those of you headed to the Derby, enjoy the chaos of the in-field; to those headed to Gold Cup, be sure to find me, I'll be at the plot incessantly playing Bruce; to those "Locking it Up," celebrating the good doctor's birthday, and fiestaing for Cinco de Mayo, enjoy that too.

6 comments:

Stanimal said...

Easy on the Matthew Stafford knocks. He's a college kid doing college things just like anyone else. He had a phenomenal spring and has demonstrated that he is ready to shoulder the load for the Dawgs. After all, it's not like Jay Cutler was a complete angel.

Bobby O'Shea said...

Is Stanimal a little sensitve? I am merely spreading knowledge to the masses (er...the 7 of your reading).

Stanimal said...

I'm sensitive to your comment about how he trains in the off-season, not to you distributing the article.

Bobby O'Shea said...

This kid is trainning even when he's boozing...what a multi-tasker

Boyer in the District said...

Matthew Stafford might do better under the tutelage of Houston "Textual Relations" Nutt.

Douglas James said...

I would like everyone to know that senior year of college Stafford was on spring break at the same place as me (he is from Highland Park and therefore our buddy Bradley Brown knew him). Hung out w/ him for a while (had a couple beers even though he was 17 or 18, but hey it was Mexico). He also had the HOTTEST girls with him, and for the sake of this blog lets all assume they were 18.....anyway i'm bored and thought i would tell everyone this story