Only a handful of links today between player interviews...
-- I'm back to writing stories for the actual paper on a regular basis now, and we start with an update on the progress wide receiver Tavarres King has made this offseason.
-- Georgia Sports Blog reviews the new deal between Fox Sports Net and ESPN and says there figures to be a lot more night games this season in the SEC. GSB reviews the potential problems that may cause the Athens law enforcement community, but I'll point out another issue: Don't expect to read too much game coverage in your local newspaper this year. Smaller staff sizes and earlier deadlines pretty much mean that a night game will get you a column written before the game even ended and a brief game story with perhaps one or two generic quotes.
(*NOTE: My editor in Columbus has asked that I make clear that the deadline at that particular paper has not changed, and therefore their coverage of game day will not change. Sorry if this was unclear in my original post, which was meant as a general discussion of overall trends in the newspaper industry.)
-- Macon Dawg looks at all the defensive ends Georgia has landed in its 2010 class so far and says "more, please."
-- I spoke with Rex Robinson yesterday for a "Catching Up With" post that will be up tomorrow. In the meantime, however, Rex has a fun post up on his blog about running backs by committee, which was one of the issues we talked about.
-- Marc Weiszer blogs about the often difficult transition from high school star to SEC stalwart.
-- The AJC's Tim Tucker writes that Georgia's season ticket renewal rate is at 97 percent.
-- Tip o' the hat to ESPN's Chris Low, who linked to this site that combines the preseason magazine predictions to try to come up with a consensus opinion.
-- Dr. Saturday points out another, um, less entertaining Web site -- a blog by Dan Shanoff dedicated to Tim Tebow.
-- This is a really interesting piece on ESPN (I know, I'm surprised, too) on the impact of the big-money sports and Title IX on the smaller sports that are far too often disappearing from campuses around the country.
-- And finally, I was sort of excited about the G.I. Joe movie but after reading this post about how completely dreadful it is expected to be (note: the review referenced "Showgirls," which is always a good sign), I absolutely can't wait. The only thing better than a great movie is a truly awful one.