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Wednesday March 21, 2007

Random bits of news today:

The Lady Dogs’ Sweet Sixteen game against Purdue in Dallas is set for Sunday the 24th at 7:00 ET. ESPN2 will have the game.

Georgia baseball beat Mercer last night for their fourth win in a row. The Bulldogs were more or less left for dead with a punchless offense after losses to Kennesaw and Western Carolina, but they rebounded to sweep a ranked Auburn team last weekend and now have a bit of momentum as the SEC schedule starts to heat up. Four games is a nice little streak, but there’s a long way to go. It’s good to see the pitching stay solid now that some more timely hits are coming.

There’s quite a bit of talk coming out of yesterday’s pro day in Athens. Charles Johnson injured his hamstring. We have the interesting story of Danny Ware. After making the questionable decision to leave early, he’s trying to impress scouts with his physique. Ching has a lot of thoughts on pro day both on his blog and in the Columbus paper. He thinks Ware might have helped himself the most of anyone yesterday.

Ching and Kelly Quinlan of UGASports.com both spoke with defensive ends coach Jon Fabris yesterday. Ching focused mostly on the defense end position, and Quinlan got a few quotes ($) looking at a more abstract concept of player evaluation. I liked his caution against placing too much emphasis on the measurables at things like pro day and basing most of the evaluation on film.

I might take some chances on recruits based on potential, but I do not want to take a lot of chances just because a guy looks good on the hoof and what he might become. It is the same thing in the NFL. You have first and second round draft picks and you do not waste those on how someone teased you on Pro-Day.

…I could care less what kind of 40 times my ends run because they are not going to run 40 yards. I care about their first two or three steps. I care how hard they want to chase the football.

Fabris is a great interview when you get him speaking candidly like this. Lots of talk about Tarzan and Jane!

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