7:30 am: This story on the long road that led Trent Dilfer from the NFL and ESPN to becoming a high school football coach in Nashville is really well written. LINK
10:03 am: As we watch the rain come down and the flood waters rise in Mississippi and where I sit in Nashville, it looks like the Rebels (2-1) and Tulane (5-0) have a decent forecast down in New Orleans tonight. With Will Ethridge recovering from a blister on his throwing hand, Zack Phillips gets the starting nod and a chance to redeem himself after getting hammered by Wright State last weekend. Maybe/hopefully it was just a case of the first-game jitters for the JUCO transfer. In any event, Ole Miss is gonna need that 13.50 ERA to come down quite a bit for Phillips to maintain his spot in the weekend rotation.
Meanwhile, Thomas Dillard is off to a hot start. A really hot start.
10:11 am: Joe Lunardi continues to project Ole Miss as an 8-seed in the South Regional of the NCAA Tournament. The Rebels are 18-8 (8-5 SEC). A win against Georgia (10-16, 1-12) on Saturday feels critical. Ole Miss has avoided “bad losses” this season, and without looking at the NET, it’s probably a safe bet that the Bulldogs would be a stinker.
10:49 am: DK Metcalf and AJ Brown are going to be the most heavily discussed receivers leading up to draft day, mainly because they are so physically dominant.
11:27 am: Thomas Dillard is batting .700 through three games. That’s 7 hits in 10 at-bats with 2 HR’s, a double, a triple and 5 RBI. He’s also been walked 4 times. I mean, I know those stats aren’t sustainable, but I’m looking forward to finding out if Dillard can keep it going this weekend.