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Saturday Morning News and Notes

  • The players take to the field today for the first scrimmage of fall camp. The defense will probably be the most impressive, but many questions will be answered on offense. We should be able to evaluate talent at quarterback and tight end, and it should be fun to see what our young wide receivers can do, especially with the absence of Sammie Stroughter. Riley says that the scrimmage won't have very much to do with his decision at starting quarterback. Like I told you earlier, Riley thinks scrimmages are overrated, and young guys will mostly play. I'll be interested to see if big Curtis Coker gets any time at fullback. He's been getting some reps there in practice, but we'll see if the coaches are serious about playing him there. But again, expect the defense to be the most impressive today.
Now, some other stuff:
  • Not much beats sitting on the couch, writing about the Beavers, and watching golf. Tiger Woods is playing some of the best golf I've seen him play in awhile, shooting an electrifying 63 yesterday. He had many chances to make it a 62, including a chip out of the rough that literately died less than a foot from the hole, and a birdie putt on 18 that went into the hole but somehow found a way to come back out. This is the kind of golf Tiger was playing yesterday:

    And I'll never forget this shot at Augusta in 2005:

  • Speaking of the PGA Championship which is taking place at Southern Hills in Oklahoma, John Daly is in the field, and after a great round on Thursday, the wheels started to fall off yesterday. The temperature is flirting with 100 degrees, so naturally, a reporter asked John how many water bottles were in his bag. He says: "I've got four Diet Cokes, Twelve packs of cigarettes, some flint and lighter fluid. Then we start to worry about golf balls and stuff." (Or something to that effect)
Go Beavers!

--JB--