Monday SEC notebook

Beat writer engaged
The Alabama beat writer for the state’s largest newspaper, Ian R. Rapoport, announced his engagement. Knowing the warm relationship between Rapoport and Nick Saban, I’m sure the coach will have some helpful advice at his next press conference.

Gators iPhone theme
Florida Gator fans have their own theme for the wildly popular iPhone. Orange And Blue Hue created a theme. It makes me wish there was an Alabama theme for the iPhone.

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Who knew corrections could be fun
Ever read the dry, tedious corrections published in the NY Times (or your local newspaper?) Then you’ll enjoy these creative corrections from EDSBS.

LSU’s QB contest includes a Harvard transfer
The Orlando Sentinel provides some info about the LSU quarterback battle.

Big Sports Network
Pigskin Pathos has a creative look at a big sports network.

I am a major sports network that turns everything into a dramatic, life changing story. 

I like to make you think that sports are the most important thing in the entire galaxy, nay the universe. 

I like to inform you about miniscule high school and small college stories that you may find “inspirational”. Did you hear about the possibly lesbian softball players* that carried that other softball player? It was epic and emotional and life changing. 

Razorback offense spring review
Razorback fans turned out in large numbers to watch the new Petrino offense. What they saw drew rave reviews:

The new offense is not predictable, and can apparently be taught to the players.  The ‘package’ doesn’t predict the play.  In fact, it seldom changes between plays.

Passing?  Five receivers out on the same play…three progressions and then a swing pass to the flat.  Next up…two tight ends on the field at the same time — on the same side — with a split receiver and a slot guy on that side as well.

This offense literally throws the ball all over the field…and that includes the middle of it, too.

Rushing?  Draw plays…reverses…counter plays…fullback dive…even the infamous Houston Dale stretch play.  And sometimes…passing the ball first to setup the run.  Imagine that?

This offense gives the defense a lot to think about and very few clues as to what’s coming next.