Hey everyone. Practice has ended. Here's what we have learned.
- Assistant coach Jeff Grimes (right) on the difference between last spring and this spring: ``At this point last year you’re just trying to get to the point that everyone knows who they’re blocking and they understand what the play is. You don’t have a lot of time to talk about the details in terms of the technique. You’re trying to do that as you go but until they understand the what, it’s difficult to get to the how. We’re doing a whole lot more how at this point with the guys who have experience."
- Jonathan Evans is now in the No. 1 spot at strong-side linebacker. He works along with Joshua Bynes (middle) and Craig Stevens (weak side) on the first team. Eltoro Freeman still is working behind Bynes.
- Gene Chizik on how he'll administrate the A-Day game considering ESPNU will be televising it: ``I don't know what type of format we're going to have. Again, I think that will go along with today and what we come up with in terms of injuries, where we are as far as how many bodies we have for the game. We're going to through that actually today to see what type of format we're going to have. It's great that it's going to be an ESPNU game and just the excitement of the crowd. Our players need it. They're ready for that, they're ready for something different."
- Mario Fannin was asked to predict his A-Day MVPs. He chose T'Sharvan Bell and Demond Washington on defense, Cam Newton and Darvin Adams on offense.
- Onterio McCalebb (left) provided an intriguing answer when asked about his pick for MVP: ``I'd have to say myself. I go out there and work hard every day, do what I have to do to get things down part. The No. 1 thing I'm working on right now is blocking. That's gotten a whole lot better from last year."
- Grimes praised G John Sullen for getting in better shape and playing well lately.
- Anthony Gulley Morgan said he decided to change his name some time ago, but the official paperwork was received only recently. He spent most of his life with an adoptive family (the Morgans) and his name change reflects his tight relationship with them. They're all from Brantley.
- Bynes (right) had a funny answer when asked about the differences between Jonathan Evans (sophomore) and his older brother Chris, who started at middle linebacker a few years ago. Bynes said the younger Evans was not as smart ... before quickly reversing course. He said Chris Evans was "a wiz" and that his younger brother still has a lot of learning to do. Bynes wasn't being mean; he just misspoke in a humorous way.