Tim Fugger, DE-OLB, Vanderbilt -- Fugger ranked in the top 10 in the SEC last year in sacks (8) and tackles for loss (13.5). He complimented his natural pass-rushing skills by turning in a complete pro day workout. He was fast (a 4.56 40), strong (29 reps on the bench) and explosive (34-inch vertical jump). He then looked terrific after being put through a battery of linebacker and defensive end drills. Fugger has positioned himself to be selected somewhere in the middle of the draft's final day.Ryan Tannehill, Coby Fleener on the rise; Chase Minnifield falling in NFL Draft - Tony Pauline - SI.com
On matching up with – or at least containing – Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, getting him to foul out with only 16 minutes of play and four shot attempts (five points) in the SEC final. Kidd-Gilchrist also fouled out and scored eight points in UK’s 83-74 win on Feb. 25 win in Lexington. He was held to four points on 1-of-4 shooting with three fouls in UK’s 69-63 win on Feb. 11 in Nashville … "Well, Jeff Taylor is pretty dang good. He was having to work on both ends because Jeff Taylor is a great player, too. Jeff is probably one of the few guys in college basketball that can athletically match up with that kid. (Gilchrist) is an unbelievable athlete, an unbelievable player and an unbelievable competitor. But Jeff Taylor is one of the few guys that can physically and athletically match up with him and not be inferior. And so that was probably why we had a little bit more success at that position than maybe some other people did."Vandy’s Kevin Stallings breaks down Final Four favorite Kentucky | Vanderbilt
"My favorite college moment was my junior year," said Price. "We had a walk-on named Jason Cunningham. He walked-on my sophomore year. He would throw in inter-squad games and was out there eating up innings giving guys more looks and more at-bats in those type games. He didn't quit. He was not an SEC pitcher by any means. He is no longer playing baseball. Probably no scouts even talked to him. "Jason was a guy that never gave up and got a chance to pitch in the SEC Tournament game against Mississippi State. He threw three innings for us. It was one of the first games he pitched with so much meaning. Jason went out and threw three zero's. I watched him come off that field and knew how much work he had put in. He never envisioned himself to be in that situation. That was probably my favorite moment in college."Price credits Vanderbilt for success - Vanderbilt Official Athletic Site David freaking Price.
"There are times it's unhittable, just exploding, and really hard for hitters to lay off of," Johnson said. "It has late tilt, and he throws it with some hate. It looks like a fastball when it's right."BaseballAmerica.com: College: Stanford-Vanderbilt Highlights Strong Opening Weekend Schedule Best pitching quote in recent memory? BEST PITCHING QUOTE IN RECENT MEMORY.
Guaranteed to be an upset: I think Kentucky has the nation's best roster, is the nation's best team and will win the national championship. Unless Anthony Davis' arms shrink before Selection Sunday, I'm picking the Wildcats to win it all. Write it down in blood. But John Calipari's team is going to lose Saturday night at Vanderbilt just like I watched Billy Donovan's second national championship team at Florida once lose at Vanderbilt. I don't know how it's going to happen or why, but it's going to happen. And then this Kentucky team is never going to lose again. You can write that down in blood too.Weekend Look Ahead: Rematch vs. Mizzou could prove Baylor's undoing - NCAA Division I Mens Basketball - CBSSports.com News, Scores, Stats, Schedule and RPI Rankings
Will Kenny Boynton go back to shooting like John Jenkins -- which he did in non-conference play -- or Kenny Boynton -- which he's done for the entirety of the rest of his career.Ballin' is a Habit: Previewing your college hoops weekend: The final year of The Border War?
You'll notice three teams in bold above. Indiana, Ohio State (to the delight of Bret Bielema) and Vanderbilt all find themselves on the "Recruiting Stock Improving" list and return a ton of starters in 2012. One can rather justifiably expect solid improvement from all three of themNational Signing Day 2012: How Will Recruiting Momentum Affect The Upcoming Season? - SBNation.com
What's good, coaches? I know you all won't be able to respond, but I'd like to say thanks for the opportunity and believing in me. There's no other coaching staff that I could say I'd rather send my talents to than you. I know you will bring the best out of me not only as a football player but as a student and a person. I just want to say thanks, and I can't wait to score a lot of touchdowns for you guys. I love you guys. You are all great. By the way, if you don't get anyone else's signature, you'll have mine. Anchor down. -- Brian Freaking KimbrowInside look at the best recruiting class in Vanderbilt history - Andy Staples - SI.com
So one thing we know for sure: The Tigers hired a guy who knows how to pull one out at the end. After this past season, isn't that a good thing? Beyond that, it's perilous to say much about this stunning hire. For evidence, I take you to a message board called anchorofgold.com. It's a gathering place for Vanderbilt fans. I went back to see what they were saying last December, after an anonymous Maryland assistant named James Franklin got the Commodores' coaching job.Signs of the Apocalypse: AOG Finally On The MSM's Radar. (H/T Train Island, who might double h/t my h/t.)