Blogger So Dear's daily link dump for Sept. 2
"There's no preseason game for college football so the first time you really find out whether you're ready to play is in the first game. It makes the coaches a little bit nervous and it puts the players on edge. But we're as ready as we can be, you've just got to go out and play."
A nice video of the NCAA Coaches, including Coach Grobe, visiting the troops
"If you're not careful, coaches will end up knowing their players better than they know their own children," Grobe says. "That's unavoidable during the season, but in the offseason … once February hits, I try to make it as normal as we possibly can. We're as close to 8-5 as we can possibly be in the offseason. I try to give my guys as much time as I can with their families."