Links: Spring football guide, Shelton on Leavitt
Again, a ridiculous amount of USF stories in Tuesday's newspaper -- it's been a crazy day, and we're still not done, presuming of course that the Women's NIT sees fit to announce its field before midnight. Not entirely sure why the delay compared to the men's NIT, but there's a joke somewhere about women taking longer to get ready ...
-- First link is to Gary Shelton's column on the Jim Leavitt lawsuit against USF. I'm just proud of Gary for making a Slap Maxwell reference. Shelton will be at Tuesday's USF-N.C. State game as well.
-- Here's our final wrapup on the Leavitt lawsuit -- we caught up with him in Boca Raton, where he's visiting his wife Jody's parents.
-- Here's our spring football preview, taking a closer look at what USF's offense might look like under new coordinator Todd Fitch. You like screen passes? You'll like the offense. You like the wildcat? Yep, that too. Here's some more nuggets to watch in spring.
-- No, no, we're not done. Here's our preview for the USF-N.C. State game. Just realized I didn't get the Mike Mercer note in my capsule, missing an opportunity to get the phrase "coughing and gagging" in the paper.
-- Non-Times links? Sure. How about a cool new diary entry from Carlton Mitchell at Move the Chains. We've got to get him back on Twitter already. One of my favorite things from working at CNNSI.com back in the day was a Class of 1999 Draft Diary. Some hits, some misses -- Donovan McNabb, Torry Holt, Jim Kleinsasser, Anthony Poindexter, John Tait, Kris Farris, Mike Cloud. Ah, my ghost-writing days. I'll be sad someday when that's not online anymore.
-- The Providence Journal's website, ProJo.com, says the Big East office is staying in Providence.
-- Game-by-game receiving stats for USF's new commitment, receiver Alex Mut. So glad they go to the nearest hundredth of a yard on yards per catch.
-- SI.com's Andy Staples dreams up four 16-team mega-conferences for college football, and USF doesn't make the cut. Neither does Cincinnati, despite back-to-back Big East titles.