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Lots to read at the ol’ S-R today

Before I run off to meetings – I’m filling in as the top brass catches up on vacation time, us grunts never get any time off, except maybe June and July – I thought I would catch you up on what you missed if you didn’t have time to read today’s S-R – or our sports blogs.

The Cougs’ deep quarterbacking corps got a little shallower this weekend as Arkelon Hall broke his leg. Glenn Kasses points out in his story that even the yellow jersey couldn't protect him. Sounds like the Tour de France.

There's even more info on Glenn’s blog, including one of those great notes you won't find anywhere else. It concerns Cougar alum Jerome Harrison and how the Browns trade of Lee Suggs to the Jets will mean more playing time.

UPDATE:The trade has been voided after Suggs failed his physical. Find the AP story here.

Besides an update of Eastern's weekend of practice, Dave Trimmer’s blog has a note about Levi Horn transferring from Oregon to Montana. Levi probably belonged at UM all along – football-wise – but fell for the allure of the Pac-10 when the Ducks came in late.

This happens more than you might think. A bigger school has a need, the recruits they really want have gone elsewhere, so they recruit a kid who's abilities – and potential – really are better suited for a smaller school. The kid gets stars in his eyes, and signs. A year or two later the kid doesn't see a future at BigTime U., the coaches have found someone else and the kid has to transfer through no fault of his own.

Mike Vlahovich takes over the Prep Report - he has a huge waistline to fill – and takes his turn saying goodbye to Tom Oswald.

Mike also has a great update about Albi. I was out there last week walking the turf and I'll tell you it is such an improvement. If you played on Albi before, try to get down to the field at some time and feel the difference.

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