And the ants are welcome company.
Anyway, here's a whole batch of links to round out your week.
— First things first: ESPN is once again televising A-Day, which you almost assuredly knew already (Auburn's A-Day, which takes place the same day, will be on ESPNU). Last year we actually trekked down there with no intention of going to the game, and I'm guessing a good number of others would've done the same, except for the rain. Odds are the same thing will go down this year.
— One way to tell if you have a healthy program: you're hearing about some of your former players preparing for the NFL Draft. Rolando McClain draws rave reviews from Mike Singletary in this story.
"Intelligence, toughness, awareness, instincts. That's probably his No. 1 quality. ... Anybody that gets him is getting a good football player."
Not a bad endorsement.
Also, Gentry takes a look at which agents signed 'Bama players.
— Tower uncovers some outstanding championship memorabilia.
— Some good Auburn links I found: Tyrik Rollison apparently took an interesting twitter journey before announcing his transfer; also, here's Andrew Gribble following up on the suit between Eric Smith and Decari Jenkins.
— Miscellaneous: Mr. SEC has a list of coaches' salaries in the SEC, The Wiz reviews The Most Classless Acts of 2009, Michael at B&B compares Texas to France and Ole Miss votes in the most awesome mascot ever. Ever.
— With pitchers and catchers reported, two fantastic baseball links for you: Chop Talk previews Chipper Jones in 2010 (possibly his last season?), and David O' Brien tells us about the one name that should have us all salivating this spring: Jason Heyward.
That's all for now. Roll Tide.