They day isn't over yet, my friends. Here are a few more links to hold you over until Monday:
Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich can tell his story better than anyone else. If you're not an Insider, pick up the Aug. 9 copy of ESPN The Magazine. You can also find it there. And it's worth it, trust me. For those who are Insiders, there's also a great video of Herzlich's photo shoot for the mag and he explains where his eye black mask originated. It's only a matter of time until somebody makes a movie out of this. Did you know that players who make comebacks from illness or injuries have better success than those who miss time for retirement or a long suspension?
Let's talk about agents. But first, the NCAA. In order for that organization to stay relevant, writes Gene Wojciechowski, it has to make "fundamental changes to the way it does business." Because right now, the NCAA has no chance at solving the problem with agents. Speaking of which ... the NCAA is considering ways to allow athletes to possibly have agents. Bad, bad idea. What's going on now is only the tip of the iceberg.
Chris Rwabukamba is Duke's most experienced returning defensive back, and he's determined to lead the Blue Devils this fall.
Here's a breakdown of the Terps' defensive line, which has historically been a problem area for Maryland.