Unlike those of us in the NBC Sportstalk family of blogs, most of you, I’m assuming, have something called “a life” and are thus not gathered ’round ye olde computers as much during a holiday weekend as you are when you’re – ahem — “working”.
So, as a public service — provided free of charge, incidentally — here’s a one-stop recap of some of the stuff you may have missed while you were out celebrating the holiday this past weekend…
— Iraq/Afghanistan war veteran and Purple Heart recipient Daniel Rodriguez is close to realizing his college football dream and becoming a walk-on at Clemson.
— A Michigan verbal commitment burned — literally — recruiting literature sent to him by Ohio State.
— SEC commissioner Mike Slive is no fan of the plus-one postseason model.
— The family of murdered UConn cornerback Jasper Howard is seeking $5 million from the school.
— Ex-president Graham Spanier suing Penn State for access to Jerry Sandusky emails.
— Virginia Tech publicly expresses happiness with its current conference, and are not really buying all of the expansion rumors.
— “We are committed to the ACC” says Miami.
— Running back Ed Wesley is leaving TCU, reportedly due to family reasons.
— Ex-Kansas quarterback Brock Berglund will make a final decision on a new school early next month.
— Clemson is zeroing in on a new deal with head coach Dabo Swinney.
— Phil Steele released his 2012 preseason All-American teams.
— The image in this post, incidentally, is of Master Sergeant David Sims being reunited with his wife Robin and his family during the fifth inning of the Memorial Day game between Atlanta and St. Louis at Turner Field Monday.