Tuesday, December 16, 2003

(UPDATED at 2:42 p.m.)

All-America candidate Hill misses practice

Linebacker Leroy Hill has a bruised sternum, but he should be OK. Speaking of Hill, ESPN says he'll be a player to watch in 2004. Meanwhile, coach Tommy Bowden says the early practice sessions for the Peach Bowl have been going well.

VOLS SEEK RESPECT: The State examines Tennessee's quest to regain its prominent spot in the college football firmament.

THE FUTURE'S SO BRIGHT: Clemson linebacker John Leake says the Tigers could have a breakout season in 2004. With 16 starters returning, I'd say that's a pretty good bet.

NOTEBOOK: No practice today; the coaches are going to the Shrine Bowl banquet.

SHEDDING BAD MEMORIES: That's what Tennessee hopes to do in the Peach Bowl. And they're still ticked off that they are going to Atlanta instead of, say, Tempe or Dallas.

FULMER GETS RAISE: It must not have been that much of a disappointment for the Tennessee athletic department. Football coach Phillip Fulmer has been given a raise and a contract extension. He's now the highest-paid coach in the SEC.

BOWL GUIDE ONLINE: You can print out a copy of the official Clemson Peach Bowl media guide here.

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