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Say it with me: N-I-T: “Once again, Matta got virtually nothing from the bigs. Mullens had eight points and one rebound while Invisidale played true to form with one point and one rebound. Yes, those numbers are accurate. What a bum he’s turned out to be. The three game skid dropped Ohio State to 4-5 in their last nine games and it doesn’t get any easier this week with Penn State on Tuesday preceding a trip to Purdue. As I said in the preview, I felt today’s game could be the swing game of the season and I’m extremely nervous this team might be running out of steam.” [Chris/Eleven Warriors]
Those of you that have been eying up Alabama’s Andre Smith with the fifth overall selection: “Sources later said Smith’s interviews with teams have been going horribly. He’s been inappropriately dressed and has been giving a number of conflicting statements as to why he was choosing not to workout at the combine. Several offensive line coaches have already suggested Smith be removed from their team’s draft board and there’s no doubt his draft stock is falling.” [SI.com via Ryan Wilson/FanHouse]
Welcome back D West! “It’s no accident the Cavs have their best court spacing and most consistent ball movement when West plays. He is a shooting guard with point guard skills and a point guard mindset. Just because James or anyone else calls for the ball, West doesn’t automatically throw it. He wants the offense to set up. He also throws long passes up the court to start a fast break — rather than dribble the ball every time, as too many guards are prone to do.” [Terry Pluto/Plain Dealer]
More on the Stafford-Sanchez debate that may help the Browns land Aaron Curry: “With Georgia quarterback Matt Stafford present at the Scouting Combine but merely a bystander while his peers show what they can do in increasingly fancy T-shirts and shorts, USC one-year starter Mark Sanchez possibly has converted the contest between the two players into a Peyton Manning-Ryan Leaf dilemma, circa 1998.” [Mike Florio/ProFootballTalk]
And finally, after two seasons with ESPN, Emmitt Smith will no longer be providing you with gems like “This kind of inconsistency, against a team like New England, will get you completely blowed out” and “Eli Manning has been given the rites of patches.” He’ll be sorely missed. [Awful Announcing]