You may recognize the names of the co-defensive coordinators of the 2007 Delta State football team. One was Dave Aranda. The other was Ron Roberts, who besides helping coordinate the Delta State defense, was also the head coach.
If you were watching pro football January 12, you probably saw 76-year-old Jimmy Johnson, the former two-time Super Bowl champion coach of the Dallas Cowboys tearfully receive the news he has been selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
We can't know where this season is headed for Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints. We don't know if this season will be the last for Brees, who turns 41 next month. For that matter, we don't know how many more records he will set in this, his 19th NFL season.
This column, which appears in newspapers across Mississippi, is usually written on Sunday for publication no sooner than Wednesday. The trick is to make sure what these fingers type three days ahead of publication is not obsolete by the time your eyes see it.
Notes, quotes and an opinion or two, while considering the home office of the Southeastern Conference, surely the mostly wildly successful league in college sports history, was first centrally located in downtown Jackson: