But since the Tigers put on full pads for Tuesday's drills, Holliday has been nowhere to be seen, according to The Advocate in Baton Rouge. He'd missed three workouts as of Wednesday and, according to this Times-Picayune report, wasn't there for Thursday's workout. Not was fellow senior Perry Riley, a linebacker who has apparently slipped out of a starting spot on the fall depth chart.
There's not a special teams coach in the SEC who won't worry about dealing with Holliday, who's 5-foot-5 and runs the 100 in 10.0 -- good enough for an NCAA outdoor championship. He's been the SEC Special Teams Player of the Week once in each of the past three seasons, including 2007 after a game against Ole Miss.
But there's a lot of competition at tailback this fall at LSU ... so where is Holliday?
Update: He's nursing a pulled hamstring, according to this report.
We’re having to work on a sad, tragic story today about the death of Tupelo High School senior John Paul Frerer, 18, an avid cyclist who was struck and killed this morning on Hwy. 6 while on his way to Oxford.
His death has hit hard in two communities that knew him best -- the THS senior class and the local cycling community.
“The whole cycling community is devastated,” said Mark Bresee, a local cyclist and triathlete who had ridden with Frerer.
Frerer and two other THS seniors, swimmer Hannah Wilson and runner Max Holman, won the relay division at the King of the Hill Triathlon on Saturday at Tombigbee State Park.
We called Frerer at home Saturday night to talk about the triathlon, which his squad -- Team America -- won for the second year in a row.
“I’ve been riding in some races, but I’m not as serious as Hannah and Max,” are about their sports, Frerer told us. “We’re hoping to get a team going at the high school."
We'll have more on this story in Friday's Journal.
As much as we love college football, it seems a touch early to start projecting Heisman Trophy favorites. But ESPN.com has its first Heisman Watch feature out today.
It's Tim Tebow, Colt McCoy and Sam Bradford running 1-2-3. No surprises there, although you would think their reigning Heis-man might have gotten one first-place vote. (Buyer's remorse?) At this point, Jevan Snead is only getting two more votes from the 15-member panel than Tyson Lee is.
You ESPN conspiracy theorists may rightly wonder if the Worldwide Leader, which is widely percieved as having spoiled Peyton Manning's Heisman candidacy, will try to make up for that by pushing Volunteers' defensive standout Eric Berry.