* First up, as much as I'd like to stop with the Maurice Clarett stuff, with all the reader material we're being sent (much of it from Buck fans), to quote Al Pacino in the crappy third GODFATHER movie, "Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in." Thus, we give you this picture submitted by a couple MZone readers including Molly, Mark & Gino.
* I don't know why I bother to buy the preseason mags from Athlon, Sporting News or the other mainsteam publishers with Brian at MGoBlog around. Last week he put up an excellent look at the 2006 Bucks.
* Deadspin put up a story the other day about a Tosu open practice which drew something like 28,000
* Continuing the Mo'C theme, Andy sent us this moving video retrospective of his football career. Gotta love that soundtrack!
* Men of the Scarlet and Gray don their Onion cap with this piece about President Bush sending guard troops to the border of Michigan to keep the state's top high school football talent from leaving.
* Finally, we share the touching story of a young high school football player in Ohio. While the date on this news story is from last season and we wouldn't normally pass on something that old, the details really caught our eye.
This is a tale about a young football player (shown here) trying to follow in a brother's footsteps and play football just like him at Tosu. At 5'9, 276 the youngster has the size but there is just one small thing that might hold her back: the younger sib is a girl. She's Holly Mangold, "little" sister of Buckeye center Nick Mangold.
As of last year when the linked story was written, she was on the JV squad for her suburban Dayton school. No word yet if she's made the varsity squad.