Burning Tigers, speeding demons: Maclin, Holliday a dream match

This is the first of a two-part series on the fastest players in college football.
Tuesday: Jeremy Maclin wants a match race
Thursday: The fastest player ever

COLUMBIA, Mo. — A college football match race. Good idea, right? There’s not much else happening on campus this time of year that doesn’t involve lifting, bar fights and summer school.
The four-letter could beat us over the head with it (or as other more rational TV professionals call it, “promotion”). Advertisers would love new, different programming in the dead of summer.

Happens all the time anyway when players are horsing around. “Line up, fool, and let’s run one. See that cone? First one to it goes to the head of the training table line.”
“Yeah, I’ve heard of him,” said Missouri’s Jeremy Maclin of his opponent in the dream match race that probably will never take place. “We get compared a lot. I’ve heard people say I’m faster, I’ve heard people say he’s faster. I know he’s really fast.

“I think it would be fun to go (race) at the same time, two guys with speed like that.”
And Trindon Holliday has heard of Maclin. The LSU track star/receiver/running back/returner said so in December when his team was getting ready to win another national championship.

sportsline.com
5/27/08