Mr. College football: It’s good to be back! What did I miss?

It’s good to be back! I enjoyed my time off but now that July 4 has come and gone, it’s time to start getting ready for the 2009 season. Just in case you’re counting it is:
**–16 days until SEC Media Days in Birmingham (July 22-24). There is no truth to the rumor that this year’s media days have been renamed “The Lane Kiffin Invitational.” Sorry. I couldn’t resist.

**–20 days until ACC Media Days in Greensboro, N.C. (July 26-27).

**–60 days until the season begins on Sept. 3 with South Carolina at N.C. State.
Every year my little June sabbatical reminds me that there is truly no offseason any more in college football. So what did it miss? Here are just the highlights:
Alabama appeal. The Tide has a (slight) shot: