Good morning from a snowy NFL Combine. Famously Hot, this place is not.
Sorry for the late update today. My combine day got off to a late start because I was putting together the details of the latest arrest of former South Carolina star Derek Watson. Now that we’ve taken care of that, it’s time to move on to day two of the combine.
Former Gamecock tight end Weslye Saunders was a no-show in the media interview room on day one, but he’s expected again today. We’ll let you know what he has to say if he shows. Wide receiver Tori Gurley also is expected in the interview room today.
The big news nationally will be the quarterbacks, particularly Auburn’s Cam Newton. I just heard longtime NFL personnel man Gil Brandt saying he had a 30-minute conversation with Newton on Thursday night and predicting Newton was going to make believers out of a lot of people here this week. However, I’m going to work under the assumption that everyone in Columbia has heard Newton’s name enough and leave that to other folks. Feel free to tell me if I’m wrong.
We also expect to bring you another segment of Cliff Matthews diary in Saturday’s paper. Matthews and Ladi Ajiboye flew into Indianapolis on Friday morning but won’t hit the media interview room until today.