By Dave Reardon
NEW ORLEANS >> The first complaint I’ve heard from any player is a minor one. Ryan Grice-Mullins is unhappy that the players won’t be able to spat their shoes in the Sugar Bowl (spatting means to apply tape to the outside of the shoes). While spatting supposedly offers ankle support, it is also a show of style.
*Brian Kajiyama and I agreed today that you can tell people here are genuinely friendly, and not only because we’re tourists. They possess a giving spirit, like folks from Hawaii. Of course, we know there are evil-doers out there, just like there are in Waikiki. We haven’t encountered any though.
*Colt Brennan was again a hit at pre-practice interviews, and he looked very sharp at what we got to see before we were hustled out of practice.
*Someone commented that Georgia receiver Sean Bailey and running back Knowshon Moreno are very articulate. They were among the players offered up at today’s news conference.
*Today’s lunch: shrimp po’boy and red beans and rice at the Cajun Cafe at the River Walk. I’ll give it a B compared to an A for the grilled gator yesterday at Mulate’s. Cajun Cafe is behind a souvenir shop with a nice view of the Mississippi.
Stood in line for coffee at Cafe Du Monde, but the line didn’t move for nearly 10 minutes, so we bagged it.