Saturday was Day One of the Casper Brinkley Era. Brinkley, a rookie defensive end, played at South Carolina, and since Spartanburg was full of S.C. media, Brinkley was a star. Five writers or broadcasters approached him for an interview and then there were 10, and because we move in packs others joined the scrum.
Many of the late arrivals probably didn't know who Brinkley was. But they knew he was popular. He could have been Jonathan Stewart. It was the first day of camp and the players showed up for interviews in street clothes. Nobody had a number and nobody knew what the new guys looked like.