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Morning Coffee: A sad story

Wednesday, April 4

This morning's coffee bring a very sad story, and it is tied to a tweet Tuesday night from UGA offensive lineman Hunter Long.

RIP my old baseball teammate Stephen Gant. Keep an eye on us down here bud.

Who was Stephen Gant?

He was a star pitcher from Parsons, Tenn., a small town between Nashville and Memphis, who signed with Vanderbilt and was set to enroll in the Fall and play for the Commodores.

Gant was found dead Tuesday of an apparent suicide.

Vanderbilt baseball coach Tim Corbin issued this statement in response to the news: "This stops you right in your tracks. These are life occurrences that can't be explained. ... There are no 'Do-overs.' We are all deeply saddened for Gloria, Tony, his brothers and sister as well as the many friends that Stephen had. All we can do is be supportive for the family and be there for them."

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ON THE AGENDA

The next few days in UGA athletics ...

WEDNESDAY
-Softball: at Tennessee (DH, 5 p.m.)

THURSDAY
-Football: Spring Practice (approx 4 p.m.)

FRIDAY
-Baseball: at Arkansas (7:35 p.m.)
-Men's Tennis: at Alabama (4 p.m.)
-Women's Tennis: ALABAMA (4 p.m.)
-Track & Field: Florida Relays in Gainesville, Fla.

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LINK(S) OF THE DAY

Tonight brings a big doubleheader for UGA's softball team.

And you know, I've never understood the use of the word "blog" by news organizations and still do not, so I agree with this guy's take on the matter. (Thanks to SI.com's Andy Staples for passing along the link)

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TWEET(S) OF THE DAY

Gonna watch the Band of Brothers series again. Haven't watched it since senior year when we won the state championship #gettingmymindright

QB Aaron Murray

Caleb King
The felling when u don't know what to do next is scary..!!!

Former UGA RB Caleb King

Can the SEC win the presidency? Won everything else.

Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com

She want a relationSHIP with companionSHIP and partnerSHIP.. Girl ships make seasick.

But I do want to win this nat'l championSHIP tho.

WR Justin Scott-Wesley

Im in love with Athens Georgia

RB Keith Marshall

Why do people make fake twitter pages.. Come on now, be yourself

DB Branden Smith

Sacrifice is an ongoing process, not a one time payment! What is your dream worth to you?? Keep Fighting!! #StayInTheGame

Former UGA TE Orson Charles

I'm ready to do some spring Bass Fishn!

QB Hutson Mason

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