David White

David White's Three-Point Stance: DeRuyter and the 'D,' and can that Peavy guy hit?

1. The Fresno State football team opens camp Friday and the question isn't can they replace quarterback Derek Carr (answer: they can't, deal with it). The real question is can coach Tim DeRuyter — defensive-minded by trade — fix a defense that gave up yards and points by the metric ton. He'd better, because no more Carr means no more 50 points of leg room provided by the Bulldogs' offense.

2. The Giants picked up once-upon-a-time Cy Young winner Jake Peavy in a trade involving minor-leaguers no one has ever heard of. The guy is 1-9 with a 4.72 ERA. Really hoping the guy is a closet second baseman who swings for average, or this deal does nothing to stave off the Dodgers.

3. It's July 27. Do you know where your Los Angeles Lakers head coach is?