Friday, August 27, 2010

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Washaun Ealey, Alabama, Tennessee and more

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC  news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)

Washaun Ealey update. The latest on the Georgia running back's visit to Mr. Po-Po's house includes information on Ealey failing to appear in court this summer "on speeding and vehicle registration charges." Mark Richt and new Ad Greg McGarity aren't going to be too pleased about this. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Bulldogs vs. Bulls. Georgia is scheduling a meeting with the Buffalo Bulls for Sept. 1, 2012. The Bulls are the team Tennessee scheduled after dumping UNC. (

Bulldog Trifecta. Longtime Bulldog sideline reporter Loran Smith will be replaced this season by former Atlanta sportscaster Chuck Dowdle. Smith will still be involved with the Bulldogs'  pregame broadcast.  (

Is Nick Saban really Greedy Smurf in disguise? The Alabama coach scoffs at claims that the Crimson Tide is "stockpiled" with talent, and thinks that "room for lots more." Hope he can count better than Les Miles can, 'Bama Fans. (

A rising star on Tennessee's coaching staff? "The King of College Football" profiles former broadcast partner and current Tennessee defensive line coach Chuck Smith. The former NFL defensive end may end up being "one of the best recruiters in the entire conference." (

Florida injury report. Gator left tackle Xavier Nixon will miss the Sept. 4 season opener against Miami (Ohio) after "arthroscopic surgery on his right knee." His backup Matt Patchan is also out recovering from "a broken right wrist." (

Obey the dress code, Ole Miss fans. Ole Miss releases a "dress code" for home games in Oxford this season. Fans are asked to wear white for the season opener on Sept. 18, then alternate between red and blue for the remainder of the season. And yes, shoes are required. (, Red Cup Rebellion)

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