Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Alabama, Mississippi St., Tennessee, and more

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


Alabama is #1 in Coaches' Poll. Expect the Tide to stay there for a while if it  beats Penn St. on Saturday. (USA Today)

SEC has seven teams in Coaches' Poll Top 25. If there were more than two teams (Alabama and Florida) in the top ten, it would be more impressive. As it is, no other SEC team ranks higher than 15th with Arkansas. (USA Today)

He was just a freshman. Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell named SEC Freshman of the Week. (For Whom the Cowbell Tolls)

It's not an if, it's a when. With Gerald Jones and Denarius Moore injured, there's a good chance that Justin Hunter and  Da'Rick Rogers will be need to step up to take their places against Oregon on Saturday. (Go Vols Xtra)

Colin Cowherd on the SEC:

“The SEC is good this year, I don’t think it’s great. Other than [Arkansas QB Ryan] mallet, I don’t think there’s a great quarterback in the conference. Workable schedule by SEC standards. Ton of young talent in the program. But they won a national championship with a young roster." (Mr. College Football)

Heartwarming story (pardon the pun) of the day. South Carolina QB Stephen Garcia's 82 year-old grandfather refused to a heart transplant until his family convinced him to get one. How did they do it? By telling him that he needed to see Stephen play football. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Paul Finebaum calls Houston Nutt "a joke" after Jacksonville St. loss. Shut up, Paul. (al.com) (Nice slightly racist engraving accompanying your article, by the way. Obviously, nobody your editors weren't paying too much attention to detail there.)

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