Monday, February 14, 2011

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Aaron Murray, SEC expansion talk , Vanderbilt, and more

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

Another Vol suspension. Tennessee has suspended safety Brent Brewer after his arrest on a domestic assault charge. (Rivals.com)

You're hired. Former Clemson offensive coordinator Billy Napier has been hired by Alabama to be a member of the football support staff. (al.com)

Sweet Relief. Alabama's 2011 schedule lacks the six SEC teams coming off of bye weeks that the 2010 schedule became infamous for. It's down to three this season. (al.com)

Remembrance of Things Past. Looking back at the last time Boise State came into the state of Georgia in 2005, where the Dawgs clobbered the Broncos 48-13. . Don't expect the same result this time around in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game this fall.  (Leather Helmet Blog)

Heart Like a Wheel. Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray and other members of the Georgia football team served as escorts for contestants in the Big Hearts Pageant, a benefit for the Extra Special People program which helps special needs children and young adults. (Athens Banner Herald)

The downside of SEC expansion? 680 the Fan's Chuck Oliver and Matt Chernoff recently discussed the ramifications of an expanded SEC. It could mean teams might not play each other for longer periods of time. (ChuckOliver.net)

What if Nike designed LSU's basketball court? It'd look more like the Bayou than the hardwood. (And the Valley Shook)

BASKETBALL

Don't call it a comeback. Vanderbilt makes a strong rebound in basketball with a 3 game winning streak against South Carolina, Alabama, and Kentucky. (Anchor of Gold)

Making adjustments. Bruce Pearl may be changing things at the Tennessee point guard position following the Vols' recent on-court struggles. (GoVolsXtra)

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