Monday, February 28, 2011

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Ryan Mallett, Greg McElroy, Julio Jones, and more.

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

I Love to Dance a Little Sidestep. Former Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett dodged questions on alledged drug use. (Arkansas News)

Unleashed. Georgia has lifted the suspension of tailback Washaun Ealey after three weeks in Mark Richt's doghouse. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Money for Nothing. Georgia offensive coorfinator Mike Bobo and two other Bulldog coaching staff members to receiveretention bonuses for managing to make it through the 2010 season without getting fired. If you ask certain Georgia fans, that's about all they accomplished last season. (

Money for Nothing, Part Deux. The nine Florida assistant coaches on Will Muschamps will be making a combined $2.93 million dollars for the 2011 season. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Licking the test. Former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy scored a 48 on his Wonderlic test. Which may be the only football-related test McElroy will ever best Cam Newton in. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Move over, Cam Newton. Former Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones (His mama named him that!) signs an endorsement deal with Under Armour. (

It's Atlanta! The SEC has extended its deal to hold the SEC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta through 2015. (

Keeping up with the Jones'. A look at Tennessee's new Football Training Center, which is scheduled to be open for business in 2012. Too bad for Derek Dooley it's only 2011. (

Major accomplishment. The by the Boy Scouts of America's Great Smoky Mountain Council on Wednesday had named Tennessee legend Johnny Majors the Distinguished Citizen of 2011. Three guesses on whether Lane Kiffin ever gets that award, and the first two don't count. (Go Vols Xtra)


I feel like a Monster. Dick Vitale  calls the Tuesday night clash between SEC division leaders Alabama-Florida "a monster game." Though it's apparently only enough of a monster to make it to ESPN U's schedule at 7:00 PM EST. (

Kansas City here I come. Georgia will take part in the 2011 CBE Basketball tournament in Kansas City, Mo. on Nov. 21-22. California, Missouri, and Notre Dame will also be taking part. (Athens Banner-Herald)

Running Out of Days? Bruce Pearl may be "running out of answers" where it comes to Tennessee's lackluster play. And thanks to the NCAA's investigation of the Tennessee athletic program, his tenure as the Vol's head men's basketball coach be running out of time.

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