Friday, February 4, 2011

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Saban vs. Miles, Alabama's FAX machine, and Floyd Little as Steve Spurrier

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

Saban vs. Miles. Will Nick Saban vs. Les Miles could become college football's next great coaching rivalry? Well, maybe not. There's that 'Bama vs. Auburn thing bigger than either one of the coaches put together. Plus, there's no guarantee either one of the two will be around in five years. (Rivals.com)

No sense of humor. Somebody in the SEC got hot and bothered over the web-cam Alabama put in front of the FAX machine, complete with ladies to post what recruits signed letters of intent to 'Bama. They probably got mad because they didn't think of it first. (Deadspin)

Hammer to Fall? The NCAA may be ready to cite Tennessee for violations occurring during  Lane Kiffin's brief term at the Vols' head football coach. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Instant Karma. Recruits who signed letters of intent to Tennessee on Wednesday can probably expect to see some playing time in 2011. (Go Vols Xtra)

You've Got a Friend In Me. Georgia may be looking at hiring UAB's Will Friend as its new offensive line coach. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

On the other hand, Georgia inside linebackers coach Warren Belin is leaving to become an assistant defensive lines coach for the Carolina Panthers. (ChuckOliver.net)

Next Position Please. Georgia is looking at moving rising senior Bruce Figgins from tight end to fullback for the 2011 season. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Big plans. UAB is looking at building a new stadium on campus. (al.com)

OOPS! Someone on The Ed Sullivan Show screwed up and thought Steve Spurrier was Syracuse's Floyd Little. (Dr. Saturday)

BASKETBALL

I ain't missing you at all. Tennessee is doing quite well without Bruce Pearl in SEC conference play. (Go Vols Xtra)

Disappearing act. Mississippi State senior guard Ravern Johnson's Twitter account vanished (almost) without a trace after he tweeted some apparent critical comments about Miss. St. head basketball coach Rick Stansbury. (The Dagger)

No so coincidentally, Stansbury has now banned Mississippi State basketball players from Twitter. (The Huffington Post)

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