Monday, March 7, 2011

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Cam Newton, Les Miles. Nick Saban, and the Southern Conference

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

Heir to the throne? A look at the candidates to take over Cam Newton's spot as Auburn's starting quarterback. (

Speaking of Cam Newton, Auburn's pro day, featuring Newton and Nick Fairley, will be shown on the NFL Network and ESPN3. (

Falling below standards? Alabama head football coach Nick Saban puts to blame on the Tide's lackluster 2010 season on the team "playing to win rather than playing to a standard." (Tide Sports)

Mettenberger not a starter? LSU head football coach Les Miles says Jordan Jefferson has the edge to be starting QB over Zach Mettenberger. (The Advocate (Baton Rouge))

Simply the best. Chadd Scott names his choices for the 63 best players in SEC football history. Mississippi State and Vanderbilt fans need not look at this list. (

The Fame. Sterling Sharpe (South Carolina), Willie Gault (Tennessee), Derrick Thomas (Alabama) and Matt Stinchcomb (Georgia) are among the SEC nominees for the College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2011. (

SoCon, but so far away. Looking at the possible candidates to join the Southern Conference if Appalachian State moves up to Conference USA. (Southern Pigskin)


Bubbleliscious. Georgia will have to beat Alabama in the SEC Tournament to  get to the NCAA Tournament. Because Mark Bradley says so. Shut up. Mark. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

To the recuse. SEC associate commissioner Gregory Sankey has recused himself from from involvement with the NCAA Committee of Infractions investigation of Tennessee. (Go Vols Xtra)

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