Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Nick Saban, Tennesee, and a record number of people get told to shut up.

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

Stop Your Sobbing.
Chris Low claims "Auburn deserved shot at 2004 title" in the wake of USC being stripped of the 2004 BCS title. Shut up, Chris. (ESPN)

Stop Your Sobbing, Part Deux.
Former Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberville wants Auburn to be declared 2004 BCS champions now that USC has been stripped of the title. Shut up, Tommy. (al.com)

We can be heroes, just for one day.
ChuckOliver.net's Chad Scott applauds the SEC presidents decision to reel in oversigning practices. Shut up, Chad. (ChuckOliver.net)''

Nick Saban complains too much about changes to  signing rules. 
Because Kevin Scarbinsky says so. Shut up, Kevin. (The Birmingham News)

The SEC is even harder than it looks. 
Because Arkansas head football coach Bobby Petrino said so. Shut up, Bobby. (Arkansas Sports 360)

Mixed messages.
Joe Solomon comments on the hypocrisy of banning players like Jeremiah Masoli from using the graduate exemption to play at a school for one year and then leave for the NFL , while allowing freshman basketball players to leave school after one year for the NBA. You've got a point. But Still, shut up, Joe. (The Birmingham News)

They do it over there but we don't do it here.
The brewing scandal involving West Virginia head football coach trying to undermine offensive coordinator/"coach-in-waiting" Dana Holgorsen shows why the practice won't work in the SEC. Because Steven Godfrey said so. Shut up, Steven. (SB Nation Atlanta)

The high cost of living.
Tennessee's budget for recruiting services has tripled under the reigns of Lane Kiffin and Derek Dooley. (Knoxville News Sentinel)

The high cost of living, part deux. 
Auburn may be taking a huge risk by raising ticket prices in 2011. (Track 'Em Tigers)

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