Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Tyler Bray, Derek Dooley, Charlie Weis, and more.

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

Sykes-out.
Tennessee announces that defensive tackle Rae Sykes is off the team “at this time” for academic-related issues. (Knoxville News Sentinel)

Night at the Museum.
Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley spoke last Friday night at a Rotary Club function held at the Museum Center at 5ive Points in Cleveland, TN. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

Weight of the World.
While at the Museum, Dooley responded at a question about whether or not Tennessee star quarterback Tyler Bray had added any weight to his rake-thin frame this offseason by saying “I don’t get a daily weight report on Tyler, but he is working hard.” (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

You're not a kid anymore. 

A judge in the state of Alabama refused to give youthful offender status to Shaun Kitchens, one of the four former Auburn players accused of armed robbery in the incident that broke the Fulmer Cup. (al.com)

Florida's Charlie Weis is the SEC's most intriguing offensive coordinator. 
Because David Paschall said so. Shut up, David. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

Please release me, let me go. 
Arkansas grants the request of guard Rontei Clarke to be released from scholarship so he can transfer. (Arkansas Sports 360)]

In Your Honor. 
Retired Mississippi State  play-by-play announcer Jack Cristil will be honored with a stretch of Highway 82 near Starkville, MI named after him. (The Clarion Ledger)

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