Saturday, July 9, 2011

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Caleb King, Nick Saban, Will Perdue, and more.

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

King dethroned at Georgia.
Georgia tailback Caleb King has been declared academically ineligible. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

It's just a flesh wound.
The loss of Caleb King won't hurt Georgia because of the arrival of Isiah Crowell. Because Jeff Schultz says so. Shut up, Jeff. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

The Payoff.
Georgia's decision to hitch its horses on  Aaron Murray instead of Tom Savage (who eventually signed to Rutgers) has seemed to pay off. (ChuckOliver.net)

Step Up to the Microphone. 
Alabama head football coach Nick Saban will speak at a meeting of the New Horizons Credit Union-1st and 10 Club on October 24 in Mobile, Al. (The Press Register)

Smoothing out Rocky Top.
Under the leadership of Derek Dooley, things are settling down at Tennessee after a half-decade or so where the Vols had problems worse than women who were half-bear and half-cat. (ChuckOliver.net)

Help Wanted.
You've got until Sunday to apply for the job of athletic director at Tennessee. (The Tennesseean)

Living on the Edge. 
Will Purdue, recent inductee into the Vanderbilt Sports Hall of Fame(stop snickering), says that the school could be on the verge of doing great things in sports if the school administration would focus on it. Don't hold your breath, Will. (The Tennessean)

Break on through to the other side.
Team Speed Kills asks if 2010 was the breakout year for Arkansas football and head coach Bobby Petrino. If only the Razorbacks hadn't lost to Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl. Oh wait, they didn't. (Team Speed Kills)


PESKY NON-SEC SOUTHERN COLLEGE NEWS.

The Big East should dump USF for UCF.
Because Mike Bianchi said so. Shut up, Mike. (Orlando Sentinel)

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