Sunday, July 17, 2011

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Jim Donnan, Marcus Lattimore, Courtney Upshaw, and more.

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

More than a game.
SEC football on the horizon gives Southerners relief from the severe weather that hit the region in the spring. (The Birmingham News)

SEC EAST


Donnan in the doghouse with the Feds?
Former Georgia head football coach Jim Donnan is being accused of being directly involved in the Ponzi  that resulted in his declaring bankruptcy earlier this week. (rivals.com)

Scary thought of the day.
In discussing the Donnan situation, T. Kyle King brings up the scary fact that much maligned former head Georgia football coach Ray Goff may have been smarter in investing his severance money from the school than Donnan or any of the other coaches involved with the GLC Limited Ponzi scheme. Goff famously invested his money in Zaxby's. (Dawg Sports)

All of the Lights
Kentucky's new "Thursday Night Lights" team cardio program is a hit with Wildcat players. (Lexington Herald-Leader)

Speaking from his heart. 
South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore will be speaking at "REAL Men, REAL Talk “A Night of Worship, Testimony and Invitation” at First Baptist Church of Columbia (SC) on July 28. (Leftover Hot Dog)

SEC WEST 

Wreckx-N-Affect
Alabama linebacker Courtney Upshaw is a valuable part of head football coach Nick Saban's strategy to "affect" the opposing quarterback. (ChuckOliver.net)

Handing it over.
LSU has turned over recruiting information provided to the program by Willie Lyles, the scout in the center of the Oregon recruiting scandal, to the NCAA. (CBS Sports)

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