Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Coveirng Dixie Like Mildew: Malik Jackson, Alabama's Jesse Williams, Isaiah Crowell, and more.

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

Young Guns (Go For It).
With 70% of the 2011 Tennessee Volunteer squad either freshman or sophomores, there will be lots of opportunity for newer faces to make a splash on the gridiron. (The Chattanooga Times-Free Press)

Stepping up. 
Tennessee defensive end Malik Jackson is ready to step into a leadership role on the team this year, and he has the tattoos to prove it. (Knoxville News Sentinel)

And speaking of tattoos....

The Tyler Bray memorial most interesting tattoo of the day award.
Alabama's Australian-born defensive lineman Jesse Williams has a tattoo on his right hand that says "I stopped checking for the monster under the bed when I realised the monster is me."(al.com)

Where Did It All Go Wrong?
Pat Dooley theorizes as to why last the 2010 Florida Gators underachieved even with its level of talent. (The Gainesville Sun)

Same as it ever was.
It looks like Georgia freshman running back Isaiah Crowell will probably have to learn his role as a college player "on the job" much in the same way his predecessor, A.J. Green did as a freshman (Athens Banner Herald)

Is Georgia's glass half-full or half-empty?
One thing's for sure - the glass probably has an adult beverage in it. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

What's in a name?
Mississippi State receiver Chad Bumphis has changed his Twitter handle to @ImSo_BalisMade1 in honor of Miss. St. strength and conditioning coach Matt Balis. (The Clarion-Ledger)

More proof that we'll rank anything.
Power rankings for SEC assistant coaches. Now I've heard everything. (Saturday Down South)

Dubious achievement of the day. 
Vanderbilt Stadium has been named by Lost Lettermen as the third "Worst BCS Stadium." Only Northwestern's Ryan Field and Cincinnati Nippert Stadium are ranked worse. (Lost Lettermen)

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