Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Steve Spurrier and Stephen Garcia, Will Muschamp, Barrett Jones, and more.

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

There are times when I miss the days when Atlanta was covered in kudzu like this.

I Got What I Wanted, Lost What I had.
Kevin Fishes ponders the price South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier has paid for his success at South Carolina by lowing his standards with quarterback Stephen Garcia. (Free Times)

Yesterday When I Was Young. 
First-year Florida head footaball Will Muschamp recalls his days playing for rival Georgia. (The Gainesville Sun)

Barrett Jones, Time Wizard. 
Izzy Gould profiles Alabama offensive lineman Barrett Jones, with a focus on how he managed to have time for college football and a life while still maintaining a 4.0 GPA. (

The icing on the cake?
With his undergraduate degree in communications in already under his belt, Auburn quarterback Barrett Trotter plans to wrap up his college career by winning the starting QB job. (

This is for the questions that don't have any answers. (At least not yet.)
The Chattanooga Times-Free Press' Patrick Brown has five big questions on how Tennessee will perform in 2011. (Chattanooga Times-Free Press)

Mark Richt on the Hot Seat Item of the Day (well, almost).
Georgia head football coach Mark Richt is mentioned as a possible candidate to try to salvage the scandal-plagued UNC football program next year. If there is an UNC football program next year, that is. (ACC Sports Journal)

Being the best is never good enough. 
Despite leading Arkansas in tackles in his first three seasons, Jerry Franklin's coaches still find things he can improve on. (Arkansas Sports 360)

Round up the usual suspects.'s Chadd Scott predicts an Alabama-South Carolina SEC Championship game. (

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