Friday, August 5, 2011

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Steve Kragthorpe, Auburn's Mike Dyer, Mark Richt, and more.

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

Pressing On. 
Former LSU offensive coordinator Steve Kragthorpe will continue on as the Tigers' quarterbacks coach while continuing his battle with Parkinson's disease. (The Times-Picayune)

Ready for his close-up.
Auburn sophomore Mike Dyer plans building on his 1,000-yard 2010 season, which induced a stealing the spotlight from Cam Newton (if only for a moment) in the BCS championship game against Oregon.  (

Safety First.
Florida has constructed six permanent towers for its videographers so as to avoid the scissor lift accident at Notre Dame last year that led to the death of a student. (Gainesville Sun)

Building a Mystery.

Mississippi State built on their success in 2011 by hitting it hard and heavy on the recruiting trail during the summer. (ESPN)

Youth Gone Wild.'s Seth Stokes looks at the 2011 Tennessee Volunteers, 70% of which are either freshmen or sophomores. (ChuckOliver.Net)
The Speech.

The Speech.
Georgia head football coach Mark Richt gave his team that quarterback Aaron Murray called "my favorite speech Coach Richt has given in three years.” (Dawgs 247)

Mark Richt on the Hot Seat Item of the Day.
This one's from's Tom Dienhart, who says the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game against seventh ranked Boise State is a "must win" for the Dawgs. (

What matters most.

Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and wife Terry held the annual luncheon for their Nick's Kids Fund charity, which has distributed money to help rebuild tornado stricken Alabama, among other causes. (

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