Thursday, August 11, 2011

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Texas A&M expansion silliness, Jarvis Jones, Blake Sims, and more.

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

The "Texas A&M-SEC marriage feels inevitable."
Because Joe Solomon said so. (The Birmingham News)

What, me worry? 
Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones says the possibility of being declared ineligible because of his connection to a Columbus Parks & Recreation official "never bothered me."(Athens Banner-Herald)

The Total Package.
Alabama freshman player Blake Sims may do double duty as running back and the third-string quarterback this season. And that's not all he's apparently good at. (

Alabama will win the BCS championship.
Because a computer simulation said so. (The Orlando Sentinel)

Where does he get those wonderful toys?  
Alabama has a new device that sprays mist on players from long distances away. (The Montgomery Advertiser)

Freak Out!
LSU freshman defensive tackle Anthony Johnson was given the nickname "Freak" because of a 4.8-second 40-yard dash. Amazing for a then-315 pounder. (The Times-Picayune)

And here's to you, Mr. Robinson. 
Florida head football coach Will Muschamp says he's impressed by freshman cornerback Marcus Robinson. (The Gainesville Sun)

A Few Small Repairs.
South Carolina is working on improving its secondary, allowed 241.9 yards per game in 2010. (The Post and Courier)

We've got a long way to go, and a short time to get there.
Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn still has a lot to do before the start of the season, including figuring who the Tigers' starting quarterback will be. (

The Catalyst.
The success of Mississippi State under head football coach Dan Mullen is being explained as the catalyst in Ole Miss trying to get its football program's act together. (The Belly of the Beast)

UCF's George O'Leary is a better disciplinarian than Will Muschamp. 
Because Mike Bianchi said so. Shut up, Mike. (Orlando Sentinel)

Close to the end. 
Florida Atlantic University head football coach Howard Schenellenberger will retire after the end of the 2011 season. (Orlando Sentinel)

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