Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Stephen Garcia, Tyrann Mathieu, Barrett Trotter, and more.

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

Welcome to the fallout.
Gene Sapakoff performs a post mortem on the epic double meltdown of Stephen Garcia's dismissal and Steve Spurrier's press conference rant at South Carolina. (The Post and Courrier)

What will Stephen Garcia do with the rest of his life?
Orson Swindle Spencer Hall and crew apparently sees a future in Hollywood for the beleaguered Garcia. (EDSBS)

Come on and be my conspiracy. 

Was Spurrier's rant an attempt to camoflauge Garcia's dismissal? Quick, call Alex Jones. (Dr. Saturday)


Credit Where Credit is Due.
Mike Bianchi is still thankful that a coach like Steve Spurrier even cares about what the local media says about him in an era where the "younger generation of coaches barely take the time to talk to the media anymore — unless it’s ESPN or CBS." (The Orlando Sentinel)

The Agony and the Irony.
An article on LSU cornerback Tyrann "Honey Badger" Mathieu mentions the irony that the Baton Rouge Zoo does not have an actual Honey Badger among its collection of animals. (The Advertiser)

Let's Stay Together.
Auburn decides not to throw starting QB Barrett Trotter  under the bus, unlike some other school we all know. (Rivals.com)

Derek Dooley is NOT on  the Hot Seat at Tennessee.
Seth Stokes explains why. And it doesn't involve the threat of Barbara Dooley going Craig James on somebody. (The SEC Nation)

And they call the thing "rodeo."
Tennessee QB Matt Simms plays the "this isn’t my first rodeo" card when describing his replacing the injured Tyler Bray as the Vols starter at center. (Knoxville News Sentinel)


Ogletree to return. Just not quite yet. 
Georgia inside linebacker Alec Ogletree, injured since the season opener against Boise State, will return to the field in time for the Bulldogs' annual showdown against Florida in Jacksonville. (The Atlanta Journal Constitution)

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