Thursday, October 20, 2011

Covering Dixie Live Mildew: Tyrann Mathieu, John Brantley, Barrett Jones, and more.

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

Even Better Than the Real Thing?
LSU suspended Tyrann Mathieu, Spencer Ware, and Tharold Simon after the trio positive for synthetic marijuana. (The Times Picayune)

I Love to Dance a Little Sidestep.
LSU head football coach did his best to dodge questions about the Mathieu, Ware, and Simon's suspensions in a press conference on Wednesday. (The Times Picyaune)

The SEC facing an epidemic of star players getting injured.
Because Mike Herndon said so. (The Mobile Press-Register)

Back on the Block?
Injured Florida quarterback John Brantley could be back in time for the Georgia-Florida game on Oct. 29. (The Gainesville Sun)

Barrett Jones is Alabama's "most indispensable player."
Don Klausler jr.  points to the Tide's loss last season to Auburn when the offensive lineman was out due to injury as proof. (

Metal Health.
Injured Tennessee star QB Tyler Bray had a metal plate inserted into his hand to help the healing process of his broken thumb. (Knoxville News Sentinel)

Ready to Start. 
Vanderbilt quarterback Jordan Rodgers will make his first start in an FBS-level game against Army on Saturday. (

Georgia-Auburn is "The Dirtiest College-Football Rivalry"
Because the The Wall Street Journal said so. Nick Fairley should be so proud of this achievement. (The Wall Street Journal. HT: Get the Picture)

Which one's Tony?
The Todd Grantham-James Franklin incident in the Oct. 15 Georgia-Vanderbilt game compared to an episode of The Sopranos. (

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