Friday, November 18, 2011

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Dan Mullen, Brandon Boykin, James Franklin, and more.

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


Could things get any worse at Auburn?
Yes. Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn could always leave to be a head coach somewhere else. (al.com)

Out of line(men)?
Alabama may be without the services of offensive linemen Barrett Jones and Darius Hanks against Georgia Southern. (al.com)

One More for the Road.
Georgia cornerback Brandon Boykin is looking for "one more kick return for a touchdown" to finish out his senior year in Athens. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

Pain Lies by the Riverside.
Tennessee tailback Tauren Poole describes the Vols' 2011 season very bluntly: "It's been painful" (Knoxville News Sentinel)

Dan Mullen taking notes from the competition. 
Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen says he takes lessons from Arkansas in recruiting in-state when it comes to building the Bulldogs into a competitive team in the SEC.  Fans in Starkville had better hope Mullen isn't taking lessons from Bobby Petrino when it comes to upward mobility in the coaching world. (The Dispatch)

Staying on topic.
Vanderbilt head football coach James Franklin and his team are successful at staying on message in interviews with the media and not letting loose any embarrassing off-the-cuff comments. (The Tennessean)

Bad Analogy of the Day.
Clay Travis declares James Franklin as "Vanderbilt football's own Bruce Pearl." Uh, Clay, you should have remembered  how the Bruce Pearl era at Tennessee ended before you wrote that. (Outkick the Coverage)

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