Monday, January 30, 2012

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Landon Collins, recruiting, and Krystal.

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

Mother Mayhem. 
Alabama commitment Landon Collins' LSU-leaning mother, April Justin, accuses Crimson Tide head football coach Nick Saban of bribing her son to commit by offering his girlfriend a job. (

No Rest for the Wicked.
Alabama is already hard at work on recruiting for 2013.

The Winter of Our Discontent.
January has been a disaster for LSU when it comes to recruiting. And that's not even putting the BCS championship loss to Alabama into the mix. (The Shreveport Times)

All Eyez on Me.
Mark Weiszer looks at Georgia commitment John Theus, considered "pivotal" for the success of the Dawgs' 2012  recruiting class. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

Mississippi State snatches a commitment from Georgia high school quarterback Nick Schuessler from under the noses of those other Bulldogs in the SEC East. (The Clarion-Ledger)

The Ghosts that Haunt Me.
Tennessee has been haunted by the recruiting disasters of year's past. Because John Adams said so. (Knoxville News Sentinel)

Don't count your recruiting classes before they hatch. 
A look at the attrition record of the recruiting classes of Auburn and Florida in recent  underscores why football fans should put their favorite team's Signing Day success in perspective. (Team Speed Kills)

The Last Word. 
The first part of Alligator Army's final review of Florida's defensive line. (Alligator Army)

Jeep Hunter? Apparently not a good one.
Scott Hood points to recently fired South Carolina assistant coach Jeep Hood's lack of success on the recruiting trail as a possible reason that Gamecocks head football coach Spurrier let him go. (

The hottest spot in New Orleans.
Friends of the Program takes a trip to New Orleans' hottest new tourist attraction, the Bourbon Street Krystal where the alleged "Alabama Teabagging" incident took place. (Friends of the Program)

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