Friday, January 6, 2012

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Nick Saban, A.J. McCarron, Tyrann Mathieu, and more.

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

Won't Get Fooled Again.
Under head football coach Nick Saban, Alabama has beaten opponents they have lost to in their previous meeting. (

Me Neither. 
Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron is looking to rectify his poor performance against LSU when he leads the Tide against the Tigers in the BCS title game. (ESPN)

Go Your Own Way.
Alabama wide receiver Trent Richardson has managed to blaze his own trail in college and in life. (The Times-Picayune)

The Wonder Years.
LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu's high school coaches recall how The Honey Badger was doing the kinds of things he does in college today back in his younger days. (The Times-Picayune)

5.8 million reasons to win.
LSU head football coach Les Miles stands to get a $5.8 million dollar raise if he beats Alabama in the BCS title game. (Sports Biz with Darren Rovell)

Dyer Straits.
Auburn tailback Michael Dyer is transferring to another school. It will possibly be Arkansas State, which recently hired former Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn as it's new head football coach. (

High Cotton.
Arkansas faces Kansas St. in the Cotton Bowl on Friday night. (ESPN)

Bobby Petrino settling in as Arkansas coach.
Don't hold your breath on this one. (The Wichita Eagle)

Derek Dooley should not be on the Hot Seat.
Because Dave Miller said so. (

Gamecock WR flying the coop.
South Carolina WR Alshon Jeffrey will forgo his senior season to enter the 2012 NFL Draft. (Chuck

DeAnthony Arnett going green.
Former Tennessee WR DeAnthony Arnett is transferring to Michigan State. (

Let's Stay Together. 
Georgia is working on a contract extension for Bulldog defensive coordinator Todd Grantham. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

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