Monday, January 9, 2012

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Trent Richardson, Da'Rick Rogers, Hugh Freeze, and more.

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

Here we are folks - The dream we all dream of. 
The day of the BCS title game between LSU and Alabama has finally come. (ESPN)

Everybody who's anybody is in New Orleans.
That includes Clay Travis, accused Toomer's Corner tree posioner Harvey Updyke, and that sad Alabama frat boy from the Oct. 22 LSU-Alabama meeting. (Outkick the Coverage)

Ready for his close-up.
The BCS title game should be where Alabama running back Trent Richardson steps up to lead the Tide to its second BCS title in three years. Because BJ Bennett said so. (Southern Pigskin)

Rocky Top medical update.
Tennessee wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers undergoes successful surgery to repair some ligament damage in his right index finger. (The Knoxville News Sentinel)

Sneak Previews.
Alabama players got a chance to see an advance screening of the film Red Tails, which tells the story of  the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II. LSU players saw an advance screening of Mark Wahlberg's new film Contraband. (al.com)

Cold hard cash. 
New Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze will get an $100,000 bonus for every win against an SEC opponent. (The Clarion-Ledger)

This behavior's not unique.
Nine LSU players who were redshirt freshmen when the Tigers last won the BCS title in 2007 will have their shot for football history in tonight's BCS title game. (The Times-Picayune)

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