Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Tyrann Mathieu, Derek Dooley, Courtney Upshaw, and more.

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

For Monday's SEC vs. Big Ten bowl scores, click here to go to today's edition of "Big Tentacles."

Smack, crack, Bushwhacked. 
Georgia's triple-overtime loss to Michigan in the Outback Bowl blamed on the issue that plagued the Bulldogs throughout 2011. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Tyrann Mathieu likes it when kids call him "Honey Badger."
Don't. Go. There. (The Times-Picyaune (video))

Auburn in good shape?
Auburn stands a good chance of having most of it's stat leaders return for the 2012 season. (al.com)

Situation normal, all fouled up.
Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley denied the Volunteer football program was in disarray after the departures of defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox and linebacker coach Peter Sirmon, and the decision of DeAnthony Arnett to transfer to another school to be closer to his ailing father. (Knoxville News Sentinel)

I've got a little list, I've got a little list. 
Meanwhile, internet gadfly Clay Travis is already coming up with a list of candidates to replace Dooley as the Vols' head football coach, including Boise State's Chris Petersen, and Peyton Manning. (Outkick the Coverage)

Not Fade Away.
Vanderbilt needs to work on not giving up games in the fourth quarter next season. Because David Climer said so. (The Tennessean)

Have a Drink On Me. 
Are there LSU and Alabama-themed mixed drinks available in New Orleans for the BCS title game? Of course there are. (The Times-Picayune)

Alabama linebacker Courtney Upshaw wants to be a pit bull.

I said a pit bull, not Pitbull! (al.com)

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