Friday, February 24, 2012

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Mark Richt, Jordan Jefferson, Nick Saban, and more.

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

The difficult we do immediately. The impossible takes a little longer. 
Georgia is still working on the contract extention for head football coach Mark Richt. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Mark Richt Question Time.
 Richt said he expected the Dawgs' spring practices to involve "intense competition" for starting positions, among other topics discussed in a Q&A session with reporters. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Notes from the rubber chicken circuit. 
Alabama head football coach Nick Saban talked about "academics, character and faith" to a audience at a fundraising dinner for Heratige Christian University in Florence, Al. (The Times Daily)

Hope and Glory. 
Former Tennessee running back Tauren Poole discusses his hopes for the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine. (The Tennessean)

You Haven't Done Nothin'. 

Former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson shouldn't have gotten an invite to the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine. because NFL Draft expert Mike Detillier said so. (Dr. Saturday)

Heading to the pros. 
LSU defensive backs coach Ron Cooper is reportedly leaving the school to take a job on new Tampa Bay Buccaners' head football coach Greg Schiano's staff. (College Football Talk)

New Kids on the Block.
SEC commissioner Mike Slive discusses Texas A&M and Missouri's move to the SEC. (The Dallas Morning News)

May Day.
Florida head football coach Will Muschamp will speak to the Gator Club of Jacksonville on May 1. (The Florida Times-Union)

Attack of the Clones.
New Florida strength and conditioning coach Jeff Dillman is described as being a "personality clone" of Will Muschamp. (The Florida Times-Union)

A Few Small Repairs.
Missouri will be replacing Memorial Stadium's artificial turf, adding enlarging the Tiger logo at the center, and replacing "Missouri" with "Mizzou" in the endzones. And the school raising the price of non-student and faculity tickets as well. (The Kansas City Star)

Goodbye, Cruel World. beat writer Izzy Gould says his farewells before heading off to become the Miami Dolphins beat writer for the Sun Sentinel.  (

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