Monday, February 27, 2012

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Nick Saban, John Calipari, Zach Mettenberger, and more.

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

At left: The birthplace and childhood home of Rev. martin Luther King Jr. in Atlanta, Ga.

Obscure 80's movie reference of the day.
Bryan Powers compares the recent spamming of a high school junior with 105 letters from Alabama  head football coach Nick Saban to the 80's  film Johnny Be Good, about a the recruiting adventures of a high school football player. (

Sympathy from the Devil.
Kentucky head men's basketball coach John Calipari expresses his appreciation of Nick Saban. (The Lexington Herald-Leader)

Never graduate. 
Former Alabama and LSU players continued the rivalry between the schools at the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine. (The Montgomery Advertiser)

Come On to the Future.
LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger leads the list of the potential "new stars" for the Tigers' 2012 squad. (The Shreveport Times)

The Golden Voice. 
Matt Murschel interviews Eli Gold, the voice of both Alabama football and NASCAR. (The Orlando Sentinel)

And the Oscar goes to...
Clay Travis tells the story behind the making of Undefeated, the documentary of a Memphis high school football team that won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature last night. (Outkick the Coverage)

Today's List You Don't Want to Be On.
Tennessee lands three spots on Steve Megargee's list of the recruiting classes that "fizzled" out, including the top spot for the class of 2009. Quit snickering, Florida.You're 2008 class is on the list with them. (

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