Thursday, March 29, 2012

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Zach Mettenberger's leadership, General Neyland's lost maxims, and more.

The Leader of the Pack.
Quarterback Zach Mettenbergeris described as "LSU's new leader." Be afraid, LSU fans. Be very afraid. (The Lafayette Advertiser)

Back to My Roots.
Auburn defensive line coach Mike Pelton says that new defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder's defensive philosophy is more in tune with the Tigers' "roots" than his predecessor Ted Roof was. (The Florence Times-Daily)

You Can't Always Get What You Want.
The SEC has turned down Texas A&M's request to keep its student and band section behind the visitors bench. ( 

He's touring the facilities, and picking up slack.
Chadd Scott shares the photos of his tour of Tennessee's athletic facilities, including Neyland Stadium and the under construction practice facility. Sadly, he didn't get any pictures of the MMA cage in the weight room (though it might not have actually been installed yet). (

Raiders of the Lost Maxims.
Apparently, there were more of Tennessee coaching great General Robert Neyland's legendary list of seven maxims than we thought. Like it was a list of 38 maxims. No, this isn't a joke. (Rocky Top Talk)

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