Thursday, April 12, 2012

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Dan Mullen, Shon Coleman, and more.

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

A Day in the Life of Dan Mullen.
Spencer Hall spends a day with Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen and the Bulldog football program. The day just happens to be the same day that Arkansas HC Bobby Petrino is fired. (SB*Nation)

Hero of the Day. 
Auburn offensive lineman Shon Coleman practiced with the Tigers for the first time after spending the past two years battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia. (al.com)


Top of the World.
Alabama and Michigan's showdown at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas is named by Mike Huquenin as the best nonconference game of 2012. Four other games involving SEC schools also make the list. (Yahoo! Sports)

The ties that bind. 
Georgia's offensive line is working on coming together as a unit. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

Come On to the Future. 
Texas A&M has hired a firm to look at future renovations of Kyle Field in the wake of a spike in demand for tickets with the Aggies' move to the SEC. (Yahoo! Sports)

Commodores no more. 
Vanderbilt  tight end Darien Bryant and offensive lineman Jose Valedon have left the Commodore football program. (Anchor of Gold)

What's $3.9 million between friends?
Alabama's trip to the BCS title game cost the school $3.9 million. It's probably a good thing they won. (The Birmingham News)

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