Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: John L. Smith fallout, Les Miles hits the road, and more.

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

A snake in the grass endorses his successor snake in the grass.

Former Arkansas head football coach Bobby Petrino gives his endorsement to his successor John L. Smith. (ChuckOliver.net

You're no good, you're no good, you're no good, baby you're no good.
Gene Wojciechowski criticizes John L. Smith for his leaving Webber State for the head coaching job at Arkansas. (ESPN)

You're not the only ship adrift on this ocean.
Jeff Gordon joins the chorus of critics of John L. Smith, saying that "Winning trumps ethics in the SEC." (The St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Long Road to Ruin.
Kevin Scarbinsky describes the Smith hire by saying that "common sense hits the road." (The Birmingham News)

Meanwhile, back in the real world...

Don't make those New Year's plans just yet. 
There's a chance that the SEC's expansion to fourteen teams could mean that some bowl eligible teams could find themselves shut out from actually going to a bowl at the end of the year. (The Birmingham News)

Hit the Road, Les.
LSU HC Les Miles talks about the upcoming 2012 season as he kicked off the annual Tiger Tour. (The Shreveport Times)

Is this a good thing or a bad thing?
Alabama's stream of players in the NFL is compared to that of Miami in the last decade. Yes, if your program is being compared to Miami, it might be something to worry about. (Especially if your team has been slammed by the NCAA in the not-so-recent past. (AP via al.com)

Things Can Only Get Better.
Tennessee HC Derek Dooley is feeling optimistic about the Vols' chances for success in 2012. (The Chattanooga Times-Free Press)

A New Hope?
Joel Hollingsworth find hope for Tennessee with the Vols' ground game. (Rocky Top Talk)

I've got a little list, I've got a little list. 
Track 'Em Tigers lists Clemson, Texas A&M, and Arkansas, Mississippi State, and Vanderbilt as Auburn's biggest games behind the "Big Three" games against LSU, Georgia, and Alabama. (Track 'Em Tigers)

Florida's offense will be better in 2012.
Because Robby Andreu said so. (The Gainesville Sun)

Leaving the program. 
Missouri cornerback Robert Steeples has decided to transfer to another school. (The Kansas City Star. HT: Rock M Nation)

Shirts Without Random Triangles. 
Some new t-shirt ideas for Texas A&M in the wake of the Aggie Outfitters debacle. Here's a sample:

Yeah, Texas A&M still needs a little talk about those male cheerleaders Yell Leaders they have running around the place. (Cowboys Ride for Free)

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