Monday, April 9, 2012

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Petrino-palooza, Tyler Bray's maturity, Bubba Watson's Masters victory, and more.

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

The legendary General Lee with its current owner, 2012 Masters winner Bubba Watson. I'll get to them later. But first (*sigh*)...Bobby Petrino.


Arkansas doesn't want to fire head coach Bobby Petrino.
Because Clay Travis said so, and he looks at the factors in whether or not the school will be able to get away with keeping him on the payroll. (Outkick the Coverage)

It's Money That Matters.
Money will be the eventual determining factor in whether Petrino remains at Arkansas or is fired. Because Max Brantley said so. (The Arkansas Times)

The Writing on the Wall.
Petrino should have paid more attention to the moral failing follies of other coaches which led to their eventual downfall. Because Mike Herndon said so. (The Mobile Press-Register)

They rally around the family.
Supporters of Bobby Petrino plan a rally Monday night in front of the Broyles Athletic Center. (KOLR)

Bobby Petrino is the new Mike DuBose.
Kevin Scarbinsky compares Petrino to former Alabama HC Mike DuBose, who was involved in a affair with his secretary, which resulted in a sexual harassment lawsuit during his tenure in Tuscaloosa. (The Birmingham News)

Meanwhile, back in the real world of SEC football...

Distant Early Warning.
Doug Segrest looks at the early enrolling freshmen around the SEC such as Georgia running back Keith Marshall and Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper, who could make a big splash in the 2012 season. (The Birmingham News)

Well, I guess this is growing up.
Tennessee HC Derek Dooley comments on the maturation process of the Vols' star quarterback Tyler Bray and WR Da'Rick Rogers, and how they are "working on their game and improving for the team." (The Chattanooga Times-Free Press)

I'm not over you just yet.
LSU HC Les Miles is still grumbling over highly-sought after QB Gunner Kiel's decision to pick Notre Dame over the Bayoux Bengals. (Dr. Saturday)

I'm Waiting for the Man.
Mississippi State QB Tyler Russell has become "the man" for the Bulldogs. His coaches wish he would work on not trying to go deep all the time, though. (The Jackson Clarion-Ledger)


How 'Bout That Dawg?
Bubba Watson become the first former UGA golf team member to win The Masters. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

The Man Who Has Everything.
Watson now has two things men secretly dream of owning: A Masters green jacket and the General Lee from The Dukes of Hazard. (The Sports Bank)

And the question we all want to know -
Will Watson wear his Masters green jacket with the overalls he wore in the infamous "Golf Boys" video?

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