Monday, May 7, 2012

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Nick Saban on recruiting, Knile Davis' waiting game, and more.

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

Georgia on My Mind. 
Alabama head football coach Nick Saban discusses the school's success in luring Georgia high school recruits to Tuscaloosa. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Roll With the Changes. 
Kurt Voigt looks at how Arkansas is adapting to new HC John L. Smith. (AP via Yahoo! Sports)

The Long, Hot Summer.
Arkansas running back Knile Davis, who missed the 2011 season due to a preseason training injury, can't wait for the summer to end so he can return to playing football. (The Arkansas News)

Going Gator. 
Florida linebacker Graham Stewart announces his plans to transfer to another school. (The Gainesville Sun)

The Downward Spiral.
Sales of Tennessee football tickets are trending downward for the third year in a row. (The Tennessean)

Upping the ante. 
Georgia and Clemson raise the fee either school would have to pay in cancelling their upcoming home-at-home series in 2013 and 2014 to $3 million. (Sporting News

Sign of the Times. 
Terez A. Paylor reports on Missouri's "Proud to be SEC" billboard campaign across the South to promote the school joining the SEC. (The Kansas City Star)

At 98 we all rotate. 
Ole Miss come in on The Orlando Sentinel's rankings of the 120 FCS football programs at no. 98. This makes it the lowest-ranked SEC school on the list. (The Orlando Sentinel)

The lasting legacy of Charley Pell. 
The widow of the late Florida head football coach Charley Pell talks about his battle with depression and a film produced about it by the Alabama Department of Mental Health continues to help enlighten viewers on the subject. Pell, who died in 2001 after a battle with cancer, is being inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame this week. (The Birmingham News)

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