Thursday, June 14, 2012

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Alabama recruitting, Todd Grantham, and more.

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

Going to Alabama with a banjo on his knee. 
California high school rising senior long snapper Cole Mazza commits to  Alabama's 2013 recruiting class. (

We Are the Champions.
The University of Alabama announces plans for a "Champions Plaza" to honor all Crimson Tide athletic coaches who win national championships. (The Montgomery Advertiser)

"Auburn must improve in other sports."
Because Jay Coulter said so. An obvious reaction to Alabama's success in non-football sports during the 2011-2012 season. (Track 'Em Tigers)

Mark Richt's heir apparent?
Georgia defensive coordinator  Todd Grantham should be named the Bulldogs' "head coach in waiting."Because Michael Booker said so. Well, it sure doesn't need to be offensive coordinator Mike Bobo. (Leather Helmet Blog)

What's the best way to increase Georgia's chances of winning a BCS title?
Apparently, legalizing marijuana. (Dawg Sports)

Good seats are still available.
Florida is "about 250 season tickets behind the number sold at this time last year." (The Gainesville Sun

The only easy day was yesterday. 
Team Speed Kills looks at Mississippi State's 2013 schedule, which ends with a brutal stretch where the SEC West Bulldogs' last five games are against (in order) Alabama, Texas A&M, LSU, Arkansas, and Ole Miss. (Team Speed Kills)

Kentucky recruiting news.  
Daniel Solzman interviews Kentucky class of 2013 commit Reese Phillips, a HS rising senior quarterback. (Wildcat Blue Nation)

Harry King doesn't like Arkansas new alternate charcoal-colored uniforms.
"The last time there was this much speculation about a design for something Arkansas," he said,"Vera Wang unveiled a strapless gown for Chelsea Clinton’s wedding. Wang went with the traditional white." (The Arkansas News)

Vanderbilt recruiting news. 
Georgia HS rising senior wide receiver Carlos Burse commits to Vanderbilt's 2013 recruiting class.  (Anchor of Gold)

Many Rivers to Cross. 
Hugh Kellenberger profiles Ole Miss defensive end Gerald Rivers. (The Jackson Clarion-Ledger)

The Road Not Traveled.
Steve Spurrier could have been Mississippi State HC in 1985. (For Whom the Cowbell Tolls)

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