Monday, June 25, 2012

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Derek Dooley, Texas A&M recruiting, conference expansion fallout, and more.

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

I Will Not Go Quietly.
Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley is going to fight to keep himself out of the Hot Seat. (CBS Sports)

Four Unlawful Carnal Knowledge. 
Lance Davis declares that Florida's first four games of the season (Bowling Green, @Texas A&M, @Tennessee, Kentucky) "will set the tone" for 2012. Well, they usually do, don't they. (Alligator Army)

 Kyrion Wayward Son.
Texas high school rising senior wide receiver Kyrion Parker, who had decommitted from LSU, has now committed to Texas A&M's 2013 recruiting class. (The Shreveport Times)

I'll take "Things that give you a headache if you think about them for too long" for $1,000, Alex."
Scott Rabalais dives into the geography challenged SEC cross-division rivalries. (The Baton Rouge Advocate)

I've got a little list. I've got a little list. 
Jon Solomon lists the SEC's "top 10 scheduling quirks in 2012." Georgia managing to avoid playing Alabama, LSU, and Arkansas for the second year in a row tops the list. (The Birmingham News)

Roll With the Changes. 
David Paschall talks to former Georgia HC Vince Dooley and current Georgia athletic director Greg McgGarity about the shift of the Dawgs' game against SEC East rival South Carolina from the traditional second week of the season to Oct. 6 this season. Yes, SEC expansion is to blame, as Missouri takes the Gamecocks' traditional spot on the UGA schedule. (The Chattanooga Times-Free Press)

Thank you, Sir. Can I have another? 
Senator Blutarsky gives his list of areas that Georgia needs to improve on in 2012. (Get the Picture)

When life hands you a Lemonier...
The Gainesville Sun names Auburn defensive end Corey Lemonier as the 23rd top player in the SEC. (The Gainesville Sun)

On a related front...
The Gainesville Sun names South Carolina DE Devin Taylor as the 22nd top player in the SEC. (The Gainesville Sun)

What? You mean they're not done yet?
The Gainesville Sun's list of the top 25 SEC games of 2012 ranks Mississippi State's Oct. 27 road game against Alabama at 23. (The Gainesville Sun)

 A game of chicken.
The Gainesville Sun's ranks the Aug. 31 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game matchup between Tennessee and North Carolina State at no. 22 on its list of the SEC's top 25 games of 2012. (The Gainesville Sun)

This is the Day.
Brandon Marcello profiles Mississippi State center Dillon Day. (The Jackson Clarion-Ledger)

The month of Junen.
Hugh Kellenberger profiles Ole Miss offensive lineman Patrick Junen. (The Jackson Clarion-Ledger)

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