Friday, June 22, 2012

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: James Franklin, Gerogia, stadium renovations, and more.

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

The Franklin Mint. 
Kevin Brockway profiles Missouri quarterback James Franklin, whom The Gainesville Sun ranks as the twenty-fifth best player in the SEC. (The Gainesville Sun)

I Can't Wait. 

The NCAA gives permission for former Illinois fullback Jay Prosch to play for Auburn this season, and avoid the usual one-year waiting period for transfers. (The Birmingham News)

Where is the Love?
Fletcher Proctor comments of the lack of "buzz" about the beginning of Georgia's 2012 season. The fact the Dawgs are facing Buffalo in the season opener instead of a team like Boise State or Oklahoma State might have something to do with it. (

Backfield in Motion.
Georgia running backs coach Bryan McClendon says the Dawgs' 2012 tailbacks as being "probably the most talented that I’ve had in my room ever." (The Athens Banner-Herald)

Meanwhile, on the recruiting front...
Leather Helmet looks at recruiting at UGA. (Leather Helmet Blog)

Want more?
brad Shepard looks at Tennessee recruiting. (Rocky Top Talk)

Swamp grass.
The field in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium is undergoing renovations and is being resodded. (The Gainesville Sun)

A Few Small Repairs.
Brandon Marcello gives an update on Mississippi State's plans to expand Davis Wade Stadium. (The Jackson Clarion-Ledger)

A Few More Small Repairs. 
Michael Casagrande looks at construction progress to Alabama's football practice complex. (The Daily Bama Blog)

Ready to Start. 
Former high school teammates Tyren Jones (running back) and Parker McLeod (quarterback) are ready to compete for spots in the Alabama depth chart. (

What is this football thing you speak of? 
Alex Scutchfield looks at Kentucky's 2012 football team. It's about time somebody over at A Sea of Blue did. (A Sea of Blue)

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