Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: LSU recruiting, Georgia news, and...soccer?

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

This state of independence shall be.
The Independence Bowl becomes the tenth bowl game with an SEC tie-in. (CBS Sports)

Callin' Baton Rouge.
Texas  high school rising senior Kyrion Parker commits to LSU's 2013 recruiting class. (The Shreveport Times)

On a related front:
Paul Crewe looks at LSU recruiting under Tiger head football coach Les Miles. (And the Valley Shook)

Back in the Saddle Again. 
Missouri backup quarterback Corbin Berkstresser has been reinstated to the team after a his arrest for leaving the scene of an accident resulted in a suspension. (College Football Talk)

Fourth Down and Bound.
The departures of kicker Blair Walsh and punter Drew Walsh could result in more fourth-down concern for Georgia. Because Fletcher Proctor said so. (ChuckOliver.net)

Include us out. 
Georgia and Florida have agreed not to distribute tickets to recruiting prospects for the annual World's Largest Outdoor (Censored by Dr. Michael Adams, even though rule changes by the SEC allow schools to do so if they are the "home" team for neutral-site games. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Touring the facilities, and picking up slack.
A brief video tour of Mississippi State's still under-construction football facility. (For Whom the Cowbell Tolls)

But they clean up well. 
Losers With Socks isn't too impressed with Tennessee head football coach recruiting practices of searching out players that need "coaching up."  (Losers With Socks)

Soccer - the other white meat.
Red Cup Rebellion compares the cultures of SEC members to European countries playing in the UEFA Euro 2012 tournament. Texas A&M as Russia might be dead on, as is Italy as Florida. But LSU as Spain and Georgia as France most certainly need to be reversed, for obvious reasons. (Red Cup Rebellion)

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