Friday, June 8, 2012

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Nick Saban, Mark Richt, recruiting news, and more.

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

Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can't We?
Alabama is making plans for  a new weight room, which Crimson Tide head football coach Nick Saban is needed for the program to stay competitive with similar new facilities across the SEC. (

Alabama recruiting news. 
Texas high school rising senior cornerback Maurice Smith commits to Alabama's 2013 recruiting class. (

Building a House of Love.
Nick Saban's Nick's Kids charity gave Habitat for Humanity a $75,000 at a kid's gold event put on by the charity in Vestavia Hills, Al. (

Conspicuous by it's absence. 
Georgia finally gets around to getting Bulldog HC Mark Richt's contract approved. The contract is notable for the lack of a buyout clause on the part of Richt, which allows him the leave the school without penalty. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

Least shocking news of the day.
CBS will air the Georgia-Florida game for a tenth consecutive year. (The Florida Times-Union)

Bye-Bye Bernie.
University of Florida president Bernie Machen announces his plans to retire in 2013. (Alligator Army)

Let's get physical. 
Charles Goldberg looks in on Auburn wide receiver Emory Blake as he participates in the Tiger's  summer workout program. (

Kentucky recruiting news. 
Tennessee HS rising senior quarterback Reese Phillips commits to Kentucky's 2013 recruiting class. (The Louisville Courier-Journal)

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