Monday, June 11, 2012

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Tragedy at Auburn, Les Miles commencement speech, Lane Kiffin revisited, and more.

(Note: In respect of the events this weekend near the Auburn campus, where two former members of  the Auburn football team were murdered, I'm skipping the usual format of snarky comments, bad puns and song lyrics that usually litter CDLM.)

• Team Speed Kills has some sober thoughts on the shooting deaths this weekend of former Auburn Players  Ladarious Phillips and Ed Christian. (Team Speed Kills)

 • LSU head football coach Les Miles was the surprise commencement speaker of his Ohio high school alma mater, Elyria High School. He told the 430 graduates to “operate with swagger.” (The Chronicle-Telegram)

• Team Speed Kills previews Vanderbilt's 2012 season. (Team Speed Kills)

• Chuck Oliver's analysis of former Tennessee HC Lane Kiffin's 2009 recruiting class shows it to be the worst in  Volunteer history. (

• Fletcher Proctor lists some former Georgia players whom he believes would make good graduate assistants for Bulldog HC Mark Richt. (

• Missouri and Texas A&M can expect their offensive lines, both listed at top twelve in the country in 2011, to face serious opposition from the SEC's tough defensive lines. (The Chattanooga Times-Free Press

• Roll Bama Roll looks at "The Geographic Reach of Alabama's 2013 Recruiting Class."(Roll Bama Roll)

• Mississippi State picks up 2013 recruiting class commitments from Mississippi high school rising senior offensive tackles Kent Flowers and Deon Mix. (For Whom the Cowbell Tolls)

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