Monday, July 9, 2012

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Aaron Murray, A.J. Johnson, recruiting, and more.

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

The best of the best.
Edward Aschoff and Chris Low rank Georgia's Aaron Murray as the best quarterback in the SEC. Arkansas' Tyler Wilson comes in at second, with Tennessee star QB Tyler Bray landing at number three. Alabama's A.J. McCarron and Vanderbilt's Jordan Wilson finish out the top five. (ESPN)

That Don't Impress Me Much.
Even with the above accolade, Murray only comes in at number 8 on The Gainesville Sun's "Top 25 Players in the SEC" list. (The Gainesville Sun)

The Next Big Thing.
Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson is the SEC's "Next Great Player." Because Chuck Oliver said so. You should listen to the Kang, folks. He knows his stuff.  (

The silence is deafening.
Glenn Logan looks at Kentucky head football coach Joker Phillips' rather muted response to talking about about the Wildcat's 2012 season. (A Sea of Blue)

Get the Knack.
Creg Stephenson discusses Ole Miss HC Hugh Freeze's "knack" for quarterback recruiting. (The Mississippi Press)

That other Gainesville Sun list. 
Texas A&M's first trip to Alabama as an SEC member on Nov. 10 comes in at no. 8 on The Gainesville Sun's "Top 25 SEC Games" list. (The Gainesville Sun)

Great Expectations?
Scott Rabalais looks at the preseason college football magazines' expectations for LSU in 2012. (The Baton Rouge Advocate)

Georgia will not win ten games this season.
Because T. Kyle King said so. He factors in the 'Dawgs' road trips to Missouri, South Carolina, Florida, and Auburn as being on of the big reasons behind this prediction. (Dawg Sports)

On the line. 
Brad Sheppard previews Tennessee's offensive line in 2012. (Rocky Top Talk)

Wish List.
Auburn needs a museum for Auburn football. Because Jay Coulter said so. (Track 'Em Tigers)

Hail Hail.
Georgia legends David Greene and Charles Whittemore and Florida greats Doug Dickey and John L. Williams are the newest members of the Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame. (The Florida Times-Union)


Auburn recruiting news.
Alabama high school rising senior QB Jason Smith commits to Auburn's 2013 recruiting class. (The Mobile Press-Register)

Kentucky recruiting news.
Florida HSRS running back Khalid Thomas commits to Kentucky's 2013 recruiting class. (A Sea of Blue)


The lay of the land.
And the Valley Shook provides a handy guide to the SEC for new members Missouri and Texas A&M. It should have done it before that stupid Aggie video. (And the Valley Shook)