Monday, July 16, 2012

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Jarvis Jones on top, Aaron Murray, A.J. McCarron, and more.

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

Top Dawg.
The Gainesville Sun names Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones as the Top Player in the SEC in it's "Top 25 Players in the SEC" countdown.  (The Gainesville Sun)

Aaron Murray is Georgia's "Only Hope" on offense. 
Because Dawg Sports said so. (Dawg Sports)

Fair and Balanced?
Jon Solomon asks if the post-expansion SEC East and West will be as balanced competitively as they were before the admission of Missouri and Texas A&M. (The Birmingham News)

More than meets the eye.
Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron is more (a) good game manager. Because Tim Gayle said so. (The Montgomery Advertiser)

Least shocking news of the day.
The Gainesville Sun picks the Nov. 3 showdown against Alabama at LSU as the the no. 1 game on its "Top 25 SEC Games" list. (The Gainesville Sun)

Depth perception. 
Tim Gayle looks at Alabama's depth chart at tailback. (The Montgomery Advertiser)

Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can't We?
Jay G. Tate looks at Auburn's depth chart at tailback. (The Montgomery Advertiser)

Is That All There Is?
Hays Carlyon bemoans the low number of Florida players named to the 2012 preseason All-SEC tam. (The Florida Times-Union)

Mississippi State player profile of the day. 
Hugh Kellenberger profiles Mississippi State defensive tackle Nick James. (The Jackson Clarion-Ledger)

 This is for the questions that don't have any answers. 
Scott Rabalias has a few questions going into this week's SEC Media Days event in Hoover, Al. (The Baton Rouge Advocate)


LSU recruiting news.
Louisiana high school rising senior cornerback Rickey Jefferson commits to LSU's 2013 recruiting class. He the brother of former LSU QB Jordan Jefferson. (The Shreveport Times)


Gonna play our guitars and torture you with sing you a country song. 
Spencer Hall chronicles the use of Big and Rich's "Comin' to Your City" as the theme song to ESPN College GameDay. Look on the plus side, it could be a Kenny Chesney-Pitbull duet. (ESDBS)