Monday, July 23, 2012

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Nick Saban, Barrett Jones, Tyler Wilson, and more.

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

The Go-to Guy. 
Alabama head football coach Nick Saban's success has led to his being asked about his views on issues involving both the SEC and the NCAA. (Team Speed Kills)

And the clipboard goes to...
Andrew Gribble looks at Alabama's depth chart at quarterback. That basically means who looking at whether Phillip Ely or Alec Morris will hold A.J. McCarron's clipboard in 2011. (

Shift happens. 
David Paschall looks at Alabama senior Barrett Jones's position switch from left tackle to center. (The Chattanooga Times-Free Press)

The Battle for the Bowl.
Jon Solomon looks at the competition between Atlanta and Dallas for the right to be the home for the future Champions Bowl between the SEC and Big 12. (The Birmingham News)

Is this a good thing or a bad thing?
Team Speed Kills calls first-year Ole Miss HC Hugh Freeze "Mark Richt with an Edge" when it comes to working the podium at SEC Media Days. So does that mean that when Freeze loses control of Ole Miss, he'll be more edgier while losing it than Richt has at Georgia? (Team Speed Kills)

John L. Smith might be the right coach for Arkansas.
Because Pat Dooley said so. (The Gainesville Sun)

Taking a stance. 
Garner and Black Attack looks at South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore's chances to win the 2012 Heisman Trophy. (Garnet and Black Attack)

Tyler, Tyler, burning bright. 
David Paschall  profiles Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson. (The Chattanooga Times-Free Press)

He's touring the facilities, and picking up slack.
Georgia looks to Richard Samuel to help its issues at tailback. (The Atlanta Journal Constitution)

Cool for August.
Auburn will begin fall practice on August 1. (

This is for the questions that don't have any answers.
Jay Coulter has a few questions about Auburn in 2012. (Track 'Em Tigers)

It's your birthday, It's your birthday!
Happy seventh birthday to LSU live mascot Mike VI (LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. HT And the Valley Shook)

Over or under. 
Brandon Marcello asks if SEC QB's are overrated or underrated. (The Jackson Clarion-Ledger)