Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: SEC Media Days, Mike Slive sticks around, recruiting, and more.

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.
SEC Media Days begin today. (The Fort Payne Times-Journal)

Tales of the glories of SEC Media Days long, long ago.
Jon Solomon provides a rundown of some of the greatest quotes and classic moments coming out of SEC Media Days past. Like when former Tennessee head football coach Phil Fulmer was handed a subpoena in a libel suit filed against the NCAA. Or the infamous episode when a reporter asked former Florida QB Tim Tebow if he was still a virgin. (The Birmingham News)

Conspicuous by their absence.
The big story at this year may be who won't be there. High profile players like Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu, and Alabama QB A.J. McCarron. (ESPN)

I'll Stick Around.
SEC commissioner Mike Slive says he's remain at the helm of the conference "at least a couple more years." (ESPN)

I Was Only Joking.
Former Alabama defensive lineman John Copland says that he kidding around when he said that Auburn recruiting class of 2013 member Reuben Foster flipped his commitment to the Tigers from Alabama because the school "paid more than Alabama was willing to pay him." (The Birmingham News)

100% of my love. 
Tennessee cornerback Prentiss Waggner says that Vols' wide receiver Justin Hunter has "100 percent" from the ACL injury than ended his 2011 season. (The Knoxville News Sentinel)

25 reasons to like Georgia.
Not mentioned: The "Mark Richt has lost control of..." meme. (Yahoo! Sports)


Recruiting


Shaun of the Dead. 
Georgia high school rising senior defensive end Shaun McGee commits to Georgia's 2013 recruiting class. (The Athens Banner-Herald)


Early Edition. 
Texas HS junior cornerback Chris Hardeman commits to LSU's 2014 recruiting class. (The Baton Rouge Advocate)