Monday, August 13, 2012

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Aaron Murray's fall camp, LSU post-Honey Badger, James Franklin, and more.

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

Great Expectations.
Improvements in Gerogia quarterback Aaron Murray's performance in fall camp  results in Bulldog offensive coordinator Mike Bobo raising the bar on performance goals. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

Won't Get Fooled Again.
Georgia's much-hyped 2012 season will not be like the Dawgs' infamous collapse of 2008. Because Steve Oliver said so. I'd hold off on betting the farm on that one. (

The Replacements.
With Tyrann Mathieu an ex-Tiger, LSU's offense is going to have to pick up the slack. (

There's a possibility, but no chance.
LSU still has a shot at a BCS title even without the Honey Badger. Because Scott Hotard said so. (The Baton Rouge Advocate)

Looking for that special someone.
Alabama head football coach Nick Saban is actively looking for younger players to fill roles in the Crimson Side secondary. (

The Franklin Mint. 
Bryan Burwell profiles Missouri QB James Franklin. (The St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

It was the same old song, with a melancholy sound.
Auburn is plagued by the questions that it's usually plagued by, such as who the starting quarterback will be. (Track 'Em Tigers)

Good Days and Bad Days.
South Carolina QB Connor Shaw and  his backups were described as being "his and miss" in the Gamecocks' first scrimmage game of fall camp. (

Joel A. Erickson profiles Auburn fullback Jay Porsch. (


Mr. Robinon's Neighborhood. 
Tennessee high school senior linebacker Marcus Robinson commits to Arkansas 2013 recruiting class. (Arkansas Expats)

Oh second thought...
New Jersey high school senior cornerback Tre' Bell flips his 2013 recruiting class commitment from Florida to Vanderbilt. (The Gainesville Sun)

From the "When it rains, it pours" dept.
Florida HSS offensive lineman Roderick Johnson decommits from Florida's 2013 recruiting class. (The Gainesville Sun)