Monday, August 6, 2012

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: A.J. McCarron, quarterback controversies, Barkevious Mingo, and more.

But that was yesterday, and yesterday's gone.
Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron is focusing on this season, and not on the Tide's 2011 BCS title win. (

Nuss Kid on the Block.
Don Kausler Jr. profiles first-year Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier. (

Fast Eddie. 
Mark Edwards profiles Alabama running back Eddie Lacy, who was faster than A.J. McCarron expected when passing to him when fall practice began. (The Montgomery Advertiser)

Remember the Name. 
Jim Kleinpeter profiles LSU defensive end and Name of the Year legend Barkevious Mingo. (The New Orleans Times-Picayune)

LSU eligibility issues.
LSU has two members of its 2012 recruiting class declared academically ineligible, bring the total number of ineligible players to three. (The Shrieveport Times)

Raw Deal. 
Georgia right tackle Kolton Houston's NCAA drug suspension is unfair. Because Fletcher Proctor said so. (

To redshirt or not to redshirt? 
Fletcher Proctor debates whether Georgia  QB Hutson Mason should continue to backup for Aaron Murray, or redshirt this season for that extra year of eligibility. Georgia having Christian LeMay and Faton Bauta makes the decision a little more complicated. (

Quarterback controversy? What quarterback controversy?
Talk of a battle for the Auburn starting QB job between Clint Moseley and Kiehl Frazier is rarely to be heard from the team in fall camp. (The Opelika-Auburn News)

Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?
Texas A&M has it's own QB controversy in the making with a four-man race to replace Ryan Tannenhill. (The Bryant-College Station Eagle)

How Does Your Garner Grow? 
Chip Towers profiles Georgia defensive line coach Rodney Garner. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Pease, Pease, Pease, Let Me Get What I Want.
Gene Frenette profiles first-year Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease. (The Flordia  Times-Union)

Third Down and Bound.
Bourbon Meyer looks at Florida's issues in third down situations during the past two seasons.

Florida position preview of the day. 
Robbie Andreu looks at Florida's depth chart at linebacker. (The Gainesville Sun)

Rare Kentucky football article of the day.
Kentucky running backs coach Steve Pardue talks about the Wildcats' depth at RB. (The Louisville Courier-Journal)


Mr. Jones and me tell each other fairy tales.
Alabama high school rising senior defensive end Ulric Jones commits to Mississippi State's 2013 recruiting class. (For Whom the Cowbell Tolls)