Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: A.J. McCarron, Knile Davis, Tyrann Mathieu, and more.

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

Friends with Benefits. 
Alabama starting quarterback A.J. McCarron talks about the relationship between himself and the Crimson Tide offensive line. (

Thank you're lucky stars, Honey Badger. 
Kevin Scarbinsky explains that  former LSU conerback Tyrann Mathieu would have been kicked off the team with zero chance of returning if he had gone to Auburn. (The Birmingham News)

Knile Davis is the best running back in the SEC.
Because Knile Davis says so. (The Sporting News)

It's Getting Better All the Time.
Kentucky starting QB Maxwell Smith talks about the progress he's made since his second game in the 2011 season,  when he sprained his face after being tackled by an unnamed LSU defenseman. (The Louisville Courier-Journal)

The Incredible Two-Headed Monster. 
Randy Rosetta profiles LSU defensive ends Barkevious  Mingo and Sam Montgomery, who are described as being "a two-headed monster." (The New Orleans Times-Picayune)

The never-ending battle.
Red Cup Rebellion discusses how Ole Miss' continuing image problems surrounding the school's history during the battle for desegregation, and the Rebel fanbase's use of confederate imagery.

This is for the answers that don't have any questions. 
Dawg Sports looks at the Georgia QB situation beyond Aaron Murray, including who would be in line to be starting QB next season if Murray decides to declare for the NFL Draft.

Hero of the Day. 
Mark Weiser profiles Georgia walk-on tight end Geoff Rapp, who served a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan as a member of the US Marine Corps. (The Athens Banner-Herald)