Friday, August 10, 2012

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Bobby Petrino is sorry, A.J. McCarron's potential, and more.


(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)
I'm sorry, so sorry. 
Former Arkansas head football coach Bobby Petrino expressed regret for the actions that lead to his firing in an interview with ESPN.

 Dancing on the Celing. 
According to first-year Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier says that Crimson Tide quarterback A.J. McCarron has a "very, very high ceiling" when it comes to on-the-field potential. (The Montgomery Advertiser)

Family Affair.
LSU quarterback coach Steve Kragthorpe says that since being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease last year, his family ties have grown stronger has two of his sons have moved closer to home. This includes older son Chris becoming an LSU graduate assistant, and middle son Bran transferring to the school from Idaho State. (The New Orleans Times-Picayune)

Scrimmage play.
First-year Auburn defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder says that the Tigers' first-team defense played "pretty good football" for the most part during a scrimmage on Wednesday. (al.com)

Down on the Corner.
Robbie Andreu looks at the four-way competition for the starting cornerback job at Florida. (The Gainesville Sun)

And here's to you, Mr. Robinson. 
Brandon Marcello profiles Mississippi State running back Josh Robinson. (The Jackson Clarion-Ledger)

Down in the Boondocks.
Tennessee moves it's fall camp to Milligan College for a week, which is described by Vols' linebacker Jaques Smith as being "out there in the boonies." The move is partially due to construction work on Tennessee's football facility.  (The Knoxville News Sentinel)