Thursday, August 23, 2012

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: John L. Smith, Georgia, Mississippi St., and more.

The Battle for the Bowl.
Arlington, Tx, Atlanta, Houston, New Orleans, and San Antonio are the five cities in the bidding for the SEC vs. Big 12 Champions' Bowl that have sent proposals to the conferences before the  Aug. 22 deadline. (The Birmingham News)

Riding the Storm Out. 
Terry Wood looks how first year Arkansas head football coach John L. Smith and his coaching staff have handled the rough water Arkansas has faced in the offesason. (Arkansas Expats)

Moore out of hospital.
Alabama athletic director Mal Moore has been released from a Tuscaloosa area hospital following concerns over an irregular heartbeat. (

Malcome in the Middle. 
Georgia tailback Ken Malcome has been named the starter for the season opener against Buffalo. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

The End of the Line?
The SEC West's three-year stranglehold on the SEC title may end in 2012. Because Pat Dooley said so. (The Gainesville Sun)

Brewster new Miss St. WR coach.
Former Minnesota HC Tim Brewster has been hired to be Mississippi State's new wide receivers coach, replacing the recently resigned Angelo Mirando. (

As for Mirando...
The former Miss St. WR coach reportedly resigned due to an NCAA investigation into possible recruiting violations, according to Joe Schad. (SB*Nation)