Monday, August 27, 2012

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Les Miles, Derek Dooley, Alabama, and more.

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

It's Getting Better All the Time.
LSU head football coach Les Miles says that the Tigers 2012 squad could possibly be better than the 2011 SEC championship team. (The New Orleans Times-Picayune)


LSU will play South Carolina in the SEC championship game. 
Because John Adams said so. (The Knoxville News Sentinel)


Song Sung Blue.
Alfred Blue is reportedly the leader in the battle to be LSU's starting tailback. (USA Today)

It's just a flesh wound.
The alcohol-related suspension of Auburn center Reese Dismukes will not effect the Tigers' Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game season opener against Clemson. Because Barrett Sallee said so. (Bleacher Report)

We will get by. We will survive.
Tennessee HC Derek Dooley believes the Vols can overcome the on-and-off the field issues that have plagued the team during his tenure. (The Knoxville News Sentinel)


Lucky Dawg?
Georgia should feel lucky that it didn't sign troubled Tennessee wide receiver Da'Rick Rodgers. Because Fletcher Proctor said so. (ChuckOliver.net)

Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes?
Don Kausler Jr. wonders what Alabama players will step up to fill the roles played by departed Tide playmakers such as defensive lineman Nick Gentry or offensive lineman Alfred McCullough. (al.com)

About the Weather.
Texas A&M season opening road trip to Louisiana Tech might feel the effects of Hurricane Issac, which is expected to hit the Shreveport area Tuesday or Wednesday. (Just Wait Til Next Season)

Cowbells vs. Cowboys?
Mississippi State are reportedly in talks to play Oklahoma State in a neutral site game at Houston's Reliant Stadium as their 2013 season opener. (FB Schedules)