Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Nick Saban, Tyrann Mathieu, Aaron Murray, and more.

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

Prepare to be Sabanized. 
Andy Staples looks at how college football coaches across the country are trying to manage their teams more like how Alabama head football coach Nick Saban manages the Crimson Tide. (

Honey Badger? What Honey Badger?
Kevin Scarbinsky  reminds readers that Alabama shut down ex-LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu in the two games the Crimson Tide faced the Tigers, including the BCS title game. (The Birmingham News)

Back in the High Life. 
Alabama running back Eddie Lacy seems to have recovered from a turf toe injury that plagued for most of the 2011 season. (The Dothan Eagle)

Still the One?
Jeff Duncan says that LSU is still the best college football team in the country. Nick Saban and crew would probably disagree.  (The New Orleans Times-Picayune)

Driskel injured.
Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel has reportedly suffered an injury in practice to his non-throwing left shoulder. (The Gainesville Sun)

Signal to Noise.
Andy Hutchins discusses Florida HC Will Muschamp's attempt to control the media chatter around him and the team, and how it's not quite working as planned. (Alligator Army)

Back to School. 
Georgia QB Aaron Murray has started graduate school in Athens, working on either a masters degree or a doctorate in industrial-organizational psychology. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

This is It.
Auburn quarterback Jonathan Wallace has "the 'It' factor. because Auburn offensive coordinator Scott Loeffler said so. (The Dothan Eagle)