Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Tyler Bray, LSU and Hurricane Issac, Shaq Roland, and more.

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

Eye on the Hurricane.
LSU continues to prepare for the 2012 season opener against North Texas while keeping a close eye on the weather system brought into the Gulf of Mexico region by Tropical Storm Issac. (The Sporting News)

Standing on the Edge. 
Tennessee starting quarterback Tyler Bray looks at what is a make-or-break year for himself and the Vols. (The Knoxville News Sentinel)

I've seen the future, and it will be.
Stewart Mandel predicts an LSU-Oregon BCS title game. He also sees Alabama vs. Texas in the Sugar Bowl. (SI.com)

Pause. Rewind. Relpay.
The SEC eases restrictions on schools showing replays on the video boards during games. (The Birmingham News)

Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came.
South Carolina freshman wide receiver Shaq Roland will be the SEC Freshman of the Year. Because Chuck Oliver said so. (ChuckOliver.net)

Hi, Neighbor! 
Edward Aschoff looks ahead to Week 2 formal introductions of Missouri and Texas A&M to SEC in-conference competition as the two schools face Georgia and Florida respectively. (ESPN)

This is the song that doesn't end.  It just goes on and on my friend....
The Florida quarterback competition continues into week one of the season as Gator head football coach Will Muschamp decides to have QB's Jacoby Brissett and Jeff Driskel alternate play quarter by quarter in the season opener against Bowling Green. (The Gainesville Sun)

We were merely freshmen. 
Georgia offensive linebacker John Theus is named by Rana L. Cash as one of the five "most interesting" true freshmen of the week. (The Sporting News)

Injuries


Missouri injury report. 
Missouri loses tailback Henry Josey for the 2012 season due to a knee injury suffered in a game against Texas last season. (ESPN)

South Carolina injury report.
South Carolina tailback Brandon Wilds will miss two-to-three weeks due to a sprained ankle. (The Charleston Post and Courier)