Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Zach Mettenberger, Mark Richt, Robert Lester, and more.

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

Cutting the cord.
Mississippi State severs ties with an unnamed "rogue booster" over an alleged incident of  "impermissible contact" with a prospective student-athlete." (AP via

Please Remember Me. 
LSU starting quarterback Zach Mettenberger wants to be remembered for what he will do on the field, and not about the incident in Valdosta, Ga. that got him kicked out of the Georgia football program. (Dr. Saturday)

Will they or won't they?
Georgia head football coach Mark Richt is keeping mum on whether or not Bulldog linebacker Alec Ogletree and safety Bacarri Rambo are suspended for the Sept. 1 season opener against Buffalo. (AP via Yahoo! Sports)

Alabama player profile of the day. 
Don Kausler Jr. profiles Alabama safety Robert Lester. (

When Blogs Collide.
Anchor of Gold's  Christain D'Andrea sits down with one of Garnet and Black Attack's bloggers to discuss the season-opening showdown between Vanderbilt and South Carolina.

Tennessee is "an SEC powerhouse.''
Because North Carolina State  HC Tom O'Brien said so.  The Wolfpack faces the Vols in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on Aug. 31. (The Knoxville News Sentinel)