Friday, September 7, 2012

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Robert Lester, Tavarres King,Gene Chizik, and more.

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

The Safety Dance.
Alex Scarborough profiles Alabama safety Robert Lester. (ESPN Tide Nation)

The King of Athens. 
Mark Weiszer profiles Georgia wideout Tavarres King. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

Here's Johnny! 
Suzanne Halliburton profiles Johnny Manziel, who will the first Texas A&M freshman to be named starting quarterback in a season opener since World War II. (The Austin American-Statesman)

Knew your father, I did! 
Georgia State head football coach Bill Curry is set to become the first (and probably only) HC to face off against both former Georgia HC Vince Dooley, and his son, Tennessee HC Derek Dooley. Curry coached against the elder Dooley as Georgia Tech HC from 1980-1986. (The Knoxville News Sentinel)

Ready to rebound.
Auburn HC Gene Chizik discusses preparations for Saturday's road trip to Mississippi State, where the Tigers hope to rebound after the week one loss to Clemson. (al.com)

What can Brown do for you.
Florida cornerback Jeremy Brown, who missed the 2011 season due to injury,  will be ready to play against Texas A&M on Saturday. (The Florida Times-Union)

Must See TV.
The SEC is investigating whether or not to play more games on Thursday nights, including playing on Thanksgiving night. (The Birmingham News)

Injuries


Arkansas.
Arkansas fullback Kiero Small will undergo surgery after injuring his foot during practice on Wednesday. (AP via Yahoo! Sports)