Tuesday, September 18, 2012

D.J. Swearinger suspension, Aaron Murray's Heisman hopes, Johnny Manziel, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew

- The SWRT roundup of SEC news.

Swearinger banhammered by the SEC. 
South Carolina free safety D.J. Swearinger has been suspended by the SEC for a helmet-to-helmet hit against UAB wide receiver Patrick Hearn. (AP via Yahoo! Sports)

Aaron Murray's Heisman hopes. 
Even if Georgia fails to win the SEC conference title, starting quarterback Aaron Murray could still be a Heisman Trophy contender. Because Steve Greenberg said so. (The Sporting News)

There's a possibility, but no chance. 
The SEC West's poor stregnth of schedule in 2012 could hurt the chances of a repeat of last season's all-SEC BCS title game against Alabama and LSU. Because  Mark McCarter said so. (al,com)

On the Other Hand...
Dan Wolken says an Alabama-SEC rematch in the 2012 BCS title game has a good chance of happening. (USA Today)

Quarterly review.
Team Speed Kills grades the SEC West after three weeks of play. You can pretty much guess what Arkansas is going to get.

We were merely freshmen. 
Just Wait Til Next Season looks at the impact of freshmen players such as Georgia tailback Todd Gurley across the nation. 

Hot, Hot, Hot.
Arkansas Head football coach John L. Smith, Tennessee HC Derek Dooley, and Kentucky HC Joker Phillips all make the Week 3 Coaches Hot Seat top ten. 

Third down dilemma. 
Mississippi State HC Dan Mullen discusses the SEC West Bulldogs' need to work on its third down situations. (The Jackson Clarion-Ledger)


3:30 to Athens.
The Sept. 29 Tennessee-Georgia game, CBS's SEC Game of the Week, will have a 3:30 kickoff. (The Knoxville News Sentinel)

Injuries


Shaw re-injures shoulder.
South Carolina QB Connor Shaw, who re-injured his right shoulder in Saturday's Gamecock win over UAB, is expected to play in the upcoming Saturday game against Missouri. (The Columbia Tribune)
Blue out at LSU. 
LSU  RB Alfred Blue will be out of action for the next due to a knee injury. (The New Orleans Times-Picayune)

Insanity


Fly Me Corageous.
Good Bull Hunting has more Photoshop fun with Texas A&M starting QB Johnny Manziel's clunky flying jump class during the Aggies' win over SMU than what should be legally possible.