Monday, November 19, 2012

SEC news and notes: The BCS, Johnny Manziel, Derek Dooley firing fallout, and more.


Covering Dixie Like Mildew  - The SWRT roundup of SEC news.


(Dis)order had been restored. 
The SEC reenters the BCS title game picture with Kansas State and Oregon losing on Saturday, and Alabama and Georgia nabbing the two and three spots in this week's BCS rankings. (USA Today)

Peaking at the right time?
Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manziel's Heisman Trophy hopes may have been helped with K-State QB Collin Klein's poor performance in the Wildcats' loss to Baylor. (The Houston Chronicle)

After the Fall.
Evan Woodbery looks at how Tennessee players are dealing with the firing of Vols' head football coach Derek Dooley. (The Knoxville News Sentinel)

The Usual Suspects.
Evan Woodbery looks at the possible candidates for Derek Dooley's replacement at Tennessee. Yes, it's all the names you've heard before. (The Knoxville News Sentinel)

The Last Time We Met.
Don Kausler looks at the brief but memorable history of Alabama vs. Notre Dame. Just in case Bama fans are getting a little cocky right now, the Irish have beaten the Tide in five of the six previous meetings. (al.com)

Ram Jam.
Alabama and Colorado State are reportedly close for a deal that would see the Crimson Tide host the Rams in 2013 and 2015. (al.com)

Focus, focus, focus. 
Georgia HC Mark Richt Claims to be more focused on beating Georgia Tech than any BCS title talk. Of course he is. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

Running the option.
Setn Emerson looks at which Bowl games Georgia could find itself in. The Dawgs can't do any worse than the Chick-fil-A Bowl. (The Macon Telegraph)

Up in the air.
This past weekends' BCS chaos results in Texas A&M's bowl future a little less predictable. (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)

Numbers racket.
Good Bull Hunting reviews Texas A&M's win over Sam Houston State. Well, somebody had to do it. There's a possibility, but no chance.

Few and far between.
Jim Klienpeter looks at LSU limited hopes of going to a BCS bowl. (The New Orleans Times-Picayune)

The Egg and I.
Egg Bowl week begins for in-state rivals Mississippi State and Old Miss. (The Jackson Clarion-Ledger)

Recruiting


Texas A&M. City College of San Francisco offensive tackle Jeremiah Stuckey commits to Texas A&M's 2013 recruiting class. (Just Wait Til Next Season)