Thursday, November 29, 2012

SEC news & notes: Johnny Manziel, Aaron Murray, Jon Gruden, and more.



Christmas in Dahlonega, GA.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew

 Businessmen, they drink my wine.
Forbes looks at the economic impact Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel could have on the school. You know, all that money the school can make off him while he can't actually profit from his fame?

Johnny Manziel will win the Heisman Trophy.
Because Pat Dooley said so. (The Gainesville Sun)

Heisman dark horse?
And the Valley Shook makes the case for Alabama center Barrett Jones to win the Heisman Trophy.

And the nominees are...
Manziel, A.J. McCarron (Alabama), and Aaron Murray (Georgia) are the three  finalists from the SEC for the Manning Award for best QB in the country. (al.com)

Show us your papers! 
According to Georgia head football coach Mark Richt, Bulldog starting QB Aaron Murray has "two big papers due this week" in addition to preparing for the SEC championship game. (al.com)

Be My Frenemy.
Roger Clarkson looks at former UGA teammates Mike Bobo and Kirby Smart, who will face off against each other in the respective roles of Bulldog offensive coordinator, and Alabama defensive coordinator in the SEC championship game. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

Do you come from the land Down Under.
Andrew Gribble profiles Alabama nose guard and Australia native Jesse Williams. (al.com)

Lowered Expectations.
Evan Woodberry looks at the state of the search for Tennessee's next HC the day after Jon Gruden deep-sixed the rumors of a deal for him to come to Knoxville. (The Knoxville News Sentinel)

Let's make the best of the situation. 
Arkansas Expats tries to stay cheerful in the wake of the Les Miles debacle.

Where Are You Going?
For Whom the Cowbell Tolls looks at the state of Mississippi State football after its loss to Ole Miss in the Egg Bowl.