Friday, November 30, 2012

SEC news & notes: Jon Gruden, Johnny Manziel, the SEC championship game, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew

No Price Too High?
Will Shelton looks at what the market value for Tennessee head coaching job target Jon Gruden might be. (Rocky Top Talk)

The Back-Up Plan.
Miami head football coach Al Golden may be in Tennessee's sights if attempts to lure Jon Gruden to Knoxville fail. (Gamedayr)

I don't understand how the last card is played, but somehow the vital connection is made.
Drew Champlin looks at the connections between Georgia defense coordinator Todd Grantham, and UGA graduate offensive line coach Will Friend to Alabama head football coach Nick Saban as the Dawgs prepare to meet the Crimson Tide in the SEC championship game. (

Efficiency matters. 
Andrew Gribble sees efficiency as being the key to success for  Alabama starting quarterback A.J. McCarron to Georgia starting QB Aaron Murray. (

Extreme Makeover, Dome Edition.
Atlanta television station WSB looks the transformation of the Georgia Dome from site of Thursday night's Atlanta Falcons' win over the New Orleans Saints to the site of Saturday's SEC championship game. (

Talk of the Town. looks at recent comments about Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manziel from Joe Namath, Doug Flutie, Dan Rather, and others.

Trademark of the Beast.
Daniel Jang looks at Texas A&M and the family of Johnny Manziel's quest to trademark "Johnny Football." (International Property Brief)

Johnny Media Blitz. 
Robert Cessna looks at the busy media schedule for Johnny Manziel not that the cone of silence around him has been lifted. (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)

There's a possibility, but no chance.
Seth Emerson makes the Heisman Trophy case for Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones. (The Macon Telegraph)

Let the buyer beware.
Mike Herdon warns Auburn that it needs to make sure it knows what it's getting if it decides to hire disgraced former Arkansas HC Bobby Petrino. (

Anti-climatic moment of the year. 
Troubled former LSU tailback Tyrann Mathieu announces his plans to enter the 2013 NFL Draft. (The New Orleans Times-Picayune)

We will survive. We will survive. We will get by. 
Arkansas Expats provides a handy guide on how Arkansas fans can survive the current search for the Razorbacks' next HC.


Georgia high school junior Krenwick Sanders commits to Georgia's 2014 recruiting class. (The Athens Banner-Herald)