Monday, December 3, 2012

Bowl games, Johnny Manziel, James Franklin, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew

Bowl games. 

Least. Shocking. News. Ever. Today.
Alabama will face Notre Dame in the BCS title game. (

Dubious achievement award of the bowl season. 
Florida sneaks into the 2013 Sugar Bowl to face Louisville. (The Gainesville Sun)

Exile on Capital One Street.
Georgia lands in the non-BCS 2013 Capital One Bowl, facing Nebraska. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

Seems Like Old Times. 
Texas A&M's first bowl game as a SEC member will be against former fellow Big 12 co-member Oklahoma in the 2013 Cotton Bowl. (The San Antonio Express-News)

Oh Atlanta, here me calling. I'm coming back to you one fine day.
LSU will face Clemson in the Dec. 31 Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta. (The Baton Rouge Advocate)

We was robbed.
LSU fans aren't too happy about the Tigers dropping down to the Chick-fil-A Bowl. (The New Orleans Times-Picayune)

Time me Gamecock down, sport. 
South Carolina will face Michigan in the 2013 Outback Bowl. (Garnet and Black Attack)
Later, Gator. 
Mississippi State will face Northwestern in the 2013 Gator Bowl. (The Jackson Clarion-Ledger)

Paint Me a Birmingham.
Ole Miss will face Pittsburgh in the Jan 5, 2013 BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham. Well somebody had to do it. (The Jackson Clarion-Ledger)

Staycation, all I ever wanted.
Vanderbilt lands in hometown Nashville's Music City Bowl against North Carolina State. (The Tennessean)

Non-bowl game news

It's crazy what you could've had.
Roger Clarkson looks at the what-ifs surrounding Georgia's loss to Alabama in the SEC championship game. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

Yost resigns. 
Missouri offensive coordinator Dave Yost resigns following a less-than-successful 5-7 inaugural SEC season for the Tigers. (The Columbia Tribune)

Obligatory Johnny Manziel item of the day.
CBS News reports on how Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is poised to possibly become the first freshman player ever to win the Heisman Trophy.

I'll Stick Around.Vanderbilt head football coach James Franklin signs an extension with the school. (Anchor of Gold

PAWLLLL! Why are these Yankees writing about us?
The New Yorker's Reeves Wiedeman wrote an article about media gadfly Paul Finebaum and his radio show.  (