Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Covering Dixie: Johnny Manziel, Tyrann Matheiu, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC and just the SEC

Pimping out Johnny Manziel.
Brad Townsend looks at how Texas A&M's "non-Heisman-campaign campaign" in promoting eventual Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Johnny Manziel's candidacy for the award, and it's post-Heisman marketing of Manziel. (The Dallas Morning News)  

Downfall of a Honey Badger. 
The drug-related fall from grace of former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu is ranked by Team Speed Kills as the eighth-biggest SEC story of 2012.

Let's make the best of a situation.
Georgia tries to make the most of the fact it's going to play Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl on New Year's Day, and not in either the Sugar Bowl or the BCS title game. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

Staycation, all I ever wanted. 
Jon Cooper previews the New Year's Eve Music City Bowl in Nashville, featuring home town team Vanderbilt facing off against North Carolina State. (Saturday Down South)

There was a guy named Joel, not too different from you or me. 
Washington running backs coach Joel Thomas leaves Seattle to become RB coach on new Arkansas head football coach Bret Bielema's coaching staff. (


Back Where You Belong.
Tennessee prep school offensive lineman Brandon Hill, recommits to Alabama's 2013 recruiting class. (

On the Road.
Glenn Logan looks at Kentucky recruiting as new Wildcats HC Mark Stoops and his new coaching staff hit the recruiting. (A Sea of Blue)