Wednesday, December 5, 2012

SEC news: Johnny Manziel, Les Miles, Hugh Freeze, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew


Your love is like a roller coaster, baby-baby.
Jack Lail looks at the maddening "roller coaster" that is the Tennessee head football coaching search. (The Knoxville News-Sentinel)

Define the Great Line. 
Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manziel's remarkable freshman season is declared by Richard Croome to be a "defining moment in A&M history. (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)

To market, to market.
Robert Cessna looks at the impact Manziel's success is having on the marketing of Texas A&M. (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)

In Your Honor. 
Alabama center Barrett Jones becomes the first Crimson Tide player to win the Campbell Trophy. (al.com)

Thinking the unthinkable.
Taylor Kings wonders if the SEC was better off if its annual championship game in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta didn't exist. (ChuckOliver.net)

The Silence of the Critics.
First-year Ole Miss HC Hugh Freeze has managed to silence most of his critics with his success at reviving the Rebels' after a disastrous 2011 season,

Haters gonna hate.
Chris Warner looks at the critics of LSU head football  coach Les Miles inside the Bayou Bengal's fnabase. (ChuckOliver.net)

Pumped Up Kick Returns.
Justin R Sutton looks at how Mississippi State did on kick returns in 2012. (For Whom the Cowbell Tolls)

SEC Pride (In the Name of Love).
Bob Bearden looks at the role "conference pride" plays in the success of the SEC in the BCS era. (ChuckOliver.net)

Insanity


Quite possibly the dumbest thing ever said by an Atlanta Journal-Constitution writer ever. (And that's saying a lot).
Michael Carvell suggests Georgia hire former Auburn wide receivers coach Trooper Taylor in order to lure high school recruiting prospect Reuben Foster to Athens.

(The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

How dumb was it?
Senator Blutarsky has threatened to shut down his Get the Picture blog if UGA actually does hire Taylor.