Friday, December 7, 2012

SEC news & notes: Butch Jones, lots of Johnny Manziel talk, Mark Richt, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew

Is Butch Jones a glass half-empty or half-full?
John Adams analyzes new Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones' record at Cincinnati, and sees both positives and negatives. (The Knoxville News Sentinel)

The natives are already restless. 
In the wake of Jones' hire Joel Hollingsworth slams Tennessee's handling of its coaching search. (Rocky Top Talk

Manziel wins O'Brien Award. 
Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manziel is named the 2012 Davey O'Brien Award winner. (The Houston Chronicle)

Young Johnny Football.
Larry Bowen talks to Johnny Manziel's grandfather about Johnny Football childhood and high-school football years. (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)

Something to Crow about.
Johnny Manziel finally gets to meet Texas A&M's only Heisman Trophy winner, John David Crow (running back, 1957). (The Houston Chronicle)

Aggies trump Alabama again.
Texas A&M tackle Luke Joeckel beats out Alabama center Barrett Jones for the Outland Trophy. Jones was the Outland winner in 2011. (

Back to My Roots.
Matt Murchel looks at Georgia HC Mark Richt's upbringing in Nebraska as the Bulldogs prepare to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers team he grew up rooting for in the 2013 Capital One Bowl. (The Orlando Sentinel)

It's all your fault.
The agent for Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo blames criticism within the the UGA fanbase for his clients lack of attention for head football coach openings. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Oh yeah?
Senator Blutarsky suggests that Bobo's being overlooked may have something to do with not having as good of an agent as Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart does.