Tuesday, December 4, 2012

SEC news & notes: Johnny Manziel, Jarvis Jones, Les Miles, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew 

And the nominees are...
Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manziel is officially named a finalist for the Heisman Trophy, along with Kansas State QB Collin Klein and Notre Dame linebacker Manti T'eo. (ESPN)

In other Johnny Football news...
Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manziel named Birmihgham's Monday Morning Quarterback Club's "Back of the Year." (al.com)

Sumlin honored.
Texas A&M head football coach Kevin Sumlin named SEC Coach of the Year by the AP. (The Houston Chronicle)
Jarvis Jones and me tell each other fairy tales.
Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones named the SEC Defensive Player of the Year by the AP. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

I'm happy, hope you're happy too.
LSU head football coach Les Miles says he's "happy" about the Tigers are going to the Chick-fil-A bowl in Atlanta. (The New Orleans Times-Picayune)

Round up the usual suspects.
The search for new coaches for Arkansas, Auburn, and Tennessee is offering few surprise candidates. (ESPN)

We will get by. We will get by we will survive.
Tennessee fans will get over the fact that Jon Turned down the offer to coach the Volunteers. Because John Adams says so. (The Knoxville News Sentinel)

Swag time!
Sports Business Journal's annual list of which bowls are giving which gifts to players is out.

Kick 'em when they're down. 
Roll 'Bama Roll mocking Georgia fans melting down over the SEC championship game? Of course it is.