Friday, January 25, 2013

Covering Dixie: Johnny Manziel, Les Miles, Bear Bryant's taylor, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - SEC news, notes, and general insanity. 

You'd better check yourself before you wreck yourself.
Steve Greenberg becomes the latest media pundit express concern that Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manziel's off-the-field reckless abandon demeanor could end up getting in the way of becoming the biggest college athlete since (or becoming even bigger than) Tim Tebow.  (The Sporting News)

Two for the Money.
Texas A&M announces the hire of new co-offensive coordinator/QB coach Jake Spavital and special teams coordinator/tight ends coach Jeff Banks. (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)

Mo Money! Mo Money! Mo Money!
LSU head football coach Les Miles may see his annual salary bumped up to $4.3 million dollars per year. (USA Today)

Is Thursday for the Dawgs?
The Georgia-Clemson game should move move up to Thursday night before Labor Day. Because T. Kyle King said so. (Dawg Sports)

Give me love. Give me hope. Give me strength. Give me something to live for.
Robbie Neiswanger profiles new Arkansas strength and conditioning coach Ben Herbert, who followed new Razorback HC Bret Bielema to Fayetteville from Wisconsin. (The Arkansas News)

You've Got a Friend In Me.
Bob Carlton profiles Birmingham taylor Butch Baldone, who had a 20+ year friendship with Bear Bryant, and claims to have given the Bear his first houndstooth hat. (

War World Wide Leader! 
Former Auburn HC Gene Chizik will be an on-air analyst for ESPNU as a part of the WWL's National Signing Day coverage. (


He's Just Not That Into You.
Florida high school senior James Hearns de-commits from Florida, allegedly due to academic-related reasons. (Alligator Army)


Fantasy Girl.
Aaron Murray discuses his relationship with his supposed girlfriend, "Erin Murphy." Yes, this is a Manti Te'o riff. (Dawg Sports)