Thursday, January 3, 2013

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Sugar Bowl fallout, Jonhhy Manziel, Derek Dooley, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - I can't explain last night, either.

Cardinals skin Gators.
Louisville upsets Florida in the Sugar Bowl 33-23. (ESPN)

About Last Night.
Pat Dooley looks at Florida's dismal Sugar Bowl performance. (The Gainesville Sun)

Wait, Pat Dooley's not done yet.
Dooley goes on to grade the Florida's Sugar Bowl performance, and tries to put the blame of the orange pants the Gator's wore Wednesday night. That's so Georgia, Pat. (The Gainesville Sun)

Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is better than Johnny Manziel.
Because Andy Hutchins said so. Well, Bridgewater did do something Manziel didn't do this season - beat Florida. (Alligator Army)

The rest of the SEC

Will success spoil Johnny Manziel?
That's what Suzanne Halliburton (and probably most of the Texas A&M faithful) wonders about as the Texas A&M QB returns to the field for the Cotton Bowl after a whirlwind post-Heisman Trophy win December. (The Austin American-Statesman)

Welcome to Miami.
Alabama arrives in Miami for its BCS title defense against Notre Dame. (

This is for the questions that don't have any answers. 
T. Kyle King has "Four Questions to Ponder" for Georgia going into the offseason. Included of course is which Dawgs leave school early (i.e. quarterback Aaron Murray). (Dawg Sports)

A Change Will Do You Good.
Paul Crewe looks at changes LSU head football coach Les Miles needs to make during the offseason. (And the Valley Shook)


Flipping Out. 
Ohio high school tight end A.J. Bransiel flips his commitment from Cincinnati to Tennessee's 2013 recruiting class. Gee, do you think Tennessee's hiring of former Bearcats' HC Butch Jones? (Rocky Top Talk)


Quotations from Chairman Dooley, Twitter edition.
Mike Strange looks at Derek Dooley's  best zingers on his Twitter account, including "Enjoying taking advantage of the post-Christmas sales...not surprised to see orange pants on clearance for over a month." (The Knoxville News-Sentinel)