Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Covering Dixie: Steve Spurrier, Johnny Manziel, recruiting, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - SEC news and notes. 

The Lion in Winter.
Team Speed Kills wonders how much longer South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier will remain in the coaching came.

Obligatory Johnny Manziel-related item of the day. 
Texas A&M  starting quarterback Johnny Manziel's  Heisman win resulted in the equivalent of $37 million dollars in media exposure. (The Dallas Morning News)

The only easy day was yesterday.
Team Speed Kills wonders if Texas A&M can repeat it's blockbuster debut season in the SEC in 2013 with significant losses to its defense. 

Tray Matthews will be Georgia's next "playmaker."
Because Tray Matthews says so. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

Dubious achievement of the day.
Missouri head football coach Gary Pinkel finds himself the only SEC representative of Roger Sherman's  list of "the 10 college football coaches with the highest cost-per-win ratios in 2012. (SB*Nation)

Lawing Order.
Former South Carolina defensive line coach Brad Lawing is hired to become Florida's DLC. (The Gainesville Sun)

As for South Carolina....
South Carolina hires former North Carolina DLC Deke Adams to replace Lawing. (Garnet and Black Attack)


Do you come from the land Down Under?
Australian-born JUCO player punter Sam Irwin-Hill commits to Arkansas' 2013 recruiting class. (Arkansas Expats)

Two for the road. 
Auburn gets commitments from Florida high school senior wideout Tony Stevens, and Oklahoma HS senior safety Khari Harding for its 2013 recruiting class. (The Opelika-Auburn News)

LSU recruiting.
Louisiana HS wide recriver Kevin Spears commits to LSU's 2013 recruiting class. (And the Valley Shook)