Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Covering Dixie, Johnny Manziel's lawsuit, Bret Bielema, Alabama, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC, and just the SEC. 

The more things change...
Chris Low looks at how in the wake of all the upheaval in the SEC in the past year with with expansion and the replacement of coaches at three programs, Alabama continues to be the team to beat. (ESPN)

Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes?
Michael Carvell looks at why Georgia hasn't formally named a replacement for former Bulldog recruiting coordinator Rodney Garner yet. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Obligatory Johnny Manziel item of the day.
Mark Helm looks at the recent lawsuit brought by Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manziel's company, JMAN2 Enterprises LLC, against a man selling "Keep Calm and Johnny Football" emblazoned t-shirts, and whether or not it provides a loophole in NCAA rules to allow athletes to profit from their success. (al.com)

Walking to New Orleans. 
Ole Miss secondary and defensive coordinator coach Wesley McGriff is leaving to become the defensive backs coach for the New Orleans Saints. (SB*Nation)


Bielema-mania runs wild?
Frank Schwab claims that Arkansas head football coach Bret Bielema would be a "good WWE wrestler." Honestly, the last thing I want to see is on Earth is a former Wisconsin HC in either a pair of wrestling tights or a singlet. I still get nightmares from Bucky Badger. (Dr. Saturday)

Poetry Corner.
An Ole Miss inspired parody of T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock." Well, would you expect any less from the Land of Faulkner?  (Red Cup Rebellion)

You're too late, I've already done that!
Team Speed Kills mocks Boise State agreeing to a home-at-home deal with Virginia saying "Boise State will attempt to prove that it can play with the SEC by beating an ACC team." Uh, they did that in 2011 by beating Georgia in the 2011 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.