Thursday, March 28, 2013

Covering Dixie: Steve Spurrier rants, Dieon Blue becomes a leader, Johnny Manziel's Twitter eulogized, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC: All your crystal football are belong to us. 

You dropped a bomb on me. 
South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier went off on USC and ESPN on Twitter on Wednesday, pointing out that the WWL chose to televise the Trojans' pro day despite the fact that the team didn't finish in the Top 25 last season. This as opposed to SCAR, which finished in the Top seven. (SB*Nation)

In the mix. 
The Chick-Fil-A (Atlanta), Cotton (Dallas), Fiesta (Phoenix), and Holiday (San Diego) Bowls are all in the running to join the Rose, Sugar, and Orange Bowls as part of the BCS "playoff rotation" starting in 2014. Cowboys Stadium in Dallas seems a cinch to host the first post playoff BCS title game in 2015. (CBS Sports

Kind of Belue.
Andrew Gribble profiles Alabama defensive back Deion Belue, who is emerging as a team leader in the Crimson Tide secondary. (

The Cristobal Run.
Gribble also profiles first-year Alabama offensive line coach Mario Cristobal. (

Billy, Don't Be a Hero. 
John Talty profiles first-year Mississippi State wide receivers coach Billy Gonzalez. (The Jackson Clarion-Ledger)

North Dallas Forty.
Mark Weiszer profiles Georgia offensive linesman Dallas Lee. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

I'm alright. Don't nobody worry 'bout me. 
Georgia defensive end Ray Drew, a former "five-star" recruit who has yet to start a game in Athens or had significant playing time,  is not a bust. Because Ray Drew said so.  (The Macon Telegraph)


And it seems to me you lived your life like a Twitter in the wind.
A remembrance of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel's now-suspended Twitter account. (SB*Nation)