Friday, March 1, 2013

Covering Dixie: Todd Gurley, Johnny Manziel, Alabama, and more.

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

Jon Copper names Georgia's Todd Gurley as the top running back in the SEC as spring practice begins. Alabama's T.J. Yeldon comes in second. The other half of "Gurshall," Georgia's Keith Marshall, is fourth. (Saturday Down South)

I Don't Want to Spoil the Party. 
Gil Lebreton tells critics of Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manzel's offseason to chill out. (The Ft. Worth Star-Telegram)

Just Got Paid. 
Texas A&M head football coach Kevin Sumlin will get a contract extension through 2017, along with a $1,000,000 raise. (The Sporting News)

You again?
Alabama will make it's third trip to the White House in four years in recognition of the Crimson Tide's 2012 BCS title. (The Sporting News)

Will It Go Round In Circles?
First-year Tennessee HC Butch Jones has been named the grand marshall for the March 17 Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. (The Knoxville News-Sentinel)

Ward of the state.
South Carolina's board of trustees approves a new three-year contract and $100,000 raise for Gamecock defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward. (AP/ESPN)

Norman retires. 
Vanderbilt RB Warren Norman is ending his football career due to medical reasons. (Anchor of Gold)