Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Covering Dixie: Nick Saban, Johnny Manziel, Florida, and more.

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

No price too high?
Alabama's expenses in traveling to Miami for its latest BCS title game and championship totaled $3.4 million dollars. That doesn't count the $1.46 million in bonuses awarded to Crimson Tide head football coach Nick Saban and his staff. (al.com)

No price too high, part deux. 
An investment property owned by Nick Saban on the shores of Georgia's Lake Burton is on the market for $10.95 million dollars. (al.com)

Johnny Manziel is not an "elite NFL prospect."
Because NFL.com's Bucky Brooks said so. (Dr. Saturday)

A house divided?
SEC head coaches are split on the issue of the SEC expanding to a nine-conference game schedule. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

One more for the road?
Edward Aschoff ponders the chances that the SEC wins the final BCS title to go along with the other seven it owns. (ESPN)

And when he got there, the cupboard was bare?
Alligator Army looks at the allegation that former Florida HC Urban Meyer left the his successor Will Muschamp a Gator football program with a lack of depth on the roster.

Goodbye says it all. 
Arkansas quarterback Brandon Mitchell and wide receiver/running back Keante Minor are transferring to other programs. (Arkansas Expats)