Monday, July 15, 2013

Covering Dixie: Johnny Manziel, Zach Mettenberger, Mark Stoops, and more.

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

That's me in the spotlight.
Ivan Maisel declares Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manziel "the biggest celebrity college football has ever seen. Ever." Maisel will shortly be sent to ESPN reeducation camp, where he will be forced to repeat "There is now college QB greater in history than Tim Tebow." (ESPN)

The elephant in the room.
Does Deadspin cover the controversy over the weekend involving Manziel's early departure from the Manning Passing Academy over the weekend? Of course it does. 

Zach Attack!
Matthew Harris profiles LSU starting QB Zach Mettenberger. (The Baton Rouge Advocate)

There can be only one. 
LSU head football coach Les Miles beats out Nick Saban for the title of "The Greatest Coach in LSU Football History." Saban responded by going back into his office at Alabama to polish his three BCS trophies. (And the Valley Shook)

Stoops. Stoops ba-doop Stoops ba-doop. Stoops ba-doop ba-doop ba-doop.
Kyle Tucker profiles first-year Kentucky HC Mark Stoops. (The Louisville Courier-Journal)

The Tray Matthews Bandwagon.
Mark Weiszer looks at the hype surrounding Georgia freshman safety Tray Matthews. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

Where Do We Go From Here?
Brandon Larrabee previews Mississippi State's 2013 season, and whether it can somehow manage to be a relevant team in the ever-shifting SEC West. (Team Speed Kills)

Alabama player profile of the day.
Kevin Brockway profiles Alabama offensive lineman Cyrus Kouandjio. (The Gainesville Sun)

Crossing Jordan.
Pat Dooley profiles Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews. (The Gainesville Sun)

Flip your Whigham.
Hugh Kellenberger profiles Ole Miss defensive end Cameron Whigham. (The Jackson Clarion-Ledger)


Wynn some, lose some.
Georgia lands a class of 2014 commitment from Wayne County (Ga.) high school rising senior offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn, but get a decommitment from Wayne County HSRS WR Krenwick Sanders. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

Christopher Closeup.
Lassiter High (Ga.) HSRS cornerback Christopher Murphy commits to Arkansas 2014 recruiting class. (Arkansas Expats)

Kickstart My Heart.
Flower Mound (Tx.) HSRS kicker Cameron Gamble commits to LSU's 2014 recruiting class. (The New Orleans Times-Picayune)

You Can Call Me Al.
Ft. Lauderdale (Fl.) HSRS cornerback Al Harris Jr. commits to South Carolina's 2014 recruiting class. (Leftover Hot Dog)

Saddleback College JUCO athlete Eric Lauderdale commits to Tennessee's 2014 recruiting class. (Rocky Top Talk)


Least. Shocking. Item. Of. The. Day.
Les Miles, LSU Freek, and Sharknado. Need I say more? (Every Day Should Be Saturday)

Least. Shocking. Item. Of. The. Day. Part deux. 
Same as above, only with Johnny Manziel and CuppyCup. (Good Bull Hunting)

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