Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Covering Dixie: Johnny Manziel, Alabama vs. Virginia Tech, Mark Stoops, and more.

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

How Soon is Now?
Reports suggest that the NCAA will be concluding its investigation of Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manziel "soon," and possibly as early as Wednesday. (Team Speed Kills)

It's been a while.
Andrew Gribble looks at the past four years between Alabama and Virginia Tech's last game against each other in 2009, and their upcoming meeting in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on Aug. 31 in Atlanta. Bama won that game 34-24, and went on to win its first BCS title under head football coach Nick Saban. (Al.com)

Rome if you want to.
Mark Weiszer profiles Georgia tight end Jay Rome. Rome's father Stan played football and basketball at Clemson, whom the Dawgs face in their season opener. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

A tradition unlike any other.
Doc Harper looks at Arkansas traditions that are or could be ending, such as the move of the Razorbacks' season-ending rivalry game with LSU to earlier in the season in 2014. (Sporting Life Arkansas)

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life. 
Will Shelton tries to stay positive about Tennessee's chances for success in the 2013 season under first-year head football coach Butch Jones. (Rocky Top Talk)

On Your Mark.
Mark Story profiles Mark Stoops as he prepares for his first game as Kentucky HC against Western Kentucky at LP Field in Nashville, TN. And yes, two Kentucky schools playing their season opener in Tennessee does feel awkward. (The Lexington Herald-Leader)


LSU recruiting.
Louisiana high school junior cornerback Xavier Lewis commits to LSU's 2015 recruiting class. (The New Orleans Times-Picayune)

LSU recruiting, part deux.
Louisiana HS junior running back Nicholas Brossette commits to LSU's 2015 recruiting class. (The New Orleans Times-Picayune)

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