Monday, August 26, 2013

Covering Dixie: Johnny Manziel, Steve Spurrier, A.J. McCarron, and more.

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

Kill the Messenger. 
A Good Bull Hunting "Fanpost" criticizes ESPN reporter Joe Schad's reporting on the allegations that Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manziel accepted money for autographing memorabilia, along with a few good hits to the WWL regarding its handling of other college football controversies involving Mike Leach's firing from Texas Tech, and the Cam Newton brouhaha at Auburn.

Justin the nick of time.
Tennessee will reportedly name Justin Worley as starting quarterback for the Vols' season opener against Austin Peay. (ESPN

Carolina vs. Carolina. 
South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier discusses the Gamecocks' Thursday night season opener against North Carolina. Spurrier has beaten the Tar Heels in each of four games he has coached against them, three times at Duke (1987-1989) and once at South Carolina (2006).  (AP/Yahoo! Sports)

How Far We've Come. 
Don Kausler Jr. looks at how far Alabama starting QB A.J. McCarron has come since his college career began in 2010. (

(Louisiana-)Lafayette, we are here!
Arkansas Fight looks at Arkansas week one opponent Louisiana-Lafayette in the first game of the Bret Bielema HC era.

The Heat is On. 
Kevin Brockway looks at concerns about the heat surrounding Florida's season opener at home against Toledo. The game is scheduled to start at 12:21 p.m. (The Gainesville Sun)

Enter Sanders-man.
Joel A. Erickson profiles Auburn defensive end Craig Sanders. (

Gone streakin'.
Mark Weiszer looks at Georgia HC Mark Richt's coaching history against Clemson. Richt is 11-0 when facing the Tigers as both an assistant coach as FSU (9-0), and as UGA HC (2-0). (The Athens Banner-Herald)

Hot in Here?
Justin R Sutton asks if Mississippi State HC Dan Mullen is on the Hot Seat this season. (For Whom the Cowbell Tolls.)

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