Monday, September 9, 2013

Covering Dixie: Alabama vs. Texas A&M, Johnny Manziel, Aaron Murray, and more.

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

This week's Game of the Century. 
The hype machine over next Saturday's Alabama vs. Texas A&M game kicks into hyperspeed with Andrew Gribble's look at how Alabama's running game will deal with Texas A&M's run defense. (

I Will Follow.
Michael Casagrande provides Alabama fans with a list of which Texas A&M-related Twitter accounts to follow. These include @Aggie_Sports (The Bryan-College Station Eagle's Twitter account), and of course Johnny Manziel. Be warned that Manziel hasn't tweeted since Aug. 1. (

Note: SWRT is on Twitter as well. Be sure to follow for updates and snarkiness. We now return you to our regular programming.

Obligatory Johnny Manziel item of the day.
Matt Hayes describes next Saturday's long-awaited showdown between Alabama and Texas A&M as a "gutcheck" for Aggie starting quarterback Johnny Manziel. (The Sporting News)

Steele Away.
Alabama player personnel director and Kevin Steele will speak to the Gulf Coast Athletic Club in Gulf Shores, Al. on Monday evening. (

I have to praise you like I should. 
Georgia starting QB Aaron Murray named Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week. (Bulldog Illustrated)

Bye Bye Bye.
Georgia has a bye week after the one-two punch of Clemson and South Carolina to start out the season. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

The Pass is Prologue. 
Jim Kleinpeter looks at LSU's passing offense after the Bayou Bengals' win over UAB. (The New Orleans Times-Picayune)

Crawling From the Wreckage.
Brandon Larrabee questions whether Florida can "play smarter" after the Gators' 21-16 loss to Miami. Florida managed to lose to the Hurricanes despite outgaining Miami by 201 yards. (Team Speed Kills)

No One Here Gets Out Alive. 
Pat Dooley says there's plenty of blame to go around for Florida's loss to Miami. (The Gainesville Sun)

I Ain't Ever Satisfied.
Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee see need for improvement in the Tigers' offense before the team's first conference game against Mississippi State. (

Hero of the Day.
Joel A. Erickson profiles Auburn offensive lineman and cancer survivor Shon Coleman, who played his in his first game last Saturday. (


Look at all these rumors, surroundin' me every day.
Roll 'Bama Roll mocks rumors that Texas will target Alabama head football coach Nick Saban to replace Longhorns' HC Mack Brown if and when he gets fired by mention that Saban just happens to be traveling to Texas next weekend.

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