Monday, September 16, 2013

Covering Dixie: Johnny Manziel, A.J. McCarron, Ole Miss, and more.

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

One for the record books. 
Alabama-Texas A&M was CBS highest-rated broadcast of a regular season college football game with an afternoon start since Miami-Notre Dame in 1990. (

Obligatory Johnny Manziel item of the day.
Sanjay Kirpalani ponders whether Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manziel's performance in the Aggies' 49-42 loss to Alabama shows how good he is, or if it reveals issues with the Crimson Tide's defense. The answer is probably both. (Bleacher Report)

Counting your Heismans before they hatch?
Marc Torrence calls Alabama starting QB A.J. McCarron's performance in the Crimson Tide's win over South Carolina as McCarron's "Heisman" moment. Probably just a little too early for that yet. (Bleacher Report)

Hold your horses! 
Hugh Kellenberger tries to put Ole Miss' 44-23 win over Texas in perspective. A good idea since the next team on the Rebels' schedule is Alabama on Sept. 28. (The Jackson Clarion-Ledger)

Ready to rebound? 
Pat Dooley looks at how Florida's record in games after big losses like the loss to Miami two weeks ago. (The Gainesville Sun)

Tigers vs. Tigers.
Auburn's defense prepares to go head to head against LSU this Saturday. Considering that Auburn  only beat Mississippi State 24-20, it might be a bit of a task for the Plainsmen Tigers to stop the Bayou Bengals. (

Where Do We Go From Here?
John Clay looks at where 1-2 Kentucky goes three games into the Mark Stoops era. (The Lexington Herald-Leader)


Let sleeping Badgers lie.
Jen Bielema, wife of first-year Arkansas head football coach Bret Bielema, mocks her husband's former team Wisconsin's bizarre loss to Arizona State as "Karma." Badger fans are not amused. Note to Jen, Karma has a way of boomeranging on you. (SB*Nation)

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