Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Covering Dixie: Steve Spurrier vs. Mark Richt, Kevin Sumlin, Brian Urlacher on Johnny Manziel, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. It's like Christmas, but with  

The Game(cock)plan. 
Lee Schechter looks at how South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier can out-coach Georgia HC Mark Richt when the Gamecocks meet the Bulldogs on Saturday in Athens. The same way Spurrier out-coached Richt in 2012, 2011, and 2010, obviously. (The Bleacher Report)

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo comments on the Bulldogs' offensive line's failure to defend staring QB Aaron Murry in Saturday's loss to Clemson. In related news, Mike Bobo should be fired. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

Rubbing salt in the wound.
A Dawg Sports "Fanpost" looks at Georgia starting quarterback Aaron Murray's Stats Against Top 25 Opponents." Not surprisingly, they suck.

I'm alright. Don't nobody worry 'bout me. 
Georgia tailback Todd Gurley says that he'll "be ready for Saturday" despite dealing with an quadricep injury suffered during the Dawgs' loss to Clemson. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

Control issues? What control issues?Texas A&M HC Kevin Sumlin disputes claims that he's lost control of Aggie starting quarterback Johnny Manziel. (ESPN)

I have to praise you like I should.
Dan Wolken praises Sumlin for benching Manziel after the QB's non-infamous 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in last Saturday's game against Rice. (USA Today)

Punk you!
Former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher says Johnny Manziel "acted like a punk" in The Texas A&M win over Rice. A little harsh, but Urlacher does have experience dealing with punk QB's being on the same team as Jay Culter. (The Los Angeles Times)

International Man of Mystery.
Brad Townsend profiles Johnny Manziel's  BFF,  "Uncle" Nate Fitch, who has taken on the role of JJF's "personal assistant and media coordinator" despite only having a GED and a (shock!) questionable background. (The Dallas Morning News)

Sleep delays my life. 
Alabama HC Nick Saban says that he hopes that the Tide's less-than-stellar performance against Virginia Tech  serves as a "wake-up call" to certain unnamed Alabama players. With "less-than-stellar performance" in this case meaning that 'Bama failed to obliterate the Hokies the way Michael Chandler obliterated David Rickels at Bellator 97. (

It's not quitting time until I say it's quitting time!
Kenny Bell has NOT quit the Alabama football program. Because Nick Saban said so. This after the Alabama wide receiver announced on Twitter that he was leaving the program. (


I'm melting! I'm melting.
Roll 'Bama Roll takes pleasure in other team's fanbases' schadenfreude. Cue the Texas A&M-'Bama Call of Duty clip...

Down with the Sickness. 
Good Bull Hunting looks at the signs and symptoms of "Manziel Disease," which include "dangerous hallucinations of wearing an overshirt," and "the loss of all power to resist taunting completely innocent opponents."

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