Monday, October 21, 2013

Covering Dixie: A.J. McCarron, Nick Saban, Johnny Manziel, and more.

Covering Dixie Like MildewThe SEC. All your crystal football are belong to us. 

The Song Remains the Same.
Alabama sits atop the first BCS rankings of the 2013 season. Missouri lands at no. 5. (ESPN)

Unproductive thought experiment of the week.
According to Team Speed Kills, Alabama would face Ohio State if the College Football Playoff semifinals, which begin next season, were held today. Florida State and Oregon would be in the other playoff.

All I Do is Win.
Alabama starting QB A.J. McCarron is a winner. Because Tim Letcher said so. (Rant Sports)

I Will Remember You.
Alabama head football coach Nick Saban pays tribute to former Washington HC Don James, who passed away on Sunday. James was Sabans' HC at Kent State, and gave Saban his first coaching job as a graduate assistant. James led Washington to a national title in 1991. (

Where Do We Go From Here?
Texas A&M tries to move on following loss on Saturday to Auburn. (AP/The Washington Post)

Obligatory Johnny Manziel item of the day.
Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manziel's hopes for a second consecutive Heisman Trophy shouldn't be hurt by the Aggies' loss to Auburn, according to Rob Goldberg. (Bleacher Report)

Hitting the Mauk.
First-time Missouri starting QB Marty Mauk helped lead the Tigers to a win over Florida. (The Columbia Daily Tribune)

Rum, Sodomy, and the Lashlee.
Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee discusses the Tigers' upset win over Texas A&M. (

 I Will Not Go Quietly.
Georgia HC Mark Richt says that he will fight for the SEC East title "until it’s over." Hint: It's probably over. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

Actually surprising item of the day.
Mark Richt isn't back on the Coaches' Hot Seat top ten list yet. 

Did I Leave Wisconsin for This?
First-year Arkansas HC Bret Bielema admits that "this is getting a little old" following the Razorbacks dropping their fifth straight loss to Alabama. (

Least. Shocking. News. Ever. Of the day.
Florida HC Will Muschamp  declares that Florida is "not a very good football team." It's probably still good enough to beat Georgia in two weeks at ESPN College GameDay's Chris Fowler called the "Worlds Largest Outdoor Physical Therapy Session" on Saturday. (The Gainesville Sun)

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