Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Covering Dixie: Jadeveon Clowney, Johnny Manziel, Gus Malzahn, and more.

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

Today's CDLM image is from The legendary South Carolina tourist trap South of the Border. Which is where South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier's support for Jadeveon Clowney is heading.

Careless Whisper?
Gil Brandt hypothesizes that South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney may have been influenced by a "representative" in his decision to bench himself last Saturday. (NFL.com)

Obligatory Johnny Manziel item of the day.
Rapper Slim Thug tweets out that he wants the Houston Texans to draft Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manziel. (CBS Sports

I choose you!
Paul Finebaum declares that he would vote Auburn head football coach Gus Malzahn as the SEC Coach of the Year is the vote was held today. (AL.com)

Stealth mode.
LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. won't be doing interviews this week as the Tigers prepare to host Florida this Saturday.  (The New Orleans Times-Picayune)

Why Can't I Be You?
Florida starting quarterback Tyler Murphy says he tries to model himself after Alabama starting QB A.J. McCarron. (AL.com)

How Green Was My Running Back?
Mark Weiszer profiles Georgia running back J.J. Green, who is set to step up in the wake of the injuries to tailbacks Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

I Am Sam.
Missouri DE Michael Sam is named SEC defensive lineman of the week. It's Sam's second straight week of winning the honor. (The Columbia Daily Tribune)

Oh, Cyrus. 
Andrew Gribble profiles Alabama left tackle Cyrus Kouandjio. (AL.com)

Always Look On the Bright Side of Life.
Arkansas tries to stay positive after three straight losses. (AP/Hudson Hub-Times)


Arkansas injury report.
Arkansas cornerback Will Hines will miss at least for the next four games after suffering a broken arm during last Saturday's Razorback loss to Florida. (The Baxter Bulletin)

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