Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Bret Bielama, Todd Gurley, Johnny Manziel and A.J. McCarron, Connor Shaw, and more.

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

This behavior's not unique.
Arkansas head football coach Bret Bielema's complaints over the game video sent by Auburn's coaching staff to him is the latest brush-up in a feud the first-year Razorbacks head coach has had with Tigers' first-year head coach Guz Malzahn. (AP/ESPN)

The Hurdy-Gurley Man.
Things are looking positive for Georgia tailback Todd Gurley to return to the field for the Dawgs' all-important showdown against Florida in Jacksonville. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

Heisman watch.
Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manziel and Alabama starting QB A.J. McCarron make the list of CBS Sports' top five Heisman Trophy candidates. Oregon QB Marcus Mariota tops the list.

Prime Time Live.
CBS schedules LSU vs. Alabama is scheduled for kickoff at 8:00 PM EST on Nov. 9. It's the third year in a row that the pivotal showdown between the Tigers and Crimson Tide has been scheduled for a prime time kickoff. (AL.com)

A likely story.
First-year Tennessee head coach Butch Jones claims that the Vols' referring to Alabama last week as simply "The Red Team" was done with respect, and not meant as a putdown. (AL.com)

I have to praise you like I should.
South Carolina starting QB Connor Shaw named SEC offensive player of the week. (AL.com)

Tougher Than Leather. 
Andy Johnson declares Connor Shaw the "toughest QB in (the) SEC." (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Landon on Water.
Alabama safety Landon Collins had been named the SEC defensive player of the week. (AL.com)

All or Nothing?
Pat Dooley declares that Florida's season is at stake in this coming Saturday's game against Georgia in Jacksonville. (The Gainesville Sun)

Great Expectations.
Ole Miss goes into its bye week with the hopes of making it to a "big time bowl," according to Rebels' starting QB Bo Wallace. (The Jackson Clarion-Ledger)


He's just not that into you.
JUCO offensive tackle Jermaine Eluemunor flips his 2014 recruiting class commitment from Arkansas to Texas A&M. (Arkansas Fight)

In more positive Razorback recruiting news...
Arkansas high school senior defensive end Jake Hall commits to Arkansas' 2014 recruiting class. (Arkansas Fight)


Who's watching the Watchmen?
Jessica Smarr mocks the media's coverage of Johnny Manziel. (The Battalion)

To Hate Like This is to Be Happy Forever.
Dawg Sports provides a "field guide" on how to hate Florida. Do you really need a guide to do that? 

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