Friday, November 15, 2013

Covering Dixie: Johnny Manziel, Da'Shawn Hand, Steve Spurrier, and more.

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

Troy Aikman on Johnny Manziel

Hall of Fame Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback Troy Aikman says that he believes Texas A&M starting QB will have success in the NFL. "There's no doubt in my mind that with his playmaking ability, he was doing it last year as a freshman against good competition,….I think he'll be successful when he gets his opportunity."(The Sporting News)

All aboard for funtime.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban dismisses claims about his being too serious-minded. "I don't really mean to be serious," Saban said. "But sometimes when I'm serious, I'm having fun too." (

Kiper on McCarron.
ESPN NFL Draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. discusses important a good performance in the Senior Bowl from Alabama starting QB A.J. McCarron will be for his 2014 NFL Draft stock. (

How to get kicked out of the state of Florida. 
Pat Dooley makes the argument that Steve Spurrier has done a better head coaching job at South Carolina than the did at Florida. (The Gainesville Sun)

The Gator Hunter.
Zach Abolverdi profiles Florida fullback Hunter Joyer. (The Gainesville Sun)

From the "don't act like you didn't think this was going to happen" dept...
Ethan Burch compares Auburn starting QB Nick Marshall to former Auburn starting QB Cam Newton. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

Next Position Please.
Doc Harper analyzes which position Arkansas freshman running back Korliss Marshall should remain at his current position, or should be moved to safety. (Arkansas Fight)


Talk to the Hand.
Virginia high school senior defensive end Da'Shawn Hand,'s no. 1 ranked prospect in the country, commits to Alabama's 2014 recruiting class. (

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