Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Covering Dixie: Johnny Manziel, Katherine Webb, Hutson Mason, and more.

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

It Wasn't Me.
Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin denies reports that he said that  starting quarterback Johnny Manziel would decide before the Aggies' bowl game whether or not to enter the 2014 NFL Draft. (AP/Yahoo! Sports)

Johnny Fauxball.
Alexander Smith discusses how Missouri is planning for its final regular season game against Texas A&M, and tries to uncover which player is being used to simulate Johnny Manziel in practice. (The Columbia Missourian)

It's Awkward. 
Katherine Webb expresses her nervousness as she gets ready to attend her first Iron Bowl game ever. The woman made famous by Brent Musburger ogling during the 2013 BCS title game is Auburn graduate, but says she'll be rooting for boyfriend A.J. McCarron and Alabama. (

All we need is just a little patience.
David Ching profiles Georgia QB Hutson Mason, and how he dealt with being Aaron Murray's backup for the past two seasons. Mason will get his first career start at Georgia against rival Georgia Tech on Saturday following Murray's ACL injury last weekend. (ESPN)

Potential awkward moment of the weekend.
South Carolina will honor defensive end Jadeveon Clowney alongside the Gamecock seniors on Saturday, as he presumably plays his final game in Williams-Brice Stadium. (ProFootballTalk)

Seven the Hard Way.
Ron Higgins looks at how the SEC managed to win seven straight BCS titles. (The New Orleans Times-Picayune)

Eight Arms to Hold You?
B.J. Bennett looks at how Vanderbilt managed to turn around its 2013 season despite a disappointing start and multiple injuries. The Commodores could have their first back-to-back season with eight regular season wins since 1927-1928 if they defeat Wake Forest on Saturday. (Southern Pigskin)

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