Monday, November 18, 2013

Covering Dixie: Mark Richt in denial, Will Muschamp on the Hot Seat, Johnny Manziel, and more.

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

Denial is not a river in Egypt. 
Georgia head coach Mark Richt refuses to place the blame for the Bulldogs' heartbreaking last-minute loss to Auburn on the team's defense. (AP/Yahoo! Sports)

Movin' on up to the bottom.
Florida head coach Will Muschamp moves up to second place on the Coaches Hot Seat rankings of...well, coaches on the hot seat. First-year Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema lands at no. 12.

Everyday's the same. Nothing ever change. I can't stand it, but I can't do anything.
Alabama remains atop the BCS Standings. Auburn is in sixth place, with Missouri in eighth, South Carolina in eleventh, Texas A&M in twelfth, and LSU at no. 22. (

Don't Believe the Hype. 
The Nov. 30 Alabama at Auburn game is already being declared to be "The Mother of all Iron Bowls." (

I've got a little list, I've got a little list.
Kent Faulk provides a list of words or phrases Alabama has trademarked, including "Roll Tide,"'Bama," and"Rammer Jammer." (

Obligatory Johnny Manziel Item of the Day.
A look at the evolution of Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manziel from last season to this one. (AP/The Dallas Morning News)

The Downward Spiral?
Greg Gabriel declares that Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin should turn down any offer to become head coach at USC because it would be a "downward move." (National Football Post)

Cashing in?
Thanks to Baylor head coach Art Briles' recent contract extension,  Kevin Sumlin could wind up getting ready for "big payday" whether he stays at Texas A&M or goes elsewhere. (The Dallas Morning News)

What about me?
John Roach asks if LSU is "underrated in the BCS standings. (The New Orleans Times-Picayune)

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