Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Covering Dixie: Brent Lashlee, Johnny Manziel, Connor Shaw, and a $100,000 football?

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. We still have more BCS titles than you do. 

Condolences go out to Angel Garcia, the demolition worker who died following a four story fall at Texas A&M's Kyle Field. Garcia was employed by Lindamood Demolition, which was working on renovations to the stadium. (AP/ESPN)

Now on to the regular shenanigans.

I see the future, and it will be.
Christopher Wilson projects Alabama will face Clemson in the Orange Bowl, with Auburn facing Central Florida in the Sugar Bowl. And you wonder why the Sugar Bowl so gladly jumped at the opportunity to agree to host an SEC champ vs. Big 12 champ format starting next season. (Dr. Saturday)

Rum, Sodomy, and the Lashley.
Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee had been named a finalist for the 2013 Broyles Award, which is awarded to the top assistant coach in the nation. (The Opelika-Auburn News)

There's a possibility, but no chance. 
James Sullivan looks at the chances Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manziel follows in the footsteps of Oregon starting QB Marcus Mariota and returns to college next season instead of entering the 2014 NFL Draft. Good luck with that one. (Bleacher Report)

Everybody Wants You.
Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel, Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin, and Alabama offensive coordinator Doug  Nussmeier are listed as candidates from the SEC to be Washington's next head coach. (Athlon Sports)

Whatchagot, Loran?
Legendary Georgia Football Network sideline reporter Loran Smith gives his reactions to Georgia  Hutson Mason's first start as Georgia QB in the Bulldogs' win last Saturday over Georgia Tech. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

The $100,000 football?
The football from the that Auburn cornerback Chris Davis carried for the game-winning touchdown against Alabama in the Iron Bowl could be worth $100,000 " if the Tigers win the national title,"  according to a sports memorabilia expert. Otherwise, it's just worth $50,000. The ball is currently in the possession of Auburn athletic director Jeff Purinton. (

Pimpin' Ain't Easy.
South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier campaigns for Heisman Trophy votes for Gamecock starting QB Connor Shaw. (The State)

The best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be?
Willie T. Smith III ponders whether Connor Shaw if the greatest QB in South Carolina history. (The Greenville News)


Life of Ryan.
Florida high school senior receiver Ryan Sousa flips his 2014 commitment from Florida State to Florida. (The Gainesville Sun)


Zero Dork Thirty.
Georgia wide receiver and Star Wars fan Chris Conley is trying to organize lightsaber duels on the UGA campus in Athens. Wait, I thought this stuff only happened at Georgia Tech? (The Athens Banner-Herald)

Yeah, somebody went there.
CBS' Gary Danielson compares Auburn's win over Alabama in the Iron Bowl to the USA Olympic hockey team's "Miracle on Ice" win over the USSR at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. So Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide are communists now? (

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