Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Covering Dixie: Nick Saban rumors, A.J. McCarron, recruiting news, and more.

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

President Andrew Jackson's plantation home The Hermitage at Christmas.

This is the song that doesn't end. Yes, it goes on and on my friend. Some people started singing it not knowing what it was, and they'll continue singing it forever just because . . .
Reports of Mack Brown preparing to step down as head coach of Texas kick speculation that Alabama head coach Nick Saban will leave Tuscaloosa to coach the Longhorns into hyperdrive. (

Gimmie Some Money.
Paul Finebaum reports that the University of Alabama is negotiating a new a new contract extension with Saban to keep him from bolting to Texas. (

Is this a good thing or a bad thing?
Alabama starting quarterback A.J. McCarron spoke on the phone with embattled New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez before the Crimson Tide's loss to Auburn in the Iron Bowl. Great, another thing we can blame A-Rod on. (

I've got a little list. I've got a little list.
Dr. Saturday ranks the 2014 BCS title game between Florida State and Auburn as the top bowl game in the country. The 2013 Liberty Bowl featuring Rice vs. Mississippi State is the lowest-ranked bowl with an SEC team.

The past is prologue.
Auburn looks to its previous BCS title game victory against Oregon in 2011. (The Opelika-Auburn News)

Possibly the only good news for Florida this season.
Former Florida Heisman Trophy-winning QB Danny Wuerffel inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. (The Gainesville Sun)

Reflections of the way life used to be.
Dawg Sports remembers the 1987 Liberty Bowl between Georgia and then-Southwest Conference member Arkansas. Georgia beat Arkansas 20-17.

Head East. 
The 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta will be the farthest east that Texas A&M has played in a bowl game since the 1957 Gator Bowl. (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)


LSU recruiting.
Louisiana high school running back Darrel Williams flips his 2014 recruiting class commitment from Arizona State to LSU. (The Baton Rouge Advocate)

South Carolina recruiting.
South Carolina gets its latest 2014 recruiting class commitment froin-state high school senior wide receiver Tyshun "Deebo" Samuel. (The Charleston Post and Courier)

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