Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Covering Dixie: Nock Saban, Jadeveon Clowney, recruiting, and more.

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

Christmas in Helen. Ga.

Mega-late today. Sorry for that. Blame it on me still fighting bronchitis. 

I didn't do it! Nobody saw me do it! You can't prove anything!
Alabama head coach Nick Saban denies either discussing taking to Texas about replacing Mack Brown as the Longhorns' head coach, or even wanting the job. (AP/Yahoo! Sports)

When Nick Met Lane.
Saban also explained what happened during his meeting with former USC head coach Lane Kiffin. (ESPN)

Who Says You Can't Go Home?
Former Alabama defensive lineman D.J. Pettway has rejoined the program. He was dismissed from the program in February following an arrest on charges that he and two other former players attacked a fellow student. He was granted youthful offender status, which blocks public disclosure of his records. (

What, me worry?
Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs says that he has no concerns about Tigers head coach Gus Malzan bolting to Texas to take the vacant head coaching opening. (

I'm Moving On.
South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney says he is healthy and ready to finish up his college career in the Capital One Bowl on Jan. 1, 2014. (AP/ESPN)

The Ride Down Mount Morgan.
Mark Weiszer looks at Georgia kicker Marshall Morgan's evolution this season from a shaky start to being named to the AP's All-SEC team. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

Seeing how the other half lives.
Georgia tight end Arthur Lynch compares UGA facilities to those of LSU after a visit to Baton Rouge and his friend, LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger. (The Athens Banner-Herald)



Alabama goes JUCO.
Mississippi JUCO defensive lineman Jarran Reed signs his letter of intent to join Alabama's 2014 recruiting class. (

What's mine is mine. What's yours is mine. 
Georgia JUCO defensive lineman DaVonte Lambert flips his 2014 recruiting class commitment from Tennessee to Auburn. (

Florida goes JUCO.
Texas JUCO offensive lineman Drew Savary flips his 2014 recruiting class commitment from Texas Tech to Florida. (The Gainesville Sun)


I'm Sorry. So Sorry. columnist Charles L. Dean apologizes to Alabama fans for comments he made about how "Nick Saban's new $7- to $7.5 million annual pay check looks like compared to the pay of some other Alabamians."

Hey, Santa.
Good Bull Hunting looks at what SEC coaches are asking Santa for Christmas this year. Shockingly, Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin didn't ask for Johnny Manziel to stay in school.

Eat Mor Football.
Good Bull Hunting's THE TAILGATE previews Texas A&M's Chick-fil-A Bowl showdown against Duke in Atlanta on New Year's Eve. I'm still not sure that Johnny Manziek in the ATL on New Year's Eve is a good thing or not. (See: Stephen Garcia)

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