Friday, January 10, 2014

Covering Dixie: James Franklin, Johnny Manziel, Georgia, and *sigh* Lane Kiffin.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. It still has more BCS titles than your conference. 

The Gus. S Wortham Memorial Fountain in Buffalo Bayou Park, Houston, Tx. 

Denial is not a river in Egypt. 
Vanderbilt athletic director David Williams is denying reports that Commodore head coach James Franklin has accepted the head coaching job at Penn State. This despite the fact that Penn St. is going ahead with approving a contract for Franklin. (AP/Yahoo! Sports)

Nothing Was the Same.
Good Bull Hunting pays tribute to former Texas starting quarterback Johnny Manziel and how he changed the perceptions of Texas A&M from being a bizarre land filled with male cheerleaders Yell Leaders to a legitimate contender for the SEC title. Enjoy it while it lasts, Aggieland.

Don't Worry, Be Happy?
Kevin Scarbinsky says that Alabama head coach Nick Saban "is smart to like" former USC head coach Lane Kiffin enough to possibly hire him as the Crimson Tide's next offensive coordinator.

                                                                                                       - DC Comics

Steele Away?
Alabama director of player personnel Kevin Steele is reportedly leaving Nick Saban's coaching staff to become the defensive coordinator for new Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino. (

Trading Spaces?
Auburn wide receiver Trovon Reed may be making the switch from the Tigers' offensive line to the team's defensive line in the 2014 season. (

Like of Bryan.
Virginia Tech tight ends coach Bryan Stinespring will reportedly interview for the LSU offensive lines coaching position left open by the departure of Greg Studwara. (

The Must List.
Brad Sheppard looks at five recruiting candidates Tennessee needs to sign in order to cap off a successful 2014 recruiting class. (Bleacher Report. Yes, there is a slideshow involved.)  

Making the Grade.
Rock M Nation readers grade Missouri's 2013 offense. They seem to more inclined to favor Marty Mauk's performance as the Tigers' QB than James Franklin's performance. Lucky for them that this was Franklin's final season in college.

Understatement. Of. The. Decade. This week.
Mark Weiszer discussed how Georgia needs to fix its special teams "shortcomings."Hint: GET OFF YOUR BUTT AND HIRE AN ACTUAL SPECIAL TEAMS COACH, MARK RICHT! (via The Athens Banner-Herald)

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