Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Covering Dixie: Bret Bielema, Nick Marshall, Johnny Manziel, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. It's what your conference wants to be like when it grows up.



Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema is the new Lane Kiffin.
Because Stewart Mandel said so. The only problem is that Bielema doesn't have enough secondary violations to be Kiffin.  (SI.com)

I've seen the future, and it will be.
Auburn starting quarterback Nick Marshall declares that he will be a NFL QB in the future. (al.com)

Analyze This!
Former Auburn linebacker Travis Williams is joining the coaching staff of Tigers' head coach Gus Malzahn as a defensive analyst. Williams previously served as a graduate assistant at Auburn under Gene Chizik from 2009-2010, and was a linebackers coach for Northern Iowa in 2012.  (al.com)

Let the Music Play.
More on the SEC reportedly relaxing restrictions on playing recorded music between plays during games. (Bleacher Report)

His the Road, Mark.
Georgia announces the dates and locations for head coach Mark Richt's 2014 UGA Day spring speaking tour. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

This state of Independence shall be.
The Independence Bowl Foundation says new bowl title sponsor Duck Commander has agreed to the rebranding of the Shreveport, La. as the Duck Commander Independence Bowl. The bowl game was called The AdvoCare V100 Bowl in 2013. (The New Orleans Times-Picayune)

How Far We've Come.
Paul Krewe looks at the evolution of LSU quarterback recruiting under Tigers head coach Les Miles. (And the Valley Shook)

State of Confusion.
Good Bull Hunting looks at the controversy surrounding Texas A&M's decision to have twelve seats remain permanently empty in the currently-being-refurbished Kyle Field in honor of the school's "12th Man" tradition. There has been confusion as to whether the seats are supposed to honor all former students, the the twelve students killed during the construction of the 1999 Aggie Bonfire, or the "12th Man" concept itself.

Recruiting


Tristan the Night Away.
Florida high school junior wide receiver Tristan Peyton commits to Florida's 2015 recruiting class. (The Gainesville Sun)

Insanity

Johnny Football takes his talents to McDonald's.
Johnny Manziel has filmed a McDonald's commercial with LeBron James. Well, it was either McDonald's or Taco Bell, and we all know Aggies hate Taco Meat. (Good Bull Hunting)

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