Monday, February 24, 2014

Covering Dixie: Hugh Freeze, Drew Magary on Jadeveon Clowney, Greg McGarity, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. It's like Christmas, but with more...football.



Let Us Now Praise Famous Men.
 John Pennington shows support for the abilities the school's head football coach Hugh Freeze and head men's basketball coach Andy Kennedy to recruit African-American athletes to come to a school with a history of racial discrimination and hostility towards African-Americans. This comes in the wake of a recent incident at Old Miss involving three white students who placed a noose around the neck of a statue of James Meredith. (Mr. SEC)

Drew Magary vs. The World.
Drew Magary takes aim at Twitter critics of former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney's performance at the 2014 NFL Combine, the NFL Combine itself, and criticisms of the "heart" or "motor' of athletes in general. (Deadspin)

Fighting the trend.
Robbie Andreu looks at how the trend of empty student sections at college football games is trying to be combated at Florida. (The Gainesville Sun)

Pump Up the Volume.
Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity promotes new SEC rules changes that allow for recorded music being played between plays in games. Hint to McGarity: Lay claim to Martin Garrix's "Animals" now. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

Our board is bigger.
Texas A&M announces that the video board in the currently-undergoing restoration Kyle Field will be the largest board in any college football stadium. It it reportedly 47 ft. high and 160 ft. wide. (AP/Yahoo! Sports)

Keep hope alive!
Spencer Hall is trying to stay positive about Florida football after it's disastrous 4-8 season in 2013. Hope may float, but for Florida it's apparently floating down a river headed towards a 500-foot waterfall with rocks sharper than samurai swords at the bottom. (Every Day Should Be Saturday


Recruiting


Texas A&M recruiting.
Louisiana high school junior defensive back DeShawn Capers-Smith commits to Texas A&M's 2015 recruiting class. (Just Wait Til Next Season)

Most insane recruiting story of the day. 
 Zadock Dinkelmann, 14-year old junior high school quarterback, commits to LSU's 2018 recruiting class. Dinkelmann is the nephew of former Heisman Trophy-winning QB Ty Detmer. (ESPN)

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