Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Covering Dixie: Kirby Smart, Malcolm Mitchell, Ricky Seals-Jones, and more.

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

Today's photo is of The Alamo. You'll find out why soon enough. 

Smart money.
Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart says he's in no rush to become a head coach, but would not pass up the opportunity should it arise. (

On a related front...
Kevin Scarbinsky declares Smart to be "the smartest assistant coach in college football." (

The Fourth Man.
Seth Emerson names Georgia wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell as the fourth most important player for Georgia in 2014. (The Macon Telegraph)

Mr. Seals-Jones an me tell each other fairy tales.
Brad Crawford profiles Texas A&M redshirt freshman WR Ricky Seals-Jones. (Saturday Down South)

In Your Honor.
New permanent SEC  cross-division rivals South Carolina and Texas A&M will reportedly compete for a trophy named in honor of  James Butler Bonham, a South Carolina native who died during the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. (Good Bull Hunting)

Rebel Rebel.
Hugh Kellenberger profiles Ole Miss outside linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche. (The Jackson Clarion-Ledger)

Be Like Mike.
Pat Dooley profiles South Carolina running back Mike Davis. (The Gainesville Sun)

Landon on Water.
Pat Dooley profiles Alabama safety Landon Collins. (The Gainesville Sun)

There's a possibility, but no chance.
Wes Rucker explains why Tennessee may be staying home during bowl season for a fourth year in a row. Feeling warm, Butch Jones? (

Hey Mr. DJ.
Michael Bergin profiles Kentucky fullback D.J. Warren. (Wildcat Blue Nation)

In my mind I'm going to Carolina.
Mississippi State and North Carolina state agree to a home at home series for the 2020 and 2021 college football seasons. (Saturday Down South)

Yo! Brumfield Rush the Show.
Paul Crewe profiles LSU freshman offensive lineman Garrett Brumfield. (And the Valley Shook)


A 2014 Florida Gators calendar uses a photo of former Gator and New England tight end Aaron Hernandez for the month of July. Hernandez is in jail awaiting trial on charges of murdering three people. (AP/ESPN)

Motorcycle Emptiness.
Jorge De Los Gallos profiles South Carolina long snapper Coleman Harley. It won't take you long to realize why I put this one under "Insanity."  (Garnet and Black Attack)

And speaking of "Motorcycle Emptiness..."

I'm not over you just yet.
Arkansas Fight readers name former Razorback head coach/current Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino as "The Biggest Villain in Razorback History." You'll have to share your hate with Atlanta Falcons fans Hog Nation.

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