Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Covering Dixie: Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin, Todd Gurley, Kurt Roper, and more.

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

Birthplace of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in Atlanta.

Look Ma, no hands. 
Alabama head coach Nick Saban says he taking a hands-off approach when it comes to the play-calling of his first-year offensive coordinator, Lane Kiffin. I'm still not used to writing that. (

I've seen the future, and it will be.
Alabama will win the first College Football Playoff title. Because Roll 'Bama Roll said so. Well you didn't think they'd say Auburn would win it, did you?

The Hurdy-Gurley Man. 
Georgia tailback Todd Gurley is hoping injuries don't keep him on the sidelines when Georgia hosts Clemson on Saturday. Gurley's playing time was limited in the Dawgs' loss last season to the Tigers due to a quadriceps  injury suffered while making a 75-yard touchdown during the first quarter. (The Altanta Journal-Constitution)

I've seen the future, and it works.
Dude You Crazy predicts South Carolina will win the SEC East, and that Alabama will win the SEC West. Naturally, the DYC predicts Alabama to beat SCAR in the SEC Championship Game.

Give 'Em Enough Roper.
Jeff Barlis profiles first-year Florida OC Kurt Roper. (ESPN)

In Your Honor.
Retired Marine Cpl. Congressional Medal of Honor winner Kyle Carpenter will lead the South Carolina faithful inside Williams-Brice Stadium in the traditional pre-game "Gamecocks Chant" before the 2014 season opener against Texas A&M on Thursday. Carpenter, who was awarded the Medal of Honor this past June, is an University of South Carolina student. (Saturday Down South)


Love to Hate You.

Robert Boyd provides an Arkansas-centric hater's guide to Auburn. The Razorbacks face the Tigers on the road at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday. (Arkansas Fight)

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