Found December 21, 2011 on Shirts With Random Triangles:
Christmas in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  (Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.) Meaningless bowl item of the day. Marshall defeats Florida International in the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl 20-10. ( Carolina in My Mind? Former Arizona State Mike Stoops could possibly end up replacing the recently departed Ellis Johnson as the defensive coordinator at South Carolina. Ellis left the Gamecocks to become head football coach at Southern Miss. (College Football Talk) Should I Stay or Should I Go? Alabama safety Robert Lester is debating on whether to return for his seniorn year, or to enter the 2012 NFL Draft. ( The High ...

Mark Richt’s Generous Gifts to Staff Were Secondary NCAA Violations

That Mark Richt, how dare he generously give monetary payments to members of his football staff out of his own pocket! Doesn’t he know that good deeds like that are illegal according to the NCAA handbook? Yes, Georgia coach Mark Richt committed secondary NCAA violations when he personally paid some coaches whom he felt deserved more money. From the Atlanta Journal Constitution...

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Mark Richt, Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl, Knile Davis, and more.

The Christmas tree in the lobby of the Peabody Hotel in Memphis. Season's Greetings. Christmas messages from your favorite SEC coaches, or internet facsimiles thereof. (The Belly of the Beast) Where's the Beef? Previewing tonight's Beef "O' Brady's Bowl featuring Florida International against Marshal. Frankly I'm not sure which is more surprising...

Report: Dawgs' Richt paid staff from own pocket

Believing members of his football staff weren't being compensated satisfactorily, Georgia coach Mark Richt unknowingly violated NCAA rules by paying them out of his own pocket.

Who knew that being a nice guy was a secondary violation?

But once you cross that threshold, Mark Richt’s bound to be a repeat offender. And Damon Evans – what a cheap bastard.  Not for refusing to pay out the penny ante stuff that Richt eventually covered (that’s probably Michael Adams’ sanctimonious politics), but for turning it down with the knowledge that Richt was going to go ahead and pay it out of his own pocket anyway....

Georgia's Richt penalized for personal payments to staff

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Georgia football coach Mark Richt committed what was determined to be a secondary violation of NCAA rules regarding supplemental pay for making personal payments of more than $25,000 to assistants and support staff.

Pundits say the darndest things.

Hey, whadooyakno – Pat Dooley’s puzzled by something. It's funny how Mark Richt is being praised for paying coaches out of his own pocket and Galen Hall was fired at UF for doing the same thing.— Pat Dooley (@pat_dooley) December 21, 2011 Hmm, he, ha… let’s see if the New York Times can help. Galen Hall resigned as football coach at the University of Florida today amid...

NFL Draft and College Football Links: December 22nd

Southern Cal will have the benefit of T.J. McDonald playing in their defensive backfield for one more season, as he’s elected to hold off on entering the draft. Florida State will be without their senior running back Jermaine Thomas in the Champs Sports Bowl due to academic issues. Alshon Jeffery will have a tough match up against Nebraska’s Alfonso Dennard in the Capitol One...
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