Archive for September, 2007

What Would Shug Think?

By Posted on: September 17th, 2007 in Football Comments Off

By Jay Coulterjccoulter@gmail.com Auburn people have always prided themselves on being different than that other school in the state. Auburn people carry themselves with dignity and class. In recent years, most of us shook our heads in disbelief as Alabama fans booed their players off the field after tough losses. We said Auburn people would Continue Story…

Dixieland Disaster

By Posted on: September 16th, 2007 in Football Comments Off

By Jay Coulterjccoulter@gmail.com All the warning signs were there: The closed practices during fall camp; the wide receivers struggling to catch the ball in practice; Brad Lester’s little problem; a young offensive line that was struggling in scrimmages. Like parents that won’t acknowledge their son has a problem, most of us spent the summer refusing Continue Story…

Tuberville Just Clowning Around With Sherrill

By Posted on: September 14th, 2007 in Football Comments Off

By Jay Coulterjccoulter@gmail.com If you didn’t know better you would think that Tommy Tuberville is taking on Jackie Sherrill’s Mississippi State Bulldogs this weekend. Despite being at Auburn nine years, it seems the feud between the two that dates back to Tuberville’s days at Ole Miss is as strong as ever. The flames were stoked Continue Story…

Previewing The Miss State Bulldogs

By Posted on: September 13th, 2007 in Football Comments Off

By Jay Coulterjccoulter@gmail.com It’s hard to believe it’s almost game time again. I pledge to you that I will stay away from the quarterback discussion today. Is there really anything else that can be said about Brandon Cox that hasn’t been said already? Let’s take a quick look at this weekend’s game with Mississippi State Continue Story…

Auburn Quarterback Situation Takes Another Twist

By Posted on: September 12th, 2007 in Football Comments Off

By Jay Coulterjccoulter@gmail.com This year’s Auburn football team more resembles a season of Desperate Housewivesthan that of an SEC football season. Tommy Tuberville held his weekly press conference on Tuesday and reiterated that Brandon Cox was still his quarterback. Meanwhile, when Christa Turner of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer asked backup quarterback Blake Field how many reps he got at Tuesday’s practice, he said, Continue Story…

New Weekly Podcast At al.com

By Posted on: September 11th, 2007 in Football Comments Off

This morning I sat down for a chat with Kenny Smith of al.com. Kenny hosts a series of weekly podcasts for the state’s number one news and sports web site. How big is al.com? They pull in more than 800,000 visitors a month – just slightly more than Track’em Tigers. Starting today, I’ll be on weekly with Kenny talking Continue Story…

Tuberville: I’m Sticking With Brandon

By Posted on: September 11th, 2007 in Football Comments Off

By Jay Coulterjccoulter@gmail.com Tommy Tuberville finally weighed in on the Auburn quarterback controversy yesterday. As expected, he’s sticking with Brandon Cox. “He’s made some obvious mistakes but you don’t just ditch a guy that’s won 20 games the last two years,” said Tuberville. “You would hope things start clicking. Obviously anybody is subject to having somebody Continue Story…

SEC Power Poll: Week 2

By Posted on: September 11th, 2007 in Football Comments Off

By Jay Coulterjccoulter@gmail.com Here’s my ballot for this week’s SEC Power Poll. More than 20 writers from around the conference participate in the weekly poll. You have to be impressed with LSU – as much as I hate to admit it. At this point, a trip to Baton Rouge on October 20th is akin to Continue Story…