Archive for July, 2009

New SEC Deal Is A Game Changer In The World Of College Football

By Posted on: July 24th, 2009 in Football Comments Off

In a world where we are constantly inundated with stories of loss and bankruptcy due to a recession that seems to take no mercy, we often forget that not everyone sees things the same way. McDonald’s executives would argue the economy has been a blessing for them and its thousands of franchisees.  Sales are through Continue Story…

2009 SEC Media Days… Day 1

By Posted on: July 22nd, 2009 in Football Comments Off

Mike Slive, SEC Commissioner, at 2009 SEC Media Days Dan Mullen, Mississippi State Bulldogs Head Coach, at 2009 SEC Media Days Rich Brooks, Kentucky Wildcats Head Coach, at 2009 SEC Media Days Bobby Petrino, Arkansas Razorbacks Head Coach, at 2009 SEC Media Days Head Coach Bobby Johnson, Vanderbilt Commodores, at 2009 SEC Media Days             Continue Story…

Decision Time for Chizik and Malzahn

By Posted on: July 21st, 2009 in Football Comments Off

Remember the days when Auburn fans used to complain about Brandon Cox? Little did anyone know those would be fondly remembered as the good ole days. Auburn’s quarterback controversy begins its second third year on Wednesday when new Auburn Coach Gene Chizik opens fall camp on the Plains. Rivaled in length only by Minnesota’s senate race, Auburn Continue Story…

Into the Tiger Cage

By Posted on: July 21st, 2009 in Football Comments Off
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War Eagle, everybody! Time now to preview another 2009 Auburn football opponent! On October 24th, Auburn travels to Baton Rouge to battle the LSU Tigers. With any luck, Auburn will be sporting at least a 5-2 record coming into this contest. LSU’s season opens with a long distance trip to Washington, to play the Huskies Continue Story…

Tuesday CFB Grab Bag

By Posted on: July 20th, 2009 in Football Comments Off
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BothJay and Acid Reign have both made their predictions for the coming season. There’s no way I’m walking out on that plank. My prognostication skills are limited to 4am phone calls to Miss Cleo and to the odd tabloid story prediction about Lindsay Lohan. Suffice it to say that I’m cautiously optimistic, but know that Continue Story…

It Looks To Be Average At Best For Auburn In 2009

By Posted on: July 20th, 2009 in Football Comments Off

 Will Kodi Burns be the one to lead Auburn this season? By now I’m sure many of you have read every preseason publication for sale at Books-A-Million. As we’ve talked before, rarely are these magazines accurate in predicting how the season will play out. Yet as I sit in my home office and look on the Continue Story…

Auburn Gets Little Respect From League Coaches

By Posted on: July 17th, 2009 in Football Comments Off

 Chizik’s first team is getting little respect around the South.   By my count, we are officially seven weeks from kickoff with Louisiana Tech. A sure sign the season is here is the annual SEC Media Days in Birmingham. It starts on Wednesday and concludes with Auburn coaches and players talking with the media on Friday. In Continue Story…

How Long Does it Take to Build a Program in the SEC?

By Posted on: July 16th, 2009 in Football Comments Off
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War Eagle, everyone, from sunny Fort Walton Beach! Wednesday morning, while I was downing a pot of good coffee, dripping sand, and baking in the sun, I was thinking about the current slate of SEC head coaches. Not a single one is a graduate of the university where they currently coach. Many a fired coach Continue Story…