Archive for March, 2012

Surprises, Success, and Struggles: The Story of Auburn’s 1st Scrimmage

By Posted on: March 31st, 2012 in Football Comments Off

Saturday marked the first scrimmage of Auburn football this Spring, and to the delight of this writer we have many good points to discuss.       Surprise-Offensive Line warriors…. During Kiehl Frazier’s post scrimmage interview some interesting items came up in his comments. The most significant was the mention that Greg (Robinson?) couldn’t go Continue Story…

Friday Ramblings: Basketball, Football & more….

By Posted on: March 30th, 2012 in Football Comments Off

The Kenny Gabriel Show…. During the Final Four Auburn wonder kid Kenny Gabriel participated in the Dunk portion of the State Farm Slam Dunk & Three Point Contest. Gabriel finished second, with a couple of really nice slams. One that impressed me was where his partner switched the ball to the opposite hand underneath his legs, bounced it of the Continue Story…

First Week of Spring Drills.

By Posted on: March 29th, 2012 in Football Comments Off
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War Eagle, everybody! The first week of spring drills is nearly complete. It’s an important time for the Tigers, with new offensive and defensive schemes being installed. As is usual for spring ball, there’s a lot of enthusiasm. Players seem to love the new schemes, especially on defense. I think Tiger fans are excited about Continue Story…

Auburn Softball Set to Take on No.1 Alabama in Doubleheader

By Posted on: March 27th, 2012 in Other Sports Comments Off
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Can Angel Bunner and the AUsome Tiger pitching staff hold back the powerful hitting of Alabama. “You don’t really have to say much to the team to get them ready for this one.” That’s the way that Auburn Head Softball Coach Tina Deese described how her team feels about hosting No. 1 Alabama today in a doubleheader Continue Story…

Ryan Tella Is One of the Hottest Hitters in the SEC

By Posted on: March 27th, 2012 in Baseball Comments Off
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Auburn Center fielder Ryan Tella has been on a tear lately. And because of it, he was named today as the Co SEC Player of the Week following his performance against No. 8 LSU. Ryan currently is one of the South Eastern Conference’s hottest hitters. In the LSU series he was 5-12 (.417) , with a double, Continue Story…

More Auburn Basketball Players Lost For Next Year’s Roster

By Posted on: March 27th, 2012 in Basketball Comments Off
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Auburn point guard Varez Ward left the basketball team this year after allegations of point-shaving. And then 6’10″ center Willy Kouassi and 6’8″ guard Bernard Morena decided totransfer at the end of the season. Now comes news out of Auburn that Auburn Basketball Coach Tony Barbee has dismissed two players from the team and suspended another indefinitely. Sophomore forward Josh Langford and red shirt freshman Continue Story…

Chizik Looks For Toughness During First Practice in Pads

By Posted on: March 27th, 2012 in Football Comments Off

Gene Chizik was not exactly pleased with the physicality of the first Auburn spring practice in full gear. “We are trying to develop a physical mentality that we need, which we are a ways off. Today they started okay at best, but they picked up a little at the end Wednesday the need to pick Continue Story…

The Word of the Day: Change

By Posted on: March 26th, 2012 in Football Comments Off

Culture shock. There’s no better way to sum it up. That’s what Auburn’s still young football team has encountered during its first weekend of spring practice. If Cam Newton or Nick Fairley walked into the joint today, they’d hardly recognize the place. The offense has changed. So has the defense. Even the players look different Continue Story…