Archive for July, 2012

Breaking News: Jonathan Rose…

By Posted on: July 25th, 2012 in Football Comments Off

 According to rivals.com Jonathan Rose will not return to the team for the 2012 season, and has left Auburn. “He’s one of the best kids I’ve ever coached in terms of being a good kid,” Leeds High School coach Keith Etheridge said. “Auburn has been great to me and the kids I’ve coached. I have a lot of Continue Story…

Five Burning Questions

By Posted on: July 23rd, 2012 in Football Comments Off
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How are we looking? If you walk the streets of the Southeast, it’s a question you hear with regularity this time of year. Football season is a little more than a month away and there are plenty of questions surrounding Auburn this year. Below is my list of questions along with my best guess at Continue Story…

NCAA Slams Penn State (but stops short of death penalty)

By Posted on: July 23rd, 2012 in Other Sports Comments Off
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Never in the history of college football has the National Collegiate Athletic Association issued penalties on a university as it did today, but then again never in the history of college football has there been a case like the Jerry Sandusky scandal. In unprecedented action the NCAA vacated Penn State wins from the 1998-2011 seasons Continue Story…

NCAA Usurps New Power in Landmark Move

By Posted on: July 21st, 2012 in Football Comments Off
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The NCAA is not a law enforcement agency. The NCAA is not a moral legislature or advocate body. They enforce rules on academics and athletics. I have to keep repeating those statements because nobody seems to be listening. What the NCAA probably is today, one day after handing down the harshest penalties to an athletic Continue Story…

Friday Ramblings: Media Days & More

By Posted on: July 20th, 2012 in Football Comments Off

SEC Media Days… By now the media has asked Kevin Sumlin and Gary Pinkle, the head football coaches of Texas A&M and Missouri respectively, how it feels to be “officially” a part of the SEC family. Most of the questions this week are the same questions asked since spring ball finished. HERE is a good run down Continue Story…

SEC Media Daze.

By Posted on: July 19th, 2012 in News Comments Off
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War Eagle, everybody! It’s that big week in July, where everyone’s undefeated, and optimistic about the chances for their teams this fall. Coaches pile on the platitudes, and a legion of reporters are ready at a moment’s notice to pounce on any missteps. As usual, coach Chizik and leaders Emory Blake, Phillip Lutzenkirchen, and Corey Lemonier represented the Continue Story…

Transcript of Coach Chizik’s Remarks in Hoover (at the 2012 SEC Media Days)

By Posted on: July 19th, 2012 in Football, News Comments Off
NCAA Football: SEC Media Days

On Wednesday Auburn’s contingent met with the media in Hoover, Alabama. The following is a transcript of Head Coach Gene Chizik at 2012 SEC Media Days provided by the Southeastern Conference. In his comments, he addresses the shooting tragedy, the state of the football program and answers questions ranging from where the quarterback race stands Continue Story…

Onterio McCalebb Continues to Receive Preseason Honors (named to Doak Walker Award list)

By Posted on: July 19th, 2012 in Football Comments Off
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Auburn running back Onterio McCalebb continues to garner preseason attention as he was named today to the watch list for the Doak Walker Award. The award honors the top running back in the nation. In the past week McCalebb has been named to the preseason All-SEC Team and wasplaced on the watch list for the 2012 Maxwell Award, which Continue Story…