Archive for January, 2013

How Much Do New NCAA Rule Changes Benefit the Student-Athlete?

By Posted on: January 22nd, 2013 in Featured Article, Football, News 15 Comments »
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  NCAA President, Mark Emmert addressing the National Convention in Grapevine, Texas. “Founded more than one hundred years ago as a way to protect student-athletes, the NCAA continues to implement that principle with increased emphasis on both athletics and academic excellence.” That’s the way the National Collegiate Athletic Association describes itself on its national web Continue Story…

The tell-all phrase is…

By Posted on: January 21st, 2013 in Member Post 2 Comments »

“Decommitted from AU,” Wilkins tweeted. “Thanks for all the love from the fans but I have to do what’s best for me.”Dee Liner used it too. It carries a specific meaning when they can’t give other reasons for their decisions in my opinion, slanted as it may be.

Big Recruiting Weekend for Auburn

By Posted on: January 21st, 2013 in Football 5 Comments »

Auburn started the weekend with the 16th ranked recruiting class in the country. That will likely change this week. Gus Malzahn promised a staff that could recruit with the best. Yesterday it began paying off.New assistant Dameyune Craig landed four-star wide receiver Tony Stevens out of Orlando on Sunday. Arriving in Auburn as a Texas Continue Story…

Malzahn at Half Time of UK game: “We will play good, hard-nosed Auburn football”

By Posted on: January 19th, 2013 in Football 1 Comment »

                           After Coach Malzahn spoke at the Auburn-Kentucky game, he met briefly with the media and took questions. The following is a transcript of his remarks.Qt. Gus, how’s it been going?“It’s been going good. It’s been pretty fast, but it’s been a very good fast. Now that we’ve got our coaches in Continue Story…

“One of the Greatest Basketball Players in Auburn University History”

By Posted on: January 19th, 2013 in Basketball 3 Comments »
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Tonight the Auburn Tigers take on the Kentucky Wildcats in front of a sold out crowd in Auburn Arena. It will be a big night for Tiger fans on The Plains. But it will also be a big night for the family of one of Auburn’s All-time greatest players, Mike Mitchell. In pregame ceremonies, his Continue Story…

Other Coaching Moves in the South Eastern Conference…

By Posted on: January 18th, 2013 in Member Post Comments Off

Well now. Isn’t this an interesting situation.It’s being reported in several circles that there are some other potential changes to the SEC landscape.NFL Philadelphia Eagles:  Reportedly Chip Kelly has targeted two Defensive Coordinators from the SEC to fill his vacant position.  Georgia’s Todd Grantham and Alabama’s Kirby Smart.It might just be me, but Smart was Continue Story…

Being reported on ESPN…

By Posted on: January 18th, 2013 in Member Post 2 Comments »

That Dan Quinn is going back to the NFL.  Quinn served as Will Muschamp’s DC at Florida for the last two seasons.  He had done pretty well there.  Florida will promote the linebacker coach, DJ Durkin, to lead the defense.  Well, actually, Muschamp stated that both he and DJ would lead the defense.You gotta love Continue Story…

The Crazy World that is – College Football’s Offseason

By Posted on: January 18th, 2013 in Featured Article, Football 13 Comments »
Gus is planning on running his offense so fast this season that we will actually travel backwards in time.

The finals scores have been tallied, the standings have been finalized, but college football isn’t done making headlines. This is nothing new for anyone who has followed the sport for any significant amount of time. For every Heisman highlight that spread like wildfire through media outlets, there is an equally buzz-worthy story waiting outside the lines to Continue Story…