Monday Musings: Beauty Queen Edition
Count me among those who saw nothing wrong with the comments made by ESPN play-by-play man Brent Musburger about Auburn graduate and current Miss Alabama Katherine Webb during last week’s BCS Championship game.
Of course, I was still in shock over seeing an Auburn graduate sporting an Alabama jersey, sitting in the stands with the Bama quarterback’s mom. Now that’s offensive.
Pointing out the obvious is hardly a crime. I don’t care whether you’re a 73 years-old or a fraternity boy, Ms. Webb is a looker. I’ll stop at that since her grandparents live about 300 yards from my home.
I’m happy for her new found stardom and appearance in the upcoming Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. But I keep going back to that Bama jersey in Miami. You’ve only been dating a month. Did you have to go that far? The jersey? Really? …
Staying on the beauty pageant theme, yeah I know, we’ve really crossed the line now, Congratulations to Opelika native and former Auburn student Mallory Hagan on being crowned Miss America on Saturday.
Hagan graduated from Opelika High in 2007 and spent a year at Auburn before moving to Brooklyn. I’m not sure of why the drastic change in venue, but it obviously worked out…
Who would have put odds on Auburn being 2-0 in SEC play a month ago? Not me. Truthfully, I’d already written off Tony Barbee. Two games don’t make a season, but its one hell of a start, especially when you haven’t won your first two conference games of the season since 2003.
Saturday’s 74-71 win over South Carolina at Colonial Life Arena marked its third straight win and sixth in the last eight, moving the Tigers to 8-7 overall and 2-0 in the SEC. Frankie Sullivan led the way with 17 points.
Things don’t get easier this week, with Auburn heading to Fayetteville on Wednesday to take on Arkansas. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. CT and will be carried live on the SEC Network.
Auburn returns home on Saturday to welcome Kentucky. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. CT at Auburn Arena…
By all accounts, Pinson Valley (AL.) High School linebacker Zach Cunningham had a great official visit to Auburn over the weekend. The 6-foot-4,196 pounder is a four-star recruit that is rated the nation’s No. 18 outside linebacker by 247 Sports.
“Looking real good,” is how Cunningham responded to Auburn’s chances of signing him next month.
“My mom wants me to stay close to home so she can watch my games and I can still come home to visit on the weekends,” he said.
That said, Cunningham still plans on taking visits to Oregon, Tennessee and Vanderbilt before making a decision.
Linebacker was a glaring weakness this past season. Let’s hope Ellis Johnson and team brings him home…
Carver (Montgomery) High School quarterback Jeremy Johnson remains committed to Auburn and spent the weekend on campus getting to know the new staff. He also did a little recruiting.
“I’m 100 percent with Auburn,” he said. “This is where I want to be. Now is my time to recruit, to get players around me, skill position wise.”
Johnson says he plans to come in this summer with an eye on competing for the starting position.
“I’m coming in and compete for the job,” Johnson said. “I’m a competitor. I just want to do the best for Auburn.”
He’ll have his chance with Gus Malzahn declaring all positions wide open. Jonathan Wallace is still regarded as the favorite to hold onto the quarterback job. However, if you saw Johnson play this past season, you know this kid is loaded with talent and likely will have his shot in fall camp.
Until next time…