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Friday Football Primer

By on September 21st, 2007 in Football Comments Off on Friday Football Primer
By Jay Coulterjccoulter@gmail.com Can you believe we are already four weeks into the college football year? OK, maybe that was a bad question to ask. The weeks do seem to fly by during the season – even when times are bad. My guess is we’ll know something this afternoon on running back Brad Lester. Tommy Tub... Read Full Story

Lester’s Status To Be Decided In Next 48 Hours

By on September 20th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on Lester’s Status To Be Decided In Next 48 Hours
Tommy Tuberville said this afternoon that the status of running back Brad Lester will be determined by game time on Saturday. Lester has been serving a suspension this season for an academic related problem. It's widely believed to involve a term paper that was written (or not) last December. I'll keep you updated as I get new... Read Full Story

Auburn Man Getting It Done In Troy

By on September 20th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on Auburn Man Getting It Done In Troy
By Jay Coulterjccoulter@gmail.com I don’t know about you, but I love following the Troy Trojans. It’s hard not to think of them as Auburn-South. With former Tiger Larry Blakeney serving as head coach, Shayne Wasden coaching receivers and former Tiger assistant Steve Dennis leading the athletic department, the ... Read Full Story

Finebaum Playing A New Song

By on September 19th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on Finebaum Playing A New Song
By Jay Coulterjccoulter@gmail.com Media Genius? I’ve always viewed Alabama sports personality Paul Finebaum with a sense of amusement. From a business standpoint, he’s without question a genius. Now stay with me on this. Don’t leave yet. For the better part of 25 years he’s played sports fans in this... Read Full Story

Honey Watching Wednesday

By on September 19th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on Honey Watching Wednesday
In honor of USC’s throttling of Nebraska this past Saturday, I give you, yet again, the Trojan Song Girls – In Hawaii, in bikinis. Applause please!  ... Read Full Story

Listen to the al.com Weekly Auburn Podcast

By on September 18th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on Listen to the al.com Weekly Auburn Podcast
Today I sat down with Kenny Smith of al.com to talk Auburn football. Kenny has been kind enough to ask me to appear weekly on his podcast over at the state’s number one web site for news and sports. We talked about a lot of subjects including the quarterback controversy, the play of the offensive line and how the defense ha... Read Full Story

An Auburn History Lesson: Platooning Quarterbacks

By on September 18th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on An Auburn History Lesson: Platooning Quarterbacks
I’ve received several emails today about my reference to the platooning Auburn did at quarterback in 1985. One of my very favorite readers and writers, Acid Reign gives some good background on the situation back in the mid-1980’s. He posted it tonight and I thought I would share it with everyone. It’s a good history lesson... Read Full Story

Happy Birthday Tommy!

By on September 18th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on Happy Birthday Tommy!
Happy Birthday to Tommy Tuberville, who turned 53 on Tuesday. I’m certain he’s had better ones, but when you make $2.5 million a year and have your health, is there such thing as a really bad one?... Read Full Story

Players Weigh In On Cox Treatment

By on September 18th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on Players Weigh In On Cox Treatment
By Jay Coulterjccoulter@gmail.com Many of you weighed in on the Brandon Cox story yesterday. In fact, we drew more than 1,000 visitors on Monday. Many responded through comments and emails about how Cox was treated by fans following his second interception against Miss State. The consensus among the vast majority... Read Full Story

What Would Shug Think?

By on September 17th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on What Would Shug Think?
By Jay Coulterjccoulter@gmail.com Auburn people have always prided themselves on being different than that other school in the state. Auburn people carry themselves with dignity and class. In recent years, most of us shook our heads in disbelief as Alabama fans booed their players off the field after tough losses.... Read Full Story

Dixieland Disaster

By on September 16th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on Dixieland Disaster
By Jay Coulterjccoulter@gmail.com All the warning signs were there: The closed practices during fall camp; the wide receivers struggling to catch the ball in practice; Brad Lester’s little problem; a young offensive line that was struggling in scrimmages. Like parents that won’t acknowledge their son has a problem, most of... Read Full Story

Tuberville Just Clowning Around With Sherrill

By on September 14th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on Tuberville Just Clowning Around With Sherrill
By Jay Coulterjccoulter@gmail.com If you didn’t know better you would think that Tommy Tuberville is taking on Jackie Sherrill’s Mississippi State Bulldogs this weekend. Despite being at Auburn nine years, it seems the feud between the two that dates back to Tuberville’s days at Ole Miss is as strong as ever... Read Full Story

Previewing The Miss State Bulldogs

By on September 13th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on Previewing The Miss State Bulldogs
By Jay Coulterjccoulter@gmail.com It’s hard to believe it’s almost game time again. I pledge to you that I will stay away from the quarterback discussion today. Is there really anything else that can be said about Brandon Cox that hasn’t been said already? Let’s take a quick look at this weekend’s game with Mississip... Read Full Story

Auburn Quarterback Situation Takes Another Twist

By on September 12th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on Auburn Quarterback Situation Takes Another Twist
By Jay Coulterjccoulter@gmail.com This year’s Auburn football team more resembles a season of Desperate Housewivesthan that of an SEC football season. Tommy Tuberville held his weekly press conference on Tuesday and reiterated that Brandon Cox was still his quarterback. Meanwhile, when Christa Turner of the Columbus Ledg... Read Full Story

New Weekly Podcast At al.com

By on September 11th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on New Weekly Podcast At al.com
This morning I sat down for a chat with Kenny Smith of al.com. Kenny hosts a series of weekly podcasts for the state’s number one news and sports web site. How big is al.com? They pull in more than 800,000 visitors a month – just slightly more than Track’em Tigers. Starting today, I’ll be on weekly with Kenny talkin... Read Full Story

Tuberville: I’m Sticking With Brandon

By on September 11th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on Tuberville: I’m Sticking With Brandon
By Jay Coulterjccoulter@gmail.com Tommy Tuberville finally weighed in on the Auburn quarterback controversy yesterday. As expected, he’s sticking with Brandon Cox. "He's made some obvious mistakes but you don't just ditch a guy that's won 20 games the last two years," said Tuberville. "You would hope things sta... Read Full Story

SEC Power Poll: Week 2

By on September 11th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on SEC Power Poll: Week 2
By Jay Coulterjccoulter@gmail.com Here’s my ballot for this week’s SEC Power Poll. More than 20 writers from around the conference participate in the weekly poll. You have to be impressed with LSU – as much as I hate to admit it. At this point, a trip to Baton Rouge on October 20th is akin to getting a prost... Read Full Story

Monday Morning Hangover Edition

By on September 10th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on Monday Morning Hangover Edition
By Jay Coulterjccoulter@gmail.com I do believe the sun will come up this morning, although for the record it’s still dark outside. We are now two days removed from what we’ve known for more than a week. This Auburn team is not likely to have a painting hanging over at Auburn Artanytime soon. Here are some random thoughts ... Read Full Story

Meltdown At Pat Dye Field

By on September 9th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on Meltdown At Pat Dye Field
By Jay Coulterjccoulter@gmail.com Nothing lasts forever. How many times have we heard that? Sitting in Jordan-Hare Stadium last night, everyone knew Auburn was struggling. Like last week, they didn’t deserve to win. But most of the 82,000 on hand expected the Tigers to find a way to pull it out. That’s what we’ve grown a... Read Full Story

South Florida Quarterback Is The Real Deal

By on September 7th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on South Florida Quarterback Is The Real Deal
By Jay Coulterjccoulter@gmail.com The South Florida game has begun to take on a life of its own during the past few days. We’ve known all year the Bulls would be a test. They are a solid football team. However, they are not Southern Cal. The talk has ratcheted to such a point that I’m starting to feel like Pat Dye on game d... Read Full Story