Monthly Archive for December, 2009
On the standing ovation the Auburn fans gave the team following the 26-21 loss to Alabama at Jordan-Hare Stadium:
“I think that’s a great statement and great commercial for how great our fans are. Our fans are the greatest fans in the country, and they knew that we fought in that game and they knew that our kids really, really played with a lot of heart. My hat is off to our whole fan base, because that’s who they are and is very much appreciated by the players and by myself, our administration and everybody involved with Auburn football. However, we don’t get excited and want pats on the back for almosts. We were in that game to win it, and we didn’t. We’re proud and very happy of the way our fans are. But again, we’re not happy that we played them close.”
Like a Junior Rosegreen black out hit on Reggie Brown, Auburn seemingly out-of-nowhere, is hosting the nation’s #1 JUCO quarterback, 5-star Cameron Newton, on Friday. Newton started his college career at Florida where he got in some trouble. He was kicked off the team last year after he was arrested and charged with stealing another student’s laptop. According to SI.com, “The State Attorney’s Office dropped grand theft and tampering charges against Newton late last week after he completed a pretrial intervention program for first-time offenders that typically includes probation. Newton stayed out of trouble during his probation and appears to be on track to turning things around.”
Then…2008, Newton was back-up quarterback to star Tim Tebow at the University of Florida earning a spot ahead of freshman John Brantley and junior college transfer Bryan Waggener. ESPN compared him to former LSU quarterback JaMarcus Russell, Newton, a 6-foot-6, 247-pound dual-threat quarterback with the size of Russell, the mobility of Terrell Pryor and a rocket arm to go with the other traits.
Now…January of 2009, Newton transfers to Blinn College in Texas. This fall he led his team to the 2009 NJCAA National Championship. He is set to visit Auburn tomorrow and is reportedly going to make a decision on December 22 on where he will play his final two years of College ball. Newton is deciding between Oklahoma, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Auburn and Kansas State.
Could this be the big surprise commit Coach Luper was referring too?
Check out his videos, this kid is a BEAST! Auburn has obviously been keeping this under wraps for some time. Also my opinion; however, I believe this is the true reason why JUCO TE/DE Ken Adams did not commit Wednesday. I think the AU coaches are saving his spot for Mr. Newton (if they offer, which they haven’t…yet). I hope the AU quarterbacks like competition cause I believe he will be an Auburn Tiger in 10 days…[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e60_8ln-MgE[/youtube]
Christmas comes early kids!
Starting right tackle Joseph Barksdale stated that attending LSU was “the biggest mistake of my life” on his social networking site page on Thursday, causing negative reaction on internet messages boards and bad publicity for the LSU football program. A junior from the state of Michigan, Barksdale was apparently upset about not being able to go home for the holidays when he made the comment on Twitter.
Here is my pick for the #1 player on AU’s board in 2011:
Kiehl Fraizer (Pronounced Kyle)
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