“C’mon Baby! Kick dem Dazzeys!”
The Auburn football team made a fashion statement on Wednesday when they opened Fall practice sporting short, tight shorts, similar to the ones worn by the ladies gracing the cover of Duice’s 1994 Dazzey Duks album.
There is only one question about the shorts for head coach Gene Chizik. Why?
Is this an Under Armor marketing deal? Is this a ploy to divert the eyes of Clemson scouts? Are you trying to be trendsetters? Was there an accident with the washer and dryer that caused the pants to shrink?
Why are your players wearing the same sized pants as little boys playing Pee Wee football?
Auburn fans, what do you think? Chik-fil-a or anti-Chik-fil-a?
See more photos of the shorts here. Otherwise, enjoy Duice’s music video below.
Michael Dyer has a lot to be thankful for today, even on the heels of being dismissed from Arkansas State last week, putting his football career in serious limbo.
Dyer was pulled over by an Arkansas State Trooper in March after being clocked going 96 MPH on the interstate. The trooper eventually found weed and a gun in his possession, but being the nice guy that he is, the cop let Dyer off with only a speeding ticket.
Dyer dodged a huge bullet while in Auburn after he helped prosecutors in June send his former teammate Antonio Goodwin to prison for 15 years for armed robbery. He testified that it was his gun that was used by Goodwin.
Sooner or later, the piper will come calling for the 2010 BCS Offensive MVP. And when that time comes, he might find himself in a similar position as Goodwin.
Kegsneggsblog.com posted the Golden Nugget’s 111 early lines/point spreads for some of the more anticipated match-ups in the upcoming college football season.
The defending BCS Champions, Alabama, are a double-digit favorite in all but two of their games — minus 6.5 at Arkansas on September 15 and plus two at LSU on November 4.
Meanwhile, Vegas has Auburn as underdogs in five of their games in 2012. The Tigers are a surprising two-point dog in the Chik-Fil-A Kickoff game in Atlanta against Clemson and a home 4.5-point underdog to Arkansas on October 6. You can expect the lines to move as early money will likely come in on the Auburn Tigers as the season gets closer.
Friday, August 31
Boise State at Michigan State (-6)
Saturday, September 1
Marshall at West Virginia (-20)
Michigan vs. Alabama (-12)
Auburn vs. Clemson (-2)
Navy vs. Notre Dame (-13.5)
Sunday, September 2
Kentucky at Louisville (-11.5)
Colorado vs. Colorado State (+6.5)
Thursday, September 6
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati (-5)
Saturday, September 8
Oklahoma State at Arizona (+9.5)
Miami at Kansas State (-7)
Iowa State at Iowa (-5)
Washington at LSU (-21)
Georgia at Missouri (+3)
Florida at Texas A&M (Pick)
Nebraska at UCLA (+7)
USC vs. Syracuse (+21)
Friday, September 14
Washington State at UNLV (+17.5)
Saturday, September 15
Alabama at Arkansas (+6.5)
Notre Dame at Michigan State (-3)
USC at Stanford (+7.5)
Florida at Tennessee (+5)
Choose Auburn: Fearless and True
The Auburn Tigers’ spring game is just around the bend, and there is plenty of excitement on the Plains with the new additions to the coaching staff. Brian Van Gorder left the Atlanta Falcons to replace Ted Roof as the new defensive coordinator. Scott Loeffler replaces Gus Malzahn as the new offensive coordinator.
A-Day is April 14th with kickoff slated for 2 p.m. at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Not a smart move by big Nick, but with a good lawyer, he should be able to come out ok in the end.
The Morningside Manor Neighborhood Watch team in Mobile nabbed a big one today.
Concerned neighbors called police after seeing a car speeding carelessly through the community around noon. When cops pulled over the led-foot driver, they found former Auburn standout and current Detroit Lion Nick Lachester Fairley behind the wheel, with weed.
Fairley was charged with 2nd-degree marijuana possession and booked into Mobile Metro County Jail on $1,000 bond. He has since been released.
Fairley might want to give Alabama’s Dre Kirkpatrick a ring. He just got off the hook in Florida for a similar offense.
Varez Ward, a transfer from Texas, has the Auburn basketball program on pins and needles while the FBI investigates possible points-shaving. (al.com)
In the movie “Blue Chips”, Cal-Western guard Tony had trouble with TV class, but he never had trouble with the FBI. Auburn basketball player Varez Ward does.
Yahoo Sports reported today that the FBI is investigating a possible point-shaving scheme involving suspended Auburn point guard Varez Ward. Auburn released a brief statement responding to the allegations.
“Auburn officials were made aware of a rumor regarding an allegation two weeks ago and immediately reported it to the FBI, the NCAA and the SEC. Because of the nature of the allegation, Auburn is not in a position to make any further comment on the situation.”
The nature of these allegations would silence anyone, including Bobby Knight in his heyday.
At the heart of the investigation are two games: Auburn’s home loss to Alabama on Feb. 7th and a road loss at Arkansas Jan. 25th. Ward committed six of Auburn’s 20 turnovers against Alabama. Alabama was a five point favorite. He played a meaningless, minuscule amount of time in the game against the Razorbacks.
Tony Barbee and his staff have likely been burning the midnight oil reviewing film of Ward’s play. Auburn can only hope that Ward is innocent or at the very least, that the incidents were isolated. Until then, Barbee may want to keep one hand on the escape hatch.
Some of the SEC football coaches could use a makeover. (SEC/Chuck Dunlap)
There isn’t much Nick Saban hasn’t done in his incredible career but the little man with a plan recently made the back row for the latest SEC Coaches picture. This is a rare occurrence for a man of his stature. Somewhere in Oregon, little Zach Roloff, from the show Little People Big World, is giving a fist-pump.
Florida Gators coach Will Muschamp sported a black leather jacket that completely overshadows Auburn coach Gene Chizik’s windbreaker. Not that these guys are known for their sense of style but come on men. It is 2012 and you are multi-millionaires with access to finer fabrics. Note: Chizik and Muschamp combined to make $6.7 Million last season. Not to say leather is cheap but it isn’t the best look for a coach with a bad haircut.
The picture resembles a casting call for TLC’s show What Not To Wear.
There is only one question. Where are the wives at when you are getting dressed in the morning?
Tennessee coach Derrick Dooley looks like he is literally sitting on the hot seat. There are sure to be new faces in next year’s picture and Dooley is the most likely coach to be replaced.
Editor’s Note: There is no word yet if a melee ensued after the taking of this picture.