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.
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.