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Phillip Marshall 8 months ago
Late bloomers, potential record A-Day crowd, one that got away, made-up controversies and more.
This post was edited by PhillipMarshall on 4/19/2013 at 12:21 AM
The team "booted" it away in the bottom of the 3rd... MS St does not need any help to beat anyone. Play "clean" Fri and Sat and give yourselves a shot to win a couple of games and the series! Go get 'em Tigers!
Thank you for bringing the Mike Andersen thing out. I've been saying the same thing. IMNSHO, if he had been hired Auburn would be a regular tourney team and be looked at very differently now.
Very significant column Mr. Marshall. You frequentlhy tell it like it is, but, very seldom nail it as plainly as today in the case of Anderson v Richardson and Lolly v the regime. Do I see gloves in the trash can?
Great read this morning. Love waking up with a cup of coffee to stuff like this!
That my friends is some "straight talk". Jordan Matthews in an AU jersey would have been a welcomed sight. Too bad that his input was not appreciated more.
Just curious. What is the current ADay record for attendance?
Phillip this is totally off subject, but I'm curious what your thoughts are regarding the Oregon NCAA investigation. All the national focus and media attention was on Auburn and Cam Newton, both later vindicated legally but nonetheless forever guilty in the court of public opinion, and now it comes to light that it was the media darlings Chip Kelley and Oregon who were the real culprits. Where is the public and media focus now...certainly not front page as was Auburn news. There were rumblings during that time & soon after Auburn's BCS win but was quickly hushed up. Why am I not amazed? Auburn never seems to get the benefit of doubt with regards to national media. People used to be amazed when Perry would show his press credentials for the Opelika-Auburn News and make comments about the "Cow College"...he just took it in stride.
I guess my thing with the athletes being held accountable to graduate is that they are keeping somebody else, another athlete, from getting that FREE education and playing the game. Non-athlete students generally are responsible for paying their own way and if they received an academic scholly they tend to be self motivated....for the most part, I think.
I think Auburn has enough material in FB, that the new coaching staff can prove (or not) that they have the chops to do something positive with it. I'm not looking for wild success (check the quality of our league), I'm talking about being competitive for sixty minutes. As for the BB, I also must note who we play in the SEC. They are (in my opinion) working with less talent than the FB staff. I support their efforts and urge them to keep plugging. Same view on BB. Keep trying and try to improve the talent, as best you can. I'm not worried about graduation rates in BB. I'm not concerned with the ever present "hatchet jobs" AU is going to always get, nor the "free passes" that others get. I'm for AU, all the time. And I mean the school, great ball team or not. If we stick to our knitting and hang together (what I think distinguishes Auburn from others), we will be fine. Hell, we ARE FINE!
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