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Senior Editor Phillip Marshall

That the last time Auburn appeared before the NCAA Committee on Infractions to answer to allegations of improper recruiting was in the 1970’s? The Eric Ramsey scandal had nothing to do with recruiting. …

That since the Cam Newton/Cecil Newton story broke in December that Ohio State, LSU, North Carolina, West Virginia, Georgia Tech and some I’m probably overlooking have been officially accused of major violations by the NCAA?...

That, to this day, Auburn has received no letter of inquiry regarding Newton or any allegation at all and has been accused of no wrongdoing by the NCAA? …

That Auburn has gone into five of the past 10 seasons with a new starting quarterback and has won 43 games in those five seasons? In the four seasons in which Newton was not the first-time starter, the Tigers won 29 games. …

That Auburn has had more perfect seasons (3) in the past 20 years than any other SEC school? …

That in the last 10 seasons, in odd-numbered years Auburn, has gone 80-41 and in even-numbered years has gone 86-35-2? ...

That in the past five seasons, in which the SEC has won five consecutive national championships, Auburn is 7-5 against the other three teams that have won national titles – 2-0 vs. Florida, 3-2 vs. Alabama and 2-3 vs. LSU? …

That former Auburn basketball coach Sonny Smith and his wife, Jan, have moved back to Auburn? …

That five head coaches at Alabama universities either played or coached at Auburn? They include Pat Sullivan at Samford, Neil Callaway at UAB, Terry Bowden at UNA, Jack Crowe at Jacksonville State and Larry Blakeney at Troy. ...

Until next time. …

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