News of the day, 11/14
Hey everyone. I made a rare appearance on WMSP-AM (Montgomery) this morning for a brief chat with Barry McKnight and his sidekick. A great time was had by all. We discussed the Tuberville situation at length.
If you missed that segment, which probably didn't happen considering WMSP's substantial popularity, I also was on The Sports Monster in Birmingham on Tuesday afternoon. We discussed the Tuberville situation at length. Seeing a trend?
We have an agenda here: To make this the HOTTEST Auburn blog on the 'net.
Auburn has finalized its 2008 football schedule. There were only two slots that weren't already discussed: the opener against La-Monroe and the annual November pastry. Tennessee-Martin gets the honors this time.
9/06 at West Virginia
9/13 at Mississippi State
10/04 at Vanderbilt
10/18 SOUTHERN MISS
10/25 -- OPEN --
11/01 at Ole Miss
11/22 -- OPEN --
11/29 at Alabama
A HABOTN tip o' the fedora to (no city) Press-Register ace Evan Woodbery for pointing out that Kayne West's recently deceased mother, Donda, was a 1980 graduate of Auburn University. She died Saturday night after a plastic-surgery procedure.
I've received a few emails and a stray blog comment or two wondering why Tuberville and some of the players come off as being so cavalier about the Georgia loss. I don't blame the kids. They're basically regurgitating what the coaches tell them in most cases. Tuberville set the tone Sunday by identifying the UGA debacle as "just another ball game," so you can't then hold the kids liable for saying the same thing. That's double jeopardy or something. We need to get the HABOTN legal team on this ...
Some Auburn fans know the story behind Jerrel Jernigan and his recruitment last season. He was an all-state quarterback from Eufaula who wanted to play at Auburn. He's kinda short (5-11) and kinda small (175 pounds) but really fast. The Tigers liked him, but not enough to offer a scholarship. So he went to Troy instead. Larry Blakeney offered Jernigan a scholarship. No problem.
So far this season, Jernigan has caught 23 balls for 254 yards and three TDs. He's been earning steady playing time for five weeks now. He was a peripheral part of the scene prior to that.
He caught 11 balls for 102 yards and a pair of scores against Georgia two weeks ago. Could he have played at Auburn? Draw your own conclusions.