(Belated) Monday chatter
It's given annually to the most outstanding Montgomery student-athlete and I think it'd be cool to see what some of these former winners have done with their lives. I like that kind of stuff.
If you Montgomery-tinged HOTTIES know of an interesting Hitchcock winner or anecdote, please share.
On to Auburn...
BASEBALL IN THE TANK: Auburn was swept at LSU this weekend. It wasn't the bludgeoning some expected -- LSU is an outstanding team this season -- but losing three in a row looks bad after a mid-week loss to Samford. The team has lost nine of its last 11 games.
FOOTBALL SHOWS UP IN THE NFL DRAFT: You all know by now that three Tigers were drafted last weekend. All three players are satisfied with their draft fates. Sen'Derrick Marks really liked the Titans before the draft. Now he's with them. Jerraud Powers has to be happy with being a third-round guy and Tyronne Green, who had a poor senior season, parlayed a great Senior Bowl performance into a fourth-round pick.
THREE WINS AND HE'S A GENIUS: I generally don't comment one way or the other when it comes to the work of fellow writers. Still, I'm wholly confused about why Kevin Scarbinsky wrote, either of his own volition or at the urging of his supervisors, this column: "Matthew Stafford went No. 1? Auburn's just glad he's gone"
This is a remarkably awkward premise for a Stafford column.
STAFFORD'S CAREER vs. ALABAMA: 43-77, 495 yards, 4 TDs (in two games)
STAFFORD'S CAREER vs. AUBURN: 40-63, 671 yards, 5 TDs (in three games)
Similar numbers. Granted, Georgia was 3-0 against Auburn and 1-1 against Alabama in games Stafford started. I still don't see much of a connection at all. I know Scarbinsky enough to know he's not agenda driven, but I totally can see why Auburn fans would read that story and think: WTF?