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  1. Auburn Basketball Bruce Pearl named 2018 Red Auerbach National Coach of the Year Updated 1:40 PM; Posted 1:40 PM Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl was named the 2018 Red Auerbach National Coach of the Year on Saturday. (Julie Bennett/ Bennett) 0 shares By Tom Green Auburn coach Bruce Pearl was named the 2018 Red Auerbach National Coach of the Year on Saturday by the Jewish Coaches Association. Pearl was award the annual honor on Saturday in San Antonio during the JCA's annual meeting, which was held in the same city as this year's Final Four. Pearl also won the award in 2010. Pearl guided Auburn to a 26-8 record this season, and the Tigers went wire-to-wire in the SEC to take home a share of the program's third-ever SEC regular-season crown and its first since 1999. In his fourth year, Pearl also helped Auburn earn its first NCAA Tournament berth since 2003. The Tigers were a No. 4 seed in the Midwest Region, and they defeated College of Charleston in the first round before bowing out against Clemson in Round 2. Pearl also guided Auburn through tumult this season, as the Sept. 26 arrest of then-assistant Chuck Person amid an FBI investigation into the criminal influence of money on college basketball ultimately cost two of Auburn's best players, Austin Wiley and Danjel Purifoy, their eligibility during the season. Tom Green is an Auburn beat reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @Tomas_Verde.
  2. Auburn a sleeper in SEC West

    The Auburn hate was from cheating done when dye was coach. It is common knowledge so Google that bad boy. And I watched Bowden and Corso have their spat on ESPN. Dye might have kicked Corso out of practice but this is the first I have heard of it.
  3. Jordan Rodgers on Stidham

    Does anyone think with stidhams shoulder injury they let him run less?
  4. Peach Bowl runner-up vinyl

    This ol boy reminds bama fans regularly on beating bama. Beating bama is something very few teams get to crow about. We did it and i guarantee you I am not nor will I be silent. As for the two losses to end the season our running backs were just beat down.js was playing hurt. There were a bunch of folks playing injured and a lot of the team was sick with the flu and or some kind of stomach bug. Yes it was tough but that is part of the game.
  5. Auburn a sleeper in SEC West

    Unless we have a ton of injuries I expect us to be good. We need to quit picking things apart and enjoy his positive spin on our team.I doubt you young pups remember but way back in the day he pretty much hated Auburn. And he was not bashful about it. Him and Terry Bowden had one hell of an argument on national TV over Auburn cheating. That is why auburn fans cheered when corso's rental was struck by lightening in the parking lot outside the stadium. Times change and he is showing us love so why not enjoy it?
  6. Oddsmakers expect another ten win season

    Auburn is gonna kick azz this year. You heard it here first.....
  7. hard work ahead for Stidham

    Well now that many of us are relieved Gus did not mention the injury js took I wonder if it sunk in to the Gus haters. Some always bitch about Gus holding injury info but I bet there is a purpose for it just like keeping js's injury a secret so opposing D's could not tee off on him.
  8. WWE Chairman Vince McMahon Announces Relaunch of XFL Joe Otterson VarietyJanuary 25, 2018 Vince McMahon is officially moving forward with plans to bring back the XFL, the pro football league he launched in 2001 which lasted for one season. The WWE chairman and CEO made the announcement during a press conference on Thursday. “The new XFL will kick off in 2020 and quite frankly, we’re going to give the game of football back to fans,” McMahon said. “It’s still football, but it’s football re-imagined.” McMahon also said the league would begin with eight teams, each with a 40-man roster. He added that there would be no crossover of WWE talent into the league and that he would not be the frontman of the new league as he was with the original. He went on to say that XFL games would have a faster pace and his goal was to get them to two hours. When asked if the league would be distributed on broadcast or streaming, he said, “As we re-imagine the game, we re-imagine the way we distribute the game. It’s going to be a combination of any number of forms of presentation.” In addition, McMahon stated that the league would be a single entity and would not use the franchise model. McMahon also fielded questions about whether or not President Donald Trump would be supportive of the league and if this was a reaction to the national anthem protests that have occurred during this NFL season. “As far as our league is concerned, it will have nothing to do with politics and nothing to do with social issues.” “There’s plenty of opportunities and plenty of ways that players, coaches, and members of the media can express themselves… but again we’re here to play football,” he continued. Rumors of the league’s revival have been swirling for weeks after it was revealed that McMahon had sold approximately $100 million worth of WWE stock to fund a company known as Alpha Entertainment. Shortly thereafter, Alpha Entertainment filed paperwork to acquire multiple trademarks associated with the XFL. In a statement issued in December, the WWE made it clear that the company is not getting back into the pro football business and that Alpha Entertainment is McMahon’s personal venture. “Vince McMahon has established and is personally funding a separate entity from WWE, Alpha Entertainment, to explore investment opportunities across the sports and entertainment landscapes, including professional football,” the company said. “Mr. McMahon has nothing further to announce at this time.” Nevertheless, the announcement of the press conference was promoted across WWE’s social media channels. McMahon also stated during the press conference that he would continue to serve as chairman and CEO of WWE in addition to running the XFL. The XFL was founded as a joint venture between NBC and the WWE and was comprised of eight teams. The rules differed from NFL football in several respects, including having no opening coin toss. Instead, a player from each team would line up on the 30 yard line and race toward the ball on the 50 yard line. The first player to get a hold of the ball would determine possession. This method infamously resulted in multiple injuries to players before the game had even begun. The league also standardized players’ pay, with bonuses given out to winning teams. In the ESPN documentary “30 for 30: This Was the XFL,” which was released in early 2017, McMahon and former NBC executive Dick Ebersol reminisced about the league, even proposing bringing it back. Charlie Ebersol, who directed the documentary, told Variety upon its release that it was entirely possible McMahon could bring the league back. “He’s a madman,” he said. “If Vince has put enough thought into it, I never question the validity, because you never know when he’s going to walk into the press room and announce that he’s doing it.” The relaunch of the XFL also comes as ratings for NFL games are in decline. For the regular season, NFL games were down in the Nielsen ratings an average of 9 percent from last year. In addition, the viewership numbers for the recent AFC and NFC championship games was down approximately 8 percent from last year’s championship games. Still, the NFL games continue to be the highest-rated and most-watched programs on television.
  9. Auburn Football Malik Miller a 'steady force' in Auburn's running back competition Updated 10:28 AM; Posted 10:30 AM Auburn running back Malik Miller is one of five players competing for the Tigers' starting running back job this spring. (Todd Van Emst/AU Athletics) (Todd Van Emst) 0 shares By Tom Green There's still another week to go before Auburn pares down its competition at running back from five to, likely, three -- but one of the Tigers' most senior running backs is making his case for the job. Seemingly overlooked in the running back battle, redshirt sophomore Malik Miller has left a good impression on Auburn's coaches this spring as he tries to carve out a role in the Tigers' backfield this fall. "I think he's kind of a steady force," offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey said. "He's kind of a veteran now. I think he's continuing to improve." While Miller is entering his third year in Auburn's offense, the 5-foot-11, 225-pounder has just 50 total carries over his first two seasons. As a freshman in 2016, Miller 16 carries for 69 yards and a touchdown in three appearances before a knee injury brought his year to a premature end. After earning a medical redshirt in the offseason, Miller worked his way back onto the field in a limited role in 2017, carrying the ball 34 times for 135 yards and a touchdown while being, ostensibly, Auburn's fourth option at running back. With Kerryon Johnson and Kamryn Pettway no longer in the mix after declaring early for the NFL Draft, Miller is now the Tigers' second-most experienced running back behind junior Kam Martin, who rushed for 453 yards on 74 carries last season. ADVERTISING "Malik's a veteran guy," Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said. "He knows the offense inside and out. Our expectations are very high for him. I know that coach (Tim) Horton and Coach Lindsey have been pleased so far." Of Auburn's five options at running back this spring, Miller is the most prototypical between-the-tackles runner of the group, and he has the frame to support it. He's built more similarly to Pettway than to Johnson, with whom he shared the backfield in high school at Madison Academy while providing the Mustangs with a championship-caliber combination at running back. Experience may be one thing that Miller has going for him in the Tigers' competition, but perhaps his best advantage to this point has been his proficiency in pass protection -- an area that both Malzahn and Lindsey have said will be crucial to determining Auburn's backfield recipe in 2018. "I think Malik has gotten much better as far as pass protection," Lindsey said. "I think that's one of the things where I feel really confident in him in. He's a solid runner that obviously has been around a while, so I think any experience he's gotten is a benefit." Tom Green is an Auburn beat reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @Tomas_Verde.
  10. Narrowing RB competition

    Auburn Football Aarrow runuburn aims to nning back competition to top 3 by end of spring Updated Mar 29, 7:57 PM; Posted Mar 29, 8:00 PM Auburn running back Kam Martin (9) runs the ball Tuesday, March 6, 2018, during spring practice at the Auburn Athletic Complex in Auburn, Ala. Martin is one of five players vying for the Tigers' starting running back job this spring. (Julie Bennett/ Bennett) 0 shares By Tom Green Auburn's running back competition won't be settled by the end of spring, but offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey hopes to have the field narrowed down entering the summer. While five players are battling for the starting job as Auburn aims to replace Kerryon Johnson and Kamryn Pettway, that number will be pared down considerably after A-Day. "I think you are going to try to have at least two or three guys who have maybe separated themselves," Lindsey said. "You would like to have a one or two and all of that. I don't know if we get to that. We might, but I think, at least, when you are trying to rep five or six guys you would like for at least some separation in there and try to get your top three guys. I think that is probably what we will aim for." Kam Martin, Malik Miller, JaTarvious Whitlow, Devan Barrett and Asa Martin have all been competing for the No. 1 job in the Tigers' backfield, and each one has rotated with the various personnel groupings through nine practices. All five received between five and 10 carries during Auburn's first scrimmage last weekend, and while Whitlow stole the show with his highlight-worthy touchdown run, all of the backs have maintained a rotation in practice this week, according to Lindsey. ADVERTISING "Overall, like I have told you before, I think that group is a talented group," Lindsey said. "We have just got to figure out what combination we are going to play with. We are not going to play all of them at once probably." Watching JaTarvious Whitlow reminds Auburn teammate of 'Friday Night Lights,' playing 'Madden' JaTarvious Whitlow broke off a 70-yard touchdown run during Auburn's first spring scrimmage. Kam Martin is the Tigers' most experienced returning running back, having rushed for 453 yards and a pair of touchdowns last season, while Barrett and Miller also have limited in-game experience. Whitlow redshirted last season due to an ankle injury but has impressed in practice since his return late in the year, and Asa Martin is an early enrollee who is the reigning Alabama Mr. Football. "Kam and Malik our guy two veteran guys -- I say veteran guys who have played the most," Lindsey said. "Those guys have done a nice job. I think they are continuing to improve. You kind of got, as a coach and maybe the quarterback, some confidence in them because they have played. I think those guys are continuing to grow. "I think Boobee Whitlow is continuing to get better and better and better. He is a young guy that needs some reps. Barrett has looked good at times. Asa Martin has some natural instincts running between the tackles so I really like what he can do." ADVERTISING Of course, the one trait that will truly impact who rises to the top and makes that cut heading into the spring is pass protection. That's something Gus Malzahn has stated before, and Lindsey reiterated following Thursday's practice. "It will come down to who you trust the most in pass protection, which is huge for me from the coordinator's seat, that we have guys we trust who will block the right people," Lindsey said. "A lot of times for young backs, I think it is more about playing without the ball than with the ball. When you hand them the ball they are pretty good. When they run routes and have to protect and understand the coverages and the fronts, sometimes it takes a while, but I like their progress." Watch Asa Martin and the Auburn running backs during the first spring practice of 2018 Tom Green is an Auburn beat reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @Tomas_Verde.
  11. anyone going to Aday?

    even tho the a day game will be late i am thinking of going and i was wondering how many au fam folks are going and ever meet anywhere? i would love to meet some of y'all if ya do anything like that. of course i would hate to scare anyone
  12. AD : Pearl will return

    Auburn Basketball Auburn AD: Bruce Pearl will 'absolutely' return barring new info from FBI, NCAA investigations Updated 2:48 PM; Posted 12:09 PM Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl talks with athletic director Allen Greene Sunday, March 11, 2018, as they watch the NCAA tournament selection show at the Auburn Athletic Complex in Auburn, Ala.(Julie Bennett/ By James Crepea For the second time in a week, Auburn athletic director Allen Greene issued strong public support for Bruce Pearl, saying the intention is he'll "absolutely" be the coach next season unless something else were to arise from the FBI and NCAA investigations into Auburn's basketball program. During an interview on WJOX on Wednesday, Greene said it is in Auburn's "best interest to stay the course" regarding the leadership of the program. "I have not had a chance until I got here to really interact with coach Pearl and his staff and really to get an understanding a lay of the land," Greene said on The Roundtable Wednesday. "I felt that after being on campus for a few weeks and being around that team that I had a good enough chance to understand coach, look at his program and then just realize, you know what, we do have a great person here for us and we want to see that success continue. "We want to do it the right way and it's unfortunate that the state of college basketball is where it is. We didn't get that way overnight. We certainly won't fix things overnight. But knowing the process of the FBI and NCAA investigation is - who knows how long it's going to be? But it's going to be lengthy. So, I think it's in our best interest to stay the course." ADVERTISING Asked if it's his intent and desire for Pearl to remain the coach, barring something changing during the course of the investigation, Greene responded, "absolutely." Greene's remarks on Wednesday are even stronger than those he made during an in-house podcast released Friday, which he referenced during his radio appearance, during which he said Pearl has been "excellent" in the school's process of complying with the FBI's investigation into the program. Pearl has been steadfast in his stance that he wants to remain at Auburn and believes he will. "One of the things that's really important to the Auburn family is that we do things the right way," Greene said. "Bruce feels like he's done nothing wrong. He and I have talked about that and I don't have a reason to do anything other than what we've been doing and supporting him and his student-athletes." The NCAA is reviewing Auburn's basketball program and reportedly over 30 others as a result of last fall's FBI investigation, which resulted in 10 arrests, including then-Auburn assistant coach Chuck Person. James Crepea is an Auburn beat reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @JamesCrepea. Auburn Basketball
  13. at martins in oxford alabama april 7.....same day as the aday game. from a reliable friend. when i get a link of more info i will post.
  14. About that Cuban Flag Patch...

    you can believe anything you want. how many schools,bars,and churches been shot up and folks killed. and no one is doing anything to help them? how many years? this kids have had enough. cpr and a bucket of rocks is plain ol bullsh#t. some of you just repeat what you hear on fox. we have a serious problem and no one else is doing anything but making fun of those that were being shot at........
  15. Kerryon Johnson will be signing autographs

    usually auburn and players from that toerh school hit martins in oxford, gadsden, and huntsville.......
  16. About that Cuban Flag Patch...

    are ads REALLY supposed to sit on ice cream cones and tell folks what flavor it is?
  17. About that Cuban Flag Patch...

    People will throw dirt on your name and get mad when flowers grow from it.
  18. About that Cuban Flag Patch...

    i got a quick look at some photo's of dead children before they were banned and removed online from one of the school shootings a few years back. you go look at a kid totally destroyed by an assault weapon and call these kids idiots......useful or otherwise. i am sad MORE kids are not speaking out.
  19. About that Cuban Flag Patch...

    when you call her an idiot for standing up for her rights it is...............not a good look for the record.
  20. Malzahn's scrimmage reaction differs with Lindsey's view Matthew Stevens, Montgomery Advertiser 6-7 minutes CLOSE Auburn coach Gus Malzahn on first spring scrimmage (March 24, 2018). Matthew Stevens Buy Photo Auburn offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey speaks during the Auburn's Peach Bowl offensive press conference on Dec. 30, 2107, in Atlanta, Ga.(Photo: Albert Cesare / Advertiser)Buy Photo AUBURN – One of three options now exist due to the coach’s feedback from last weekend’s closed scrimmage being a little skewed. Here are the likely options: Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn and offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey aren’t on the same page, The offensive line play looked better from a big-picture perspective with time to properly evaluate the film. One of the two men is not telling the whole truth. After leaving the Jordan-Hare Stadium field Saturday afternoon, Malzahn was fairly confident that “the defense really stood out to me today (and) they won the line of scrimmage”. In his first media session this spring, Lindsey attempted to shine the light on the bright spots of his inexperienced offensive line against a defensive line unit ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. said Thursday “is producing an awful lot of NFL prospects” in the near future. “Overall, I was really pleased with the O-line and the progress they made, and that’s what kind of their first live action too (in) a scrimmage setting, so that’s was good,” Lindsey said. Chip Lindsey speaks during a press conference after being named Auburn's offensive coordinator Jan. 21, 2017 in Auburn Alabama. (Photo: Albert Cesare) Malzahn confirmed last weekend that the Auburn offense gave up five turnovers including two interceptions by Robert E. Lee graduate Daniel Thomas and multiple turnovers by the first-team offense led by quarterback Malik Willis. “(On) Saturday there was a couple of things here and there but he didn't play terrible at all,” Lindsey said of Willis’ play with the first-team offense while Stidham was still inactive. “I guess, now that he's running with the ones, I guess I'm holding him to a higher standard. He's not Malik Willis the young guy anymore. He's playing a little and we hold him to high standard but he made a lot of good decisions Saturday but just a couple he'd like to have back I know." More: Auburn spring practice No. 9 notes & observations After making its way through its starting quarterback and wide receiver depth chart, the injury bug has now crept into Auburn’s offensive line as two of the three candidates for the center position are injured. Nick Brahms, a former four-star prospect who redshirted last season, reportedly suffered a major leg injury and will be out for the rest of the spring session. Tucker Brown, who is transitioning from a blocking tight end position, was in a noncontact jersey in practice Thursday. These pair of injuries leaves Auburn with just junior Kaleb Kim active in the middle of the first-team offensive line, but the 293-pound athlete has impressed teammates with his command of the pace of the hurry-up offense. “It’s just that natural chemistry that me and Kaleb have because, like you said, we came in with the same class, so we have natural chemistry,” junior offensive guard Marquel Harrell said. “It’s like, we might not say nothing, but I can be like ‘OK, you got this and we got this,’ and do those things like that.” “When you have an inexperienced offensive line you are going to have some battles like that, but we hit a few runs the other day. Like I told you, I was kind of pleasantly surprised with that group up front.” Auburn OC Chip Lindsey on the OL play in Saturday's closed scrimmage. Lindsey echoed the reviews of the players from earlier practices that redshirt freshman Austin Troxell is a distinct possibility to start at right tackle when Auburn lines up against Washington for September's season opener in Atlanta. “Austin Troxell has been a really bright spot for us. I really think he's made some progress as a guy that came in, a highly recruited guy that had some injuries and high school,” Lindsey said. “I really like what he did on Saturday.” Calvin Ashley, who was a five-star prospect in the 2017 recruiting class, was absent from Thursday’s practice with what Auburn officials said was an unknown illness but the competition at right tackle between Troxell and Ashley appears to be headed toward the beginning of preseason camp. “Those guys are really talented, good players,” Lindsey said when describing Auburn’s defensive line. “When you have an inexperienced offensive line you are going to have some battles like that, but we hit a few runs the other day. Like I told you, I was kind of pleasantly surprised with that group up front.” From The USA TODAY NETWORK this is how crap gets started. why does it have to imply someone is lying? why can it not be coach speak with gus trying to fire up the troops. and i am pretty sure the two separate videos are posted for those wanting to compare.......
  21. Malzahn/Lindsey reactions to scrimmage

    i wonder if they will give me a senior citizens discount?
  22. What Gus said about Second Scrimmage

    i like big foot
  23. Malzahn/Lindsey reactions to scrimmage

    is this better golf?
  24. Malzahn/Lindsey reactions to scrimmage

    sorry bird i am just wired different.
  25. Malzahn/Lindsey reactions to scrimmage

    i have had this same bull crap mentioned over an over. my point is doing this stuff this often takes work. i do not dislike anyone included. but i am old and my puter skillz suck. i just would prefer a HE sucks but thanx for the effort and maybe throw me a like sometime. trust me i am tired of it as well. when folks tell me I should know better it is a personal attack. hell i hate the turd haters. give me a ride to the thamel dud and i will whip his azz if someone would get me out of jail. anyway randman have a super holy weekend! but now rand if i start getting beat down pull him off of me will ya?