The perfect distillation of the mindset of the Auburn fan base:
“Everyone is concerned about it,” says Scott Johnston, who runs J&M bookstore on South College Street. “People would be shortsighted not to be. We’re going to presume innocence. But if they find Cam ineligible after the season is over, at least we can say we won it on the field.”
Which is why nobody on the Plains is in a big hurry for a resolution to the situation.
Speaking of distillation, Pat Dye passionately defended Auburn’s decision makers at the Macon Touchdown Club… sort of.
“I do know this,” Dye said. “Jay Jacobs and Gene Chizik have unquestioned character and integrity. And if they’re playing him, they don’t know anything either or any reason not to play him.”
Dye then asked if there were any media members in the audience, and there were at least four or five.
“Are you gonna write what I say?” he asked. “If you are, I’m not gonna say it. All you got to say is. ‘I won’t write what you say.’ These people pay their money to come to this club to hear what the guy says, and some of us up here will tell it like it is, but we don’t like to read about it in the paper the next day.”
The Touchdown Club itself charges dues for membership, but the weekly meetings are open to the public.
He then said he would “reserve my right to not say what I was going to tell you, but it was some damn good stuff.”
I can’t believe Dye wouldn’t break out the good stuff.