Not dismayed in the slightest by running close to a $13 million deficit in the last fiscal year, Auburn’s athletic department has infrastructure plans on the table that look like they’ll exceed $200 million in costs.
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Another day to indulge, campers.
- I’m always amused when Will Muschamp talks about offense.
- You will be shocked, shocked to learn that the SEC has come out against an early signing proposal for football.
- Nick Saban clarifies his comment about bowl games. Naturally, media misunderstanding is involved.
- There will be no SEC-enforced cap on COA. “We are constrained by the law,” SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said.
- Here’s another hungry football player story.
- Auburn’s not in on claiming more national championships. Per Jay Jacobs, “Those players on those teams, like me in 1983, it doesn’t matter if you hang a banner or not. I know what we did.” So why even explore the possibility in the first place?
- If you’re looking for some well-crafted Gator snark, this should do.
- Matt Hinton has an excellent piece here on the art of building an offensive line.
Can’t wait to find out what graduate studies Blake Countess intends to pursue at Auburn.
I have to admit I hope this gives Jim Delany heartburn, though.
While the Tigers didn’t lose any starters, the secondary can’t sustain many more losses. That unit has lost five players since December, and only nine scholarship players are on the roster at present. One of those nine is a true freshman signee, and four more true freshman are on the way (three 4-stars and one 3-star). Auburn is looking at opening fall camp with 13 players in the backfield, which isn’t a lot.
Thirteen is more than Pruitt had to work with last season. And Georgia wound up second in the conference in pass rating defense. We’ll soon see if Muschamp earns his money as a defensive genius.
By the way, note that the generosity of Second Chance U only extends so far.
Auburn safety Derrick Moncrief has been granted his release, hours after telling the Advertiser he hoped to leave the program Friday morning.
Moncrief said the only restrictions Auburn put on his release are for other SEC teams and anyone on the schedule in the next two years. Auburn plays Louisville to open the upcoming season and hosts Clemson in 2016.
Sorry about that, Todd.
The chow line is open.
- What happens when someone at Second Chance U hints he may want a second chance elsewhere?
- “Tim Beckman, man, he takes the cake as the worst coach I ever met.”
- The National College Players Association gets in on the Beckman show.
- Athlon has a list of its 10 biggest wild card teams, which seems to be jargon for “we don’t have a clue about them”.
- Alabama and Tennessee scheduled caravan trips on the same night in Atlanta just a few blocks from each other.
- The $4 million men talk about how tough their neighborhood looks.
- And Bielema aspires to what Mississippi State had last season.
- Seth Emerson mentions reports of an imminent trip by Everett Golson to Athens.
So, do we give Gus the usual “Second Chance U” snark for this, or pat him on the back for showing up Corch?