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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Lunchtime links: Wednesday edition (9/16)

I'll be doing another LIVE chat on Thursday at 1 p.m. ET/noon CT, so gather up your best questions about Auburn football/basketball/equestrian ... whatever, and fire away. Here's the link to join the chat. See you there.

Now for the links ...
  • Lane Kiffin's a man. He's 34. And he supports his quarterback, Jonathan Crompton. But he's not going to go all Mike Gundy on us, writes Dave Hooker of the Knoxville News Sentinel. Seriously. He even said it.
  • Tennessee's interim president had some interesting things to say about a conversation he recently had with Kiffin, writes Jay Greeson of the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Can't imagine many UT alums are happy with the president saying UCLA is a better academic institution than the one he currently runs.
  • Michigan freshman quarterback Tate Forcier is quite the popular guy, at least if his text message total and Facebook friend requests are any indication, writes Angelique S. Chengelis of the Detroit News.
  • "West Virginia-Auburn. Offended party: Auburn. It was far from pleasant on the Plains last year when the Tigers played the Mountaineers in Morgantown. At that point Auburn was 4-3 and already had fired offensive coordinator Tony Franklin. But Tommy Tuberville's tenure really hit the rocks when the Tigers blew a 17-3 lead by giving up 31 consecutive points. If they had won that game they would have gone bowling last year at 6-6."
  • Forde also pegs Gene Chizik as having earned his comp car this week (actually, he gets access to two comp cars):
  • "Gene Chizik, who went 2-10 last year at Iowa State but has already equaled that victory total in two games at Auburn. The Tigers were miserable offensively last year but explosive so far this year under offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn, ranking fourth nationally in total offense at 572 yards per game. Malzahn was smart enough to see a talented stable of backs and give them the ball, as Auburn ranks second in rushing offense."

1 comment:

jdinmacon said...

If Florida covers that 38.5 point spread on UT this weekend, ol' Kiffykins will be in hot water. Eric Berry should be able to single-handedly prevent a 5.5 touchdown beatdown though.