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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Video is back, plus some Wednesday links (9/23)

Back by popular (and my editor's) demand, the blog once again has video. It's of low video quality, but we like to think a lot of heart and grit went into the making this short movie. And next to talent, superior video capability, a crisp audio component and luminous lighting, aren't those the most important things?

ANYWAY, this video's got offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn, wide receiver Tim Hawthorne, cornerback Walt McFadden and defensive tackle Mike Blanc. Enjoy.

And be sure to be online for my LIVE chat about Auburn football tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET/noon CT. If last week's attendance is an indication, I'll be able to get to every question asked.

Now on to the links ...
  • "Auburn (32). Record: 3-0, with victories over Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State and West Virginia. Sagarin ranking: 15. When the first loss will come: Either Oct. 3 at Tennessee or Oct. 10 at Arkansas. Verdict: Contender. The Tigers are scoring in gushes under new offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn and getting solid quarterback play from Chris Todd, who was derided by many Auburn fans last year as an overmatched SEC QB put in a bad position by former coordinator Tony Franklin. The Dash still can't believe there's room for a fourth SEC West power team, but Auburn is well ahead of expectations right now."
  • Stadium officials are taking notice after a national security advisory was issued earlier this week on stadiums being the potential target of terrorist attacks. It should be noted that federal officials knew of no specific plans when they issued the alert.
  • This is not shocking in the least: the NCAA goes easier on BCS conference schools when it comes to punishment for rules violations. How does that quote from former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian go? "The NCAA got so mad at Kentucky, they put Cleveland State on probation for another two years." Seems about right.
  • Three Iowa State players are in trouble after police say they found marijuana and marijuana seeds in their bedrooms. They've been suspended by head coach and former Auburn defensive coordinator Paul Rhoads.
  • Still more flu problems for the Gators, who have to travel to play Kentucky this week. Anybody smell an upset here? Neither do I. Unless Tim Tebow gets sick. Do you think Meyer's got him quarantined right now? I can imagine him practice in one of those Bubble Boy suits.
  • I'll be back with another update after tonight's practice.

1 comment:

Will Collier said...

That joke's a lot older than Tark. If memory serves, it originated with a wag at the Montgomery Advertiser in the 70's: "The NCAA is so mad at Bear Bryant over recruiting violations, they're going to put Auburn on probation for three years."