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Cam Newton Commits!

| Thursday, December 31, 2009

  •  "I committed to Auburn," Newton said. "It feels great to get it over with. I'm so excited to be going to Auburn."
  • For Cameron Newton Highlights, Click Here.

Cam Newton Update


  • According to Scout.com, Cameron "Cam" Newton is once again set to make his decision before ball drops to open 2010.

Tuberville Interested in Texas Tech Job

Tommy Tuberville

  • "I've enjoyed the year off," Tuberville said. "It's given me some good perspective. I have two boys that are playing, so I've enjoyed that. My wife has joked with me that I've changed every light bulb in the house and it's time to find something to do."
  • "I would be very interested," he said. "I have family there. I have a lot of ties there. I've recruited Dallas and Houston and I think it would be a pretty good fit. Mike [Leach] did a good job and I think I could make the situation even better."
  • It is quite ironic how Tuberville is now looking at the Texas Tech job, when last year Mike Leach was being considered for the Auburn job. 

VIDEO: Chizik after Wednesday Practice in Tampa


Tony Dungy Speaks to Players + Outback Bowl Info

| Wednesday, December 30, 2009

  • Former Buccaneers Coach Tony Dungy spoke to players and staff from the Auburn and Northwestern football teams, this morning at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes Breakfast.
  • His message was to  practice hard and play to win. But keep the competition in perspective.
  • He recalled what Steelers Coach Chuck Noll told him as a rookie, "Welcome to the NFL. It's a great game, but it's just a game."
  • He talked about how even the most successful athletes can fall. He used Tiger Woods and Michael Vick as examples. Dungy served as a mentor for Vick through his hard times.  
  • Dungy also mentioned that he has been praying for Urban Meyer.
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  •  Outback Bowl Info
    • Weather
      • Lo: 37°F 
      • Hi: 64°F
      • Precip: 60%
    • Commentary
      • Play-by-play: Dave Pasch
      • Color commentators: Bob Griese and Chris Spielman
      • Sideline reporter: Rob Stone
    • Auburn players have a 1:00 a.m. ET curfew Tuesday night.
    • Auburn will wear its blue jerseys as the home team in the Outback Bowl. 

Cam Newton Delays Decision

| Tuesday, December 29, 2009

  • Top junior college quarterback Cameron Newton is no longer going to announce his commitment on new year's eve according to BullDawgJunction.com.
  • "We still need more time to iron out all the details and Cam needs more time to sit down and look at everything," said his father Cecil Newton. "Cam is still looking at three schools (MSU, Auburn and Oklahoma) and he wants to make sure he looks at everything involved."  
  • "We obviously don't want to do this on New Year's Day," added Mr. Newton. "So it would probably be Saturday at the earliest. Cam has until around Jan. 9th before he has to be enrolled at school. So he knows he still has time to make a well, thought-out decision about his future. And like all recruits, this is a big decision in his life."
  • For Cameron Newton Highlights, Click Here.

VIDEO: Tuesday Practice in Tampa, Busch Gardens, and Aromashodu Burns Vikings


  • EXTRA: Walter McFadden was selected as the first recipient of the EAABWAA's Good Guy Award. It will be presented annually by the local chapter of Auburn beat writers.

Highlights of Former Auburn WR Devin Aromashodu vs Vikings on MNF

  • Aromashodu finished with 7 receptions for 150 yards and a TD.

VIDEO: Monday Practice in Tampa

| Monday, December 28, 2009

Auburn Finishes In Forbes Top 20 Most Valuable Teams

14. Auburn Tigers
  • Auburn Finished 14th (7th in the SEC) in the Forbes Top 20 Most Valuable Teams.
  • Info:
    Team Value: $70 million
    Profit: $30 million
    Head Coach: Gene Chizik
    Conference: Southeastern
    Previous Value Rank: 8
    Auburn, Ala., Metro Population: 133,010
    On game day, Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium becomes the fifth-largest city in Alabama.

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VIDEO: Sunday Practice in Tampa

| Sunday, December 27, 2009

VIDEO: Gene Chizik Talks Outback Bowl

Auburn arrives for the Outback Bowl

Three Four-star Defensive Tackles Visiting

| Saturday, December 26, 2009

  • Four-star defensive tackle Mike Thornton will be on an official visit in Auburn from Jan. 15-17.
  • Another four-star defensive tackle, Jeffrey Whitaker will take an official visit, most likely Jan. 29-31. He already visited Auburn once this summer and was on campus last Saturday for the bowl practice.
  • Yet another four-star defensive tackle, Byran Jones is planning an official visit to Auburn Jan. 15-17. 

  • EXTRA: Four-star linebacker C.J. Mosley will announce his commitment at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 9. It is between Alabama and Auburn.

Merry Christmas

| Friday, December 25, 2009

Cameron "Cam" Newton Highlights

| Thursday, December 24, 2009

Tyrik Rollison Update and More


  • Inside sources tell me that QB Tyrik Rollison is no longer on the team.
  • According to Jay Tate, Tommy Thigpen, Auburn secondary coach and one of our best recruiter, has interviewed with the Florida Gators as safeties coach. Thigpen has recruited commits Jessel Curry, Chris Davis, Jake Holland, D.J.Howard, Jonathan Mincy, LaDarius Owens, Jeremy Richardson, and Chad Slade.
  • According to Scout.com, Cam Newton will announce on New Years Eve. It is between Auburn, Mississippi State, and Oklahoma. He plans to enroll at his new school in January.
  • Philip Lutzenkirchen is expected to replace the academically ineligible Eric Smith in the Outback Bowl.

Player's Agenda for Outback Bowl

| Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A finalized Outback Bowl agenda was distributed Tuesday for the Auburn players.

  • Saturday (night): All-you-can eat Outback dinner before heading to a Tampa Bay Lightning game.
  • Sunday: A trip to a local hospital to visit with patients.
  • Monday: Busch Gardens.
  • Tuesday: Night at Gameworks.
  • Wednesday: Five hours at Clearwater Beach.
  • Friday: Game Against Northwestern..

“They want to end this season on a winning note,” Chizik said. “We’re going to prepare well down there. I think they’re locked in and focused on that idea. We also want to have it be a reward and some of the functions that they’re able to do, it is a reward."

Outback Bowl Preview

| Tuesday, December 22, 2009

    • Fullbacks John Douglas and Jason King were recently arrested separately on suspicion of DUI. Coach Chizik said,  "Without going into detail of circumstances, they have been suspended from our football team at this point."

    Coach Gene Chizik on Dunnaway & Brown Radio

    | Monday, December 21, 2009

    Coach Chizik's mic is messed up at first but it gets better.

    Why I'm Not a Bammer

    | Saturday, December 19, 2009
    Watch it Here.

    I'm not sure there is anything else to say.

    Who Can Jump Higher?

    Lache Seastrunk or Cam Newton?

    12/19 Update


    • If you live under a rock, #1 overall JUCO prospect, QB Cameron Newton arrived in Auburn on friday and will stay until Sunday. Newton has narrowed it down to Auburn, Oklahoma and Mississippi State. He plans to make his decision within the next 10 days.
    • Ben Tate and Antonio Coleman were selected for the Senior Bowl.
    •  Craig Stevens, Zac Etheridge, John Cubelic, Darrell Roseman, Tim Hawthorne and Clayton Crofoot all earned degrees at winter graduation on Friday.
    • It appears the Auburn is not recruiting Lache Seastrunk anymore because the coaches believe we have a better chance at signing Marcus Lattimore. Seastrunk is currently in Oregon for an official visit.

    Auburn coach Gene Chizik talks graduation, Eric Smith, more

    Auburn assistant head coach Trooper Taylor

    "TIGER WALK" By: T-WILL ft KNUCK (Official Music Video)


    Ryan White Commits

    | Friday, December 18, 2009

    • Ryan White is Auburn's 26th commitment and the 22nd who will count toward the 2010 class.
    • He is 5-foot-11, 185-pounder who runs a 4.4 forty and  played cornerback and quarterback for Lincoln High in Tallahassee.
    • White had offers from Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Ole Miss, Oregon, Oklahoma State and South Carolina, among others.

    Coach Chizik Outback Bowl Preparation and Northwestern Season Highlights

    | Thursday, December 17, 2009
    Gene Chizik talks Outback practice strategy, 2009 season

    Here is a video to see what Auburn will be going up against in the Outback Bowl.

    Eric Smith Update

    | Wednesday, December 16, 2009

    • Coach Chizik said Smith wasn't at practice today because he was "finishing up some academic appointments. The finals have just finished and … we're going to know more by Friday. Really, we should have everything in at that point."
    • As of now, Smith is still on the team.

    Big Day


    • Craig Sanders, Jessel Curry, Brandon Mosley, and Roszell Gayden all signed with Auburn today.
    •  All four players are expected to enroll at Auburn for the upcoming semester starting in January and count against the 2009 signing class, rather than the upcoming 2010 class in February. This means they are eligible to participate in spring practice.
    • According to Jay Tate, Eric Smith was not at practice. Some people are saying that he no longer is with the team.
    • Sports Illustrated reported that former Florida Quarterback Cameron Newton's father, Cecil Newton Sr., told The Associated Press on Wednesday that his son was planning to visit Auburn this weekend.

    Auburn continues work for Outback Bowl

    Ben Tate Inteview

    Auburn is Leader for Lache Seastrunk

    | Tuesday, December 15, 2009
    According to SportingNews.com

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    Videos: Auburn Bowl Practice

    | Sunday, December 13, 2009
    Auburn begins bowl practice

    Auburn takes a look at young playrers in bowl practice

    Chris Davis Commits

    | Saturday, December 12, 2009


    • "I knew Auburn is where I want to be," he told  AuburnUndercover.com. "I want to stay in-state and this way I can be close to home. That is real important to me. I am just glad to get it over with. I am real excited, and this is such a good feeling for me and my family. It will be good for them to get to watch me."
    • Davis had five interceptions on defense and rushing for more than 800 yards on offense.
    • He is Auburn's 23 commitment for the 2010 class.
    • For more on Davis, Click Here. 

    Alabama Ineligible For BCS National Title

    | Friday, December 11, 2009
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    "Tiger Walk" by T-Will (Travis Williams) ft. Knuck


    Former Auburn player and current graduate assistant Travis Williams.

    Music Video

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    Eric Mack Gets a Visit

    | Wednesday, December 9, 2009

    • Last Saturday, South Carolina commit Eric Mack got a visit in St. Matthews, South Carolina from offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn, wide receivers coach Trooper Taylor, running backs coach Curtis Luper and special teams coordinator Jay Boulware, Mack's lead recruiter.
    • Mack told AuburnUndercover.com,"Everything went well and they were all great to be around. It means a lot to have them visit because I could see myself playing there. That was pretty cool to have them all there."
    • He said he is still committed to South Carolina, but Auburn remains very much under consideration and he will probably wait until signing day to make his final decision.

    Antonio Goodwin Update


    • Antonio Goodwin never decommited from Auburn.
    • He told Rivals.com, "I'm still committed to Auburn, I don't really know how it got started that I wasn't committed. I guess someone took it the wrong way that I was visiting (Georgia) this weekend."