Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Wheels on Auburn's bus go round and round, just like everybody else's

I don't know about you, but I'm getting a kick out of all this alleged secrecy with Auburn players' eligibility heading into Monday night's contest against Oregon in the BCS Championship game. Present...here....boarding...seated on bus...

Does anyone actually think that the dirtiest little village on the plains and the NCAA and the SEC would go to all that trouble the last couple months of the season just to leave sCam et al on the side of the road holding their own bags? Of course not. Everyone's there, everyone's eligible.

But in case you're hanging on the edge of your seat, Pennington has the latest:
“After Auburn’s football team an official party arrived at the Phoenix Skyharbor Airport on Monday, Tiger coach Gene Chizik said everybody made the trip.  Asked if that meant everyone was eligible, he repeated everybody made the trip.

I asked athletic director Jay Jacobs if a player had to be eligible to be on the trip.  He said a player could not get on the bus (from Auburn to Atlanta) unless he was eligible.

Add it up and it certainly appears that no players of significance will be academically ineligible when Auburn plays Oregon in the BCS Championship Game.”
I'm not denying the legitimacy of the original report at SportsbyBrooks. But if Fairley, Newton or Terrell Zachary don't play Monday night I'll be the first to write a check toward next season's campaign.

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