Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Chizik To Make Tiger Trek

The Auburn Alumni Association's first-ever Tiger Trek, an Auburn Club tour featuring Coach Gene Chizik, head football coach, and Aubie, Auburn's six-time national champion mascot, begins April 20th in Atlanta and ends July 23rd in Birmingham. Nine other Tiger Trek stops will be hosted by the following Auburn Clubs; Columbus/Phenix City, Tampa Bay & Florida West Coast, Emerald Coast, Montgomery County, Shoals Area, Huntsville-Madison County, Mobile & Baldwin County, Cullman County, and North East Regional meeting including Dekalb, Marshall and Jackson County Auburn Clubs. For dates and locations of the 2010 Tiger Trek, go to www.aualum.org/clubs.

A portion of proceeds raised at each club meeting will fund student scholarships to assist Auburn students from the respective communities. Tiger Rags, the official apparel and souvenir store of the Auburn Alumni Association, will be on-site and will donate 20 percent of sales to support the local club.

There are currently 98 Auburn Clubs nationwide that are supported by the Auburn Alumni Association, whose mission is to foster and strengthen the relationship between Auburn University and its alumni and friends; to preserve and promote the university's traditions, purposes, growth and alumni; and to keep alive the spirit of affection and reverence for our alma mater. For information on the Auburn Alumni Association or Auburn Clubs across the country, visit www.aualum.org/clubs. For networking and interaction with local clubs nationwide, visit www.auburnclubs.org.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Dismukes is Set

According to Rivals, Reese Dismukes is ready to make a decision. It will come in the next two weeks and will be between Auburn and Alabama. Dismukes visited Auburn this weekend, Alabama today and plans to return to the Plains Friday. He does not claim a leader.

Signee Diagnosed

Rumors swirling on the net have been confirmed by the family of Shon Coleman. Coleman, a five star offensive line signee, was diagnosed with a serious medical condition although they have not confirmed the rumor of Leukemia. He is undergoing chemotherapy but the family has requested privacy.

According to his mother's Facebook page, "Shon is getting out today around noon. His latest blood test showed zero cancer in his blood. We won't know about the bone marrow for several weeks. He's taking his chemotherapy treatment like a champ. God is good!!!!". Prayers are requested during this tough time.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Swain Commits!

Linebacker Anthony Swain has committed to Auburn! Swain, out of Gadsden City committed to the Tigers while on campus for Junior Day. He is Auburn's third commitment for the 2011 class.

Junior Day

Today was Auburn's first junior day of the spring and there were some big names among the 125+ recruits on campus:
Prospects took in practice, met with recruiters and position coaches, attended an academic presentation and a speech from Gene Chizik. The majority is leaving around 5:30. More to come!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Early Practice Notes

Spring practice has kicked off. I can not be there today but here is what I am gathering from other sources:
  • Cameron Newton will wear number 2.
  • Tyrik Rollison is still with the team and focusing on academics. He will not participate in spring practice.
  • Anthony Gulley has changed his name to Anthony Morgan.
  • Morgan Hull, Darrell Roseman, John Douglas and Jason King are all no longer with the team. Douglas and King got DUIs and Hull and Roseman graduated and have moved on.
  • Other new numbers: Gayden - 78, B Moseley - 75, Curry - 33, Sanders - 13.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Woods to Transfer

Long snapper Bailey Woods plans to transfer to Georgia State. He will graduate from Auburn in May and will be listed as a redshirt junior this fall for GSU and will not have to sit a year.

Former RB Arrested

Former Auburn running back and current Miami Dolphin Ronnie Brown was arrested Friday on suspicion of DUI according to the Miami Herald. He was booked in Atlanta and the Dolphins are yet to comment on the situation. The Dolphins began voluntary off-season workouts today.

Recruiting Catch Up: Offense

  • Auburn's first junior day will be March 27th.
  • Kiehl Frazier has named Auburn as one of his top schools according to Arkansas' Rivals site. Auburn's Rivals site lists Auburn as at the top but Trey Biddy of HawgSports.com says the Frazier family says AuburnSports.com took Frazier's quote out of context.
  • Bradenton, FL running back Mike Blakely will visit Auburn's junior day on March 26-28. Florida and Clemson are currently his leaders but he says Auburn is now in the running.
  • Center Reese Dismukes has eliminated Florida State and will make a decision between just Auburn and Alabama. Dismukes previously was a lean to Alabama but now appears to be a toss up. A decision is likely in the next month.
  • Wide receiver Joseph Morrow has Auburn at the very top. He could pick up an offer soon but does not plan to make an early decision. He will return to Auburn on April 17th for A-Day.
  • Onterio McCalebb's younger brother, Dwayne McCalebb, could be close to picking up an Auburn offer. The speedy running back and corner back plans to visit Auburn soon and the Tigers would likely receive a commitment if an offer is extended.
  • Standout quarterback Jeff Driskel is planning on making a decision before his senior season. Driskel refuses to name favorites but it is well known that Driskel grew up a big Auburn fan and picked up an AU offer early but some think he may be a lean to Florida. Driskel is not planning any visits any time soon due to baseball.
  • Top quarterback Christian LeMay has Auburn in his top seven and is planning a visit to the Plains in the spring or summer.
  • Top tight end/offensive tackle Jordan Prestwood plans to visit Auburn for Big Cat Weekend in June.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A-Day Schedule

It is just 29 days until A-Day and the Auburn athletics department has released the schedule for the weekend. Click here for the entire schedule including a BBQ cook off, tour schedule of the new Auburn Arena, Fan Fest and much more.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Vote For Auburn!

Auburn is facing Missouri in the championship for the best college football uniform! Click here to vote!

Auburn has defeated UCLA, Michigan, Texas A&M and LSU on their way to the championship.
Missouri has defeated Florida State, Oregon, Penn State and Oklahoma.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Big Cat Will Return

Last season Auburn made a splash with their Big Cat Weekend in which 22 of the top high school seniors in the nation visited the Plains on a vacation-style, laid back recruiting weekend. 10 of those 22 ended up signing with the Tigers.

This May, Auburn plans a sequel. While names have not been released, Auburn is expecting 25-30 top high school seniors from across the nation to be on hand for the big weekend. While some secondary NCAA violations occurred last season which caused Trooper Taylor to not be able to recruit off campus for some time and contact with some top players to be severed, the staff plans to be as careful as possible this year.

More details will likely come out over the next couple of months but last season fans were included and I would look for that to be the case again.

This year's Big Cat Weekend will take place the weekend of May 28th.