Thursday, May 13, 2010

Apologies to the Chillvillians...

Sorry for my absence over the last several days. I have been "under the weather" as they say and have not been able to post my ramblings. I'm back on top now though and it's back to business as usual. Here's checking up on what happened while I was gone...

  • Luke Cothron, on the the nations best power forwards committed to AU on the 7th. Cothron is an outstanding player and should see immediate minutes for Tony Barbee. He brings a great offensive game for a big man and some much needed size to the roster. Cothron is widely considered one of the top 50 high-school basketball players in the country.
  • Angelo Blackson, a defensive tackle from Deleware committed to Gene Chizik's Football Tigers. Blackson's commitment is yet another sign that Chizik and staff intend on recruiting nationally. Blackson is way underrated at this time. He's a 6'5", 290 lb wrecking crew, who plays like he's mad at the world.
  • Chris Landrum also committed to play for Auburn on Wednesday. Landrum is considered one of the top 2 linebackers in the state of Alabama this year and is ranked the #7 overall player in the state by the Birmingham News.
  • Tiger Prowl was banned. I first thought this had Slick Willie Saban and Alabama's fingerprints on this, but it turns out it was the Big East who proposed the Tiger Prowl ban. I still think it's fishy even if Alabama wasn't involved...More on that later.
  • The Auburn Baseball Tigers have climbed to #18 in the AP Poll and have been hot as a firecracker lately. The Tigers are 33-16, (15-9 SEC) and should be back in the SEC tournament this year for the first time since 2003. In fact, it's not out of the question to think AU might have a chance to host a Regional.
  • Last and I guess least was Spencer Region "reopening" his commitment. Basicly, this is the same thing as a decommitment. I hate to see Spencer decommit because he's a good football player and one we could definitly use. However, I think his heart is probably with his childhood favorite, Alabama. If that's the case then as bad as we hate it, that's where he needs to go. He won't live up to his potential or be happy if he's not playing at the school he truly wants to go to. Don't expect AU to give up though. Auburn will battle Alabama all the way to the end for Spencer and you just never know how things will turn out in the end.

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