time for an ultra-mega thread
time for an ultra-mega thread
Touch that thang fo!-- Courtney Upshaw
Burn them all.
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just went over to ITAT to see what the village idiots are saying about the investigation. I have to say that are the most consistent bunch of paranoid delusional fanbase in the world. HERE ARE SOME WINNERS:
1. the investigation was leaked today by the REC to eliminate any potential candidate for HC
2. the story broke to have their team lose focus on the Iron Bowl.
3. the investigation was orchestrated from within their own Athletic Dept. to lessen the buyout for Chizik
4. this story is old and has nothing to do with CAM
5. auburn already knew about Jovon Robinson and no specifics were mention.
5. Pat Forde is a Saban henchman
6. Bama must be in trouble if this investigation is coming out at this time
etc., etc, etc.
Last edited by sanjosecrimson; November 21st, 2012 at 03:49 PM.
I'll put it this way:
Yahoo Sports next time being wrong on an NCAA investigation story will be the first time. Furthermore, I doubt the power brokers and such around Alabama have much knowledge of this stuff. I imagine that the leak came from the inside Auburn's circle or from the NCAA office. There are people around Auburn who want to create all the publicly known circumstances to fire Chizik. Alabama doesn't seem to need external clutter affecting Auburn to beat them. So what do you think is more likely?
I lean towards this leak coming from the Auburn end. They know some may still believe in Chizik because of that 2010 season but a bad season plus violations is a recipe for unanimous appeal of canning Chizik.
Well, I just hate it for them. Breaks my heart right into, I tell ya.
The Big East & ACC are always looking for teams now a days, the SEC should make a donation.
Again, more from Phillip Marshall,
Three days before the Iron Bowl, Auburn is in the news again regarding a reported NCAA investigation.
Most, if not all, of what was reported in a Yahoo report was old news that has been widely known and reported since running back Jovon Robinson of Memphis was ruled ineligible by Auburn officials last August in the wake of accusations that a grade had been changed on his high school transcript.
What is new today is a report by Charles Goldberg of The Birmingham News that players and at least one coach had been interviewed by NCAA investigators.
Here are some questions and answers about what we know:
Q: Has Auburn received any kind of letter of inquiry
A: According to sources who would absolutely know, it has not.
Q: Is the NCAA looking into other matters besides Robinson?
A: No. Of course, when NCAA investigators are around, there is always concern that they will turn over a rock and find something other than what they are looking for.
Q: Why were assistants Trooper Taylor and Curtis Luper taken off the road?
A: The widely held assumption is was because of the Memphis matter. However, I have also been told it could be a self-imposed Auburn penalty because of a self-reported secondary violation. Which is it? At this point, I can't say for sure.
Q: Is there hard evidence of wrongdoing by Taylor or Luper?
A: Not that we know of at this point. If the NCAA had hard evidence, it's likely they would have been removed from the field, not just the road. If you recall, a Mississippi State assistant coach was fired because of alleged NCAA violations in Memphis last summer.
Q: Could this hurt Chizik's chances of returning next season as head coach?
A: It can't help.
Q: Could this negatively impact Auburn's search for a new coach should Chizik be dismissed?
A: That's certainly possible. For sure, Auburn officials will have questions to answer from prospective candidates.
Q: Will this be a long process like the Cam Newton investigation?
A: Not likely unless something else turns up.
Q: Would Auburn face devastating sanctions should it be found that a coach knew or should have known a grade was changed?
A: That's impossible to say with any certainty, but if it was found to be an isolated incident and not a pattern, it's not likely that sanctions would be program-destroying.
Q: Would it help Auburn's case if any coaches found to have committed wrongdoing were no longer employed at Auburn?
A: It could help, but it certainly wouldn't mean Auburn got a free pass.
Nothing to see here, move along.........
Well, at least AU is aspiring to be the best at something. If they keep going, they just might catch Arizona State as the #1 Most Corrupt Program. Right now, they sit at #3, but things are sure to change. Keep it down home,cuz.
Suddenly that buy out clause may not matter when this all washes out. Surely they wouldn't hang one of their own to avoid a bogus payout would they? (Sarcasm intended)
is Phillip Marshall auburn's PR man or the party mouthpiece??
Remove the coaches from recruiting for secondary violations? Yea right.
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