Auburnâ€™s coach Tommy Tuberville smarting from the ass-beating delivered by Marc Richt the last two seasons, and alarmed at the decline of Auburnâ€™s recruiting in 2008 fired a salvo at UGA and UA via the Huntsville Times.
We work hard at recruiting. We’ve got good recruiters. We know who we want to recruit. Some we’re going to get and some we’re not going to get, but we’re going to do it the right way and not end up on probation in a few years.
“We don’t recruit at all costs. We recruit players that want to come to our place and get an education. I think it’s worked for us so far. We’ve got one of the best records in college football the last five, six years.”
Tuberville has decided to allude to cheating at his chief rivals to explain why he has failed to deliver much on the recruiting trails. Tuberville was off hunting, while Saban and other SEC coaches were recruiting. Maybe that explains Auburnâ€™s recruiting woes instead of others sinning on the recruiting trail.
And considering Auburnâ€™s track record with the NCAA, Tuberville would do well to worry about the beam in his own eye rather than a mote in his rivals.
According to Rivals.com and Scout.com, Alabama and UGA are contending for top classes, while Auburn lags its chief rivals substantially. While there is little doubt that Auburn will finish with a decent class, the class will look more like an Mike Shula class, depending heavily on commitments who may or may not qualify (and counting a couple of players from JUCO and prep schools who were previously signed).
Injured Arenas says he’ll be ready to play, the Press-Register reported.
Here’s a look at the PetroSun Independence Bowl matchup via the Tuscaloosa News.
NFL’s Patriots poised to make history:
Here’s a big holiday screw you wish to Don Shula!
Hate the BCS?
Here’s a good look at the BCS mess provided by Best of the SEC.
Mack Brown’s stepson touches live football: