As our trusted and fearless leader Cappy uncovered for us in a brilliant piece about Tim James, a recent article on espn.com may have uncovered the real draw of Big Cat Weekend. In the article, senior linebacker Josh Bynes, put it this way:
“What we love the most about Coach Chizik is that he gets in our behinds every single play — defense, offense and special teams,” Bynes said. “He’s a competitor, and we see that in him. I’m not saying that Coach Tuberville wasn’t a great coach. He was a very good coach. But Coach Chizik is more into you. He’s a players’ coach. He’s in the drills. He’s in our faces. He’s getting in our behinds.”
With another Big Cat Weekend coming up, Auburn recruiting coordinator Curtis Luper told Auburn B’ham News spinwriter Charles Goldberg this about last year’s weekend:
“There were some guys who had strong bonds from that particular weekend,” Luper said, “and it carried over during the season and after the season, and subsequently, some of those guys are on the ball team. There’s no question there were some bonds made.”
Some are asking, what kind of bonds are we talking about? What is really going on behind closed doors? It seems that if you want to come to a place where the head coach is into you and wants to get in your behind, Auburn may be for you.
I think it’s great that there’s a place where players can just be themselves. War Eagle, ya’ll!