Hopefully your weekend went fine, and you are ready watch some football. Unfortunately, the only live football on TV right now is Canadian. Still, it's better than watching reruns of spring games.
On to the news. As always we have our sources to thank, they are Charles Goldberg, Andy Bitter, David Morrison, and an editorial by Phillip Marshall. We also have some additional items of interest reported on by Evan Woodberry, and Tommy Hicks.
We want to start off with a “wish you well” to linebacker Kris Frost. Auburn's incoming freshman sensation has injured his shoulder during summer workouts, and will require surgery Tuesday 7/26. This will likely require a redshirt season for Frost.
Most of the item above are recaps of the SEC Media Days event of last week, and there are some interesting items indeed. Commissioner Mike Slive's call to a national agenda has not gone unnoticed.
From the players comes good news as to who is stepping up in the voluntary summer workouts. Both QB's seem to be impressing the players, and several mentions of Angelo Blackson have been promising, and nice to hear. Especially since, you know we are picked to finish next to last in the SEC West, and Auburn didn't even garner one first place vote from the media. Good thing the southern media is terrible at picking the final standings in the SEC. Four times have they been correct, out of nineteen times. I rest my case, and I am sure you won't blame me for not depending on their predictions, since they missed on Auburn so badly last season. A word to the wise few of southern media types, don't sell Gene Chizik, and Auburn short just yet.
On a more depressing matter, Phillip Marshall may be correct in his judgments of the rivalry between AU and UA. It may indeed be time for a reprieve. Seconded HERE by the managing editor of Track Em Tigers.
Then again, that's what happened before, and the Alabama State legislature got involved, and declared that both schools start back playing each other. Politics, Religion, and Football, they all are the same to some fans.
Until next week,