In multiple reports late yesterday afternoon Coach Gene Chizik announced the "indefinite suspension" of DeAngelo Benton for "undisclosed violation of team rules". In a much heralded switch on National Signing Day Benton chose Auburn over LSU. Benton never quite lived up to the hype. At times he would amaze coaches and players alike and prompting position coach Trooper Taylor to announce that Benton would "rewrite the record books" while at Auburn.
This writer hopes that Benton will do what is necessary to get back on the field, and become good enough to reach the NFL. It would be a shame we have seen all too often for this GOD given talent to go to waste.
"If we had to play this weekend, I think, as a unit, we would be ready" says Kiehl Frazier, Auburn's leading candidate to win the quarterback position. Clint Moseley, the closest competitor for Frazier says in an interview after practice yesterday, "They say if I was a pitcher, they'd put me on the DL," "I need a break," he said, "but I can't have that right now in this competition." The report by Charles Goldberg goes on to state "Moseley said there's nothing torn in his shoulder, and that he doesn't need surgery".
All of this goes to support what we here at AUTB have been saying for two weeks now. Kiehl Frazier will be the starter. Moseley will be the emergency relief, and Jonathan Wallace can't get caught up too soon. Auburn would need Wallace if Frazier were to suffer some sort of season ending injury. From the sound of things via Clint Moseley, he would not be able to run much of the Scot Loeffler offense right now.
The scheduled Beach Fest has released a more detailed itinerary. According to a report by Dennis Pillion at al.com "All three current head coaches will make their appearances on the main stage Saturday, with Chizik going first at 11:20 a.m., Miles at 3:20 p.m. and Saban at 6:15 p.m.
The BeachFest Fan Zone will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. The Fan Zone will feature autograph sessions and coaching clinics with SEC Legendary Players and Coaches. Friday and Saturday entrance require SEC BeachFest wristband or ticket. Sunday entrance will be open for free to the public".
Sounds like a fun time for all.