transcript (thanks to AL.com: "Like many of you, my wife and my kids and myself sit and watch the news and scratch our heads and wonder how we can have an impact on what’s going on in the world, particularly in our country. The only thing I can think of is ‘follow your north star,’ and for us in our athletics department, our north star and our guiding light continues to be to educate, develop, support our student-athletes at any opportunity. This is certainly a time where they need our guidance. "In these moments we find ourselves in today provide a unique and extraordinary opportunity. Even in times in a health pandemic, a financial crisis and civil unrest, we must continue to guide our young people and help them to be leaders of tomorrow; we even need them to be leaders of today. I started thinking about, you don’t need to shout to be heard, but if others aren’t listening, frustration will certainly ensue. "So, my simple advice is: Listen to your neighbor. Take the opportunity to hear somebody out. Just listen. Care enough to engage in others who aren’t like you, who may have a different perspective on life, who may see the world through a different lens, and be OK knowing that their differences — you have to welcome them. I know some conversations are uncomfortable, but this discomfort allows us to grow through acknowledgement and empathy. At Auburn, our student-athletes, they deserve to have a safe space to be heard. All people deserve to have a safe space to be heard so that we can learn and grow and make a difference. "After speaking to our head coaches, we will certainly recommit ourselves to processing these challenging times and to channel our energies into positive, constructive action. I’ll certainly admit, being a leader under these unique circumstances is difficult, and we must handle all these things delicately and authentically. I guess, rest assured, know that our Auburn family and our athletics family will extend grace and forgiveness and will also demand decency. We will demand dignity and we will demand respect for all, and together we will find a way to use our influence for good. "Nelson Mandela often quoted, and I’ll have to read this: ‘Sports has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sports can create hope where there was once only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in the faces of all types of discrimination. Sport is a game of lovers, and we have to love each other right now.’ We believe in all these things, because we believe the Auburn creed, and I encourage everyone out there to join us so we can demonstrate to the world that we’re better when we’re united versus being apart. War Eagle."
Herrb Hand his men are having a rough time which coincides with Herb's record at Tulsa, Vanderbilt, and Penn State. We loved his personality at Penn State. We did not love the results of the line.
JaTarvious Whitlow was a surprise signee this morning for Auburn. The Auburn offer and choice of the Tigers was obviously a surprise to everyone else, there, too.
After the trade they made today, it looks like he is being signed back on. As a Lions fan and Auburn fan, this makes me happy
Gives Aplin's take on what Gus was thinking with the plan last week. It also goes into some aspects of how Malzahn is as a coach. Liked the read.
Either that or didn't remember. There is not much of substance in the whole vid but did find their section of the "academic spotlight" interesting as it was on Mike Horton. I didn't know/remember Mike Horton was in Mechanical Engineering. Imagine he'll be well set if he finishes that if football does not turn into a career for him.
Inside the Pylon is a website dedicated to making the little details behind the game of football more accessible to fans. Their glossary is a great resource if you're wondering what a 3-tech or a mesh point is. But here they've broken down some of the big plays in the 1982 Iron Bowl, including Bo Over the Top. Check it out and then check out some of AU_Jonesy's historical breakdowns: LSU's INT-filled 4th quarter in '94 and the Reverse to Tillman in '86.
Auburn professor/twitter extraordinaire John Carvalho has leaked Auburn's three player-representatives for the 2016 SEC Media Days. Montravius Adams, Carl Lawson, and Marcus Davis are the lucky guys. These three seniors are certainly worthy selections. No trouble off the field and plenty of talent on it. Did they get it right? Would you have sent someone else?
Boom! 4-1 and Auburn forces a Game 3 for a trip to Oklahoma City!