By J.M. Comer
The War Eagle Reader offers a roundup of interesting news stories, questionable opinions and great comments from other team’s fans about the Auburn Tigers across the blogosphere.
Eagle shoots into the sun, photo by Charlie “Dad” Comer
News and Recruiting Roundup
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ESPN checks in on early Auburn recruit Raymond Cotton’s performance at the Elite 11 quarterback camp: “Cotton is a very intriguing player to watch. He might be the most raw of any quarterback here but also could have as much upside as anyone.” (ESPN.com, July 22)
Also check out Cotton’s evaluation on the ESPN 150 Watch List. (ESPN.com, July 22) There are 10 other early Auburn commitments on the 2009 list.
Fox Sports calls Sept. 20 “Nirvana for football fans” and looks at the Auburn-LSU game. (FoxSports.com, July 21)
The Gainesville Sun includes Tommy Tuberville in its list of “glamour coaches” and says he is best known for “Leading Auburn to an undefeated season in 2004 — and not having the opportunity to play for the national championship.” (The Gainesville Sun, July 21) I guess it is better than being known for this.
In sorta-Auburn-related news: LSU needs a “true” rival. Desperate, they try to coif one with Ole Miss called “The Magnolia Bowl.” (The Daily Reveille, July 22)
(In related LSU news: Their athletes? Not so bright. Don’t they have sociology classes down there?)
Let the Eagle Soar!
A collection of favorable comments and interesting articles from blogs and newspapers about the Tigers.
Three out of four HogBloggers predict Auburn to win the SEC West. (HogBloggers.net, July 22).
Dawg Sports picks “The Tony Franklin Experience” as #19 of “The Top 25 Things I’m Looking Forward to This Season in the SEC.” (Dawg Sports, July 22)