January 3rd, 2011 04:52 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Auburn
Tags: AU, EVERYBODY, Nick Fairley, War Damn Eagle
For more than two weeks there have been rumors that one or more Auburn Tigers might not be academically eligible to play in the BCS Championship Game. But Gene Chizik has refused to go into any details.
“Like I said, if the roster changes with anybody, I will certainly let you know,” Chizik said yesterday. Now, does that mean he will let people know when he knows… or moments before the title game itself? Your guess is as good as mine because the coach won’t answer that either.
“I haven’t really thought that far in advance. But you’ll know.”
Today, the Auburn team left for Glendale and apparently everyone made the trip. Star defensive tackle Nick Fairley tweeted the following:
“EVERYBODY is playing! WDE!”
“WDE” means “War Damn Eagle” for you non-Auburnites.
Okay, so everyone’s good to go, right? Not necessarily. Chizik and Auburn still aren’t saying.
If all of his players are eligible — and the last academic session at AU ended three weeks ago — there would be no reason for Chizik to play games with the media. Oregon will prepare as if the starters are in place regardless.
Therefore, the longer Chizik refuses to talk about his gameday roster, the more it appears that one or more Tigers are not eligible and some form of appeal process is underway.
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