A few weeks ago, I predicted that Jackson would commit to the Tigers at Big Cat Weekend. Turns out I was a few weeks early. The Hoover native and nephew of AU great Bo Jackson announced he was committing to Auburn this morning. This kid is already one of my favorite players of the class due to the fact he’s willing to go to a school who has a statue of a family member outside the stadium. Those are big shoes to fill and every time his name is brought up more than likely so will Bo’s. Heck, I did it in the third sentence. But despite all that, the Hoover native decided to follow in his uncle’s footsteps and become an Auburn Tiger. Jackson chose Auburn over Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, Missouri,
It has been, somewhat incredibly, just under three weeks since Bob Stoops ceded the OU head coaching position to Lincoln Riley, but it didn’t take long to see that things were going to be a little different under the new regime. Sure, we all knew that Bob and his staff were out there crootin’ like crazy. We just didn’t really get to see that much of the time. Stoops was late to the Twitter train and never wholly embraced the platform that, for top high school athletes, is being used more and more like some kind of Tinder U. (Swipe right for Nick Saban! It’s what’s on the inside that counts.) Stoops also handed over a somewhat diminished 2018 class, bludgeoned by an April full of gut-punches.
Auburn will be forced to go to a backup when it comes to its famed pregame mascot flights. The university announced Monday that’s live eagle mascot, War Eagle VII, has ben grounded for the entire 2017 season. The university stated that its College of Veterinary Medicine faculty diagnosed the 18-year-old golden eagle with cardiomyopathy, a chronic disease of the heart. The diagnosis was made following what was described as a routine checkup. Below are the comments of the veterinarians in charge of the care of an eagle who has been a part of gamedays on The Plains since 2004. Nova has been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, indicated by an enlarged left ventricle, decreased systolic function and supraventricular