Auburn Football

What Will Auburn Football Think of Next?

AUBURN, AL - SEPTEMBER 20:  A member of the Auburn Tigers celebrates after the offense scored against the LSU Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 20, 2008 in Auburn, Alabama. LSU defeated Auburn 26-21.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
Kool BellContributor IMay 31, 2009

What a great time to be an Auburn fan! I have not witnessed this much excitement on the plains in the summer about the football program since Pat Dye was here.

This coaching staff has creatively turned a new page of recruiting, and developed a heretofore unmatched media frenzy, about a single school's recruiting this far removed from National Signing Day.

The ride in the country this staff took earlier this spring did more than create headlines. It gave a group of guys who have never worked together as a unit time.

Time to get to know one another, time to gel. Ask any coach in any league what happens to his team if the coaching staff isn't on the same page. In my personal opinion, that's what happened at Auburn last year.

Now the newest idea in Auburn recruiting is to have a weekend for prospective recruits to just enjoy being in Auburn, and get to know the other side of the staff. The fun side if you will.

This first annual event is being called "Big Cat Weekend" by the Tiger coaches. I wish I could be there to just witness the, completely out of left field, good time these young men will be enjoying.

The best thing, is there is actually an even different event scheduled around the July time frame, that promises to become an annual event also.

What would you like to see the staff do to continue the recruiting buzz they have created already, and build on it?

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