Mark Gaines

Mark Gaines


NCAA to Auburn's Chizik: 'It ain't over until we say it's over' July,2011

I am a 27yo Business Analysis for a Development Firm in New Orleans, LA

I graduated from the University of Alabama in 2006 with a BA in Business Management and Marketing.

I enjoy College football, NFL, and some Basketball... I attend ALL Alabama Home Games with the Alumni Group here in New Orleans, and most AWAY Games when I can.

My family has been in Tide Pride for over 30 years.

My Father graduated from the University of Alabama where he met my mother who cheered on the cheer-leading squad during the Bear Bryant days... We bleed crimson deep in our veins and support the University and the Athletic department tremendously.

My comments may come off as harsh or sometimes childish... however, .. if you don't approve of them, just ignore me!


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  • vince holmes posted 2142 days ago

    vince holmes

    What happened to you? You just disappeared.

  • Kevin McGrady posted 2376 days ago

    Kevin McGrady

    I think it is time to stop communication from you again. Please do not contact me or post comments on my articles as they will not be answered. Thank you in advance for compliance with this request.

  • Kevin McGrady posted 2377 days ago

    Kevin McGrady

    Yes, the Vanderbilt head basketball coach (for as long as he has that job) two of his assistants and another unnamed head basketball coach were his "sources".

    You are getting very close to your old routine again Mark, I suggest you stick to commenting on things you understand.

  • Kevin McGrady posted 2377 days ago

    Kevin McGrady

    You should write an article with all the facts that point to Auburn fans being in denial. Do it soon though, as there will be a very big revelation soon that will overshadow such an article with Alabama fans......

  • Kevin McGrady posted 2377 days ago

    Kevin McGrady

    Yes the report list four as sources, but only two were present at the meeting. The other two were assistant coaches and not even cleared to be invited. Of course that does not matter as you are passing along rumor and not information from your own sources.

    I suggest you do some digging and develop your own sources so that you are not victim to others sensationalism.

    You should also note that Thamel has been inaccurate on several occasions and reprimanded for these mistakes. He often uses third party "sources" that are speaking of hearsay.

  • Kevin McGrady posted 2378 days ago

    Kevin McGrady

    As usual you are wrong Mark. Only two that were there spoke about the meeting. They will be censured and fined for doing so as it was a confidential meeting. That is why the conversation I had was off the record.

    If you choose to use your time hoping that your rather unique version is real, please feel free. I have passed along what I know and can be of no further assistance.

  • Kevin McGrady posted 2378 days ago

    Kevin McGrady

    Yes, I realize that Ms. Lach was ill prepared and got embarrassed at the meeting. The reason for this is that Enforcement has never been read in to any investigation of Auburn. That is her branch of the NCAA. The NCAA was foolish to send her there without reading her in and preparing her properly.

    As I have commented to you before, the Newton Investigation has long been over as far as Auburn is concerned. The recruiting investigation was being handled by the Rules Committee and Clearing house.

    This is what caused the issue. It is very common in any bureaucracy, especially one as unwieldy as the NCAA.

    You should also be made aware that Tramel left out the majority of the exchange to hype his story. In the actual event Ms. Lach was very uncomfortable and resorted to crawling behind the statement she finished with. It was obvious she did not expect to be faced with questions on this matter. She appeared embarrassed.

    Of course you are welcome to take heart in this if you like, Alabama fans need as many bright spots as they can get for the next months.

  • Bleacher Report posted 2418 days ago

    Bleacher Report

    Thanks for the "like," Mark.

  • butch hornbaker posted 2441 days ago

    butch hornbaker

    Yes to the penn state game,

  • Drew Milam posted 2464 days ago

    Drew Milam

    They got me Mark .IM don Milner .some Aubie got offended. Truth is I wanted to start writing anyway so I figured I would have to change names because I done cussed every Aub out about 3 times.
    This is about 10 times thay got me---Dmaon Smitherman--Damon Smutherman-- Ron Milamsey -Drew milam---Don Milner LOL they hate me........Hey when you get this erase it you know a spy will be looking at your site every couple of days.........