I am very surprised that an AU fan would be unaware of the probation. I am not an AU fan and I won't be pulling for them. Alabama went on probation the first time because a few AU boosters paid Gene Jelks to fabricate some stories. That got the ball rolling. That's a fact (court records) and you must have missed that one too.
Alabama is down now because UT fabricated some stories that are now being proven to be lies.
I am not sure that UT would have won the national championship in 1998 if it wasnt for Bama's probation at the time. I am not so sure AU would have been able to compete for the national championship this year if Alabama didn't lose 21 scholarships because a bunch of false allegations that are now being proven wrong.
You say that you see my agenda and it is greatly suspect. That should be rather clear to you. Do I want AU to be shut out of the Orange Bowl? Yes.
Mike Price for Coach of the Year. No one else could have accomplished what has has done in just his first year at UTEP. He got set up by some people who did not want him as the coach at Alabama. He did do a stupid thing, but Sports Illustrated is going to wind up paying Price a ton of money for their defamation of him.
Can I saw Roll Tide? When your fans came to Norman, they were fantastic and our fans have raved about their treatment when we visited Alabama. I have been rooting for you guys ever since. You will be back and when you are completely back Auburn will be back where they belong!
I cannot believe they are on probation and going for a National Champsionship. What happened to the NCAA -- they didn't hesitate to ban Alabama or Oklahoma (in the 80's) from post season. Why is there a different standard?
I hope you guys have the game of your lives!
I wondered if Auburn set up Mike Price and guess I got the answer on this thread.