Really, what would a college football season be without someone investigating poor ol Auburn.
A report published today by Yahoo Sports says the NCAA is looking into some potentially serious recruiting violations by Assistant Coach Trooper Taylor and chief recruiter Curtis Luper.
It appears both were pulled off the recruiting trail in late October.
You can read the Excellent Dan Wetzel story from Yahoo RIGHT HERE
The report does not detail WHAT the two are accused of doing and neither the school nor the NCAA would provide any details.
Potentially, this would be the capper to what can only be called a disastrous season for the Tigers. They head into Saturday's Iron Bowl against Alabama with a 3-8 record, with 2 of those wins coming over 1-AA teams.
It also reinforces what is generally believed to be true about head coach Gene Chizik and his staff: They are done after Saturday's game.
**Note**--Per War Eagle Extra--Chizik could have his contract suspended if there is an NCAA Investigation.That contract pays him $7.5 to $10 million if he is fired.
Auburn has a lot of work ahead. Finding a coach will prove to be a tough challenge to a program that isn't what it was even 2-seasons ago. Adding a possibility of probation to the premise of having to essentially start over from scratch isn't good. Finding the "Big Name" coach the alumni who think think they are a bigger program than they are, that could potentially be worse.
**Another Note**-- Trooper and Luper (which sounds like one of those 1980's cop shows) have been seen keeping a keen eye on Reuben Foster over at Auburn High on Friday nights, though... making sure he doesn't leave town for another school...
Sounds like "recruiting" to us...
Phillip Marshall over at Auburn Undercover got The Chiz to almost-comment on the alleged investigation:
"I'm not going to comment on any speculation out there. We will talk about the Iron Bowl and Alabama. It's not a distraction to me. We haven't thought one second about it. We are down the line on the Iron Bowl."
On report that players and at least one coach have been interviewed by NCAA investigators:
"I'm not going to comment on any speculation about any of that. I have one goal in mind, and that is the Iron Bowl."