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No appeal for ejected Auburn defenders

Posted on: November 15, 2010 5:11 pm
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Earlier today, Auburn head coach Gene Chizik seemed to be holding out hope that senior defensive linemen Michael Goggans and Mike Blanc -- neither a starter, but both regular rotation members at defensive end and tackle, respectively -- could somehow avoid the SEC -mandated half-game suspension for their ejections at the end of the Tigers' win over Georgia .

The league office has wasted no time, however, in letting Chizik know he should probably go ahead and hope for something more likely , like a pogo stick:
SEC associate commissioner Charles Bloom said Monday there is no appeal, and, such, Blanc and Goggans will not be available in the first half of the Nov. 26 game [against Alabama] ...

Chizik said he was "embarrassed" by the actions of Blanc and Goggans after the game.
"That's not who we are,'' he said.
Whatever Auburn's defense was, what it is now is down two players who might have helped Auburn keep in check an Alabama offense that (despite the occasional sputter this season) remains loaded with talent and may be fully back on track after unloading 452 total yards and 30 points on a good Mississippi State defense.

The Tigers have made a habit this season of falling behind early and dominating late, but on the road against a team with the Tide's combination of offensive explosiveness and defensive coaching acumen, another slow start could prove fatal to their BCS championship hopes. Goggans' and Blanc's absences don't guarantee yet another start like that, but they certainly won't help Auburn avoid one, either.


Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: November 16, 2010 5:02 pm

No appeal for ejected Auburn defenders

Replay is obviously available to the SEC office when handing out penalities like the Auburn players faced.  Auburn is lucky that the SEC office did not dig deeper as they may have suspended Fairley also.  He was a pathetic cheapshot artist for most of the game and the refs just seemed to ignore his obvious late, and low hits on the QB.  The players that were suspended got what they deserved. 

Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: November 16, 2010 4:22 pm

No appeal for ejected Auburn defenders

This is Auburn.  Auburn decided to play a player who will soon be ineligible.  Newton should be inelgibile now because his father solicited bids for him to play.  Newton is a cheater also, as he proved at Florida.  So why should these defensive guys follow the rules if the coach doesn't? 

Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: November 16, 2010 3:52 pm

No appeal for ejected Auburn defenders

Excuse me but doesnt replay apply  after the games and the appeal process for players.  Im thinkiing the SEC needs to pay more attention to the film instead of 2 penalties instigated by Georgia and it's head coach. Mark Richt is mostly to blame cause of his poor sportsmanship.

SEC is as bad or not worse than the NCAA.

Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: November 16, 2010 3:46 pm

No appeal for ejected Auburn defenders

James, I think you are a joke.  Not only can you not spell or even put a sentence together, but even your facts are wrong.  Bama is not on probation, nor were they last year when they won the NC.  Also, please list all of the SEC programs on probation now.  The SEC has been the clear winner of the last four crystal balls, so it looks like it is us that is laughing at all of you jealous wannabes.  Overall, the SEC is 6-0 is NC games, and no one is even close to that.  Just in case you were wondering, none of those six SEC winners was or is on probation.  Have a great day!

Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: November 16, 2010 3:29 pm

No appeal for ejected Auburn defenders

The SEC is allready the brunt of every joke across the nation. They are a laughing stock at every corner and every water cooler. They cheat and all are on some type of probation or soon will be. I am still mad the Alabama won the NC game last year and has been on probation for 12 years. No team should ever play for a NC if they are on probation. What a laughing stock the SEC is.

Since: Oct 29, 2010
Posted on: November 16, 2010 2:08 pm

No appeal for ejected Auburn defenders

Wow!  Two players missing.  Imagine how porous they will be now!

Since: Jul 28, 2008
Posted on: November 16, 2010 11:44 am

No appeal for ejected Auburn defenders

I'm sure you would say this had you won at Auburn this year...yes those were quesionable non calls but i am sure the REFEREE COMMITTEE powers that be are on full alert now.

Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: November 16, 2010 11:21 am

No appeal for ejected Auburn defenders

At this point, I think I would rather not have an SEC rep in the national title game than have Auburn there.  They just showed such a lack of respect for the game and themselves, that I cannot not support Auburn.  Couple that with the Cam mess, and I hope Auburn loses one of the next two and they are done.  Just when I had gotten over the obvious cheapshot they put on Dorsey a few years back, they go and act like complete asses during the UGA game.  Even Chizik was a part of the unsportsmanlike attitude during the game.  Geaux Bama, Geaux Gamecocks!!!

Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: November 16, 2010 11:17 am

No appeal for ejected Auburn defenders

Reminds me of the Dave Chappelle "Skit" when the white guy tells the cop he didn't know he couldn't run through a stop sign and the cop tells him to never do it again and send him on his way.  I guess the Auburn players just didn't know they couldn't throw a punch in a game, get ejected and not have to sit out the first half of the next game regardless of who they are playing.  What the heck it's the SEC let the players play and than have Alabama crying for two weeks that Auburn is cheating.  Already enough drama in the league why not add some more. 

From a football strictly perspective with or without the players Alabama at home is a better team and I would expect them to be at least a 3 point favorite in this game.

Since: Oct 24, 2007
Posted on: November 16, 2010 7:48 am

No appeal for ejected Auburn defenders

I compare Auburn to that kid with pent up emotional issues. All they've heard about their whole lives is how great big brother Alabama is. And two times they've done really well (1993 & 2004), daddy didn't care. So over time, this kid with all this pent up emotion acts out. Whether it's overreacting over wins, chop blocking on great DT's, throwing punches, cheating at all costs, or even counting fingers to try to affirm feelings, the kid just has issues in success and failure.

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