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Oregon, Auburn have different attitudes to curfew

Posted on: January 5, 2011 3:49 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Today was the first media day at the BCS National Championship game, with Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti the star of the show after saying he was "sleeping like a baby. I wake up every two hours and cry." Cam Newton also clarified that his father would be in attendance at the game.

But maybe the most interesting development to come out of Phoenix since the teams arrived has been the consensus that Auburn has been the more relaxed, more happy-go-lucky team while Oregon (sometimes typecast as a laid-back West Coast program out of admittedly laid-back Eugene) has been much more business-like in their approach.

For maybe the best example of the difference between the two teams, look at the wide, wide variance in their respective curfew policies. When it comes to Auburn (emphasis added) ...
After Internet reports surfaced that star quarterback Cam Newton and some of his teammates were out at a club till almost 2 a.m., Newton was asked on Tuesday if any sort of curfew has been put in place for Auburn.

“I think that’s up to coach (Gene) Chizik,” Newton said. “If he said, ‘Lock it down’ I’m pretty sure we don’t have a choice about that … it wasn’t a lockdown last night . Just being around this program has been an excellent, excellent environment, not too much stress. Everybody’s just smiling and having a good time.”
Meanwhile, on the Oregon side , the Duck captains elected to have the players confined to the hotel by a 10 p.m. with a lights-out call by midnight. Linebacker Spencer Paysinger said that the Ducks were distracted at last year's Rose Bowl  by "a bunch of things going on" and that this year's bowl experience is "a business trip."

Auburn fans will no doubt say that the light-in-the-reins approach is the right one for a team that's seemed to thoroughly enjoy their 2010 ride, and that the Tigers will be ready to play a loose, nerve-free game next Monday. Oregon fans will no doubt say Auburn isn't taking things seriously enough and that the Ducks will see their sharper focus and better preparation pay off.

We'll find out who's right next Monday.
Comments

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 11:11 am
 

Oregon, Auburn have different attitudes to curfew

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Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: January 5, 2011 7:28 pm
 

Oregon, Auburn have different attitudes to curfew

Have you been to Phoenix? Hve you been to Glendale?
After you travel 30 east you get to Scottsdale where a lot is happening. Between that is ALOT of old people and if your not old you may very well be up to no good. ASU isanother 10miles past Scottsdale where the younger ones are lively. I'm thinking that They are not in San Diego and your options for good fun may cost you a $200 cab ride and maybe alot more that it's worth.



Since: Jan 6, 2008
Posted on: January 5, 2011 5:36 pm
 

Oregon, Auburn have different attitudes to curfew

I understand what coach Kelly is trying to do, but there is a high chance that will backfire. You're giving your guys more time to think about the game, which will make them more nervous. Meanwhile, once gameday comes around, the Auburn guys after their week of partying will be able to come out and just treat it as another football game.



Since: Sep 12, 2010
Posted on: January 5, 2011 5:35 pm
 

Oregon, Auburn have different attitudes to curfew

I think I would give them a little freedom at first but lock it down come Friday.   The thing that Auburn has to look at is "usually" when people are out past 2am that age it puts them in an environment to make wrong decisions.  Hopefully that won't happen.  But it happens all the time, and you hear about it all the time.  Oregon doesn't have anything to worry about and the coach is making sure of that.  But I would guess right now that Auburn is the more vunerable team right now.  Either way I think its going to be a great game after both teams shake off a little rust.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: January 5, 2011 4:31 pm
 

Oregon, Auburn have different attitudes to curfew

Who cares what the bedtime is? I work just fine when I am little short on sleep. These kids get plenty of sleep, I am sure of that. I would think working out the co-eds would be the reason they are tired.



Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: January 5, 2011 4:22 pm
 

Oregon, Auburn have different attitudes to curfew

the kids are not old enough to drink, they are out til 2 AM  hmmmm.  If I a am a coach I would feel responsible for those kids and letting them behave in such a way just seems to me to be a recipe for a major problem. 



Since: Mar 12, 2010
Posted on: January 5, 2011 4:06 pm
 

Oregon, Auburn have different attitudes to curfew

As an Auburn fan this would worry me if they're staying out that late a few days before the game, but they were all out until 2am on Monday night...a full week before the game.  I'm sure the coaches will lock it down as it gets closer.


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