February 7, 2013
AUBURN -- If you loathe that program up north so much that you can't momentarily suspend your disbelief about its mere mention here at AuburnSports.com, you won't like this column.
In fact, I'd probably suggest that you stop reading now.
So why would I dedicate words here to a crimson-clad football team? It started with a simple post inside the Bunker this morning, which had folks discussing Auburn's chances to land coveted Class of 2014 linebacker Tre Williams of St. Paul's Episcopal this time next year.
Accomplishing that goal likely will require outfoxing Alabama. The task requires a solution far more complicated than asking Dameyune Craig to work his Mobile County magic.
The issue runs much deeper. Alabama wins championships because it recruits well and develops those recruits into better players. Regardless of an Auburn fan's feelings about their arch rival, simply ignoring the arch rival's (successful) methods is, well, ignorant.
Gus Malzahn isn't ignorant. He's rooted in reality.
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