The Daily Aggie :: 09/19/07

It's the hump day edition of The Daily Aggie. It's another big weekend for the NMSU athletic program. Flash back to last year, the weekend of October 13th - 15th. The volleyball team was hosting nationally ranked Hawai'i on Friday night and the football team was hosting nationally ranked Boise State on Sunday night and it was televised on ESPN. It had the potential of being the best weekend, as far as marquee wins, for NMSU probably in history. Well, as you recall the volleyball team held up their end of the deal. The football team didn't pull of the upset, but they gained a lot of respect even in defeat, from Boise State, from ESPN and from Aggie fans (especially looking back at what Boise State was able to accomplish).

Flash forward to this weekend. Similar scenario, the Aggie volleyballers (is that the correct term for a a group of volleyball players?) host nationally ranked Hawai'i (13th) and this time around, the football team is headed to Auburn. It's another chance for NMSU athletics to make a statement.

Once again, we remind you to vote for Chase Holbrook in the Davey O'Brien Award fan voting. If you've already registered, use the link that they e-mailed you, if you haven't registered, use the link I'm about to give you. http://www.daveyobrien.com/FAN/FanRegisterationAT.aspx

Now on to today's links...

Jay G. Tate of the Montgomery Advertiser writes that while both quarterbacks will play for Auburn against NMSU, it's won't be a two-quarterback system.

Ross Dellenger of the Decatur Daily is a little confused about how you can play two quarterbacks in the same game but not have a two-quarterback system.

Luke Brietzke of the Times Daily has more on Auburn's decision to play two quarterbacks against the Aggies.

Patrick Obley of The State [South Carolina] ranks his Bottom Ten teams from BCS conferences. He has Auburn ranked 8th and writes "The Tigers' offense is so bad, it switched to the "3 yards and a cloud of dust" option scheme and earned cheers from the home crowd. Pathetic."

Christy Cabrera Chirinos of the Florida Sun Sentinal writes that Auburn freshman kicker Wes Byrum has been one of the few bright spots thus far for the Auburn Tigers.

Christa Turner of the Ledger-Enquirer says that Auburn freshman punter Patrick Tatum is taking full advantage of his chance to be Auburn's punter.

Neal McCready of the Alabama Press Register says that Tommy Tuberville may be on the hot seat at Auburn following their 19-14 loss to Mississippi State.

John Pruett of the Huntsville Times says that should it come to that, a 6 million dollar buyout of Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville's contract isn't a problem.

Phillip Marshal of the Hunstville Times reports that Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville says that after two straight losses, changes have been made this week.

Charles Goldberg of the Birmingham News writes that despite the 1-2 start to the season, Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville still thinks his Tigers team can be good.

Cindy Luis of the Hawai'i Star Bulletin writes that the Hawai'i Rainbow Wahine have a tough road trip ahead of them with trips to Ruston, LA, Las Cruces, NM and San Jose, CA.

And finally a reminder that this Saturday is Pack The Pan Am night for Aggie volleyball versus #13 Hawai'i.

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