Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Music to AU fans' ears

It looks like middle linebacker Tray Blackmon (ankle), safey Aairon Savage (ankle), wide receiver Montez Billings (hamstring) and cornerbacks Pat Lee (neck) and Jonathan Wilhite (hamstring) are a go for Saturday night's home game against South Florida.
Kicker Wes Byrum, who injured his right (kicking) ankle on a kickoff against Kansas State last week, is questionable. If he cannot go, sophomore Zach Kutch will handle kicking duties.
IDOL TIME: The halftime show for Auburn's Sept. 15 home game against Mississippi State will feature 2006 American Idol winner Taylor Hicks performing with Auburn's marching band. He and the band will perform a medley of songs.
Hicks enrolled at Auburn in 1995, studying business and journalism for three years. His life as a working musician was established while at Auburn.
Hicks' win on American Idol was viewed by 36.4 million households with some 63.4 million votes cast for him.
-- Joe Medley

Note: See Thursday's Star for a story analyzing Auburn's hunt for play makers on offense, with a look at the coaching staff's effort to work running back Mario Fannin more into the action this week. On Friday, I'll analyze the Auburn-South Florida matchup in a game that will require more scoring from Auburn.

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