Monday, December 17, 2007

From BC to TZ

A little shameless tantalizing here, but I had interesting chats with Auburn quarterback Brandon Cox and wide receiver Terrell Zachery on Sunday. I'll be writing about them in the next couple of days in The Star.
Cox, as one might expect, was most affected by the effective firing of offensive coordinator Al Borges. Borges was Cox's position coach for four years, and the move hit Cox hard.
In a career of highs and lows and personal struggles, Cox sees it as just one more thing before he plays his last game for Auburn. He also says he views his overall experience as positive.
As for Zachery, the Wadley product is back in good graces after spending the 2007 regular season in Coach Tommy Tuberville's "dog house." Tuberville never specified, and it turns out that Zachery was just short some credit hours.
Tuberville kept Zachery off limits to media during the season, but that changed Sunday. Zachery said he's glad to finally get to tell everyone that his season-long stay in the "dog house" was about a an academic hiccup, not a behavior problem.
He's also glad to finally be kickstarting his playing career in time to play in new coordinator Tony Franklin's spread offense, which is a perfect fit for Zachery.
Check out Tuesday's and Wednesday's editions of ye ole Star for more.

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