Friday, December 14, 2007


Speaking of recruiting, Auburn could be once bitten, twice fried over the now famous Iron Bowl dog bite.
So says cornerback Jerraud Powers, who has become a YouTube star since a police dog bit him during the fourth quarter of Auburn’s 17-10 victory over rival Alabama on Nov. 24.
Apparently, there’s a lot of interest in video of the incident, and not just from ESPN, CNN, MSNBC et al.
“One of my friends that goes to Alabama said it was an official visit, and they were playing highlights, and they played the clip of me getting bit,” Powers said. “They thought it was funny also. I’m pretty sure I’ll be on a lot of highlight videos for that.”
Powers was bitten after running to the back of the end zone to defend Alabama wide receiver DJ Hall. Powers swung his arms to make an official’s incomplete-pass signal, and one of two German shepherds under police control bit his left hand.

PAW PRINTS: Tuberville said Franklin is still negotiating his contract with the compensation committee, but that he will get a two-year deal like the rest of the staff. … Senior quarterback Brandon Cox did not participate in Friday’s practice. He attended a friend’s funeral, Tuberville said. … Linebacker Chris Evans, a part-time starter this season, is out with a groin injury and likely won’t practice until Auburn reports to Atlanta. … Auburn will practice at home through Tuesday, running a two-a-day-like schedule with main practices early and walk-throughs late. … Tuberville said he wants to have the game plan in by the time Auburn breaks for the holiday. … The team will report to Atlanta on Christmas night. … Between Auburn and Atlanta, Tuberville wants to get in 10-12 practices.

— Joe Medley

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