October 28th, 2010 09:43 AM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Auburn, Mississippi State
Tags: Brandon Marcello, Cecil Sr, Mississippi State, Sports Illustrated November
Auburn quarterback Cameron Newton is the focus of a feature story in Sports Illustrated’s November 1st edition. Tiger fans will love it. Mississippi State fans? Well, they’ll likely be sickened by it.
Turns out, Newton wanted to play in Starkville.
“Last December the choice of which college to attend came down to two schools — Auburn and Mississippi State. Newton preferred Starkville because of his close relationship with Bulldogs coach Dan Mullen, who had been Newton’s offensive coordinator at Florida. But Cecil thought his son should choose Auburn, which had an experienced offensive line (four starters were returning) and was only a two-hour drive from Atlanta. Newton let his father make the final decision, and a few days before Christmas, while sitting at the dinner table in his brother’s house in Jacksonville, Cecil Sr. uttered two words that would radically alter the college football landscape: ‘It’s Auburn.’”
And with that news, stomachs across the state of Mississippi turn.
SI’s profile of Newton is a good read, by the way.
Kudos to Brandon Marcello of The Jackson Clarion-Ledger for the tip.
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