By Justin Renck:
This may not be UofL news, but it is still worth posting!
5 star Linebacker Reuben Foster was committed to Auburn for next season. He moved to Auburn, AL for his senior year of high school, and was regarded by most as the top LB in the 2013 class. Big time recruiter and Wide Receivers coach Trooper Taylor will not be kept on Gus Malzahn’s staff next year, and that is who Foster had a close relationship with during his recruitment. He actually switched his committment from Alabama to Auburn at first.
Well Reuben decided it was a good idea to get a big “AU” tattoo on his arm. After today, that seems kind of awkward doesn’t it?
This is posted on Auburn’s 24/7 site. Very interesting! This is the guy who first reported that Charlie Strong had a phone conversation with Auburn. Now read what he says.
Sorting out the Charlie Strong story
It’s been a crazy last hour.
First, a story broke that Auburn had interviewed Louisville coach Charlie Strong. In response, I made a call and was told it wasn’t an interview but a telephone conversation. I quickly reported that here. Then, I was told that maybe it had been a search firm that reached out to Strong, which is an entirely different thing than even a telephone conversation. One thing that is certain is that there was no conversation with athletics director Jay Jacobs.
Strong has denied having any contact at all. His team plays Rutgers for the Big East championship on Thursday night.
The bottom line is this: Strong has not been interviewed in any true sense of the word. He is on Auburn’s list of candidates. He might yet be interviewed.
Sorry for the craziness and the confusion.
This post was edited by PhillipMarshall on 11/28/2012 at 9:21 PM