Auburn is going to enjoy this. Big Time

Glendale, Ariz.—There was joy. There was relief. There were smiles of happiness. There were tears. There was incredible exhilaration. There was utter exhaustion.

 
You could see it all on the floor of University of Phoenix Stadium in the aftermath of Auburn’s 22-19 victory Oregon which gave the Tigers their first national championship since 1957.

 
Ted Roof, who took more than his fair share of criticism as Auburn’s defensive coordinator the past two seasons, had his arms around his two sons as confetti rained down around him. The former Georgia Tech captain could not be happier. For it was his defense that held the mighty Oregon offense to only 19 points, 30 points below its average.

 
Oregon’s offense had 12 possessions in the game and Auburn’s defense got nine stops: five punts, two interceptions, and what will become two very big plays in Auburn football history: In the second quarter Mike Blanc stuffed Oregon’s LaMichael James in the end zone for a safety. In the third quarter Auburn stopped Oregon on fourth and goal at the Tigers’ one-yard line.
Oregon came into this game averaging almost 245 rushing yards per game. Auburn held the Ducks to only 75.

 
“I am so proud of our guys. They stepped up and played the best when we needed it the most,” said Roof. “We didn’t do anything fancy. It was all about effort. All I know is that we’re the national champions. Nothing else matters.”

 
A lot of people wondered if Cameron Newton had one more great game left in him. He did. Yes, he had a late turnover that allowed Oregon to tie the score make a game-winning drive necessary. Still, it has been an extraordinary season for the Heisman Trophy winner in every sense of the word. He became the flash point of a great debate in college football and it was not pretty. There was a significant portion of the populace that believed that Newton should not be on the field but there were also those who believed in the presumption of innocence. The debate will never be resolved unless more facts in the case emerge down the road. That is another discussion for another day.

 
Regardless of where you came down on the Newton issue, there was no denying that he was one of the greatest college football players we have seen at the quarterback position. I say WAS because Newton will soon close the door on this controversial chapter of his life and declare for the NFL Draft. We may disagree about Newton’s legacy, but we will certainly never forget him.
“I have never seen a football player go what he went through and continue to perform so well on the field,” said former coach Pat Dye, who beamed during the post-game awards ceremony. “People said a lot of bad things about that kid but it never affected the way he played. He is something special.”

 
Then there was Gene Chizik, whose hiring in 2009 brought rounds of criticism from those who thought he was not dynamic enough or tough enough to stand up to what Nick Saban was building at Alabama. But when the sun rose this morning in the state of Alabama, the schools had the same number of national championships since Saban arrived in 2007. Chizik has proven to be a rock solid manager of the program who surrounds himself with very talented people.

 
“It was never about me and proving anybody wrong,” said Chizik, who was the defensive coordinator when Auburn went 13-0 in 2004 and did not get a chance to play for the national championship. “That’s not the way I live my life. From the day we arrived it was about doing what was best for Auburn. I am so proud to be a part of the Auburn family.”

It’s been a great season at Auburn but has also been a draining season for all concerned. The weekly scrutiny which came with the Newton case was not an easy burden to bear. The SEC has won its fifth straight national championship. But the conference had to routinely defend itself against the criticism that it did not exercise due diligence in the Newton case. Now that the SEC has won another championship, that criticism is not going to go away. Such is the nature of success. Off the field, it has been a tough season for college football as a whole.

 
And what about Auburn for 2011? As is our nature, we will quickly move on to next season. Auburn loses 24 seniors including Wes Byrum, who kicked the winning field goal at the buzzer. Newton will leave as will defensive tackle Nick Fairley, who is more than ready to play at the next level. If you had to guess you would say that Auburn will take a dip next season but such dips are easier to take when you have a crystal football in the trophy case.

Both those issues can wait at least a day or two. Auburn fans will celebrate and know that for the next year they are the national champions while Alabama is not. And if you don’t think that’s important, you do not know the state of Alabama. Auburn is going to enjoy this. Big time.

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Hey Stupid Barnhart

January 11th, 2011
9:07 pm

Give it Up,

Yes, the best predictor of the future is the past. 5 Auburn drives (the 5th drive a fumble by scam) and the avg was 34.8. The last drive minus the bad call was guess what….38 yds. Funny how those things work out. Scam had fumbled on last drive, was dazed.

How can you say Auburn would have gained another yd from that point. Yes, after the 37 yds Auburn got 20 but tell me OR players had the same fight after that bad call.

Auburn NATIONAL CHAMPS* forever.

Give It Up Barnhart!

January 11th, 2011
9:16 pm

28-27 CHOKE ON THAT!! You blew a 24 point lead to us at home. Finish us off then and we wouldn’t even be having this argument would we? My how quickly the “Tide” turns…….

ChrisAU

January 11th, 2011
9:20 pm

War Eagle Great Season 14-0. Cam is not ready for the NFL, Farley is ready for the NFL he will play day one. Auburn with Cam Back and Dryer I see sec champs 2011. WAR EAGLE!!!!

Hey Stupid Barnhart

January 11th, 2011
9:29 pm

Auburn National Champs*

Hey Stupid Barnhart

January 11th, 2011
9:36 pm

I predicted Tuberville would be fired in 3 seasons. That was after the 13-0 people’s national championship (what a joke). Although I missed it by 1 year, it was pretty profound to say that about a 13-0 coach.

Gene Chizik will not start the 2016 season at Auburn. Remember Auburn came back in 8 games this year. Coulda, woulda, shoulda lost 3 or 4 of those. And remember the SEC had .500 bowl season. Last time SEC finished .5 in bowls.

Hey Stupid Barnhart

January 11th, 2011
9:39 pm

And besides, Scam, aren’t this Tuberville’s recruits?

War Eagle

January 11th, 2011
9:39 pm

Its all about the money or bammer, do you remember Albert Means, high school offensive lineman, proved by NCAA and the Courts where Alabama paid $200,000 for his services. His high school coach and a bama supporter Loren Young went to jail and the kids life was ruin??? Bama had another probation vacation????
You bama people need to get off this “cleaner than anybody stuff”.

Hey Stupid Barnhart

January 11th, 2011
9:55 pm

Hey Barnhart,

Why don’t you state all the facts. Yes, OR had 13 drives where Auburn stopped 9 of them. Hell, Auburn had 12 drives where OR stopped 8. They basily negate each other so when fully stated, it means nothing. God.

Still waiting on Spurrier recap from SEC game or his bowl. Or Saban debacle against Auburn.

Where Did You Learn English Gomer?

January 11th, 2011
9:57 pm

“Aren’t this”? You mean “Aren’t these”? Has Forrest Gump stumbled on this blog again?

Where Did You Learn English Gomer?

January 11th, 2011
10:01 pm

Let’s go back even further: Anyone remember Antonio Langham, Gene Jelks, Jimmy Johns, etc. The list is a mile long. Hell Bama is on probation as we speak…..

Nashville Dawg

January 11th, 2011
10:06 pm

Bottom Line: there’s too much smoke to not have fire with (S)cam Newton and Auburn. Congrats to Auburn on your BCS win….However, if there is one thing this entire situation has taught us, it’s this: “It is amazing what money can buy”. Cam is a tremendous athlete – no one disputes that fact. The issue I have with him runs deeper than just what he does on the field. The kid was kicked out of Florida for cheating on a test and being in possession of a stolen laptop – that’s a fact. It is also a fact that he never was going to Auburn….EVER….until “something happened” to change his mind. What that “something” is….is still to be determined.

My point is this: When you look at all the facts surrounding this guy (Cam), and when you stack it all up – the facts make this whole situation smell awful for Auburn. When you look at how he came to Auburn….when you look at why he came to Auburn…..when you see what his dad has done and learn about all the “shady dealings” going on around Auburn…it just looks really really bad for them. Eventually, everything about this will come to light. When it does, it will be a sad day on the “plains”…..

Hey Stupid Barnhart

January 11th, 2011
10:18 pm

Yes, Scam is an amazing athlete. But a thinker? Let’s see, Vick, Campbell, Young, Russell. All great in college, but mediocre in the NFL. Vick had a amazing season until the teams had more and more game film. Let’s see, who threw the last pass against Green Bay? Whose poor decision?

UGA dawgs on the COMEBACK TRAIL

January 11th, 2011
10:39 pm

Loren Young? Wrong. Shopped by his High School Coach who was also his legal guardian.

A little research goes a long long way, and that took me a total of 3 minutes…..

UGA dawgs on the COMEBACK TRAIL

January 11th, 2011
10:40 pm

Look Up Logan Young and by the way he never went to jail, he died after falling in a drunken stupor in his Memphis Mansion….

PowerDawg

January 11th, 2011
11:07 pm

Congrats on your NC, Aubies!

You earned the interest on your mortgaged future, that’s for sure.

You had the best team that money could buy. Hope it was worth it…

Cammie’s daddy couldn’t make it to the game, huh? Missed the SECCG too, I hear. Oh well, I’m sure he was sad that he couldn’t be there…you know, what with how close he and his son are. Yep, a real close-knit family, those Newtons. But not as close as they could be I reckon…I mean, dad’s trying to work a university for some serious scratch (all for Cam’s benefit, of course) to get his sons’ signature on a LOI, but junior had no inkling..not a clue..what dear ole dad was up to? Huh? In a family that close?

Rrrrrrright!

Come on, ya’ll !?! I know your latest battle cry is “All In” but…

Well, it is what it is. Enjoy this one. You paid good money and a large chunk of what little integrity you had left for it, but hey, you got that trophy, right?

Don’t think you have the makings of the next SEC dynasty, though.

What were you guys last season? 8-5? 9-4?

Get used to those numbers because when Cammie and Nick leave for the NFL in April, that’s what you can expect to finish with in 2011.

Fairley was the best player on your otherwise average defense. This is a fact.

And Newton? There is not a living soul anywhere that doesn’t know the plain, irrefutable truth. Without him this year, you guys are 7-5, 8-4 tops. This too is a fact.

And he made Chizik look like a freakin’ genius. And we all know that ain’t true.

Ah, football on the plains. Mediocrity at it’s best.

UGA football has had it’s share of mediocrity, too. And we demand drastic improvement immediately.

But we aren’t going to sell the tractor to buy a new plow.

Jane Kemp

January 11th, 2011
11:24 pm

Never mind..I’ve said enough already!

The Ole Ball Coach

January 11th, 2011
11:26 pm

Tony loves him some cheaters – Auburn and The OSU, But he don’t want to hear it…
wonder why?

yea right

January 11th, 2011
11:51 pm

I am glad this college football season is over. I cannot believe how the press has defended this guy whom, whether we admit it or not, all know that is guilty, auburn is guilty, wheter we want to admit it or not. I cannot, will not, give any credit to this team. the ncaa is worthless, and have prostituted themselves on the alter of alliance bowl money. In everyone’s eyes but auburn fans, this title is a JOKE!!!

MikeP

January 11th, 2011
11:52 pm

zero point zero
January 11th, 2011
4:30 pm
“Mindy, or Mike P( your female side we guess)

I know more about collegiate sports and football than you could ever learn even if you went and hired Vince Lombardi to teach you football and Vince Dooley to teach you athletic 101.”

Wow, a self-proclaimed internet genius. I’m certainly impressed!

MikeP

January 11th, 2011
11:59 pm

By PowerDawg: “Cammie’s daddy couldn’t make it to the game, huh? Missed the SECCG too, I hear.”

Nope, he was at both, plus every game at Auburn this season. He agreed to “limited access” to the team, which I suppose means he couldn’t go in the locker room. Like the rest of us Auburn fans, he’s enjoyed this season immensely.

The rest of this stuff is nothing but sore-loser opposing fans and their wishful thinking. You can hope all you want to, but that stuff was all over on December 2nd.

It’s great To Be An Auburn Tiger!

Facts are facts

January 12th, 2011
12:01 am

to finish off the argument….

from espn tuesday morning quarterback posted 1/11/11

There’s a point that announcers often get wrong. At the high school, NCAA and NFL levels alike, it’s the action of the play, not the whistle, that ends the play: The whistle is only a signal to stop. If a player drops to the ground and the whistle doesn’t sound, then a defender pile-drives into the player, that can be flagged as a late hit — “late” despite no whistle, because the action of the play has ended the play. As Dyer was rolling over the Ducks’ defender, Oregon’s Zac Clark pulled up and did not dive into Dyer. Clark thought the action of the play had ended the play, and was avoiding a late hit. Had Clark driven his body into Dyer, the 37-yard run never would have occurred. But there’s a high likelihood officials would have thrown a flag for unnecessary roughness, judging the down was ended — though the replay booth later said the down had not ended

Facts are facts

January 12th, 2011
12:09 am

Football Graduation Facts from the NCAA, guess which only institution has seen their graduation drop over a 3 year period? See the bottom ….after you look at the numbers:

Cohort
Year Institution Conference Sport State GSR FGR GSR
Rpt FGR
Rpt
2003 University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa Southeastern Conference Football AL 67 61
2003 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Southeastern Conference Football AR 55 43
2003 Auburn University Southeastern Conference Football AL 63 51
2003 University of Florida Southeastern Conference Football FL 67 42
2003 University of Georgia Southeastern Conference Football GA 68 55
2003 University of Kentucky Southeastern Conference Football KY 63 55
2003 Louisiana State University Southeastern Conference Football LA 67 42
2003 Mississippi State University Southeastern Conference Football MS 64 48
2003 University of Mississippi Southeastern Conference Football MS 61 54
2003 University of South Carolina, Columbia Southeastern Conference Football SC 57 49
2003 University of Tennessee, Knoxville Southeastern Conference Football TN 53 46
2003 Vanderbilt University Southeastern Conference Football TN 89 71

Auburn, has dropped a whopping 7 percent points. Makes a real college fan go UMMMM?

Facts are facts

January 12th, 2011
12:11 am

Just to make sense of this,

The GSR is the Graduation rate of football players, the FGR is the percentage of football graduates who were also recieving some form of Federal financial aid that graduated.

Facts are facts

January 12th, 2011
12:13 am

Just read all the comments after reading the article….Auburn is not well liked or respected…

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/blog/dr_saturday/post/Despite-contrary-reports-Cecil-Newton-was-at-BC?urn=ncaaf-306263

Hey Stupid Barnhart

January 12th, 2011
2:34 am

Saban seems to be pretty hated, but I think Gene Chizik is even more despised.

Partly because Saban has had to earn his NC’s. Gene bought his.

Auburn will extend him at what, 4.1 million, 100,000 more than Saban.

Tom

January 12th, 2011
6:33 am

Congrats Auburn. Congrats Oregon in 2 1/2 years when Auburn is stripped of the title and Heisman Trophy.

Bud

January 12th, 2011
7:38 am

What’s the latest on Cam Newton & Dad and the money they recieved for Cam to play college football and fix up their church?

AU = Liars

January 12th, 2011
7:46 am

Just saw the pic of Cam with his dad after the game. You all Au Family can’t help but lie, cheat, and steal. Put a bag on your heads.

AU = Liars

January 12th, 2011
7:47 am

AU Family = Idiot Cheaters All In

Where Did You Learn English Gomer?

January 12th, 2011
7:53 am

AU= NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!!!! HATERS FALL BACK!!!!

AU = Liars

January 12th, 2011
8:05 am

AU Students = Students that could not get accepted into UGA

M A Double T

January 12th, 2011
8:15 am

Square Peg

January 12th, 2011
8:35 am

Auburn has the dirtiest team I have ever seen in college football. Late hits, kick-while-your-downs(as in the game with Oregon), etc.
The conduct and attitude in an organization flows from the top: the coaches.

Does anyone seriously believe them when they say they didn’t pay Cam? Much less know about the attempted payoffs with Miss.State??

THE University Of Auburn

January 12th, 2011
9:11 am

Funny stuff … Papers from coast to coast have article after article with multiple reporters talking about getting queasy watching the Tostitos Bowl . The transparent lies , self aggrandizement and outright lack of integrity ( Hey … all that matters is winning … right ? ) has overflowed out of Auburn like a backed up toilet . Then they try to wash it down with the standard mentally defective “I was kicked out of sixth grade” ghetto “comeback” …. they call anyone who notices the stench “haters” :-)

Barnyard is right about one thing … the “Family” will live with the smell of this for a long time . Even the dumbest will finally come to realize that perhaps … just perhaps … soiling your pants to finally get you across the finish line leaves you sounding and smelling sort of sh****ty every time you want to relive those “glory” days ;-)

MikeP

January 12th, 2011
9:16 am

Bud
January 12th, 2011
7:38 am
“What’s the latest on Cam Newton & Dad and the money they recieved for Cam to play college football and fix up their church?”

After a complete investigation, they found out Cam or his dad didn’t get any money. Cam’s older brother who plays for the JaX Jaguars paid top fix the church, six months BEFORE Cam signed with Auburn.
The investigation is closed and over.

MikeP

January 12th, 2011
9:22 am

Did anyone watch Cam Newton on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show last night? The crowd gave him a warm welcome and liked him even more as the show went on. He’s a fine young man and all of the Auburn Family is very proud of him and this year’s entire team.

The only people spewing hate are a few sour Dawgs and bammers and three writers who have been made to look like fools.

It’s Great To Be An Auburn Tiger!

sec rules

January 12th, 2011
9:27 am

5 in a row…http://www.secsportsworld.blogspot.com

AU National Champs!

January 12th, 2011
9:38 am

Amen Mike P Amen. It’s funny how everyone wants to judge him but yet they know absolutely nothing about him. The hatred comes with the territory and to be honest, it’s to be expected from Dawg fans. They are jealous of Auburn’s success and they will keep spewing the hate until they turn blue in the face. When the truth comes out and AU is completely cleared,they will still spread the lies & false rumors. Heck, if the NCAA said right now they had solid evidence that Cam did nothing wrong and Auburn was not involved, these morons would still be on here spreading hate. The truth doesn’t matter to them, their jealousy has blinded them to the hilt. Better to just ignore them and let them fade into oblivion…….War Eagle!!

Comment Here

January 12th, 2011
10:29 am

Yahoo. Is running the picture with Cam and his dad at the game. AU once again proves to be shameless liars. Sad really.

MikeP

January 12th, 2011
11:06 am

Comment Here
January 12th, 2011
10:29 am
“Yahoo. Is running the picture with Cam and his dad at the game. AU once again proves to be shameless liars. Sad really.”

What lie? Cecil Newton agree to “limited access” to the Auburn program. I suppose that means that, like me, he can’t go in the team locker room after a game. He’s attended every Auburn game this season with no problem.

Care to explain your statement?

LCDawg

January 12th, 2011
11:19 am

Sorry folks….I don’t care what team this is but this is NOT a feel good story. There is Way too much smoke around Sam and his loser “father” Cecil. The NCAA is a complete joke and anybody who didn’t think so before Scam and then “Tattoo Gate” has to be convinced now. It has been and always will be about money. Oh well…..

Gator Guy

January 12th, 2011
11:21 am

Lot of big talk out of Dawggie fans on here. ThUGA lost 7 games this year with a player like AJ. What in the heck will they do this year w/o him? 2-10? Ouch….must sting to know you are the only irrelavent of the Big 6 in the SEC now. Have you guys honestly done anything since 1980?

I think Dawggie fans are proving on this comments section why they lost 7 games and to Central Florida. Their heads – fans and players – are not on their own team. Keep worrying about UF, UT, AU, SCe and other teams more than your own, and keep whining – so we can all keep making you irrelevant. Losers…..

Gator Guy

January 12th, 2011
11:25 am

thUGA fans need to be honest here. Whether they really believe there is more to the story, they ultimately WANT there to be more to the story than anything. And why? Basic pychology – they don’t want to see their rivals win the ultimate prize. Thats all there is to it. Theres a reason Bama isnt as pissed about it as thUGA is. They actually have a recent NC and many more in their trophy case. thUGA? Not so much…..again, LOSERS. Says more about thUGA fans than it does any of the accused.

Comment Here

January 12th, 2011
2:49 pm

Mike P read the National Story on Yahoo and get back with us. I bet similar to the “AU family” you have zero ethics. I hope you don’t have a job with responsibility. You would cut corners, cook the books, etc.

MikeP

January 12th, 2011
5:02 pm

Comment Here
January 12th, 2011
2:49 pm
“Mike P read the National Story on Yahoo and get back with us. I bet similar to the “AU family” you have zero ethics. I hope you don’t have a job with responsibility. You would cut corners, cook the books, etc.”

Quoted from the Yahoo story: “Cecil Newton didn’t see his son Cam quarterback Auburn to an SEC title or win the Heisman Trophy. And he wasn’t supposed to see him play in Monday night’s BCS Championship Game either. It was all part of a punishment restricting the elder Newton to “limited access” to Auburn’s football program…”

This writer is full of it, sorry you got taken in by his line. Cecil has been at every Auburn game, including the SEC game. There is nothing wrong with that. Cecil has NOT been in the athletic dept. buildings or other places that a parent might go but that the general public is not invited into. That was the “limited access” deal and both Auburn and Cecil Newton have stuck to it.

Discuss ethics with the UGA players. With 12 arrests last year, that equaled 14% of all UGA scholarship players having been put behind bars in a single year. Woof!

THE University Of Auburn

January 12th, 2011
6:12 pm

Mike Pd “The only people spewing hate are a few sour Dawgs and bammers and three writers who have been made to look like fools.”

Articles have appeared detailing the stench or outright calling for a REAL housecleaning of the barnyard that is THE University of Auburn (so far ) in USA Today , The Washington Post , New York Times , ESPN , SI , Orlando Sentinel and after that I start losing track ( I know there was something in one of the major Ohio papers but can’t remember which at the moment to add it )

You keep THINKING everyone “loves” them some mentally retarded “Cammy Cam” and only “Dawgs and bammers” have a problem with the loveliest outhouse on the Plains . Tell it the FBI when they get through yanking the Boog’s pants to the ground . Tell it to the NCAA when they end up being FORCED to act on it .

On second thought … just keep telling it to the cult of deranged followers who like to refer to themselves as an inbred “Family” . You will be the ONLY ones still clinging to your Charlie Manson delusions that everything is grand when all this is over . You are already way more than halfway there ;-)

Barry

January 12th, 2011
6:53 pm

Great game and the Championship win for Auburn! Hope the Newton crap is behind us forever. However, the NCAA is slow but thorough and if there was wrong doing it willl come out eventually. Let’s hope not. We who follow and love SEC football don’t need any more horror stories than we already have. Auburn and Newton, not to mention their championship defensive performance, were fun to watch. I wish them well.

MOVE ON!!

January 12th, 2011
7:14 pm

Sports Illustrated writer Lars Anderson on December 2nd. “Sources inside the NCAA say the Cam Newton case is closed. It’s over, done, dead. People need to move on.”

ESPN writer Joe Schad on December 3rd: “The NCAA is happy with the Cam Newton investigation. The case is closed and the files are put away. It’s over”

MikeP

January 12th, 2011
7:18 pm

You just listed a bunch of bitter writers who made the mistake of believing Thayer Evans. They all swallowed his bait and are now choking on it. Notice how, in the last month, they’ve all quietly moved on to other things?

Explain to me how the FBI is involved in this, please? Y’all sound like a bunch of third-graders on a playground shouting “I’m gonna tell the FBI on you…nah, nah, nah”. Here’s a clue: The FBI doesn’t enforce NCAA policy. For instance, the FBI doesn’t give a rat’s azz about Georgia’s Greene selling his jersey to an agent. That’s not a crime, it’s only a violation of NCAA policy, which is not an FBI concern.

As to Cecil Newton being at the BCS game…dudes, THINK. Put your blind rage at Auburn’s success aside for a moment and just think. That game was a public event. Auburn had control of 17,000 tickets. Auburn had no control over the remaining 61,000 tickets to that game. No way is Auburn expected to keep any individual out of the game, it’s not possible. That writer stating that Auburn should have kept Cecil Newton out of the stadium in Glendale is a perfect example of the idiot things that have been written. The writer, like several others, knows putting “Cam Newton” in his headline will increase readership so he does it. Truth, Justice and the American Way be dammed, bring on the hits to my website!

In the meantime, It’s Great To Be An Auburn Tiger and the few jealous, bitter fans of rival teams that seem to frequent internet blogs can just righgt keep on hatin’.

For The Clueless Idiots

January 12th, 2011
7:18 pm

On Newton’s recruiting trips to the U. of Oklahoma, U. of Tennessee and Auburn University there was no mention of money. Kenny Rogers, who has been charged by the NFLPA for impersonating an agent and who, in November of 2009 was running from $11,000 in bad checks is the only connection with money talks. Cecil Newton made a mistake and listened to Rogers, but in the end no money changed hands.

The SEC office and Auburn University Compliance office investigated for ten months. The NCAA’s team of investigators worked the case for five months. There is nothing there.

The FBI talked briefly with Kenny Rogers, supposedly to determine if he could be charged with embezzlement for trying to get money from some wealthy Mississippi State boosters. Other than that, the FBI has no interest in the case.

The FBI investigates criminal activity. They do not give a flip if every player in the country sells his trinkets to an agent or if every school in the country pays players to attend their school. These things are against NCAA rules but they are not illegal.
Those of you waiting breathlessly for the FBI to “reveal” things about this need to adjust your thinking to the fact that the FBI is not conducting an investigation into violation of NCAA policies and they will not be doing so. They have their own responsibilities and could not care less about NCAA policy.