Cam Newton is on SI cover — and on Bulldog Nation’s mind

A few notes to start the day . . .

  • The quarterback that Georgia’s defense will be chasing Saturday is on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated. Cam Newton is the first Auburn football player to make the cover of SI’s weekly issue since Bo Jackson 25 years ago, according to the school.  Newton shares this week’s cover with TCU’s Andy Dalton and Oregon’s LaMichael James as SI takes a look at the BCS and a possible Auburn-Oregon national-title game.  Jackson shared the Dec. 2, 1985, cover with Iowa’s Chuck Long and Plymouth (N.H.) State’s Joe Dudek.
  • Not surprisingly, the 6-foot-6, 250-pound Newton was a big topic of conversation on Mark Richt’s weekly radio call-in show Monday night.  As an example of Newton’s powerful running, Richt mentioned something he saw on Auburn film: a third-and-1 situation against Mississippi State on which  Newton ran for the first down and collided with a middle linebacker.  “The linebacker, you would think, would just knock his rear end back and make the stop,” Richt said. “But Cam jumps up and runs back to the huddle, and the linebacker is just laying there and they had to carry him off the field. Now, he did finish the game, so he didn’t get hurt too badly, but he got stunned by the big guy.”
  • Richt said after last Saturday’s game that he hoped Auburn would be ranked No. 1 in the country this week. A caller asked Monday night why the coach felt that way. “If everyone thinks Auburn is the No. 1 team in the nation and we beat Auburn, they might think Georgia is a pretty darn good team, too,” he said. “That is the opportunity and challenge we want.” Auburn is actually No. 2 in the polls and the BCS standings this week. “1 and 2, it’s about the same — this time of year, anyway,” Richt said.
  • As expected, Trey Thompkins‘ high ankle sprain will keep him out of Georgia’s basketball opener Friday night against Mississippi Valley State, coach Mark Fox said during the second hour of the “Bulldog Hotline” show Monday.  “It’s a third-degree sprain,” Fox said. “It’s a significant injury, and he’s not close to being back. He will not play in the opener. . . . He made a decision to come back to school, and we owe it to Trey to make sure he’s healthy before he steps on the floor. He’s chomping at the bit to come back tomorrow if he could. But our trainers are doing a terrific job, and he’s getting treatment around the clock, basically. So we hope he’ll get back soon, but it’s going to be a little while.” Fox indicated previously that the injury, suffered during a scrimmage on Oct. 30, could sideline Thompkins for two to six weeks.
  • More later today . . .

285 comments Add your comment

Big time?? Not

November 9th, 2010
5:15 am

I’m consistent. Four tickets, four hot dogs, four cokes

Larry

November 9th, 2010
5:22 am

At his current rate, the cheater and thief Cam Newton will soon posing for a different photo–a mug shot!

dagnabit

November 9th, 2010
5:41 am

Georgia fans should recognize a mug shot.

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BoWeevil

November 9th, 2010
6:14 am

SI jinx

And, not 1 story to be found on AJ-C about it.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=5783051

Like The Georgia Bulldogs haven’t had everything BAD PRESS about us off the field, as Cam Newton has source step forward of Academic Cheating at Florida 3 times in addition to stealing a laptop and in addition to source saying he was being sold for $ 200,000 or $ 180,000 to SEC schools.

At least Auburn has been Winning on the field; something we ALSO have not been doing.

So, Auburn gets all this bad press, AJ-C doesn’t cover it; Fox has it, ESPN has it, Sports Illustrated has it, it is on every major news source in the world.

And, AJ-C bloggers feel that Georgia has something we can say about it. Like we have not had any BAD PRESS ourselves the last 5 years. 2-faced posters.

BOSS GATOR

November 9th, 2010
6:26 am

YO Puppies…..Wear the red bra with the red panties this week…The black bra didn’t work at all in Jacksonville….But then fashion and football isn’t what UG does best….Posing for mug shots is…..You can’t spell thUG without the UG

BoWeevil

November 9th, 2010
6:30 am

2-8 UGA vs Florida
1-8 Georgia tek vs UGA

BoWeevil

November 9th, 2010
6:31 am

Why you want to log in like you are a Florida fan and talk about THAT, with Cam Newton in all this, is beyond me; but, trust me your team sucks.

gomdawg

November 9th, 2010
6:36 am

I FOR ONE BELIEVE MY DAWGS WILL BEAT AUBURN 45-35. GO DAWGS

gomdawg

November 9th, 2010
6:38 am

WE STOPPED TEBOW ONE YEAR AND I KNOW CAM IS NO TEBOW IF HE WAS HE WOULD HAVE BEEN PLAYING IN FLORIDA. GO DAWGS

BOSS GATOR

November 9th, 2010
6:39 am

So Boweevil…..You hit and run this board???…Get the numbers right….3-18 UG vs The Gators….You’re sniffing red panties again…..

dawgfan

November 9th, 2010
6:40 am

LOL @ SI. Sucks for Auburn. They’ve got a tough road ahead. We won’t lay down and die. Bama is pizzed. Then they’ll probably face a very hot Florida team in the Dome. I would be shocked if Auburn and its swiss cheese D didn’t drop at least one of these games. If by some miracle they win out, Oregon would probably drop 50+ on them, in which case Cam Newton better not let that Heisman go to his head.

Just not completely sold on this Auburn team. Too many chinks in the armor. Its a down year in the SEC and they are definitely benifitting from it.

gomdawg

November 9th, 2010
6:40 am

BUT, HE WAS STEALING LAP TOPS AND CHEATING ON TEST TO STAY IN SCHOOL . NOW AT AUBURN HE DOES NOT HAVE TO STUDY , WHAT IS HIS GRADE AVERAGE UMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

Big Iron

November 9th, 2010
6:45 am

BoWeevil, why don’t you do everyone a favor and learn proper english. Once you have mastered that you can STFU. Nobody wants to hear the rantings of an uneducated idiot.

Saint Simons

November 9th, 2010
7:03 am

(((( 34 – 31 ))))

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

GT71

November 9th, 2010
7:12 am

Not a UGA fan at all – as a Tech grad. But the SI jinx can be a factor so I say you guys got a real chance.
I’d bet the Dawgs (but take the points – I’m trying to be fair, but not stupid).

Cash Newton

November 9th, 2010
7:16 am

Florida was to hard for me. At Auburn, i do not need to write papers. AU like Jr. college.

OkefenokeeDawg

November 9th, 2010
7:19 am

Saturday, I would let the corners play man-to-man. Then, I’d have the 6′3″, 230 lb, Alec Ogletree play Cam one-on-one.

Ogletree is big, fast, and his tackling technique is near-perfect.

Nobody is gonna stop Cam, but that may keep him from going wild.

Munson's Toupee

November 9th, 2010
7:19 am

Cam will destroy the dogs

AltamahaDawg

November 9th, 2010
7:19 am

I’m not as interested in the Cam Newton gets a second chance to play at AU angle. As far as I know he is clean there. What always astounds me is how things like cheating and DUIs go completely unreported at UF untill somebody digs it out months or years later. Does anyone believe if a UGA player had turned in a fake paper and been caught, that wouldn’t be on the front cover of the Atlanta sport page the next morning?

Your Mama's a Dog!

November 9th, 2010
7:19 am

That right Boss Gator, your Mama’s a Dog!

AltamahaDawg

November 9th, 2010
7:20 am

I like Ogletree on Newton.

Goodbye to Auburn's perfect season

November 9th, 2010
7:24 am

War Scam Newton

He can throw a laptop 75 yards

He can cheat THREE times in one year

He should of hung around Tebow more often

Knock knock.. who’s there ??? The NCAA.

shane

November 9th, 2010
7:25 am

Even more Cam Newton fun facts

Go to the Alachua County Clerk of the Court’s website, click “Log In,” then “General Index Search,” and search for “Cameron Newton” to see his 13 traffic offenses while in Gainesville.

One heck of a model american.

Where their is smoke, their is fire

November 9th, 2010
7:26 am

Auburn is going down in flames.

Buckeye

November 9th, 2010
7:28 am

OkefenokeeDawg

November 9th, 2010
7:30 am

Cam had 13 traffic offenses? That would have made 13 headlines in the AJC!

shane

November 9th, 2010
7:31 am

I also hear he slaps babies, hates dogs, and trips the elderly.

DannyMc

November 9th, 2010
7:31 am

I’ve been around for a while. Things go in cycles. Remember all the moans and groans to “Dump Dooley?” Well, we didn’t dump Dooley and ended up with a national championship, sellout games, and stadium constructions and refurbishments. Give time time. Richt is first class, and fickle fans are not.

Seriously

November 9th, 2010
7:31 am

Even with what was going on at Florida, they still begged Cam to stay – he left on his own.

BTW – for you idiots – he didn’t steal a laptop. He bought a laptop (paid for it) and it turned out to be stolen. So, get a clue.

BoWeevil

November 9th, 2010
7:32 am

Big Iron,

You would think that if you are only going to write 1 sentence, and it off topic, that you would be able to in a sentence of FLAME about another poster be able to at least properly write the 1 WORD you are picking on me about properly.

But, no English is NOT YOUR MAJOR.

Yet, you run in here with THAT as

“english.”

Nice.

Really nice.

Like all the other “words” you make up in 1 sentence.

You know nothing about the English language, and even less about football. All you care about is to make up excuses for Coach Richt and lies about our football program Big Iron – not English.

Seriously = undercover barner

November 9th, 2010
7:35 am

Hey seriously.. I hear your boy Scam can throw a laptop 75 yards..

I think it’s racist all this stuff is coming out now

Better put those SEC Championship tickets on eBay you stinking cheating barners… you won’t be attending.

Kerry

November 9th, 2010
7:38 am

Wow so now they report when Cam cheats in class. Memo to those on the witch hunt, 99% of football players cheat at some point in the classroom. That’s what jocks do. I bet 75% of the ga players have turned in a paper written by someone else. BFD

Jerry

November 9th, 2010
7:42 am

Auburn ought to be up by 35 in the first quarter. Ought to be a cakewalk. Ought to be able t bounce Georgia around like a ping pong ball, considering georgia lost to a Colorado team. If Auburn doesn’t win by 28, they’ll drop in the polls. Georgia doesn’t have a chance. Cam Newton is the best quarterback to ever play in the SEC.

Alabama Jacket

November 9th, 2010
7:43 am

Worst thug to play college football in years! May have talent but nothing on character!

gomdawg

November 9th, 2010
7:44 am

DAWGS ARE GOING TO WIN, SPEICAL TEAMS AND AJ HAS A BIG DAY , EALEY AND KING GET 182 YDS. TOGETHER.

Ga Fans are Scared

November 9th, 2010
7:46 am

All of this stuff Cam Newton did mysteriously appears in the AJC as a headline only a few days before the big rivalry and a game that could sink Bobo and or Richt. This tells me that UGA fans the AJC writers are crapping in their pants afraid of another dam loss to Auburn

shane

November 9th, 2010
7:48 am

Its headlines on every site, not just the AJC.

gomdawg

November 9th, 2010
7:50 am

C. NEWTON TOTAL OFF. 3036 YDS. OUR FRESHMAN QB MURRAY 2484 YES I TAKE MURRAY ANYDAY . HOW MANY YARDS DID NEWTON HAVE HIS FRESHMAN YEAR OR DID HE PLAY. GO DAWGS

delusion

November 9th, 2010
7:50 am

Yea he bought a laptop valued at $700 dollars for $50 bucks. He certainly didn’t know it was stolen. lol. I think stupid people need to be exterminated for the good of the greater society.

Score

November 9th, 2010
7:50 am

Auburn 48
jawja 10

OkefenokeeDawg

November 9th, 2010
7:52 am

“This tells me that UGA fans the AJC writers are crapping in their pants afraid of another dam loss to Auburn”
*****************************
My almost-five year old daughter wasn’t born yet when UGA suffered “another dam loss to Auburn.”

OkefenokeeDawg

November 9th, 2010
7:53 am

gomgawg, but can Murray throw a laptop through an open window with accuracy?

Auburn is a dirty program

November 9th, 2010
7:58 am

Ga Fans are scared – you idiot… Fox Sports broke the story last night.

Auburn fans are the ones who should be scared. of the NCAA.

Goodbye perfect season, SEC Championship, National Championship, Heisman etc etc etc

Once again proves Auburn can’t compete with ALABAMA.

Brooksdawg

November 9th, 2010
7:58 am

Just a thought—4-0 in last 4–Its at Auburn–SI cover jinks–GA can score–AU cant stop anyone–the recipe is there, now can GA pull it off with this equipment?

BobbyDawg

November 9th, 2010
8:03 am

I’m sick of all the junk that the media keeps digging up on Auburn”s quarterback. Who cares about how much money he got paid to go to Auburn, or what test or whatever he cheated on at Fla? Lets just go out there and put a good Junkyard Dawg whipping on him and be done with it. There’s no room for all this smack on the scoreboard. “Hunker Down You Hairy Dawgs”!

ryan

November 9th, 2010
8:14 am

Cam Newton had a dark past when he was at Florida no surprise Meyer let that Rainy guy play another shady character .

tim

November 9th, 2010
8:15 am

you puppies will have your collective asses handed to you at Auburn

AU in ATL

November 9th, 2010
8:15 am

Is ESPN/NY Times/Fox/AJC or anybody else going to publish a scandal story about Cam Newton that happened recently? At least this season? Ok we get it, he had a bumpy tour at UF, went JUCO for a year, ended up at AU and got a fresh start. Is Newton the only notable 18 yr old athlete in the history of ncaa sports that had issues at some point in time?

So guy A said that guy B said that he could deliver Cam for $180k and others were offering $200k. Guy A changes story last week. Guy B said he hasnt talked to guy A in 20 yrs and denies all. All this happened at another institution that did all the right things. Oh yeah, and theres a church in SW GA that needs repairs but timelines dont match, but who cares, oh and btw, they turned over the records when they are not obligated to, and to date nothing improper found but who cares lets run with the story…. Come on media…report news dont make them. If there’s a smoking gun, yeah bring it, you are expected to. But this is getting old.

Note to the Heisman voters that are bailing on Newton for his mistakes made 2 or 3 years ago: Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t OJ Simpson have a Heisman award that no one has asked to return? That’s OJ Simpson for F***sake!! Think about it, get some perspective.

Cam Newton is the best college football player, plays at AU and to date, has said and done all the right things at AU. Until that changes, I absolutely see no reason to bash him.

lance

November 9th, 2010
8:16 am

Score– I am not sure we can even score 10.