Chizik: Cam Newton ‘will be playing against the Georgia Bulldogs’

Auburn coach Gene Chizik had one thing he wanted to say unequivocally on the SEC coaches’ weekly conference call with the media today.

Cameron Newton will be playing Saturday against the Georgia Bulldogs,” Chizik said, “and I want to get that off the table.”

Amid various reports of alleged improprieties in Newton’s recruitment and academic record, Chizik declined to answer questions about the matter, saying he would entertain only queries related to Saturday’s game.

Earlier on the conference call, Georgia coach Mark Richt said the Bulldogs are preparing to face Newton, Auburn’s Heisman Trophy-contending quarterback.

“We really haven’t tried to keep up with that at all,” Richt said of the controversy swirling around Newton. “I think it could be a distraction to us, so we’re keeping our blinders on and studying the film and getting the plan and making sure we’re prepared for him being the quarterback.

“As much as some people think it might could be a distraction to them, it could be a distraction to us if we’re ‘Is he in? Is he out?’ type of thing. We’re planning on him being in, and we’re preparing that way.”

186 comments Add your comment

hogmtndawg

November 10th, 2010
1:08 pm

Of course he’s playing. Not much to lose at this point.

harold

November 10th, 2010
1:09 pm

NEWTON PLAYS FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM WITH A CHAMPIONSHIP COACH. AUBURN, FLORIDA, LSU, AND ALABAMA IS THE PLACE FOR GREAT HIGH SCHOOL RECRUITS TO GO TOO.

HAVEN’T HEARD TOO MUCH ABOUT MARK RICHT’S “DREAM TEAM”! HE IS 13-11 SINCE 11/29/08. IT MAY BE TIME FOR RICHT TO GO!

Bubba

November 10th, 2010
1:12 pm

TANK YOO HAROLD, GUD KOMMENTS

Cam the Crook

November 10th, 2010
1:14 pm

I’ve been telling people since his Florida days that this guy was a crook and a cheat…Thanks for justifying my claims, Cam.

Robert Bassett

November 10th, 2010
1:14 pm

Little harold has come out to play.

SECWasteManagement

November 10th, 2010
1:14 pm

I remember my first blog post…

Maudville Mascerade

November 10th, 2010
1:14 pm

Dawgs gonna whoop that ass on friday! let’s see em get that good ol boy and penetrate the back field!

GaDawg

November 10th, 2010
1:14 pm

NEWTON PLAY’S FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM? THE ONE THAT COACH RICHT’S TEAM HAS BEATEN THE LAST FOUR YEAR’S IN A ROW. CAN YOU HEAR THAT HAROLD? YOU WISH HE WOULD WOULD GO
GO DAWGS!

BigBubbaCountry

November 10th, 2010
1:16 pm

Well I see you talk like a Bubba…my guess is you look like one as well? About time to buy some new over-alls there buddy? That straw hat sure is looking rough.

Cobb Dawg

November 10th, 2010
1:16 pm

Harold, are you trying to deflect attention? Did you go “too” Auburn?

mcdaviddawg

November 10th, 2010
1:17 pm

Yes, the dream team seems to have slipped out of the target area. Richt stays or is gone the recruiting class looks to be poor. Last years results were bad on the field and for recruiting. As much as I love Georgia, if I had a son that could play big time college football, I’d tell him not to go and be coached by Richt. Fire RICHT1

BigBubbaCountry

November 10th, 2010
1:18 pm

I hear Colorado is a very hard team to beat?

DTC

November 10th, 2010
1:18 pm

People question the integrity of Mark Richt, but he sat A J Green out, even before he knew all of the issues. It is time to back off of CMR.

Bubba

November 10th, 2010
1:20 pm

Harold, you sure do have a pirty mouth

BigBubbaCountry

November 10th, 2010
1:21 pm

Hai bubba. yone go feeshin?

Bubbica

November 10th, 2010
1:21 pm

fo in a ro. fo in a ro. thrive fo five

BigBubbaCountry

November 10th, 2010
1:21 pm

nola dawg fan

November 10th, 2010
1:21 pm

not so fast. AP and ESPN Dallas reporting he will be suspended today! google it… it is going to happen. Vegas has frozen betting line. HA! All my Auburn friends who were so sure he was clean… OOPS!

BigBubbaCountry

November 10th, 2010
1:22 pm

I think you meant 5 losses in the midst of 6?

Bub-shon-ba

November 10th, 2010
1:22 pm

bon qui qui

November 10th, 2010
1:23 pm

CMR needs to go! Se-cur rity! Se-cur rity! Uh Uh needs to go!

BigBubbaCountry

November 10th, 2010
1:23 pm

RE, old news…the guy took it back..HE lied

not so fast. AP and ESPN Dallas reporting he will be suspended today! google it… it is going to happen. Vegas has frozen betting line. HA! All my Auburn friends who were so sure he was clean… OOPS!

Einsteindawg

November 10th, 2010
1:25 pm

NCAA football & basketball, politics, entertainment, boxing, even roller-derby…it’s all about the money.

BigBubbaCountry

November 10th, 2010
1:25 pm

Live. Be free…you have a couple more days until the beating.

Dawglasville

November 10th, 2010
1:26 pm

This blog got off to a great start.

Jim Warren

November 10th, 2010
1:26 pm

Why does every SINGLE blog immediately turn into a moronic, name-calling contest? Such of waste of time, as is apparently my reading any of these blogs on AJC. They all go the same way…straight down the chute with the lowest, dumbest folks arguing and trying to be more “clever”. It makes me wonder how many of these folks are able to put one foot in front of the other on a daily basis.

#1 Tiger fan

November 10th, 2010
1:27 pm

He IS INNOCENT!!!

Supes

November 10th, 2010
1:27 pm

Reggie Bush situation all over again…

in 3 years Auburn will be on probation, and Cam will be in the NFL making millions and caring less…and Auburn will have to forfeit some wins…:)

Way to go Auburn…just had to get involved with a kid who screwed up at FLA, and then flirted with MSU before he signed with you…It is what it is.

Supes

November 10th, 2010
1:28 pm

He IS INNOCENT!!!

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BS…where there is THAT MUCH smoke…there’s fire….you are in denial Auburn fans…

Obscured

November 10th, 2010
1:29 pm

But of course Cam will play. Georgia is the only team that doesn’t play guys with serious violations outstanding (see Chris Rainey, DaRick Rogers, et al.) Maybe that is why we aren’t winning as much….not enough cheatin’ goin’ on. I hope that we put a serious “choke” hold on ‘em.

option smoption

November 10th, 2010
1:29 pm

Harold. The reason you aren’t hearing from the “Dream Team” is that they are STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL!!! If youreally want to know, they’re still lighting it up, too.

"Six-Fig" Newton

November 10th, 2010
1:29 pm

THIS JUST IN: Auburn fans to re-arrange deck chairs on Titanic. You get what you pay for?

@ Harold

November 10th, 2010
1:32 pm

You really narrowed it down there! Why don’t you just say, don’t go to Georgia. I think it is really funny how Auburn gets Newton and all of a sudden they are world beaters. The SEC is down, Auburn has skimmed by in more than two games. Oregon, Oklahoma, and TCU would drill Auburn. Their defense is AWFUL. Might get beat Saturday. This series has seen strange things happen.

Chris Rainey

November 10th, 2010
1:33 pm

Of course Cam should play!! Heck, I threatened a chick’s life and I got back in!! College Football Rocks!! Shoot, all Cam is accused of doing is lying, cheating and stealing….is there a country song in there somewhere? Yeah, he has to play. Reggie Bush did it and almost got away with it!! Give CAM the Heisman RIGHT NOW!! woot woot!

The Ole Ball Coach

November 10th, 2010
1:35 pm

Honest coaches may end up with a 0.500 record u think :)

Mike Dodo

November 10th, 2010
1:37 pm

Go Auburn Tigers! Beat the Georgia Bulldogs.

Mike Dodo

November 10th, 2010
1:39 pm

@ Obscured:…………Cuz, what rock have you been hiding under? All UGA is is a bunch of thugs.

Junior Samples

November 10th, 2010
1:41 pm

i’m thankful he didn’t sell a jersey. Now that would have a tragedy of the worst sort. Stealing laptops, cheating on tests, taking a little ($200,000) cash on the side….to me that’s nothing.

Ryno

November 10th, 2010
1:43 pm

Regardless – I’m goin to drink some Four Loko and fight every Auburn Frat douche I can find this weekend.

Obscured

November 10th, 2010
1:47 pm

Mike Dodo

November 10th, 2010
1:39 pm
@ Obscured:…………Cuz, what rock have you been hiding under? All UGA is is a bunch of thugs.

Mike. At least CMR dealt with violations…..Chizik won’t even address their existence.

HerpDerp

November 10th, 2010
1:48 pm

I can’t believe the people that comment here are so stupid. Perhaps you all never attended a university, otherwise you would know of the federal law FERPA, which has been around since 1974. No one connected to a university can legally release ANY students’ academic records, including honesty code violations. The student has to personally sign his permission for his grades to be released in transcript form to a named source, plus the reason why he wants his grades released. Schools are terrified of treading over the line with this one, and never make exceptions, let alone for something petty like deformation of character. The one people that had access to Cam Newton’s academic record are the people at the registrars, which stated in article this week that they never released his records to anyone, as of course, that would be illegal.

Riddle me this: Dan Mullen was at Florida in 2007 coaching Newton when the accusations supposedly occurred. As coaching staff has signed permission to keep track of players’ grades, he would have known if his player went to the Academic Honesty Board. When Mullen moved to Mississippi State, why would he have recruited Newton so much if he knew how much of a probation risk he was? That’s because THAYER EVANS made up the bullcrap that’s been coming from the media’s bowel-movement hole for the past two weeks.

Evans has a shoddy past, including being fired from the New York Times for deformation of character of MacFarland, which was proven to not be true. He said the same thing in one tiny article two years ago about Auburn under Tubberville, which was regarded as garbage. He’s a terrible journalist, as most people at FOX are. He’s the one making up this stuff, and won’t stop because he’s in too deep to let go.

GaCracker

November 10th, 2010
1:52 pm

Go ahead and play him Chuzuk and forfeit an entire season (and maybe your job)!

Pebbles

November 10th, 2010
1:55 pm

All I see on here is personal insults by a fanbase that has nothing left to say but trash. Bammers and Ugas alike. Go back to your #1 party school in the nation and “DO IT FOR THE DAWGS!!!! RAAAWWRRR!!!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etMlNW5w-50

Losers

November 10th, 2010
2:01 pm

You know what’s funny. All you people pointing fingers at Auburn…well that’s ALL you have are “unamed sources” full of lies and inuendoes. If you can’t beat us on the field, make up crap and see what sticks when you throw it! I didn’t know jealousy could make anyone become so hateful.

Losers

November 10th, 2010
2:04 pm

One more thing…after we open a can of whoop on Dawgs and Bammers, Dan Mullen and Miss St will get theirs in a court of law. Wait and see….the Newton’s CERTAINLY will be paid after their lawyers are done with these…uh-hem…”unnamed sources”.

Losers

November 10th, 2010
2:05 pm

Name-calling. Is that all you got? A real intellectual. ****smirk*****

Losers

November 10th, 2010
2:10 pm

Sorry boys…but isn’t that what you said about Arky and LSU? “Just WAIT until Auburn plays them”? “High school games are over, now you get to play REAL teams”. Yep. Heard it all before so here we go again. Let me make it simple for you and save you some keystrokes. Just cut and paste your delusional comments to your clipboard. That way all you have to do is go in and change the name of Auburn’s opponent each week. There. You’re welcome. Yawn. Next.

war damn eagle

November 10th, 2010
2:11 pm

I think that you should get your facts straight before you go saying all those lies! He did NOT steal anything, he bought a laptop that,beyonThere is only ONE “source” that is claiming he wanted money for play…its msu …really???d his knowledge, was stolen.

BG

November 10th, 2010
2:13 pm

I hate to break this to Coach Chizik. But the NCAA will decide if Cam plays not the head coach at Auburn.

Losers

November 10th, 2010
2:16 pm

BG I hate to break this to you but the NCAA has no proof to pull Cam from the game. Therefore, Coach Chizik is in command. Cam will play.