They’re dropping away like spoiled children in a madman’s candy factory, I tells ya:
Cornerback Harry Adams has been dismissed from the football team for an unspecified violation of team rules, an Auburn spokesman confirmed today …
Adams’ departure leaves the Tigers with three scholarship players who are full-time cornerbacks: Walt McFadden, Neiko Thorpe and Demond Washington.
Three! Three cornerbacks! It’s a magic number!
Actually, Adams’ departure maybe isn’t that ginormous in terms of the depth chart–if any of the three corners can’t stay on the field, Zac Etheridge will probably move over to CB to make room for Mike Slade, who’s never exactly lit the field up when he’s entered the game but also hasn’t come across as disaster-waiting-to-happen, either. D’Antoine Hood also showed some promise as a true freshman last year; if his high ankle sprain isn’t bothering him the way it did in fall practice, he could also fill in in a pinch.
Then again–three scholarship cornerbacks! Wheeeee!
Even given the possible effects on the field from Adams’ departure, perhaps the larger story here, though, is this one: if you want to stay on Gene Chizik’s football team, do not violate team rules. Gene Chizik does not like it when you violate the team’s rules, does not like it at all. At. All.