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Updating Points of Interest – 10.08

** Coach Pat Dye was on the sending end of a neckties-because-of-a-tie-game prank long ago while at East Carolina University?!?! From Bonesville.net: “In Dye’s last trip to play the Tar Heels in 1979, which was before there were overtime procedures in the college game, UNC-Chapel Hill coach Dick Crum elected to kick a late field goal for a 24-24 tie, rather than go for the win. Some of the ECU faithful supposedly sent Crum neckties for Christmas as a reminder of his conservative decision.”

Coach Dye also picks LSU to beat Florida this weekend at his “Pat’s Picks” post. I can’t argue with that. Who knows, you know? It’s been a weird year. All the other picks are your safe run-of-the-mill variety.

** The Auburn Villager reports (and President Jay Gogue also noted at a recent board of trustees meeting) that the board of trustees is facing the prospect of NINE vacancies out of 14 spots on the board by 2012. Two vacant positions were not filled this year because of the state Senate was taking a nap or something. Yeah Alabama foot-and-knuckle-dragging politics!!! Hooray!

** Our Facebook page is inching closer to 500 fans … so c’mon and join up! We can get it over the hump, right? Right?!?!

** Hey Eddie George! Who do you think is the best team in the country? Alabama, Oregon, Ohio State or …

About J.M. Comer

J.M. graduated from Auburn in 1998 and again in 2000 with bachelor's degrees in English and journalism. He is currently a copy editor in Washington, D.C., and lives in Baltimore, Land of Pleasant Living. If you find yourself in beautiful Baltimore, he recommends Faidley's crab cakes, a stop at Atomic Books, an O's game at Camden Yards and plenty of Natty Boh.

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