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Auburn hired security firm to enforce curfew for players

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Because evidently, Auburn players are too wild to be corralled by either their own coaching staff or even common sense.

Per the Montgomery Advertiser, Auburn has been using a private security firm, Event Operations Group, to assist in enforcing player curfews since August. But not just the night before a game; during the week too.

Auburn coach Gene Chizik confirmed a security firm is being used, but wouldn’t offer any additional details.

“We always do what’s in the best interest of our team,” Chizik said this week. “We have a curfew check and we have to employ people to help us with some of the kids off campus. Other than that I’m not going into any details of any of that.

“I’ve got one focus and that is Georgia. So we got our work cut out for that and be glad to answer any questions about Georgia.”

But there is one more question that needs to be asked about the security firm: are Auburn’s players that untrustworthy, or are coaches/athletic staff that incapable? According to Stanley Dallas, EOG’s Auburn Regional Manager, the working relationship between Auburn and the firm began shortly after the arrest of center Reese Dismukes for public intoxication in late August. That’s over two months after offensive lineman Eric Mack was wounded as part of an off-campus shooting.

Things have been mostly quiet off the field for Auburn since Dismukes’ run-in, so technically the firm has done its job, but that clearly doesn’t mean problems ailing the program have gone away if the services have been needed that often for the past two-plus months. Losing a game is one thing, losing a team is another issue entirely.

Speaking of questions, any that remain about Chizik’s current grasp on the Tigers program may have just been answered.

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10 Responses to “Auburn hired security firm to enforce curfew for players”
  1. pacific123ocean says: Nov 8, 2012 12:50 PM

    Hmmm…smells like an NCAA violation, because this is benefit that regular Auburn students do not get.

  2. alligatorsnapper says: Nov 8, 2012 12:58 PM

    It wasn’t too many years ago that I was a student, eventually at more than one university, and never had a curfew. I would think that regular students do not have curfews, unless perhaps there is a curfew in resident housing for other students there that want to get sleep to prepare for classes the next day…but pacific12ocean, I like your sense of humor.

    Chizik apparently knows the players he is dealing with and what he needs to enforce his rules. I can just see a rent-a-cop going into a local nightspot and pulling out some 320 pound defensive linemen. It may appear on utube on the event the lineman does not want to leave.

  3. houndofthebaskervols says: Nov 8, 2012 2:08 PM

    Wow, just wow.

    How’s that working out for you Gene?

  4. blitz4848 says: Nov 8, 2012 2:52 PM

    R U sure they weren’t hired to keep them from trying to abandon a sinking ship???????

  5. bamasleeper13 says: Nov 8, 2012 3:15 PM

    LOL! It isn’t even fun to razz the Auburn fans anymore. Good luck with that Gene…

  6. be4bama says: Nov 8, 2012 4:29 PM

    I hear Chizik’s been fired and Louisville OC Shawn Watson hired.

    Sent from my iPhone

  7. friarjack61 says: Nov 8, 2012 5:08 PM

    This tells me, that the coaches are weak, and that they and the players have no discipline/structure in the athletic dept. Players who break rules, should be kicked OFF the team, not gives game suspension(s). Before a season begins, the rules must be stated, and NO, variance allowed.

  8. kozbee says: Nov 8, 2012 5:11 PM

    @ be4bama

    Never heard that one but they did just get a recruit runningback Juco Cameron Artis-Payne. 6`/ 211 lbs.

  9. choppa2lis says: Nov 8, 2012 10:59 PM

    so will auburn hire security to spy on the chiz when he gets fired to make sure he doesn’t expose the pay for play scam newton scandal as the truth? i can see the chiz being desperate for money in the near future because nobody will hire this clown, a tell all book about how auburn paid for scam to play is coming soon

  10. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Nov 9, 2012 11:32 AM

    I hear that Auburn has added George Orwell’s novel 1984 to its required reading liist.

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