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Gus Malzahn says booted Auburn H-back will not be back

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Forget about getting three strikes, because a former scholarship player at Auburn only received two before hitting a point of no return with the defending SEC champions. This spring Ricky Parks was attempting to walk on to the team he once had a scholarship from, but his return will not result in a roster spot at Auburn this fall.

“He will not be back,” Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn said Tuesday, according to

Per the report, Parks had a scholarship from Auburn in 2012 but was removed from the team last August for an undisclosed violation of team rules. The dismissal led Parks to continue his football playing at Northeast Mississippi Community College, where he caught six passes for 59 yards and a pair of touchdowns last fall. Parks had hoped a year away would help him make a push for a second chance at Auburn, which Malzahn was willing to give this past spring. Judging by the reports, Parks was unable to prove himself worthy of a roster spot as a walk-on, and now the two will go separate ways.

Where Parks goes from here remains unknown. Parks was a four-star tight end recruit in the Class of 2012 according to Rivals. The Georgia native chose Auburn over Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Oregon, South Carolina and USC, among others.

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6 Responses to “Gus Malzahn says booted Auburn H-back will not be back”
  1. packerbadger says: May 21, 2014 1:26 PM

    “undisclosed violation”. LOL! The only thing that I can think of that would prevent a $ECheat player from coming back from an “undisclosed violation” is that he was nailin’ the coach’s wife.

  2. tigersdawgs says: May 21, 2014 7:05 PM

    Take notes FSU!

  3. patbocam says: May 21, 2014 10:11 PM

    Packerbadger, your envy of the South Eastern Conf is showing. How’d it feel when your fat coach who could never win a rose bowl & who bad mouthed the SEC every chance he got bolted for a middle of the road arkansas team quicker then you could say corndog?

  4. noles44 says: May 21, 2014 11:16 PM

    Take notes? Auburn is more scandalous than we could ever be! You booted a nobody, bet if it was Marshall he wouldn’t be off the team!

  5. noles44 says: May 21, 2014 11:20 PM

    As a diehard Nole fan living in the south, I am jealous of the SEC. Hands down best conference in football.

  6. bornahawker says: May 24, 2014 4:56 PM

    Give Iowa a call. Ferentz is not able to bring any top talent in for sometime now. Developmental players only.

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