|Kenny Gabriel laying the law|
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Spring football has started and Kenny Gabriel is in a dunk contest. I don't think the day could get any better at this point. If spring football doesn't get the blood flowing, some nasty dunks will.
The Tigers have a light day for athletics Thursday as the track team is the only Tigers squad in action. The team will take to the Texas relays today.
Auburn has a packed weekend, but more of that to come tonight on the Shug Jordan Parkway radio show. You can catch it here at 5 p.m. CT live, or for all archives you can visit here. You can also snatch up archives for your daily run on iTunes, just search Shug Jordan Parkway or Auburn Tigers Daily.
Kenny Gabriel Bringing the Windmills
Kenny Gabriel has gotten himself into something that he never expected, a college basketball dunk contest. Gabriel told Auburntigers.com in an interview that "it is an honor because I never thought that I would be able to be in a dunk contest in college...I hope I go down there and win it."
We hope you do too Kenny. If you are an active Auburn Tiger, you can make a difference. The fifth voting judge in the contest will be fans. The dunk contest will air on ESPN at 8 p.m. CT in the Fogelman Arena on the Tulane University campus.
To join in the voting, simply tweet #CollegeSlam, then #Gabriel 10. So, for those that do not want to think too much this early about twitter speak, tweet #CollegeSlam #Gabriel 10. The number is based off of the score that you give the dunk, but honestly, would you put anything other than a 10 in the tweet? Doubtful.
So tweet away tweeps.
To simplify your voting, I have provided you with a hash-tag button to vote for your favorite Tigers dunk master. No excuses.
There have been a few injuries that the Tigers have had to overcome at the defensive line position, but that has opened the door for some very talented Tigers on the defensive front.
As much of a concern it may seem to be to lose Gabe Wright and Kenneth Carter this spring, guys like Angelo Blackson and DeVaunte Sigler are filling in nicely.
As I wrote just days ago, Kiehl Frazier appears to be taking the lead in the quarterback race. A shoulder injury to Clint Moseley that hampered his throwing on Monday further drove home my point in my opinion. More on that later today.
The "80 for 80" campaign for Emory Blake is something that I think will be attainable. Opposite of Blake, Travante Stallworth and DeAngelo Benton look to be the starters. They are talented and if they stay healthy, both should be studs this season, helping Blake get free more often than not.
I will bring a more in depth spring update later today. Also look for a Gene Chizik profile piece as well.
Happy thirsty Thursday, War Eagle.