It is amazing how far and fast the Auburn Tigers football squad has fallen. Just one and a half years removed from winning a national title, the Tigers find themselves staring at the reality of a 2-7 record. Part of the reason for their lackluster performance this season may be due to a stringent curfew.
According to the Montgomery Advertiser, head coach Gene Chizik has implemented an 11:00 PM curfew for players every night of the week, and even went as far as hiring a private security firm to enforce it.
Curfews are a common practice on the evenings before games but Auburn instituted a nightly curfew, a far more rare practice, and the use of paid personnel from a private security firm to assist in enforcing a curfew may be unprecedented.
“We always do what’s in the best interest of our team,” Auburn coach Gene Chizik said. “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."
Talk about trust issues. There seems to be all kinds of problems at Auburn right now, and making college kids turn off the lights before midnight probably isn't helping.
Oh, and Cam Newton isn't walking through that door anytime soon...especially not after 11 o'clock.