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Iowa now among Kouandjio's finalists

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11:14 AM ET 02.03 | Cyrus Kouandjio still hasn't made a final decision on his college destination and is down to the University of Alabama, Auburn and Iowa as of this morning. The prospect's father told The Tuscaloosa News that there are no plans to make an announcement until Friday at the earliest. The inclusion of Iowa among Kouandjio's finalists comes as a surprise. "He's deciding between Alabama, Auburn and even Iowa," Jean Claude Kouandjio said. "It may even come back to Iowa. He's considering his options even more now. Those three (schools) have been floating in his mind"

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February 3, 2011  11:19 AM ET

What happened to new mexico???

February 3, 2011  11:29 AM ET

Kouandjio is the next Seantrel Henderson/Bryce Brown/Terrelle Pryor/etc.
I expect to be sick of seeing his name on FN boards very soon.

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February 3, 2011  11:40 AM ET

I hear Iowa has a great off season workout regimen in place.

February 3, 2011  11:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Kouandjio is the next Seantrel Henderson/Bryce Brown/Terrelle Pryor/etc.I expect to be sick of seeing his name on FN boards very soon.

Exactly.

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February 3, 2011  11:54 AM ET
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Him and Locksley arent that tight after all

+1

I was surprised NM was even mentioned. They've really struggled the last couple years.

February 3, 2011  11:56 AM ET

He might just decide not to get in the middle of the s..h1tstorm. As I mentioned previously, the auburn fans are lighting up his facebook with "All In", "It's A God Thing." "We're family and Alabama isn't." They supposedly even have a 59 year old man that left his phone number on the site and asked Cyrus to call him.

February 3, 2011  12:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

He might just decide not to get in the middle of the s..h1tstorm. As I mentioned previously, the auburn fans are lighting up his facebook with "All In", "It's A God Thing." "We're family and Alabama isn't." They supposedly even have a 59 year old man that left his phone number on the site and asked Cyrus to call him.

Can any of those fans actually pronounce his last name? I know I cannot.

February 3, 2011  12:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

He might just decide not to get in the middle of the s..h1tstorm. As I mentioned previously, the auburn fans are lighting up his facebook with "All In", "It's A God Thing." "We're family and Alabama isn't." They supposedly even have a 59 year old man that left his phone number on the site and asked Cyrus to call him.

Dude, what is your deal? As an Alabama fan, I can understand your rivalry with Auburn. But you're full of hate. Your team won the national championship last year, you've got a great coach and a great team and now another great recruiting class. Stop spewing the hate.

February 3, 2011  12:12 PM ET
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Dude, what is your deal? As an Alabama fan, I can understand your rivalry with Auburn. But you're full of hate. Your team won the national championship last year, you've got a great coach and a great team and now another great recruiting class. Stop spewing the hate.

yes!

(I will say this, the whole "All In" thing is incredibly annoying. I love Auburn but I will be happy when "All In" is retired!)

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February 3, 2011  12:24 PM ET
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I guess I don't see the hate in the comment. Seems more practical and realistic to me.

It's vitriol for the sake of vitriol. That's the negative about Auburn and Alabama's rivalry. On both sides, fan's don't simply support their team, they also attack the other. Some would say this is what makes it great but...

February 3, 2011  12:25 PM ET

Iowa is a major offense line school, Kirk Ferentz is well known as one of the best if not the best offense line coaches in football...how could he not consider it. It is also an amazing campus and very diverse. In fact, how he is not considering Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska or other well known o-line school is beyond me, versus going to Auburn or Alabama which are always one step away from a 4 year ban on bowl games....see Reggie Bush.....

February 3, 2011  12:26 PM ET

If he is as good as he is supposed to be he should go to an SEC team. Then he will have a chance to play in a championship game or two. I'd rather play for Saban myself but I can understand a young man wanting to go to the most recent champs team.

Hope he picks Bama, Roll Tide!

February 3, 2011  12:33 PM ET
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Iowa is a major offense line school, Kirk Ferentz is well known as one of the best if not the best offense line coaches in football...how could he not consider it. It is also an amazing campus and very diverse. In fact, how he is not considering Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska or other well known o-line school is beyond me, versus going to Auburn or Alabama which are always one step away from a 4 year ban on bowl games....see Reggie Bush.....

That's a good point. He couldn't go wrong with Iowa. But Bama has Saban which is a great conduit to the NFL and Auburn just won the NC and needs to replace 4 OL. Plus they have a decent, not great, but decent history of placing lineman in the pro's. Don't think he's worried about a bowl ban.

It seems to me that as for his future beyond college, all 3 are a wash. This sounds like a family who doesn't like making decisions because they'll have to tell someone no. Family vote? Typically you would expect the parent to decide or the parent to empower the kid to decide. Family vote? Kid can't decide and no one's helping him is my guess.

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February 3, 2011  12:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Dude, what is your deal? As an Alabama fan, I can understand your rivalry with Auburn. But you're full of hate. Your team won the national championship last year, you've got a great coach and a great team and now another great recruiting class. Stop spewing the hate.

I'm posting facts. If you don't see the creepiness of being all over his facebook and leaving your phone number to call, then I guess that's how you feel. Most people I know think it ventures into being creepy.

It was creepy when people were doing it to Ray Drew and others.

Saying it is just hate is like blaming hate on Massachusetts for Rhode Island over a border dispute. Because I'm an Alabama fan does not or should not completely preclude me from commenting on a very weird, creepy situation.

 
February 3, 2011  12:39 PM ET
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It's vitriol for the sake of vitriol. That's the negative about Auburn and Alabama's rivalry. On both sides, fan's don't simply support their team, they also attack the other. Some would say this is what makes it great but...

No, it's not. It's getting the FACTS out there and combatting the spin that I keep seeing every day. Telling a guy that "auburn is family, and Alabama isn't"? That's a crock of sheeyatt, something auburn started just recently and it has no basis in fact. It's a lie to make people think your school is better. If you don't like people pointing it out, then get your school to stop doing it.

While, you're at it, tell them to stop using the "God is all in for us" nonsense, too. It obviously works on impressionable kids, but most adults see through that as well.

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