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Kouandjio makes it official, heads to Alabama

Posted on: February 5, 2011 6:15 pm
Edited on: February 5, 2011 9:09 pm
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Posted by Bryan Fischer

It appears Cyrus Kouandjio is headed to Alabama and not Auburn after all. Announcing on Twitter, his brother and current Crimson Tide offensive lineman Arie Kouandjio declared that his brother would be headed to Tuscaloosa to join him.



The news was confirmed by recruiting websites Scout and Rivals. Cyrus later posted on his Facebook page that he would be joining the Tide’s class of 2011 as well.

"I think he was back and forth; it was a tough decision," Kouandjio's coach, Bill McGregor told MaxPreps. "He had one foot in and one foot out. As long as he's happy, I'm happy. He's going to work hard and I'm sure he's going to be very successful."

MaxPrep’s third-ranked player overall and top offensive tackle, Kouandjio announced that he would be attending Auburn in a televised ceremony on Signing Day. Shortly after the announcement however, word came out that his letter of intent was not faxed to the school.

After briefly considering Iowa as a destination, Kouandjio was supposed to select either Auburn or Alabama this weekend and then make an announcement on Monday at his high school.

Nevertheless, the 6-foot-7, 300 pound offensive lineman gives Alabama a major boost in an already impressive class of 2011. The Tide now have nine MaxPreps Top 100 members and should capture the top spot in the MaxPreps’ team recruiting rankings no matter what number one overall player Jadeveon Clowney decides to do.

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Since: Jan 4, 2011
Posted on: February 10, 2011 10:56 am
 

Kouandjio makes it official, heads to Alabama

7 out of 9 years.  like i said, that's the AU tradition - certain time frames out of over a century of football. thanks for validating my point.



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: February 9, 2011 12:09 am
 

Kouandjio makes it official, heads to Alabama

I Bowl:

Good job in reading my profile on my current location 

I grew up in B'ham & have made fun of Bammers for well over 30 years - believe or not, sometimes you get a good job offer & have to move where the money is.

I live in Dallas & none of the Auburn fans that I watched the NC game w/ last year were cheering for UT  (not even in Dallas where you might expect some bandwagon jumpers).  After '04, every AU fan that I know cheers for SEC teams in non-conference games so that we don't get left out again - not sure if you can comprehend that.




Since: Sep 1, 2009
Posted on: February 8, 2011 9:30 am
 

Kouandjio makes it official, heads to Alabama

Where are you from artisatool?  I get the feeling not Alabama. One thing that is pretty ignorant is speaking of how two rivals should handle their affairs with each other when you're not even involved.  You take one statement from some Bama fans and label all fans to think like that.  I can do the same in reverse.  That doesn't make you wrong, but it sure doesn't make you right.  For example, I didn't care who won the NC.  I enjoyed the well played game, and it probably ended for the better for the Tide in the future by leaving the light on the SEC.  However, my wife was pulling hard for the Ducks.  From her experience, all the Auburn fans she knows were screaming "hook 'em horns" last year.  So before you speak about something you know nothing about, eat a Snickers. It tastes better than your foot.



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: February 7, 2011 11:56 pm
 

Kouandjio makes it official, heads to Alabama

Tusctown

Check the message boards on the AU homepage & on the Bammer homepage in regards to this comment: "now let's talk about being worried about "bammer."  after UA national championship last year, AU wasn't even an afterthought.  after AU national championship, AU fans griped about how tide fans responded to the win and was hell bent on rooting against the tide against MSU before the NC game."  

No one cared about the Bammer MSU game, but I was glad to see any SEC team beat a Big 10 team & I posted that on numerous boards.   (congrats on beating MSU & doing it in style).  Check out the AU message board & you will see that no one was crying.  Check out the Bammer homepage message board around the time of the NC game & it is hilarious - all of the Bammers are crying like kids that broke their toy on Christmas that AU was in the NC game and they were praying for an Oregon victory.

You got beat by Auburn this year & Auburn won the NC.  Get over it.  Bammers won it the year before while on probation.  

The tide is good, that is why laying the smack down on the tide 7 out of the past 9 years is pretty sweet!  (I hope that you weren't one of the teary-eyed fans leaving Bryant Denny last year & that you took the loss like a man).

BTW - Kouandijo is a solid recruit.  Be proud that the tide landed him, Don't cry - hold your chin up high until you lose again next year, then cry again.  



Since: Jan 4, 2011
Posted on: February 7, 2011 11:11 pm
 

Kouandjio makes it official, heads to Alabama

aucatmando doesn't know too much about football it would seem.  first off, the difference between UA and AU football is that UA has a celebrated past with a winning tradition and numerous national championships.  the only tradition that AU can celebrate is snapshots of the past (ex "punt bama punt," or 6 in a row). 

as far as heisman trophy winners are concerned, AU can have there 3 winners.  UA has proved that national championships are won by a team and not one person; however, AU did prove that the right amount of money can pull in the right player to win one for you. 

as for Kouandjio, looks like he made the right choice.  he does understand the rivalry because his older brother plays at UA.  he also seems to understand that AU will be down for the next few years after graduating its largest senior class in recent memory.  AU winning 4 in a row???  not for some time, idiot.

now let's talk about being worried about "bammer."  after UA national championship last year, AU wasn't even an afterthought.  after AU national championship, AU fans griped about how tide fans responded to the win and was hell bent on rooting against the tide against MSU before the NC game.  NEWS FLASH-you just won a national championship; who cares what others think.  they will ALWAYS be worried about the tide and they should be.  it turns out the Pat Dye/Bobby Lowder/Milton McGregor trio may be broken up soon.  AU won't have the money to buy players for a while.

AU winning the next 4 years, don't make me laugh.  UA is loaded.  try picking up a media guide once in a while.

that's the reality aucatmando.  sure gets boring dealing with people who do not know UA/AU football.  quit blogging UA/AU football, rookie.



Since: Jul 12, 2010
Posted on: February 7, 2011 9:32 pm
 

Kouandjio makes it official, heads to Alabama

Alabama, you can have him, now you got two loser linemen, he is only good because the media said so...Hell, if I weighed 300+ pounds blocking people that weighed 150-170, i would look good too....



Since: Sep 1, 2009
Posted on: February 7, 2011 5:28 pm
 

Kouandjio makes it official, heads to Alabama

I thought Ryan Pugh graduated.  Who's going to do the "knee taking out" from now on?



Since: Mar 9, 2009
Posted on: February 7, 2011 5:10 pm
 

Kouandjio makes it official, heads to Alabama

His knees will be taken out soon. Those linemen with no class dont last long.



Since: Oct 10, 2008
Posted on: February 7, 2011 4:50 pm
 

Kouandjio makes it official, heads to Alabama

He's from Maryland, you retard. He doesn't know the rivalry like a kid from Alabama would. He was just choosing between the 2009 and 2010 national champs.



Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: February 7, 2011 3:47 pm
 

Kouandjio makes it official, heads to Alabama

For the record, if you use bammer math Auburn has 5 National Championships. BUCK FAMA!


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