All discussion of the Cam Newton investigation and its effects on the focus of the team, the Heisman Trophy race, and the like could be rendered moot very shortly. In a sharp about-face from Gene Chizik's full-throated defense of Newton on Tuesday, Auburn officials are newly closemouthed when it comes to questions about their star show pony's eligibility. Tracy Wolfson of CBS, who's of course in a pretty good position to have solid university contacts, couldn't get a word out of any Tigers athletic administrators:
Another traditionally solid source, however, is reporting that despite the zipped lips, Auburn expects Newton to start against Georgia. From AL.com:
Nothing has changed in Cam Newton's status, and Auburn expects its quarterback to start against Georgia on Saturday, the Auburn Bureau of al.com learned Friday.
Newton practiced with the first team Thursday night.
The takeaway, of course, is that nobody knows anything, still. Stay tuned to this StoryStream for all the latest updates.