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November 2020

Auburn guard Sharife Cooper has not attended practice the last two weeks

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A rumor confirmed by a handful of Auburn beat writers has come out that highly touted freshman point guard Sharife Cooper has not been practicing with the team for undisclosed reasons. According to the writers, Sharife is expected to be ready to go before the season opener against St. Joes.

We discussed the ramifications of why the university may not have decided to spill this information of today’s edition of The Drive with Bill Cameron and Dan Peck.

“With regards to the university confirming something, I only think it’s the job of the university to confirm it if it were a situation where Sharife Cooper was not going to play at all this year, and Auburn knew it,” said Dan Peck. If Auburn knew it, and Sharife was out for the season, no matter what, I don’t think it gives you much of a strategic edge to keep that new secret from the people. I think if you know that he’s not going to play all season, then there’s little benefit to keeping that a secret. Anything short of that, you know, why say anything publicly?”

“That’s a separate issue from reporting. If a reporter has known Sharife Cooper was not going to practice for a while and kept it secret because he didn’t want to ruffle feathers in the athletic department- but JG Tate said something online about it in the last day or so- now we have beat writers willing to at least mention that there’s something going on with Sharife, which to me changes the tone of the story. It’s not an anonymous rumor in the internet that Sharife Cooper may or may not be a participant in Auburn basketball right now, it’s a beat writer saying saying that.”

“it’s not alleged that he hasn’t practiced, said Bill Cameron. “It’s actual.”

The news has also been mentioned from a couple of radio stations in Montgomery.

“Once a member of the media- especially someone who is well sourced- is willing to put their name to an aspect of a story, repeating it, or sharing what that person said is fair game,” Peck said. “With regards to Cooper, it seems like people that follow Auburn basketball are putting some sort of a confirmation on Sharife Cooper not practicing the last couple of weeks.”

 

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The Drive with David Paschall

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On The Drive, Bill and Dan had David Paschall join the show. While on the show, they talked about Auburn basketball. The reason this was a topic was because at 5PM a 4-star athlete from Oklahoma named Trey Alexander committed to Auburn University.

 

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The Drive with Barrett Sallee

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On The Drive today, Barrett Sallee came on at 4:30PM and joined Dan Peck on the show. While on the show, Barrett talked about the SEC games that are being postponed due to positive COVID-19 testing. On another note, tomorrow is early signing day for basketball and baseball.

 

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