Kouandjio's decision a family matter

BY foxsports • February 5, 2011

Feb. 5, 2011

It would be one thing if Cyrus Kouandjio, the top high school offensive lineman in the country and the reason Auburn had the No. 1-rated recruiting class in the country, changed his mind and decided to go to Purdue, or Notre Dame, or stay in his native state of Maryland and play for the Terrapins.

But by putting on the Auburn hat on National Signing Day and then announcing, three days later, that he is going to Alabama, Kouandjio has lit the match on an internecine, intrastate feud that will give the Peloponnesian War a run for its money.  

A little day-late-and-dollar-short advice for the 17-year-old: If you ditch Auburn after announcing your devotion of the Tigers on national television, the last place you can go is Alabama. You see, the Bammers and Barners, as they call each other, hate each other with the kind of hot, hot hate that leads to bricks flying through windows and multi-million-dollar coaches being shown the door.

Just ask Bill Curry. Two decades ago, Curry went 26-10 in three seasons at Alabama, was named coach of the year in 1990 and was Alabama