Auburn had a moment to forget on National Signing Day when homegrown 5-star talent Rashaan Evans picked Alabama over the Tigers. Most believed that Gus Malzahn would be able to close the deal, but at the end of the day, Nick Saban and the Tide proved too strong.
The premature fail instantly caught traction following Evans’ pledge to the Tide. According to Auburn SID Kirk Sampson, however, the university did not prematurely post his bio.
Auburn Athletics did not prematurely post a bio of a recruit. Bios are pre-built and hidden by code in anticipation of signing day.
— Kirk Sampson (@AuburnSID) February 5, 2014
This is probably the moment Auburn should just own up to the fail instead of trying to make an explanation. The fact of the matter is it was posted prematurely, coding or no coding.