Auburn spends $18 million on its football program, twentieth, among the bowl-bound schools this year.
There is yet another loss for the National Champion Auburn Tigers in terms of their star underclassmen Monday night. Junior receiver Darvin Adams is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft.
The deadline to declare for the draft was Saturday, Adams filed the paperwork in time to do so, Adams and the school just didn't release that news until today for some reason. This makes three the number of key players leaving the Plains early, q-b Cam Newton and tackle Nick Fairley also jumping. Adams led the BCS national champions in receiving the past two seasons, catching 52 passes for 963 yards and seven touchdowns this season. He ranks top 10 in several Auburn career receiving categories, tied for third with 17 touchdowns, sixth in yards, 1,978 and catches with 115. Last year he caught 60 balls, an Auburn single season record.