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Auburn chooses substance over style

Originally Published: November 13, 2004
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

AUBURN, Ala. -- Consistency isn't sexy. It's not a quarterback throwing bombs, or backs bursting into the secondary, linebackers in their wake.

Consistency is Mom telling you every day to clean your room. Every day. Consistency doesn't win Heismans or O'Briens. Consistency doesn't fit the SportsCenter bill.

But coaches chase consistency like Ahab wanted whale for dinner. You want to give a coach a compliment? Tell him his team is consistent. He'll smile like you just rolled over his ...

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