Nov. 8, 2010
Auburn quarterback Cam Newton shares the Nov. 15 cover of Sports Illustrated with Andy Dalton of TCU and LaMichael James of Oregon. Newton is the first Auburn football player to take top honors on the weekly issue since Bo Jackson shared the cover with Iowa's Chuck Long and Plymouth (N.H.) State's Joe Dudek nearly 25 years ago (December 2, 1985).
The cover story is written by Austin Murphy and Dan Wetzel. The issue also features a not-so-absurdly-early look at a title game between Auburn and Oregon, courtesy of SI.com senior writer Andy Staples.