Former Auburn football running back Boobee Whitlow came up in social media conversation in the wake of Oregon’s Big Ten jump given the Lafayette, Alabama product’s past comments openly wondering what conference the Ducks are even in. Auburnundercover’s Nathan King joked that Whitlow must be even more confused about Oregon’s conference home now.
“Somewhere Boobee is more confused than he’s ever been,” King said in a quote tweet of the original comment made by Whitlow. “Nobody wanted to lose to Oregon,” Whitlow said following the Tigers’ 27-21 kickoff victory on August 31, 2019 (h/t ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg). “We feel like that’s a bad reputation on them. What are they, ACC? Pac-12? I didn’t even know what they were. A Pac-12 team coming in and beating an SEC team, we can’t take that.” Saturday Down South’s Andrew Olson wrote at the time that Whitlow earned the right to talk such talk following a 100+-yard outing.
“Whitlow earned the right to talk after gaining 110 yards on 24 carries as the game’s leading rusher,” Olson prefaced before saying, “Auburn’s legendary streak of consecutive seasons with a 1,000-yard rusher was snapped last year, but Whitlow is off to a strong start to potentially beginning a new streak.”
Former Auburn football RB Boobee Whitlow almost ended up at Tulane
Though Whitlow committed to Auburn football out of high school, since transferring to Western Illinois and Warner, he was almost a commit at Tulane.
“Me and my mom had a little confrontation back and forth,” Whitlow said (h/t AL.com). “I called Tulane… that Wednesday night (before National Signing Day), and I was like, ‘I’m coming. That’s it. Fax the paper. I’m coming.'”
Whitlow was AU’s leading rusher during the 2018 and 2019 seasons playing alongside usage-heavy quarterbacks Jarrett Stidham and Bo Nix. While he has admitted things haven’t worked out for him since leaving AU, the Plains should always have a spot for Whitlow in its collective hearts.