March 17, 2010

Signees talk Lebo, future at Auburn

Two of Auburn's six 2010 men's basketball signees heard the news Friday. Head coach Jeff Lebo had been dismissed.

Heath Houston was surprised to hear it. Allen Payne didn't want to believe it.

"Earlier last week, I heard that Coach Lebo might be on the hot seat," said Payne, 6-foot-6, 205-pound forward from Cincinnati, Ohio. "That's what I'd been hearing. Then I watched the (Auburn-Florida) game Thursday night and after school Friday my dad called and told me.

"It really caught me off-guard. I didn't want to believe all of the rumors, but they were true."

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