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Mangle LSU! (Auburn vs. LSU, Open Thread)

By on September 24th, 2016 in Football 24 Comments »

Tigers gear up to fight Tigers. The loser likely loses its coach.
(Photo by Acid Reign.)

     War Eagle, everybody! Tonight, the Auburn Tigers will host the LSU Tigers in Jordan-Hare Stadium. Auburn limps into this game at 1–2, having lost to Clemson and Texas A&M, both games with poor offensive showings. LSU has likewise struggled on offense but righted the ship last week with a win over Mississippi State at home. LSU is 2–1 with a season-opening loss to Wisconsin in Green Bay. This game kicks off at 5:00 Central Time on ESPN.

     According to most experts, both head coaches are battling for their jobs in this one. Both offenses have struggled, but both teams have been pretty salty on defense. For both teams, the key to this game is to protect the football, play for field position, and wait for the other team to make a mistake. Of course, if a weakness is evident, I expect that both coaches would exploit it, if they are able. Still, I am very much seeing a 7–3, or 10–9 type slobberknocker in this one.

     Another fine football evening is in the offing at Auburn. It will still be daylight at kickoff, and the temperature should be around 90 degrees, falling through the 80’s during the game. There should be few clouds, and sunblock is advised for those in the stands. It will be around halftime before the sun sets.

     As always, feel free to join in and enjoy this thread. I’ll be in the stands for this one, camera in one hand and rosters in the other. And I’ll be yelling “War Eagle!” till my throat is raw. War Eagle, and beat LSU!

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College Football TV Broadcast Schedule for Saturday 9-24-16

By on September 23rd, 2016 in Football, News 5 Comments »
auburn-lsu It’s the fourth week of college football, and Saturday will be a big day on the Plains as Auburn faces off against Western Division rival LSU. Auburn is looking to rebound from a 29–16 loss to Texas A&M while the No. 18 Bengals are coming off a  23–20 victory over Mississippi State. The 5:00 CT kickoff  will mark the... Read Full Story

Circle the Wagons

By on September 23rd, 2016 in Football 28 Comments »
(Photo by Scott Donaldson/Icon Sportswire) (Icon Sportswire via AP Images) (Scott Donaldson) The first three weeks of Auburn's season have produced an alarming number of questions with no sign of any answers in sight. There's really no debating it at this point—Gus Malzahn is on the hot seat. Questionable play calling, lack of consistency, and an apparent failure to develop talent has seemingly crippled Auburn's chanc... Read Full Story

A Clash of Tigers!

By on September 22nd, 2016 in Football 11 Comments »
lsu-week It's loser go home this week.(Photo by Acid Reign.)     War Eagle, everybody! LSU comes to town this week in another big SEC West matchup. I think it's fair to say that both head coaches are on the hot seat this year. A win in this game will at least stave off the dogs for another week. A loss by either side turns the ... Read Full Story

Gus Malzahn: First Impressions vs. The Turbulent Trend

By on September 21st, 2016 in Football 10 Comments »

After another lackluster offensive performance, coach Gus Malzahn promised changes. Fans nationwide have asked what happened to the play calling from 2013. Is it possible that play calling isn't to blame? Perhaps there is more at work than good or bad play calling. Read Zach's thoughts.

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Natural Selection

By on September 21st, 2016 in Football 20 Comments »
misdirection On a small but densely packed Pacific archipelago off the coast of South America a young man had a startling idea reinforced by what he saw before his eyes. Multiple organisms that were related to one other had evolved differently in the separate island environments they were subjected to. But was it the environment that change... Read Full Story

TET College Pick’em WEEK 3 Results

By on September 20th, 2016 in Football 7 Comments »
Well, week 3 has brought out the wringing of the hands and putting people closer to the panic button in many college football programs. I wish I could say that our Auburn Tigers are excluded from the above comment, but alas, reading some fan's comments here and abroad show that a chalk line has been drawn to mark the proverbial ... Read Full Story

The Retelling of The LSU Corndog Story

download-16-450x288-corndogs At least half a dozen times a year I get a request for the post that talks about LSU fans smelling like corn dogs. They come from Auburn, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas and every other SEC school. It’s amazing that after all these years, it’s still so popular. I usually run it here on Track ’Em Tigers, because I get numerous... Read Full Story

It’s LSU Week on The Plains!

By on September 20th, 2016 in Football, News 14 Comments »
lsu-tigers-vs-auburn-tigers One of the SEC's most intense rivalries will be renewed this Saturday in what some have referred to over the years as the “Tiger Bowl.” Yes, it's LSU week on the Plains.Over the years the series has been an intense one, often with a championship on the line for at least one of the participants. Many of those games are rememb... Read Full Story

#TETtailgate Week Three Review

untitled It was another tough night for Auburn fans as the Tigers fell to the Aggies. Once again, the visiting team pulled out the win. However, Auburn fans showed up to tailgate on campus and across the country, as usual.Let's take a look at how Auburn fans celebrated another Saturday.foxdenblog had a terrific time while tailgating. Lo... Read Full Story

Another Season of Despair?

By on September 19th, 2016 in Football 31 Comments »
malzahn Gus Malzahn is playing for more than his job this weekend. As the sun set on Jordan-Hare Stadium Saturday night, minutes from kickoff, there were noticeable empty seats in both upper decks. An announced crowd of 87,173 was about as realistic as Auburn’s chances of winning the western division crown.Malzahn was playing arguably... Read Full Story

Aggies Dominate the Tigers (Grading Auburn’s 29–16 loss to Texas A&M)

By on September 18th, 2016 in Football 18 Comments »
aggie-grades Nowhere to run for much of the day.(John Reed-USA TODAY Sports)     War Eagle everybody. It's time now for the Acid Reign Report on Auburn's 29–16 loss to Texas A&M. On one sticky night in Auburn, dreams of playing for any championships all but went up in smoke, as the Aggies whipped the Tigers up front and disru... Read Full Story

Assault the Aggies! (Auburn vs. Texas A&M Open Thread)

By on September 17th, 2016 in Football 29 Comments »
aggie-thread Tonight marks the SEC opener for both teams.(Photo by Acid Reign.)     War Eagle, everybody! Tonight, the Auburn Tigers will host the Texas A&M Aggies in Jordan-Hare Stadium. Auburn enters this contest at 1–1, having righted the ship last week with a blow-out win over Arkansas State following a close home loss to... Read Full Story

College Football TV Broadcast Schedule for 3rd Weekend of 2016 Season

By on September 16th, 2016 in Football, News 7 Comments »
57d5ee9caa203-image War Eagle folks! It’s the third weekend of the 2016 College Football season. There's a lot of football on tap the next two days, including Auburn opening SEC play against west division rival Texas A&M. The Aggies are coming off a 67–0 blowout of the Prairie View Panthers while the Tigers showed a lot of improvement in ... Read Full Story

A Short But Memorable Series Renews this Week!

By on September 15th, 2016 in Football 2 Comments »
aggie-band Auburn will be invaded by the Aggies from College Station!(Photo by Acid Reign.)     War Eagle, everybody! Saturday night, the Auburn Tigers will host the Texas A&M Aggies in Jordan-Hare Stadium. This will be only the 7th time these teams have met on the gridiron, but the series has already produced some memorable,... Read Full Story

#TETtailgate Week Two Review

By on September 14th, 2016 in Business - Entertainment 3 Comments »
untitled The Tigers turned in an offensive performance for the ages. Fans on hand had to love it even if they left a little early. However, it was evident early on that the crowd was excited for the game and that there was an unbeatable energy in the air. Sideline reporter Ronnie Brown said as much in the moments leading up to kickoff.Ho... Read Full Story

Morning Musings: Back On Track

By on September 14th, 2016 in Football 15 Comments »
usa-today-9518722-0 Sean White... successfully achieved everything I was hoping to see, and more, last Saturday. He showed great poise and confidence in the pocket, and threw some of the prettiest spirals I have ever seen from a college quarterback. The redshirt sophomore proved that he is the right man for the job, as it's clear he has the grea... Read Full Story

Confident Tigers Are Fun To Watch

By on September 13th, 2016 in Football 8 Comments »
Sep 10, 2016; Auburn, AL, USA;   Auburn Tigers running back Kerryon Johnson (21) hurdles players  as receiver Tony Stephens (8) blocks Arkansas State Red Wolves cornerback Nehemiah Wagner (2) during the first quarter at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports Is the Auburn offense back? Has the high powered O of 2013–2014 returned to the Plains? In a word, we don't have a big enough sample to know. Just as one game of a subdued performance does not a season make, neither does one game of a high-scoring, almost record-breaking affair tell us if an offense is going to be good over th... Read Full Story

TET College Pick’em Results- WEEK 2

By on September 13th, 2016 in Football, News 1 Comment »
Pickem graphic Here are the Week TWO results from our TET College Pick'em, and look out, last year's champion has climbed his way to the top of the list this week.  2015 champion UglyJoe comes away with 31 points from a weekend that saw some blowouts and some top teams again squeaking by for a win. shoo_63 and HELLCAT83 are in your second and... Read Full Story

Softball and Basketball Release 2016–2017 Schedules

By on September 12th, 2016 in Basketball, Other Sports 1 Comment »

Two of Auburn's major sports programs released schedules for their upcoming seasons. The Auburn softball team, perhaps the flagship program at Auburn, released its fall schedule while Bruce Pearl's basketball program released its full schedule. Read more!

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Daniel Carlson Named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week

By on September 12th, 2016 in Football, News 2 Comments »
Sep 10, 2016; Auburn, AL, USA;   Auburn Tigers kicker Daniel Carlson (38) fakes a field goal and scores a touchdown during the second quarter against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports Auburn's Daniel Carlson had a career day against Arkansas State. The junior kicker accounted for 21 of Auburn's 51 points against ASU. He was three for three on field goal attempts, hit six PAT's, and ran for a touchdown off a fake field goal attempt. Today the SEC named him Special Teams Player of the Week, an honor he shares... Read Full Story