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It’s Iron Bowl Day! (Alabama at Auburn, Open Thread)

By on November 28th, 2015 in Football 2 Comments »
Bama Thread

Can Auburn take it to the Tide?
(Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports)

War Eagle, everybody! Today is the Iron Bowl! The Alabama Crimson Tide visits Jordan-Hare Stadium in what is always the biggest college football game of the year. This one is for a year of braggin’ rights. The game will be nationally televised on CBS, and it kicks off at 2:30 PM Central Time.

There is a lot at stake in this game for the Crimson Tide. They stand at 6 – 1 in the SEC and will clinch the SEC Western Division title and a berth in the SEC championship game should they win on the road at Auburn. If Alabama drops this game, then Ole Miss can catch them with a win over Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl. Ole Miss would win the tie-breaker by virtue of having beaten the Tide in Tuscaloosa back in September.

For Auburn, this game represents a chance for the Tigers to play their best football of the year and knock off their biggest rival. The Tigers clinched bowl eligibility last weekend, and in practice the difference between a 7 – 5 final record and a 6 – 6 one will mean little in the pecking order.

One could not ask for more perfect November weather for this game. The temps should soar up into the upper 70’s with little wind and no chance of rain. It will feel a lot more like May than November.

As always, feel free to join in and enjoy this thread. I’ll be here this afternoon with a play by play, and some fired-up commentary. This is what it’s all about, folks! Beating the Tide! War Eagle, and let’s give it all we’ve got!

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College Football TV Broadcast Schedule for Rivalry Weekend 2015

By on November 27th, 2015 in Football, News Comment »
For college football fans there is nothing like the last weekend in November. It’s Rivalry Weekend, and the action began last night as Texas squeaked by Texas Tech 48-45. More games continues today with 15 games on tap starting with Miami playing at Pitt in a 11:00 am CT game.However, when it comes to rivalries, there’s none... Read Full Story

It’s time for a pep talk!

By on November 27th, 2015 in Football 7 Comments »
Okay, imagine if you will that you are poking around the stadium on Iron Bowl day trying to find the nearest bathroom. You push on this door that is unmarked which leads into a corridor and to another door. Pushing on that door you find yourself in the midst of the 2015 Auburn Tigers team.Unannounced all eyes turn to you. Appare... Read Full Story

Five Things Auburn Must Do to Beat Bama

By on November 27th, 2015 in Football 19 Comments »

"Anything can happen" and "throw all the records out" are phrases many have uttered in regards to rivalry games. In a game with the magnitude of the Iron Bowl, anything can ... and will happen. But, it doesn't usually happen to a match-up featuring two teams on opposite ends of the football spectrum. Does that mean defeat is assured? Far from it. Read the five things Auburn must do to win the 2015 Iron Bowl.

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Time to Give Thanks

By on November 25th, 2015 in Football 16 Comments »

What they say is true. Time does move faster as you age. This column seems to come around a little quicker each year. As with most of us, it hasn’t been without heartache, but on the whole it’s been another wonderful year. I pray you can say the same.
As is tradition here at TET, I hope you’ll indulge me while I give thanks for all my blessings. I’d also love to hear what you’re thankful for during this season. Without further ado…

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The Dirty Dozen Week 12, Step Up Your Game Edition

By on November 24th, 2015 in Football 2 Comments »

The second to the last week of the season is usually a chance to get your head on straight and finalize your game plan for your hated rival by scheduling a lesser out of conference team to stomp in front of the home crowd. The team takes it pretty easy, you get to rotate a lot of hard working guys who have spent all season hoping for a chance to see the field for the first time and you don't expect anything but a big win.

But for some teams in the Dirty Dozen, that didn't happen.

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TET College Pick’em Results (Week 12)

By on November 24th, 2015 in Football Comment »
Trophy The Golden Bo Trophy is polished and ready! The competition has heated up into a close battle at the top. Who will dominate the last two weeks? Will an upset emerge at the last moment? Important rivalry games are at the forefront this week and that means some unexpected wins may be forthcoming. This writer hopes the Auburn Tiger... Read Full Story

Where is Roc Thomas?

By on November 24th, 2015 in Football 4 Comments »

One of Auburn's statistical leaders in both rushing and passing has simply disappeared. Is it from injury? Is it from punishment? Or is it merely oversight?

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Barning in CoMo: Morning Musings

By on November 24th, 2015 in Football 14 Comments »
NCAA Football: Alabama at Auburn

With the Iron Bowl approaching... we look back on what could have been with the 2015 Auburn Tigers. Behind the arm of preseason Heisman candidate Jeremy Johnson, this team could have soared to the top. But unfortunately, it wasn't just the quarterback position that was the missing link with this team.

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Tigers Top Idaho (grading Auburn’s 56-34 win over Idaho)

By on November 23rd, 2015 in Football 9 Comments »
Idaho Grades Ford Picksix Ford picks it off, sets sail for the end zone! (Albert Cesare, AP)     War Eagle, everybody! It's time now for the Acid Reign report on Auburn's 56-34 win over the Idaho Vandals. T'was a fun Saturday in Auburn, where the Tigers rested the wounded and worked in a lot of players. The game was only in question for about a quart... Read Full Story

Auburn is a Good Thing

By on November 22nd, 2015 in Football, Memories 6 Comments »
o-AUBURN-UNIVERSITY-CAMPUS-facebook Sometimes we have to be reminded of good things. Yesterday, I made my first visit to Auburn in several years. I and three friends loaded up early and headed north for the Plains. We tailgated with a friend whom I didn’t really know, and he welcomed us to his food and fellowship like we had known each other for years: a true e... Read Full Story

Season Ends for the Best Soccer Team Ever to Play at Auburn

By on November 22nd, 2015 in Other Sports 1 Comment »
10794992 An historic season for the Auburn Soccer Team came to an end today as the Tigers were eliminated from their first ever NCAA Sweet 16. Auburn fell to No. 1 seed and defending National Champion Florida State 2-0 in Tallahassee.The 19th-ranked Tigers not only played in their first Sweet 16, but the team's 16 total wins set a progra... Read Full Story

“Overall, I am Pleased to Get the Sixth Win and Get Bowl Eligible” – Gus Malzahn

By on November 21st, 2015 in Football 44 Comments »
usa-today-8940826.0 After Auburn defeated Idaho 59-34, Gus Malzahn met the press and lauded the defense for stopping the Vandals several times on fourth down. The Tiger coach also said he felt like the three turnovers were big plays in the game.Gus was just as proud of the offense for not having any turnovers. "That was really a focus, protecting t... Read Full Story

Vaporize the Vandals! (Auburn vs. Idaho, Open Thread)

By on November 21st, 2015 in Football 2 Comments »
Idaho Thread Idaho hopes to run away with a win!(Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports.)     War Eagle, everybody! Today Auburn plays the second of 3 straight home games. The Idaho Vandals visit Auburn, traveling down from the Pacific northwest to take on the Tigers and collect a big paycheck. The northern raiders bring with them the first serious ... Read Full Story

College Football TV Broadcast Schedule for Saturday 11-21-15

By on November 20th, 2015 in Football, News Comment »
peyton-barber__large With just two weeks remaining in the regular season, Auburn is one of several teams trying to become bowl eligible this weekend. The Tigers will be taking on Idaho at 3:00 CT on the SEC Network.As Acid Reign mentioned in his game preview, the Vandals have a 1,000 yard rusher and quarterback who has thrown for over 2,400 yards. ... Read Full Story

Auburn Basketball is Fun Again

By on November 20th, 2015 in Basketball 3 Comments »
usa-today-8922048.0 Fans who attended Auburn's opening 75-74 win against UAB said the noise and energy level were exciting. Several fans told this writer that the thrilling last second victory was one of the most fun games they've had at a basketball game in a long time. So I set out to find out for myself.We attended the Tigers' second game on Tue... Read Full Story

Vandals Visit Auburn

By on November 19th, 2015 in Football 9 Comments »
Idaho Week Linhan Linehan looks to gun it.(Kirby Lee, USA Today Sports.)     War Eagle, everybody. It's Iron Bowl tuneup week in Auburn. The Idaho Vandals visit Auburn for a nonconference matchup. The Vandals hope to cash a big paycheck and possibly pull a monumental upset. Auburn is fighting for bowl eligibility and will not take Idaho light... Read Full Story

Auburn Soccer Set to Make Run at The Sweet 16 – (Update: Tigers win!)

By on November 19th, 2015 in Other Sports 4 Comments »
10909754 The No. 19 Auburn soccer team has a chance at setting a new record for wins in a season if they can upend No. 15 Texas Tech tomorrow in the NCAA Soccer Tournament. And even more importantly, a victory over the Red Raiders will propel the Tigers into the Sweet 16.Auburn (15 - 5 -1) advanced to their fourth consecutive second-roun... Read Full Story

The Dirty Dozen – Week Eleven – Not What We Ordered Edition

By on November 18th, 2015 in Football 13 Comments »
chowline Major Reisman: "Eleven!"  Team: "Posey guards points five and seven"Not What We Ordered EditionAuburn fans were well and truly hungry for the season to start. Even when the hopes and dreams hit an early hiccup, as the season progressed it didn't seem that bad despite the difficulties, but as we reach the end of the season, it's... Read Full Story

TET College Pick’em Results (Week 11)

By on November 17th, 2015 in Football Comment »
Pickem graphic A small gap is starting to form as we come into week 12 of our TET college pick'em. PortCouncil moves to the top with UglyJoe and @AU_History rounding out the top three.Here are your current standings:StandingsRankPick Set NameTotalDroppedW-L1PortCouncil12416124-742UglyJoe12319123-793@AU_History12017120-814WDE_TightLines11918119... Read Full Story

Barning from CoMo: Questions Arise

By on November 17th, 2015 in Football 23 Comments »
NCAA Football: Auburn at Kentucky I certainly had my doubts going into this past weekend. It seemed just too good to be true. That the same team that barely squeaked out a win against Jacksonville State, the same team that has no consistent quarterback would be able to run the table to salvage what has been a disappointing season.But never did I expect such an ... Read Full Story