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Kentucky Smothers Auburn, LSU Tigers Next

By on January 17th, 2017 in Basketball, News 1 Comment »

-4f438f1b0665336f-APWhile over 60 million viewers tuned in to the Cowboys vs Packers playoff game, many of the Auburn faithful switched channels to ESPN in hopes of seeing Auburn beat Kentucky a second straight time. Despite the fact that this Auburn team is much more talented than the unit that won in prime time game last season, there probably wasn’t a single Auburn fan who truly believed Auburn could do the unthinkable and beat Kentucky again, especially on the Cats’ home court.

Truth be told, many fans just wanted to see Auburn compete and make it a game. That would be a welcome sight for fans of a team that hasn’t lacked talent, just effort, in the last few weeks. Despite the terrific nonconference run to start the season, Auburn has slipped right back into its usual pecking order in the SEC: at the bottom.

The 92–72 final score put Auburn at 1–4 in the SEC with the sole win coming against the dreadful Missouri Tigers.

Even with the 20-point loss, Auburn was hanging on at halftime and pulled to within four points with a little over 12 minutes left in the game. The hero of the comeback was T.J. Dunans, who scored ten straight points, including two three pointers. Still, Isaiah Briscoe squashed the comeback attempt with a long ball, and Auburn quickly faded despite being outscored only eight points in the second half. 

The score may look ugly, but the Tigers were truly dominated in only one category: (more…)

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Tuesday Ramblings From the Plains (OC Search Edition)

By on January 17th, 2017 in Football, News 10 Comments »
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The latest rumor as we go to press is that Oklahoma State’s offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich is at the top of Malzahn’s list. Could he be wooed away from what seems like a good spot on Mike Gundy’s staff? No one knows the answer, but we do know that he is one of the best in the business. In his four seasons in Stillwater ...

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A Chance for Malzahn to Get it Right

By on January 16th, 2017 in Football, News 19 Comments »
Auburn football just got a whole lot more interesting. With Rhett Lashlee jettisoning to Connecticut, Gus Malzahn has a chance to remake himself and this football program. The test will be whether Malzahn has the discipline to let someone else put their mark on the offense.As things got tight down the stretch last season, he beg... Read Full Story

Whose Offenses Scored the Most?

By on January 14th, 2017 in Football 13 Comments »
Lashlee gone The Tigers must replace coordinator Rhett Lashlee (Photo by Acid Reign)     War Eagle, everybody! The talk around the Auburn football complex this week has focused on the departure of offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee. Speculation runs rampant on whether Lashlee was forced out or left to get out from under the shadow... Read Full Story

Tigers Get back on Track, Head to Lexington

By on January 13th, 2017 in Basketball, News Comment »
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Auburn pulled off an ugly win against Missouri this past Tuesday. The Tigers exceeded their last year's win total as they chalked up their 11th victory. Up next are the sixth-ranked Kentucky Wildcats. Auburn travels to Rupp Arena, seeking a repeat of last season's shocking Auburn win.

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Auburn Should Shop Outside the Malzahn Coaching Tree for Next OC

By on January 12th, 2017 in Football, News 21 Comments »
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Auburn fans awoke this morning to news that long-time offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee made a lateral move to UConn, leaving the most important position on Gus Malzahn's staff vacant. Two names have exploded on social media. While one is a line in the sand for fans, so should the other. Read why.

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Could Art Briles Be Rhett Lashlee’s Replacement At Auburn?

By on January 11th, 2017 in Football, News 19 Comments »
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Question is who will Auburn turn to replace Lashlee? Speculation has mounted for weeks that former Baylor head coach Art Briles could be the guy if Lashlee were to leave. It's no secret that Briles is a good friend of Gus Malzahn.

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Auburn Picks Up First SEC Win

By on January 11th, 2017 in Basketball 16 Comments »
11733481 Well, it sure wasn't pretty, and it certainly didn't look easy, but Auburn is leaving Missouri with its first SEC win of the year. The loss of Danjel Purifoy, who is out indefinitely with an ankle injury, certainly hurt the Tigers last night, as the overall energy on the court was lacking. Picking up the slack, however, was Mu... Read Full Story

Rebels Roll, Tigers Drop 3rd Straight

By on January 10th, 2017 in Basketball, News 3 Comments »
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With a loss to Vandy and Ole Miss, the Tigers are now 0–3, a record fit for the Barbee years. Auburn and Bruce Pearl face some hard challenges ahead. Read how they lost their third straight.

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Putting a Bow on the 2016 Season

By on January 9th, 2017 in Football, News 33 Comments »
When you reflect on the tenure of Gus Malzahn, the seasons kind of run together. You really can’t tell one from the other. Athletic Director Jay Jacobs says he wants consistency for the program. I think he’s found it in Malzahn.Since the 2013 season, Auburn has lost at least five games a year. In contrast, Alabama has lost t... Read Full Story

Coach Malzahn Adds Greg Brown to His Coaching Staff

By on January 7th, 2017 in Football, News 6 Comments »
coach-brown A new coach has been added to the Auburn Tigers' football program.  Just weeks after secondary coach Wesley McGriff was hired to be defensive coordinator at Ole Miss, Gus Malzahn announced today that Missouri Tigers' secondary coach has accepted the job to join Steele's defensive coaching team. This isn't the first time coach... Read Full Story

Sooners Roll Over the Tigers (Grading Auburn’s Sugar Bowl Loss)

By on January 5th, 2017 in Football 30 Comments »
sugar-run Auburn can't stop Oklahoma (AP Photo, Gerald Hebert)     War Eagle everybody. It's time now for the Acid Reign Report on Auburn's 35–19 Sugar Bowl loss to Oklahoma. On the fast field in the Superdome in New Orleans, Auburn was able to keep on track for a half, trailing only 14–13 at the break. In the second half, t... Read Full Story

Tigers Drop SEC Opener to ‘Dawgs, ‘Dores Up Next

By on January 4th, 2017 in Basketball 2 Comments »

Auburn dropped its SEC opener in front of a loud and excited sellout crowd, despite leading Georgia 51-43 at the half. Auburn's youth showed, and poor shot selection in the second half sunk the Tigers. Will they get back on track and eclipse last season's win total against Vandy? Luke Kornet dominated Auburn last season as the 'Dores finished off Tigers for the 12th straight time behind his triple-double. Read about the matchup!

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Sickening Sight in Superdome

By on January 4th, 2017 in Football, News 33 Comments »
Jan 2, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA;  Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops waves to the crowd as he leaves the field following a win over the Alabama Crimson Tide in a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Oklahoma defeated Alabama 45-31. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

This is a guy that should have never even been playing in this game. One that hasn’t truly been held accountable during his college career. His coach said it himself by stating that if the incident had occurred today, he would have been kicked off the team.

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UnSweet Sugar Bowl Loss Affirms Tigers’ Need For Two Competent Quarterbacks

By on January 3rd, 2017 in Football, News 36 Comments »
hi-res-c8229054812ffb4c060d04401d705f8d_crop_north Auburn quarterback Sean White led the Tigers to an opening touchdown drive in the 83rd Sugar Bowl and in the process broke his forearm trying to score down close. Fans knew something wasn't quite right with the signal caller afterwards as he struggled to complete passes. X-rays at half time confirmed he had broken his right fore... Read Full Story

Sink the Sooners! (Auburn vs. Oklahoma Open Thread)

By on January 2nd, 2017 in Football 2 Comments »
sugar-campbelltub Tigers return to the Sugar Bowl for the first time since 2005!(Photo: Ed Reinke, AP)     War Eagle, everybody, and Happy New Year! Tonight, the Auburn Tigers will take on the Oklahoma Sooners in the Sugar Bowl. For the Tigers, it's a chance for redemption after a sour end to the regular season. Oklahoma should come in ... Read Full Story

Can Auburn Complete a Sweet Season in Tonight’s Sugar Bowl?

By on January 2nd, 2017 in Football, News 6 Comments »
0c71de6c20e3460bb228aa01d519641d-655eb6f56ca846a48c7f77647988ac78-1 The big day is finally here, Auburn takes on Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl tonight at 7:30 CT. It’s been a long up and down season for the Tigers, punctuated by injuries to their leading offensive players. However, quarterback Sean White and running back  Kamryn Pettway are expected to be back to their old selves.A season, which... Read Full Story

This and That On a Holiday Week

By on December 29th, 2016 in Football 17 Comments »
bowl-practice Bowl practices should once again be valuable for this team (Photo by Acid Reign)     War Eagle, everybody! Bowl week is here, and we are thrilled! The Auburn Tigers are in New Orleans for the new year's weekend, gearing up to play the Oklahoma Sooners in the Sugar Bowl. The game will air at 7:30 PM CST Monday night, Ja... Read Full Story

Bowl Season’s Mentality Shift

By on December 28th, 2016 in Football 22 Comments »
Jan 1, 2016; Pasadena, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal running back Christian McCaffrey (5) celebrates with the Offensive Player of the Game Trophy after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes in the 2016 Rose Bowl at Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT: USATSI-233952 ORIG FILE ID:  20160101_lbm_usa_117.JPG When did bowl games begin to lose their luster? I remember bowl season being my favorite part of the college football season when I was younger. To be able to sit at home on break from school and have the ability to watch college football throughout the holiday season was wonderful. Now, we have talented, future NFL players si... Read Full Story

Tuesday Ramblings From The Plains

By on December 27th, 2016 in Basketball, Football, News 19 Comments »
mercedes-benz_superdome-sugar-bowl-wikipedia1 The Auburn football team arrives in New Orleans today to begin its final week of preparations to play in the 83rd Sugar Bowl. It will be the Tigers’ first appearance in the Big Easy since 2005 when Auburn beat Virginia Tech 16–13.After opening the season with a 1–2 record, no one gave the Tigers a chance to finish with a ... Read Full Story

What Did Santa Leave Under Your Tree?

By on December 26th, 2016 in Memories, Uncategorized 15 Comments »
falling All the gifts are unwrapped, and the living room still looks like Santa had a head-on collision with the Christmas tree. Winnie and I both had some Orange and Blue under the tree, how about you? It’s that time of year when I open a thread so everyone at TET can tell what they got for Christmas.Share what cool things you got fo... Read Full Story