Who is running ahead in the quarterback competition?
War Eagle, everybody! The two-a-days portion of Auburn fall camp is nearly over, and next Auburn will begin with preparations for the season opener against Oregon. As always this time of year, there are a few surprises and a few disappointments.
First off, I must apologize for being AWOL in this space for the last 6 weeks. Real life and career intervened, and I was just not able to spend the time my usual season previews require. I suppose I could have thrown a few things together, copying from the opinions of others, but I don’t see the point in that. I have always tried to voice my own opinion, rather than just parroting the newspapers.
As expected, the defensive line has won most of the wars up front in fall camp. Auburn has 3 starters that would have been NFL draft picks had they left school last spring, and Derrick Brown has been named a first team All-American on some lists this summer. There have been a few nicks and dings, but I’d worry if there were not in fall camp.
I’ve seen different philosophies in fall camp, depending upon the program and the situation. Some coaches, particularly those whose team doesn’t have a lot of depth, will try to minimize the contact in August. The idea is that all hands need to be on deck in September. Others, I’m thinking of Tommy Tuberville, work the team as hard as they can in the fall, hoping to produce a team that will be tough all the way through November.
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Auburn Leads for Top Running Back Recruit—Commitment to be Announced Today (UPDATE: Tank picks Tigers)One of the most sought after running back recruits in the nation will announce his choice today, and Auburn is the perceived leader. Tank Bigsby, a four-star chipper from Hogansville, Ga. has over two dozen offers from the nation’s most elite programs, including Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, and Southern Cal. The No. 7 running... Read Full Story
It's that time of year that we take nominations of Auburn greats to go into this year's class of Track 'Em Tigers Auburn Football Hall of fame. If you would like to nominate some players or coaches, please look over the list of rules for the selection process. TET’s Hall now includes seventy-one former Auburn players and coaches. You can find a list of those names at the end of this article.Read Full Story
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Auburn was one of eight teams in Omaha and make no mistake about why. Coach Butch Thompson is the difference in where this program was four years ago and where it is today.Read Full Story