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Off Into The Orange & Blue Sunset

By on August 17th, 2012 in Uncategorized 7 Comments »

By KoolBell  on August 17, 2012​

This is a really emotional post for me. If you will excuse the walk down
memory lane I would like to, at least for now, say goodbye as an editor here at
Track ‘Em Tigers.

time at TET has been nothing short of wonderful. Mostly because of the readers
and partly because of the good friends I have been blessed to be associated
with as editors of this site.

I first commented on TET, and then was asked to become a permanent fixture, we
have seen the debacle at Vanderbilt, the changes made in the coaching staffs,
and the first official National Championship in 53 years for our beloved Auburn.

it all I have learned a great deal. The passion that you have exhibited about
not just a football program, but the entire University, has been life altering.
That spirit of Auburn
is alive and well at Track ‘Em Tigers.

have been moments as an Auburn family where we
all struggled. I see no need to rehash any of those times here, instead like
most Auburn folk I‘ll cherish the good times, and thank GOD for letting me be a
part of such a wonderful family.

has been a hard decision for me but one that I realize I need to make. For some
time now, my wife and I have been traveling a lot in our RV and it has become
increasingly difficult to meet publishing deadlines as an editor.

that there will be some new writers coming on board here at TET, its a good
time to step back. I want you to know though, I will still be around, just not
in the role as an editor.

I could never thank any of you enough for the interactions with my posts,
and the conversations we have shared over the years. As I hit the road into the
Orange & Blue sunset, please know I am going to miss  each
of you, truly.


Klell Lawrence


  1. Acid Reign says:

    …..We’ll sorely miss your contributions, for sure! I wish you well in your travels! War Eagle!

  2. PineMt Tiger says:

    I’ll miss your Friday ramblings but I’m glad you’ll still be around. I hope that means we’ll still see some post from you sometimes.

  3. WarEagle86 says:

    Not to make light, but I can’t say it any better than Austin Powers: "Ouch baby. Very ouch."

    KoolBell, you will definitely be missed. Your contributions are always high quality and top-notch in every way.

    War Eagle and enjoy the extra time with your family.

  4. AubTigerman says:

    Its been great KB. While we selfishly would like to keep you in the editor role, we certainly understand.

    In the words of another traveling man:

    Some trails are happy ones,
    Others are blue.
    It’s the way you ride the trail that counts,
    Here’s a happy one for you.

    Happy trails to you, until we meet again!

  5. Im4 Auburn says:

    Best wishes KoolBell.You were always one of my favorites.

  6. Klell Lawrence says:

    Thanks everyone for the kind words and well wishes. I will still check in and comment from time to time.
    I have very fond wishes for all of you.

  7. Michael Val Hietter says:

    It won’t be quite the same "Gang" without our own "Kool" here as often as before–but I’ll look forward to whatever we DO see from you! Best Wishes and WAR EAGLE!!!

    Michael Val
    (who thinks this is the best Auburn blog out there, thanks to ALL the great editors who built it up!)