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My Top 10 Favorite Plays of 2013

By Posted on: April 4th, 2014 in Featured Article, Football 7 Comments »

I decided to take one final look back at Malzahn’s first season on the plains and list my favorite moments from one of the best seasons in Auburn football’s history. These are the moments that still stick with me.  10. Jeremy Johnson touchdown pass to Ricardo  Louis against Western Carolina. The play comes in around Continue Story…

Say Goodbye to College Football As You Know It

By Posted on: March 28th, 2014 in Featured Article, Football 12 Comments »

This year’s crop of players leaving behind college football’s ever-evolving landscape for the NFL does so under as much or more media scrutiny than is reserved for the regular season. A college football career resembles a calculated business decision more and more with each passing day and a growing number of players are looking for Continue Story…

You Don’t Know Dabo

By Posted on: March 7th, 2014 in Featured Article 9 Comments »
You Don't Know Dabo

Derrick Roberts: Dabo, thanks for speaking with me today. Are you as ready as I am for some spring football?Dabo Swinney: No problem. Heck yea I’m ready for some spring football. I’m always ready for more football.DR: 2013 was another big season for the Clemson Tigers although the loftiest of expectations weren’t met (National Championship) Continue Story…

Friday from the Eagle’s Nest

By Posted on: February 28th, 2014 in Featured Article, Football 15 Comments »

Oh, there’s Something Slowing Down Alright The NCAA announced this past week that the proposed ‘slow-down’ rule would soon be re-evaluated in the wake of overwhelming lack of support from head coaches. The new rule’s entire objective was to improve player safety, but thus far there have been no studies to show that it is necessary. Continue Story…

Friday from the Eagle’s Nest

By Posted on: February 21st, 2014 in Featured Article, Football 18 Comments »

-Texas Tech football players treated fans attending a school basketball game with a halftime dunk contest. Clancy David, a walk-on wide receiver and self-proclaimed backwards name advocate, took home first place in the event. Apparently this was much more popular with the players than former head coach Tommy Tuberville’s annual Funk Contest.-Colorado St. running back, Continue Story…

Friday from the Eagle’s Nest – Special Investigative Report

By Posted on: February 14th, 2014 in Featured Article, Football 15 Comments »

With recent developments coming to light, it has been revealed that University of Arkansas head football coach Bret Bielema and University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban are two key supporters of a radical proposed NCAA rule change that would drastically limit the pace at which offenses could operate.Having been fascinated by the possible implications Continue Story…

Dear Pete

By Posted on: December 6th, 2013 in Featured Article, Football 27 Comments »

Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated published an article earlier this week advising Gus Malzahn to bolt from Auburn upon the first chance he got along with some reasons as to why he should do so. After double-checking that he hadn’t inadvertently published an article intended for The Onion by mistake, I decided to respond to Continue Story…

Welcome to the Jungle

By Posted on: November 29th, 2013 in Featured Article, Football 7 Comments »
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Gus Malzahn sits just one day away from making Auburn’s New Day into one of its brightest, but it won’t come easy. In what has become the most anticipated matchup in series history, #1 ranked Alabama will travel to The Plains to face the #4 ranked Auburn Tigers for some serious bragging and a spot Continue Story…