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Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry Gets Serious

By Posted on: November 11th, 2013 in Featured Article, Football 22 Comments »
auburn vs. georgia

So much has been accomplished by Auburn football this year, yet what defines a season still lies ahead. Not in our wildest dreams could we have predicted that Auburn would win as many games as they lost last year with three weeks to go before Thanksgiving.Nothing can take away from what Gus Malzahn has accomplished Continue Story…

On to Rocky Top…

By Posted on: November 4th, 2013 in Football 9 Comments »
Neyland Stadium

Watching the Auburn logo flash up on ESPN’s BCS Countdown Show last night was surreal. 8-1. Ranked ninth in the BCS. Has a team who finished winless in the SEC a year prior ever soared to such heights the following season? If so, I can’t remember it.Auburn is no longer just a nice story. This Continue Story…

The Mother of All Amen Corners?

By Posted on: October 28th, 2013 in Football 13 Comments »

Maybe I’m a week early proclaiming the start of Amen Corner, the traditional finish to the Auburn football season coined by former coach Pat Dye. When Auburn used to finish the year with Florida, Georgia and Alabama, Dye said a season was made or broken in those three games.The same can be said this year: Continue Story…

Tre Mason: Heisman Candidate?

By Posted on: October 23rd, 2013 in Football 14 Comments »

The signature moment in Saturday’s win over Texas A&M was the second effort by running back Tre Mason in the fourth quarter to put Auburn ahead for good. It also could serve as a metaphor for his Auburn career.A year ago, the former coaching staff questioned his durability and wondered aloud if he could shoulder Continue Story…

Let’s Never Forget the 1983 SEC Champions

By Posted on: October 23rd, 2013 in Football 14 Comments »
Sugar 1983

This Saturday Auburn will honor the 1983 SEC Championship Team. To younger fans the men on the field will be nothing more than balding former players from a long-ago generation.For me they will always represent the best-of-the-best. Regardless of how many championships Auburn wins in the future, there will never be another team like that Continue Story…

The Most Unlikely of Years

By Posted on: October 21st, 2013 in Football 21 Comments »

Look back over the past 25 years of Auburn football history and the best seasons have been during the most unlikely of years. Whether it was 1993, 2004 or 2010, its years like these that you remember most.It’s much too early to put the 2013 team in that category, but there’s no arguing this is Continue Story…

Did Malzahn Make a Mistake Pulling the Redshirt off Johnson?

By Posted on: October 14th, 2013 in Football 25 Comments »

Not much has gone wrong for Gus Malzahn this season. That might change after Saturday. Stepping in for the injured Nick Marshall, freshman Jeremy Johnson showed why he was one of the top recruited quarterbacks in the land against Western Carolina.With the meat of the SEC schedule starting Saturday at Texas A&M, Johnson may quickly Continue Story…

How Far Can This Auburn Team Go?

By Posted on: October 7th, 2013 in Football 26 Comments »
auburn defense

Care to do a little day dreaming? How far can this Auburn football team go? With the temperature still warm and your two marquee wins coming against schools in Mississippi, it’s hardly time to start making New Year’s Day reservations.But considering those wins came against opponents that few gave you a chance against back in Continue Story…