Archive for August, 2009

History Says Chizik Has A Chance

By Posted on: August 23rd, 2009 in Football Comments Off

So how’s Gene Chizik going to do? It’s a question I’m asked at least twice a day lately. I’m sure you get the same thing. We’ve heard it now for nine months. Two Saturdays from now, the Chizik era finally begins. So how do you answer that question? When you think about history it’s really Continue Story…

Friday Iron Bowl on the Plains!

By Posted on: August 20th, 2009 in Football Comments Off
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War Eagle, everybody! Time now for an early Iron Bowl preview. This year, Alabama will visit Auburn at Jordan Hare Stadium, on Friday, November 27th, 2009, the day after Thanksgiving. This will be the sixth Iron Bowl played on a Friday. Auburn has won three of the previous five, most recently in 1988. While Auburn Continue Story…

1st and Five: Best Season Openers in the Last Quarter Century

By Posted on: August 18th, 2009 in Football Comments Off
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With a little over two weeks left before this year’s home opener against Lah Tech, many Tiger fans lament not having a more attractive opponent to inaugurate the season. Even more probably wish that Jay Jacobs had been more aggressive in attempting to land us in the Chick-Fil-A kickoff game at the Georgia Dome rather Continue Story…

He’s Back! Who Says Todd Sequel Can’t Be Better?

By Posted on: August 17th, 2009 in Football Comments Off

The thud you heard Thursday night wasn’t from the storms rumbling across the South, but from Auburn’s fanbase reacting to the naming of Chris Toddas quarterback. Todd’s claim on the job was the biggest upset since – well, Gene Chizik. What’s next? Kodi Burns moves to wide receiver? If there was one player that was the poster child Continue Story…

Schoening Loses Battle With Leukemia

By Posted on: August 16th, 2009 in Football Comments Off

knew when I wrote Friday’s article that things didn’t look good for former Auburn pitcher Brent Schoening. I learned a few minutes ago that he passed away today at the age of 31. Here’s the story from Andy Bitter at The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer… Brent Schoening, a former Columbus High and Auburn University pitcher, died Sunday after Continue Story…

Former Tiger Looking For One More Win

By Posted on: August 14th, 2009 in Football Comments Off

  I hope you’ll oblige me today as I move away from the topic of Auburn football. I received an email earlier this week from my friend, Lyn Scarbrough, the excellent marketing director at Lindy’s Sports Annuals. The news was not good. Lyn was passing on information about former Auburn baseball star Brent Schoening and his Continue Story…

BREAKING NEWS: Chris Todd Named Auburn’s Starting Quarterback

By Posted on: August 13th, 2009 in Football Comments Off

The Birmingham News and al.com are reporting tonight that Chris Todd has been named Auburn’s starting quarterback for the season opener against Louisiana Tech. In another shocking piece of news, last year’s part-time starter, Kodi Burns has been moved to wide receiver.  Here’s the story from al.com…. Chris Todd will take aim as Auburn’s starting quarterback Chris Todd was Continue Story…

Auburn Battles Between the Hedges

By Posted on: August 13th, 2009 in Football Comments Off
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War Eagle, everybody! Time now for another Auburn football opponent preview. This week, we’ll take a look at the 2009 Georgia Bulldogs. On November 14th, Auburn will travel to Athens, Georgia, to play the Bulldogs. For many years, Auburn and Georgia usually played at “neutral” sites such as Atlanta, Columbus, Macon, Montgomery, and Savannah. Trips Continue Story…