Archive for August, 2011

Pete, Meet Repeat – By Special Request

By Posted on: August 26th, 2011 in Football Comments Off

Because it worked so well last year, and for one of our special readers who asked for this to be a tradition on TET to kick off the college football season. Who am I, that I should mess with tradition? 2010 AUHD Championship Compilation Video (via AuburnAthletics)       Remember the students- singing in the Continue Story…

Iron Bowl on a Holiday Saturday!

By Posted on: August 25th, 2011 in Football Comments Off
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War Eagle, everybody! We’re just one week from the beginning of college football season, and it’s time now for an Iron Bowl preview. Yes, I know I’ve skipped Samford. If a team that went 2-6 in the Southern Conference seriously challenges Auburn, the season will have gone horribly wrong. This year, both Alabama and Auburn Continue Story…

Texas A&M Formally Requests to Explore ‘Other Conference Options’

By Posted on: August 25th, 2011 in Football Comments Off

With the SEC meeting two weeks ago when the presidents decided not to pursue A&M as an additional member of the conference, it looks more and more like that was just legal cover to prevent a lawsuit down the road where the SEC could be accused of tortious interference for an attempted poaching. Now followed today, Continue Story…

10 Rules New SEC Applicants and CFB Need to Know Before Joining Our Conference

By Posted on: August 25th, 2011 in Football Comments Off
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With college football on the verge of blowing up and the start of the big conference land grab once again upon us, I think it important to establish some base guidelines before virtually the entire football nation may make application to join the SEC now that the borders could be thrown open. Thinking quickly…   1) It’s called Continue Story…

Another Top Defensive-back Commits To Auburn

By Posted on: August 25th, 2011 in Football Comments Off

T. J. Davis, one of the top defensive back recruits in the country has committed to Auburn. Davis is a senior at Godby High in Tallahassee, Florida. He is the third cornerback committed for 2012. Joshua Holsey of Atlanta’s Creekside High committed in May and Jonathan Jones of Carrollton, Georgia committed last week. Davis had offers Continue Story…

I Love Defense (and why Auburn’s ‘D’ will be good in 2011)

By Posted on: August 24th, 2011 in Football Comments Off
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I love college football. I love to see the break away running back, the fearless gun slinging quarterback, the last minute game heroics, the pageantry, tailgating, pretty girls, barbecue, crazed fans, loud stadiums, the rise and fall of emotions with the natural ebb and flow of the game … I love it all; but most Continue Story…

Wright Thompson’s Tribute to Toomer’s Oaks

By Posted on: August 24th, 2011 in Football Comments Off
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In the  August 22, 2011 ESPN magazine, there appears an article by sports journalist and author Wright Thompson about Auburn’s beloved Oak Trees at Toomer’s Corner. He quotes Auburn historian David Housel; and talks about the history of the oak trees, about how the rolling of the oaks became an Auburn Tradition, and about what the oak Continue Story…

The Most Wonderful Week of the Year

By Posted on: August 23rd, 2011 in Football Comments Off

It doesn’t get any better than this week. After an off-season unlike any in recent memory, Auburn fans can finally turn their attention away from dying trees, idiot radio hosts and slimy oddsmakers and focus on football. For the first time in 53 years, Auburn begins the college football season as defending national champions. It’s Continue Story…