A Celebration on the Plains!
Auburn vs. Western Carolina, Open Thread.
War Eagle, everybody! It’s Homecoming at Auburn, today. The Tigers take on Western Carolina, on pay per view. The game kicks off at 1:00 PM Central Time, and a fun time should be had by everyone wearing the orange and blue!
Today marks the first game of the season, for the highly touted true freshman quarterback Jeremy Johnson, who was named today’s starter yesterday evening. It’s a drastic move on coach Malzhan’s part, to be sure. I can only believe that the knee injury to Nick Marshall must be severe enough that the coaches think that he will not be able to play next week at Texas A&M. We’ll be cheering Johnson on today, and wishing Marshall a good recovery.
The weather will be warm and sunny at the game, with a kickoff temperature around 80 degrees. It has been quite a while since Auburn kicked off at 1:00, with the sun high above the Jordan Hare jumbotron. It’s a harkening back to the days of yore, when Auburn just about always played in that time slot, with the game ending around 3:30, with plenty of time for further activities on a good Saturday afternoon and evening.
As always, feel free to participate in this thread. We’ll be in during the day at times, and we’ll have our usual play by play at gametime. War Eagle, and let’s cage those catamounts!
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