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Recruiting Roundup: Big Week for the Tigers

By on July 26th, 2017 in Football, News 3 Comments »

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Auburn has had a busy week on the recruiting trail, as Gus Malzahn’s staff received commitments from four of its targets and is looking to add a few more after a successful weekend.

The first commitment of the weekend is also the Tigers’ first commitment for the 2019 class. George Pickens, a four-star wide receiver, from Hoover, Alabama gave his verbal to Auburn last Friday. Pickens, the fourth-ranked recruit in Alabama for the 2019 class, made the announcement during an unofficial visit to the Plains. Pickens will be playing alongside his high school current teammate, Shedrick Jackson—a 2018 Auburn receiver commit—when he comes to play for the Tigers.

The second commitment came on the same day from Josh Marsh—an outside linebacker from Decatur, Alabama. The three-star prospect is a lifelong Auburn fan, and after a solid display for the Auburn coaching staff at Auburn’s camp on Friday afternoon, Gus Malzahn gave him the offer he was hoping to receive. Marsh committed on the spot. 

Michael Harris, a four-star inside linebacker out of Tucker, GA, was the Tigers’ third commitment of the week. Harris picked the Tigers over Georgia and Ohio State—seemingly putting an end to a recruiting battle that the Auburn coaching staff has been yearning to win. Harris attended Auburn’s recruiting cookout that the program hosted over the weekend before committing to the Tigers on Monday. 

On Tuesday afternoon, three-star safety Jamien Sherwood announced his decision to play for the Tigers. Sherwood, the No. 33 ranked safety in the nation, plays out of Jensen Beach High School in Florida. According to 247Sports, Sherwood committed privately to the Auburn coaching staff during the recruiting cookout on Saturday before making his decision public on Tuesday afternoon. Sherwood is planning on graduating in December and will arrive on campus in time for spring practice next year. 

So after four commitments, three for the 2018 class and one for the 2019 class, Auburn now has 11 total commits for the 2018 class and has moved up to No. 30 in the 247Sports team recruiting rankings. Gus Malzahn’s staff is looking to add around 14 more recruits for the 2018 class.

Still a long way to go. 

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Auburn News and Notes: 7/25/17 Edition

9284427 "You know, I mean, Hugh is one of my good friends in this business. He's one of the good guys in college football." Those words, in one form or fashion, have been said many times by Gus Malzahn about Hugh Freeze. We may never know the extent of Freeze's indiscretions, and it may not be fair to judge a man based upon a single one... Read Full Story

Like 2013 Team, 2017 Tigers Have Something to Prove

By on July 24th, 2017 in Football, Memories, News 4 Comments »

What they and their coaches accomplished in such a short time was nothing less than miraculous. They captured the nation’s imagination, gave their fans hope, and restored Auburn to national prominence.

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Rested Tigers Travel to Texas (Previewing Auburn vs. Texas A&M)

By on July 20th, 2017 in Football, News 9 Comments »
TAMU Preview Kirk Who will throw to Christian Kirk?     War Eagle, everybody! It's time now for another Auburn football preview! The Tigers take a bye in week 9 of the 2017 college football season, then head to College Station, Texas to take on Texas A&M. On paper, this is a very favorable situation for Auburn. Texas A&M has bee... Read Full Story

Women’s Camp Makes the Game Real Life for Female Fans

By on July 19th, 2017 in Football, News 2 Comments »

Auburn's better half fans were treated to a day in the life of football players and coaches. For just a small fee, Auburn's ladies attended football camp for a Sunday afternoon. Read about all the actives and fun!

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Tigers Have Placed Eight on Preseason Award Watch Lists

By on July 18th, 2017 in Football, News 5 Comments »
Sep 26, 2015; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers running back Kerryon Johnson (21) carries against the Mississippi State Bulldogs during the first quarter at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports 'Tis the season for college football awards watch lists, and Auburn has placed eight Tigers on awards lists thus far. The latest two players to be honored came today with the announcements that Tré Williams and Kerryon Johnson had been selected for consideration by prestigious awards. Williams was added to the list for the Bu... Read Full Story

Monday Musings From The Plains

By on July 17th, 2017 in Football, News 7 Comments »
Auburn-Notre-Dame-by-Getty-Images_xg67q7 With SEC Media Days in the rear view mirror, we can officially say football season is here. Auburn football camp begins in less than two weeks. And Gus Malzahn said he's excited about his fifth team. That in itself is not surprising, but the fact that he compared this bunch to a SEC Championship Team is: “They're hungry and ... Read Full Story

A Long Trip to Fayetteville (Previewing Auburn at Arkansas)

By on July 13th, 2017 in Football, News 8 Comments »
Arky Grades Tigers ran wild in this one last season.     War Eagle, everybody! It's time now for another Auburn football preview! On October 22nd Auburn will travel to the state of Arkansas to take on the Razorbacks. My initial reaction is that this is very much a “trap game” on the schedule, and it will be a difficult gig. It... Read Full Story

Best5Zach’s Best Five Questions for Gus Malzahn

By on July 12th, 2017 in Football 8 Comments »
gus-malzahn-media-days SEC Media Days kicked off Monday, and  every team in the SEC will have questions that the fans really want to get the answer to but most likely won't. Will Jalen Hurts hold Alabama's starting job? Can Jarrett Stidham win it at Auburn, or has it been won?  Are both Georgia's Sony Michel and Nick Chubb 100 percent? Will Missour... Read Full Story

Auburn Lands 4-Star Safety

By on July 12th, 2017 in Football, News 1 Comment »
Quindarious Hale On Tuesday evening, Auburn landed its eighth commitment for the 2019 class after 4-star safety Quindarious Monday announced his decision via Twitter. is the No. 9 athlete in 247sports' player rankings and had narrowed his decision down to Auburn and Clemson in ... Read Full Story

Tribute to Track ‘Em Tigers Auburn Football Hall of Fame—2017 Class

By on July 11th, 2017 in Football, Memories, News 14 Comments »
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The group includes four offensive players, three defensive players, one special-team player, and two that played both ways. Seven in this class played on one of Auburn’s five recognized national championship teams. Following are brief tributes to the selections for this year’s class ...

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SEC Media Days is Back, and There’s Nothing Else Like It

By on July 10th, 2017 in Football, News 10 Comments »
Jul 11, 2016; Hoover, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn speaks during SEC media day at Hyatt Regency Birmingham-The Wynfrey Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports SEC Media Days gets underway this morning at 11:30 am CT. If it feels like the annual event comes earlier each year, it’s because it does. Traditionally an indicator that the season is just around the corner, the SEC production now happens nearly a month before the first fall practice.There’s nothing else like SEC Media Day... Read Full Story

Broadcast Schedule for SEC Media Days 2017

By on July 10th, 2017 in Football, News 1 Comment »
636038525205506223-ap-117132878544 It’s finally here. College football’s annual media days begins on Monday with the Southeastern Conference kicking it all off at 11:30 a.m. CT from Hoover, Alabama. Live coverage of coaches’ remarks and player interviews will begin at approximately 12:45 p.m on the SEC Network. Live streaming will also be available on Watch... Read Full Story

Track ‘Em Tigers Auburn Football Hall of Fame Ballot for 2017

By on July 6th, 2017 in Football, News 7 Comments »
All-American Gregg Car ranks second in career tackles at Auburn. (photo: Auburn media file) This week at Track ‘Em Tigers we have been taking nominations for our own Auburn Tigers Football Hall of Fame—class of 2017. We have had some great comments put forth in support of some outstanding nominations. But that’s not surprising since there have been hundreds of Tiger greats that have played on the Plains.This yea... Read Full Story

Happy July 4th from Track ‘Em Tigers!

GodBlessAmerica The celebration of our nation’s independence is a time we all cherish. It’s a time to celebrate the blessings of being an American. A time to gather with friends and family, attend fireworks shows, or take trips to the beach. It also marks the beginning of college football news because after this week, the football stories w... Read Full Story

Fourth of July Week and Track ‘Em Tigers’ Auburn Football Hall of Fame Nominations

By on July 2nd, 2017 in Football, Memories, News 16 Comments »
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July 4th is traditionally a time for the staff here at Track ‘Em Tigers to take our annual week’s vacation. However, the next few days we will be taking nominations to fill out our ballot for the 2017 class of TET's Auburn Tigers Football Hall of Fame. TET’s Hall now includes fifty-one former Auburn players and coaches ...

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A Daunting Trip to Baton Rouge (Previewing Auburn at LSU)

By on June 29th, 2017 in Football 12 Comments »
LSU Guice Preview Can the Auburn defense slow down Derrius Guice?     War Eagle, everybody! It's time now for another Auburn football preview! On October 14th Auburn will travel to Baton Rouge to take on the LSU Tigers. It is a venue where Auburn has not won since 1999. In the past decade, the game here has not usually even been close.... Read Full Story

Auburn News and Notes: 6/28/2017 Edition

9169235VIIauburnofficialsite We start things out this morning on a sad note. War Eagle VII, or Nova as most know him, will retire from major events. Nova was born in Montgomery Zoo in 1999 and was named War Eagle VII on November 11, 2006 as he sailed over the field for the first time against Georgia. According to, Nova has been diagnosed with an a... Read Full Story

The Lindsey Effect: Is Kerryon Johnson the Next Ronnie Brown?

By on June 27th, 2017 in Football, News 11 Comments »
Sep 26, 2015; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers running back Kerryon Johnson (21) carries against the Mississippi State Bulldogs during the first quarter at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports The summer months are always the toughest months for college football fans. They are also one of the best times for writers, bloggers, and reporters as the desire for college football is at a high-water mark while actual news is at annual lows. It’s typically a bad thing if your team finds its way into the news this time of ye... Read Full Story

Monday Musings From The Plains

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McFarland has done it again. The SEC Network analyst has a penchant for rumor-mongering, most of the time citing anonymous sources in spreading unfounded accusations.

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Auburn Begins October with Ole Miss (Previewing Auburn vs. Ole Miss)

By on June 22nd, 2017 in Football, News 12 Comments »
Ole Miss Shea Patterson Shea Patterson will be a dangerous quarterback, this season      War Eagle, everybody! It's time now for another Auburn football preview! On October 7th Auburn will host the Ole Miss Rebels. It's another critical October matchup for both teams. A loss here would send Auburn tumbling towards the bottom of the bowls. Fo... Read Full Story