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Jay Jacobs’ Letter to Auburn Family 12-5-13

By on December 5th, 2013 in Member Post 2 Comments »
Auburn Athletic Director Jay Jacobs released a letter to the Auburn Family today.

Auburn Athletic Director Jay Jacobs released a letter to the Auburn Family today.

Dear Auburn Family,

I was asked earlier this week what the mob scene on the field was like after our historic win over Alabama.

I told them it wasn’t a mob scene at all. It was just a big Auburn family reunion.

Seeing the Auburn Family, our coaches and players celebrate one of the greatest wins in our history was the most special part of the night for me.

It was special because it brought us all together. It was special because we’ve experienced some highs and lows as a family. It was special because we were able to watch this incredible team another chapter in one of the most remarkable sports stories of the year.

Thank you for being the best fans in college football. While we’ve worked hard to improve the gameday experience, you make Saturdays in Jordan-Hare Stadium exciting and memorable.

I also want to thank our students. You are the best student section in college football. While other schools have trouble filling up their student sections and keeping their students in the stands, you bring energy and passion from beginning to end. That means more to our players than you will ever know.

I can assure you that Coach Malzahn has been laser-focused on an extremely talented Missouri team, and he isn’t thinking one second past the next game. It’s my job, however, to look ahead and talk about our team. Wherever we end up, it’s the right thing to do because our players deserve nothing less.

Finally, thanks to all of you who have emailed and called us in recent days. We appreciate your support and couldn’t do it without you.

I hope you enjoy the SEC Championship game on Saturday. Playing Missouri will be an extremely tough test, but regardless of the outcome, I know this team will fight until the end.

It’s great to be an Auburn Tiger today and every day. Thank you for your support.

God Bless and War Eagle!



  1. wpleagle wpleagle says:

    Much as I hate to raise this point, I wonder how much the fine will be from the Southeastern Conference for allowing the fans to go on the field. If I recall correctly, several years ago it cost Kentucky $5,000 and $25,000, respectively, for two ‘fans on the field” occurrences.
    Given the circumstances, it’ll be worth every penny.

  2. ATL_AU_FAN ATL_AU_FAN says:

    I have no issues at all with a check being written. I’m sure there will be a fine of some amount but highly doubt many care.