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“We’ve Got A Long Way To Go” – Auburn Defensive Coordinator, Kevin Steele

By on August 6th, 2016 in Football, News 2 Comments »

The new Auburn defensive coordinator said he was pleased to see that his players, "Came back in very good shape with a very good attitude." Of course he gave the typical rundown on key personal. Probably a significant point on personnel was Steele's ...

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Jovon Robinson, John Franklin III, and the Changing Entropy at Auburn

By on August 5th, 2016 in Football 18 Comments »

Auburn relishes the underdog role, and fans seemed primed to watch the Tigers unleash a talented and underappreciated team. However, the events of the last week have cast serious doubts in the minds of some Auburn fans, beginning with possible QB John Franklin III's behavior on Last Chance U and ending with the dismissal of Jovon Robinson. Suddenly, the good entropy is gone, and some fans feel like bad energy may be surrounding the program in a critical year.

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Kicking off Fall Camp!

By on August 4th, 2016 in Football, News 18 Comments »
Practice Robinson An opportunity missed.(Photo by Acid Reign.)     War Eagle, everybody. It is fall camp time! Yesterday, Auburn began official practice for the 2016 football season. It is a joyous time of year, brimming with unbridled optimism and excitement across the landscape. It is always such a welcome relief from the dog days of summer... Read Full Story

“This Year There Will Be No Distractions”—Gus Malzahn (includes video)

By on August 3rd, 2016 in Football, News 8 Comments »
19149313-mmmain Gus Malzahn met the media at the end of Auburn's first day of fall camp and gave a rundown of the Tigers' first practice. He talked about the usual things: effort, player injuries, and team unity. Most importantly he let it be known that he would not allow any distractions to team unity this year when he announced he had dismiss... Read Full Story

Auburn Begins Fall Camp Facing One of Toughest Schedules in the Nation

By on August 3rd, 2016 in Football, News 15 Comments »
hi-res-9c52f19e0a47029af1d19a0bf0ea1a2a_crop_north It's finally here - Auburn Football is back! The Tigers begin fall camp today at 3 p.m. CT. While Auburn fans everywhere welcome this day, it brings with it quite a different feeling than last year. In 2015 there was almost a sense of euphoria as the Tigers were picked by the media to win the SEC and compete in the college foo... Read Full Story

Best in the West: Offensive Rankings

By on August 2nd, 2016 in Football 8 Comments »

It's the time of year every football fan loves and hates. The season is 40-something days away, and only magazines and rankings can pacify the desire for college football. Take a look at our offensive position rankings.

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Get a Glimpse of John Franklin, III in Last Chance U

By on August 1st, 2016 in Football, News 12 Comments »
john franklin iii When fall camp opens Wednesday, all eyes will be on the quarterback position. It’s something Auburn people have grown accustomed to over the years. Picking a new quarterback each season is about as regular as the leaves changing on the trees.What we’ve learned from past experience is the person who emerges from camp as the s... Read Full Story

Friday Ramblings From The Plains – (Kevin Greene edition)

By on July 29th, 2016 in Football, News 6 Comments »
11669080-kevingreene Despite not playing collegiately till his junior year, Kevin Greene is one of Auburn football's most famous sons. He's definitely Auburn's most famous walk-on. Playing linebacker in just eight games as a senior, he led the SEC in sacks in 1984 and won Auburn’s Zeke Smith Award as the team’s best defensive player. With ju... Read Full Story

A Battle Between the Hedges (Previewing Georgia)

By on July 28th, 2016 in Football 6 Comments »
Georgia Chubb Will Nick Chubb return to dominance?(Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports)     War Eagle, everybody! It's time now for another Auburn football preview! On November 12th, Auburn will visit Athens, Georgia for the annual tilt with the Bulldogs, in the oldest football rivalry in the South. Sanford Stadium is a place where the Tigers ha... Read Full Story

Auburn University Bass Fishing Team Set for Nationals

By on July 27th, 2016 in Other Sports 6 Comments »

What Auburn University team has won the most national titles in the last five years? Look no further than the Auburn University Bass Fishing Team. They are on the cusp of winning yet another championship this week as they are set to fish the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops.

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Defying Expectations: Auburn Defense

By on July 26th, 2016 in Football 18 Comments »
Sep 27, 2014; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers defensive tackle Montravius Adams (1) celebrates an interception during the first half against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

Auburn hired yet another defensive coordinator while bringing in a first-time position coach and another well-traveled position coach. Most believe that Auburn has the talent but not the complete players to really compete. The expectations outside of Auburn seem to be that Auburn will only be average, as long as its star player is healthy. Could this unit defy expectations? Read how it could.

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Monday Musings

By on July 25th, 2016 in Football 15 Comments »
Like many of you, I spent part of yesterday watching the Auburn Takeover on the SEC Network. It was great getting a full 24 hours of Auburn coverage. On the flip side, we have to spend the remaining 13 days watching games from schools in which we have zero interest. I hope this is the last year of that experiment.My takeaway fro... Read Full Story

Zeke Smith Was The Representation of What an Auburn Football Player Should Be

By on July 23rd, 2016 in Football, Memories, News 6 Comments »
12009963 The son of a railroad man, Roger Duane Smith was a standout high school fullback at Uniontown, Alabama in 1956. His high school coach knew his favorite SEC player was Georgia quarterback Zeke Bratkowski, so he dubbed the star fullback with the nickname "Zeke," and it stuck. Although Zeke had been a star at Uniontown, he went un... Read Full Story

Friday Ramblings From The Plains (Bo and Cam edition)

By on July 22nd, 2016 in Football, News 4 Comments »

From Bo Jackson to Cam Newton to a new eligible player to the latest on Byron Cowart, Carlton Davis, Ryan Davis and Jeremiah Dinson troubles and much more.

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Rested Commodores Visit Auburn (Previewing Vanderbilt)

By on July 21st, 2016 in Football 1 Comment »
Vandy Preview Webb Ralph Webb totes the rock.(Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports )War Eagle, everybody! It's time now for another Auburn football preview! On November 5th, the Vanderbilt Commodores visit Auburn. This will mark Vandy's first trip to Auburn since 2007, which ended in a 35–7 Auburn win. Since then, Auburn has lost twice to th... Read Full Story

100 Days: What to Expect from the 2016–2017 Auburn Basketball Team

By on July 20th, 2016 in Basketball 4 Comments »
Mar 9, 2016; Nashville, TN, USA; Auburn Tigers head coach Bruce Pearl shouts during the first half against Tennessee Volunteers in game 1 of the SEC Tournament at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joshua Lindsey-USA TODAY Sports

Auburn basketball hasn't quite turned the corner under Bruce Pearl. After a very disappointing end to last season, can Auburn finally make head way? Who will start and what should fans expect?

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Did Malzahn and Saban Get it Wrong?

By on July 19th, 2016 in Football 9 Comments »
Both Auburn and Alabama have taken heat over the perceived leniency granted to players caught with marijuana and in Alabama’s case, also firearms. Did both schools go easy because of what the early season schedule looks like?It certainly appears that way—in both cases. Auburn famously suspended Nick Marshall for a half follo... Read Full Story

Defying Expectations: Auburn Offense

By on July 18th, 2016 in Football 9 Comments »
John-Franklin-III-by-Kenny-Moss-DSC-2648_uipwza Defying expectations, especially when rebounding from a down year, is something almost unique to Auburn football. There have been an abundance of media stories on how Auburn fails when there are high expectations, while succeeding in the face of mediocre expectations. While it’s easy to point to such trends in Auburn’s stor... Read Full Story

Tribute to the Track ‘Em Tigers Auburn Football Hall of Fame – 2016 Class

By on July 15th, 2016 in Football, News 10 Comments »

Every year, we here at Track ‘Em Tigers look back over Auburn Football's storied history and select a group to go into our own Auburn Football Hall of Fame. Last week members of the TET community helped select the 2016 inductees. Lets take a look at the 10 members in this year's class.

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Contender, or Discontented Jailbirds? (Previewing the Ole Miss Rebels)

By on July 14th, 2016 in Football 6 Comments »
Ole Miss Preview It all hinges on Chad Kelly.(Marvin Gentry, USA TODAY Sports)     War Eagle, everybody! It's time now for another Auburn football preview! On October 29th, the Auburn Tigers will travel to Oxford, Mississippi, to take on the Ole Miss Rebels. On paper, this year's Ole Miss team seems at least to be a good spoiler candidate in... Read Full Story