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Random Thoughts on the Auburn Tigers

By on September 26th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Random Thoughts on the Auburn Tigers
Who said scheduling Buffalo was a bad idea? It looks pretty good right now... Auburn is one banged up team. Make sure you bring a copy of the depth chart Saturday to Jordan-Hare Stadium. Some clean uniforms will be getting dirty... Don't be surprised to see quarterback Brandon Cox and tailback Kenny Irons scratched from Saturda... Read Full Story

Auburn’s Tuberville Previews South Carolina

By on September 26th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Auburn’s Tuberville Previews South Carolina
When Auburn meets South Carolina Thursday night in Columbia, it will mark the first visit by Tigers head coach Tommy Tuberville. Despite coaching 11 years in the SEC, Tuberville has never made the trip to face the Gamecocks. Earlier this week, Tuberville talked about the game with South Carolina and shared his thoughts on the se... Read Full Story

Spurrier Comes To Defense of Kenny Irons

By on September 26th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Spurrier Comes To Defense of Kenny Irons
uburn running back Kenny Iron's public divorce with South Carolina has again become front and center news this week. The Tigers take on South Carolina Thursday night, where Irons will return to Williams-Brice Stadium wearing orange and blue. Irons led the SEC in rushing last season after sitting out the 2004 campaign as required... Read Full Story

Scouting the NFL for Auburn Players

By on September 26th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Scouting the NFL for Auburn Players
One of my favorite weekly articles is done by the good people at the Auburn Athletic Department. Each week they provide an update on how former Auburn Alumni are doing in the NFL. Currently, the Tigers have 31 players under NFL contracts. Some of them you have probably forgotten about. How many of you remember kicker, Rob Birona... Read Full Story

Auburn Offense: Problem Waiting to Happen or Just Boring?

By on September 25th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Auburn Offense: Problem Waiting to Happen or Just Boring?
How good is the Auburn offense? Can anyone catch besides Courtney Taylor? What's happened to the Tigers offensive line? These are all questions that are being asked this week as Auburn prepares for Saturday's showdown with South Carolina. Rarely does a second-ranked team go through its first four games without establishing an o... Read Full Story

CBS Picks Up Auburn vs. Arkansas Contest

By on September 25th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on CBS Picks Up Auburn vs. Arkansas Contest
What's worse than a Lincoln Financial telecast? How about a CBS telecast that starts at 11:00 a.m. CST? CBS announced Monday that it's carrying Auburn's October 7th contest with Arkansas from Jordan-Hare Stadium. For those of you without tickets, that probably means you will beentertained tortured again by the network's second ... Read Full Story

It’s Ole Ball Coach Week for Second-Ranked Auburn

By on September 24th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on It’s Ole Ball Coach Week for Second-Ranked Auburn
It's that time of year, it's ole ball coach week. That right, grab your visor, put a smirk on your face and get ready to play the South Carolina Gamecocks. Love him or hate him, playing Steve Spurrier is always an experience. And this year should be no different. Auburn travels to Columbia, South Carolina on Thursday to take on ... Read Full Story

Saturday’s Win Was A Necessary Evil For Auburn

By on September 24th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Saturday’s Win Was A Necessary Evil For Auburn
Thank God it was only Buffalo. Auburn suffered through its biggest hangover in recent memory Saturday in front of an announced crowd of 84,000 people - I think they meant to say yawns. The late arriving crowd was in sync with the Tigers late arriving team. Auburn was clearly a group that was tired, beat up and not ready to play ... Read Full Story

Here’s Your Auburn-Buffalo Primer. No Bull!

By on September 22nd, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Here’s Your Auburn-Buffalo Primer. No Bull!
So Saturday's Auburn-Buffalo game doesn't have you decking out the SUV in Auburn magnets, painting a sign for the game or searching the internet for the latest stories on the Buffalo offense? Thank goodness. That means your normal. However, Auburn's match-up with Buffalo does serve a purpose. Auburn fans can be thankful that th... Read Full Story

Where Have You Gone ESPN GameDay?

By on September 21st, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Where Have You Gone ESPN GameDay?
Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio ESPN GameDay? Things have not been going well at the World Wide Leader lately. At least not when it comes to college football. From a change in scheduling philosophy to a change in announcers, ESPN has really fumbled this year. First came the announcement (sort of) by ESPN that it was reevalua... Read Full Story

Tuberville To Miami? Not So Fast My Friend

By on September 21st, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Tuberville To Miami? Not So Fast My Friend
The hot talk in college football this week has been about the future of Miami coach Larry Coker. After losing two of his first three games, it looks like it's going to take a miracle for him to return next season. Losing to your in-state rival and then being humiliated by a basketball school (Louisville) is a sure way to get sho... Read Full Story

ESPN Report: Kenny Irons Out For Saturday’s Game With Buffalo

By on September 21st, 2006 in Football Comments Off on ESPN Report: Kenny Irons Out For Saturday’s Game With Buffalo
ESPN is reporting during its Thursday night football telecast that Auburn running back Kenny Irons will not play Saturday against Buffalo. It has been speculated on FanHouse all week that Irons may sit for Saturday's contest. He is suffering from a sprained toe and ankle as a result of last Saturday's win over LSU. Auburn ... Read Full Story

Go 2 Guy Changes Tune

By on September 20th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Go 2 Guy Changes Tune
Last night when I posted the column from Seattle Post-Intelligencercolumnist Jim Moore, the response was incredible. FSITS had more than a 1,000 hits in just over an hour. Many of you took matters into your own hands and decided to drop Mr. Moore "a note".Today he responded. And boy did his tune change. He couldn't say enoug... Read Full Story

Purple Tigers Can’t Stop Whining

By on September 20th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Purple Tigers Can’t Stop Whining
When will the whining stop? Since Auburn's win Saturday over LSU, all we've heard from the LSU fans is whining. The pass interference call on Tiger defensive back Zach Gilbert was close, very close. Did it warrant being reversed? I've watched it at least 20 times and I have to say the call was right. Eric Brock did tip the bal... Read Full Story

In the Fourth Quarter Give Me Auburn’s Defense

By on September 19th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on In the Fourth Quarter Give Me Auburn’s Defense
Defense wins championships. Football fans have heard that since birth. On Saturday, the country saw it with their own eyes. Auburn's defensive performance against sixth-ranked LSU was one for the ages. The Tiger defense stood tall when it mattered most, the fourth quarter.   How good is Auburn's defense? Consider this: Au... Read Full Story

Auburn Offense Quietly Looks To Get Better

By on September 19th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Auburn Offense Quietly Looks To Get Better
While Auburn's defense is the toast of college football this week, it's offense is quietly trying to find answers. In case you didn't notice, Saturday's 7-3 win over sixth-ranked LSU was the Tigers lowest offensive output since Al Borges became offensive coordinator in 2004. Auburn was only able to cook up 182 total yards and... Read Full Story

Auburn’s Tuberville Addresses The Media

By on September 19th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Auburn’s Tuberville Addresses The Media
Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville held his weekly press conference Tuesday and much of the talk centered around the health of his team. Much has been written this week about the condition of the Tigers following a physical 7-3 win over sixth-ranked LSU Saturday. Brandon Cox did not practice Tuesday but is expected to play on Saturd... Read Full Story

A Familiar Name Comes To Pat Dye Field Saturday

By on September 18th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on A Familiar Name Comes To Pat Dye Field Saturday
While Auburn fans know little about its next opponent, they should be more familiar with its coach. WhenBuffalo rolls into Jordan-Hare Stadium this Saturday, there will be a familiar face on the sidelines. The Bulls are lead by former Heisman finalist and Nebraska All-American quarterback Turner Gill.       ... Read Full Story

The Next 12 Days Are Critical For Second-Ranked Auburn

By on September 18th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on The Next 12 Days Are Critical For Second-Ranked Auburn
Second-ranked Auburn should finally be coming down off the high of Saturday's win over LSU. OK, maybe not quite yet. With MAC doormat Buffaloscheduled to arrive at Jordan-Hare Stadium this Saturday, maybe it's fine to give the boys in orange and blue an extra day. Or not. Auburn 's schedule over the next 12 days will go a ... Read Full Story

Upon Further Review… Officials Make Correct Call In Auburn-LSU Game

By on September 18th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Upon Further Review… Officials Make Correct Call In Auburn-LSU Game
On Monday, LSU football coach Les Miles asked the SEC to review tape of Saturday's game at Auburn . In question was a controversial pass interference call in the fourth quarter that was minutes later waived off by game officials. The league office responded quickly Monday afternoon. "Basically, the call of removing the flag ... Read Full Story