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Auburn Fans: Show Your Class On Saturday Morning

By on October 11th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Auburn Fans: Show Your Class On Saturday Morning
Anytime a live national television broadcast comes to a college campus there's the opportunity for stupidity to raise its ugly head. This weekend is no exception. When ESPN's GameDay College Football Showcomes live from the Plains of Auburn Saturday morning, there will be a temptation, probably by some students, to make fools o... Read Full Story

Auburn’s Tuberville Talks About the Arkansas Loss and This Saturday’s Showdown With Florida

By on October 10th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Auburn’s Tuberville Talks About the Arkansas Loss and This Saturday’s Showdown With Florida
Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville held his weekly press conference on Tuesday and said the Tigers are still picking up the pieces from Saturday's 27-10 pounding by Arkansas. He said there was a little hangover on the practice field Sunday but that things have progressed as the week's gone on. Tuberville says there are no excuses fo... Read Full Story

Coaching and Injuries Have Spelled Doom For Auburn Offense

By on October 10th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Coaching and Injuries Have Spelled Doom For Auburn Offense
While there is plenty of blame to go around for Auburn's inept offensive performance this year, you can't discount the fact that injuries and graduation have played a big part in the Tiger's downward spiral. That's only half the story, but still a big part of it.As we talked last week, the loss of starting center Joe Cope is a b... Read Full Story

Don’t Panic Yet! Auburn’s Defense Matches Up Well With Florida’s Offense

By on October 9th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Don’t Panic Yet! Auburn’s Defense Matches Up Well With Florida’s Offense
Despite the doom and gloom surrounding the Auburn program this week, the Tigers outlook for this weekend's game with Florida is much brighter. Simply put, they match up better with the Gators than they did with Arkansas. Tommy Tuberville loves to recruit speed over size on defense and it works most of the time. He likes the spe... Read Full Story

Who Will Emerge As SEC Champions?

By on October 9th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Who Will Emerge As SEC Champions?
We termed this past weekend, "Separation Saturday in the SEC" and now we're left to sort it out. The weekend's games certainly rearranged the conference order. And it also threw out all conventional wisdom. Coming out of SEC Media Days this summer, Auburn and LSU were considered the class of the conference. Now both will need a... Read Full Story

EDSBS: Auburn’s Original Axis Of Evil

By on October 9th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on EDSBS: Auburn’s Original Axis Of Evil
During game week you always want to check in on the enemy, especially when it's a season defining game like this one. And they don't get any bigger than this weekend's Auburn-Florida game. For you youngsters who don't much about history, I don't know much biology, Auburn and Florida were once great rivals back in the days of S... Read Full Story

ESPN GameDay Heading To Auburn This Weekend

By on October 8th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on ESPN GameDay Heading To Auburn This Weekend
Rumors are circulating around internet message boards today thatESPN's College GameDay is headed to Auburn this weekend. Most had assumed that Auburn's 27-10 loss to Arkansas on Saturday all but eliminated the Tigers from consideration. Two weeks ago during the pre-game radio broadcast of the South Carolina game, GameD... Read Full Story

Tuberville: Yes Houston, I’ll Be Your Whipping Boy

By on October 8th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Tuberville: Yes Houston, I’ll Be Your Whipping Boy
Arkansas coach Houston Nutt made Tommy Tuberville his bitch for three hours Saturday afternoon. And it wasn't pretty to watch. While Auburn and its fans were worrying about the BCS, Nutt and his Razorback team were preparing for the coup of a lifetime. The results were impressive and mind-boggling all at the same time. Most Aub... Read Full Story

Auburn Drops To 10th In Coaches; 11th In AP

By on October 8th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Auburn Drops To 10th In Coaches; 11th In AP
Auburn's meltdown Saturday afternoon against Arkansas costs them nine spots in the AP poll and seven spots in the Coaches Poll. Surprisingly, the Tigers only dropped to 10th in the Coaches poll after previously being third. It was much worse with the writer's. Auburn dropped out of the top 10 in the AP Poll for the first time ... Read Full Story

This Is Auburn!

By on October 8th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on This Is Auburn!
This essay has been circulating around the Auburn message boards the past week and is really well done. I have to say that this pretty much sums up what it's like to be an Auburn person. Now is the perfect time to share it with you. God knows we all need a little pick me up after this past weekend's debacle. I'm not sure who the... Read Full Story

Go Tell It on the Mountain: Auburn’s Tuberville Goes After the BCS and College Presidents

By on October 5th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Go Tell It on the Mountain: Auburn’s Tuberville Goes After the BCS and College Presidents
You've got to give it to Tommy Tuberville. He knows how to make some noise. Driving around today listening to my XM Radio, I couldn't change the channel without hearing the talking heads ranting about Tuberville's comments. In case you missed it, Tuberville is at it again - he's attacking the BCS and the college presidents - an... Read Full Story

There Are Plenty of Subplots In This Weekend’s Auburn-Arkansas Game

By on October 5th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on There Are Plenty of Subplots In This Weekend’s Auburn-Arkansas Game
This week's Auburn-Arkansas game has a number of good subplots to watch. Regardless of the score, when these two teams get together it's always a physical battle. With Florida waiting in the wings a week from Saturday, Auburn must get the job done and stay healthy at the same time. That might be asking a lot. When watching on Sa... Read Full Story

Auburn Ranks High in Number of Players on NFL Rosters

By on October 5th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Auburn Ranks High in Number of Players on NFL Rosters
A report released on Thursday shows that Auburn ranks 11th nationally in the total number of former players now in the NFL. The Tigers currently have 27 former players on active NFL team rosters. Miami (Fla.) leads the way with 42. The SEC is well represented with five teams in the top 11. Tennessee leads the conference with 40... Read Full Story

Hot Shot Quarterback Gets First Real Road Test At Auburn

By on October 4th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Hot Shot Quarterback Gets First Real Road Test At Auburn
When Arkansas visits Auburn on Saturday all eyes will be on Razorback freshman quarterback Mitch Mustain. The Springdale, Arkansas native was a Parade Magazine All-American and its Player of the Year in 2005. He was at the top of every recruiting analysis list. Arkansas coach Houston Nutt laid it all on the line in luring Must... Read Full Story

Sunday’s NFL Action A Mixed Bag For Auburn Alumni

By on October 3rd, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Sunday’s NFL Action A Mixed Bag For Auburn Alumni
There were plenty of highs and lows Sunday for former Auburn players in the NFL. Miami running back Ronnie Brown struggled on the ground, picking up only 49 yards on 12 carries. But through the air was a different story. Brown had 86 yards receiving in the Dolphins 17-15 loss to Houston.Former All-American Carlos Rogers faired m... Read Full Story

Second-Ranked Auburn Looks For More Separation This Weekend

By on October 3rd, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Second-Ranked Auburn Looks For More Separation This Weekend
A month ago we had Separation Saturday; this weekend you're going to see some SEC separation. With Auburn-Arkansas, Georgia-Tennessee and Florida-LSU on the docket for Saturday, it's arguably the biggest weekend of the season for the SEC. The winners of these three contests will likely separate themselves for good, from the rest... Read Full Story

The Loss of Joe Cope Could Mean Huge Problems For Second-Ranked Auburn

By on October 2nd, 2006 in Football Comments Off on The Loss of Joe Cope Could Mean Huge Problems For Second-Ranked Auburn
Ask anyone on the Tiger coaching staff what player they can least stand to lose and they will tell you Brandon Cox. Ask them who the second one is and they'll say center Joe Cope. He means that much to the team. Now the Tigers are facing at least four weeks and possibly more after Cope suffered a severe knee sprain in Thursday'... Read Full Story

Give Auburn Players Their Space

By on October 2nd, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Give Auburn Players Their Space
I get it. I understand this wholemyspace.com thing. I'm down with the technology of the college age student. But at 37, there's little chance you'll ever see me there. As my wife would say, that's kind of creepy. Having a myspace site at my age is akin to Matthew McConaughey hanging out with the kids in Dazed and Confused. Bu... Read Full Story

Let’s Face it: The Coaches Poll is a Joke

By on October 1st, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Let’s Face it: The Coaches Poll is a Joke
The USA Today/Coaches Poll was released on Sunday and the top 10 looks the same as it did a week ago. But when you dig a little deeper, you realize what a true joke this poll really is. First off, why is the Coaches Poll a component in the BCS Standings? Does anyone believe that coaches have time to evaluate other schools on ... Read Full Story

Auburn Tigers Remain Second In AP Poll. Writers Have Style (Points)

By on October 1st, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Auburn Tigers Remain Second In AP Poll. Writers Have Style (Points)
Auburn remains second in this week's AP Poll, voted on by the nation's media. Writers don't always have a lot of style and they chose not to hold that against Auburn this week. Traveling to Columbia, South Carolina on Thursday night and coming away with a 24-17 win over Steve Spurrier's Gamecocks was enough to keep the Tigers r... Read Full Story