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Alabama Football Program Continues to Circle the Drain

By on September 6th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Alabama Football Program Continues to Circle the Drain
Great head coaches make the tough decisions. They sometimes make the unpopular decisions. Great coaches make decisions that may hurt them in the short term but will pay huge dividends in the long run. Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville and Texas coach Mack Brown are two of the great ones. Each has had to deal with off-the-field trou... Read Full Story

Who Is Matt Clark?

By on September 6th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Who Is Matt Clark?
Who is Matt Clark? That's a question a lot of Auburn fans have been asking lately. Out of nowhere, Clark appeared just before last year's game with Ball State. Special teams coach Eddie Gran calls Clark a "kicking specialist". I'll second that. If you watched Saturday's game with Washington State you undoubtedly were impressed... Read Full Story

Mississippi State’s Defense Will Provide Test For #4 Auburn

By on September 5th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Mississippi State’s Defense Will Provide Test For #4 Auburn
The competition gets a lot tougher Saturday when Auburn travels to Starkville to take on Mississippi State. To make that point, Tigers coach Tommy Tuberville wore maroon during his Sunday afternoon press conference. To make the point further, he put the team through two grueling days of practice (Monday and Tuesday) while most o... Read Full Story

A Wounded Dog Is A Dangerous Dog

By on September 5th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on A Wounded Dog Is A Dangerous Dog
Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville is not taking any chances when it comes to this week's match-up with Mississippi State. And as fans, you shouldn't count it as an automatic win. I'm not saying that the Tigers won't win. They will. They are three touchdown favorites and are playing a team with a red-shirt freshman at quarterback. W... Read Full Story

New was the Word Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium

By on September 4th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on New was the Word Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium
Everything seemed new in Auburn on Saturday, all the way down to Aubie's Under Armour. New was the word of the day on the Plains and not because it was a new season. Auburn was ready to show off its new look and nothing was newer than Pat Dye Field at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The University completed its much anticipated multi-milli... Read Full Story

Auburn’s Irons Captures SEC Player of the Week Honors

By on September 4th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Auburn’s Irons Captures SEC Player of the Week Honors
While all the media attention continues to be on Notre Dame's Brady Quinn and Oklahoma's Adrian Peterson, Auburn running back Kenny Irons is taking care of business on the field. Saturday night in the Tigers 40-14 romp over Washington State, Irons rushed for 183 yards and a touchdown in the win. On Monday, Irons was named the S... Read Full Story

From the Upper Deck: A Solid Start For Those Click-Clacking Tigers

By on September 3rd, 2006 in Football Comments Off on From the Upper Deck: A Solid Start For Those Click-Clacking Tigers
Everyone was thinking it. Could Auburn live up to the expectations? Could they handle the season opening jitters? Not since 1990 had an Auburn team been ranked so high coming into a season. As fans tailgated around Jordan-Hare Stadium yesteday, the subject always managed to come up. "Hey man, how have you been? Are these your k... Read Full Story

Auburn Turns Attention To Bayou Trash

By on September 2nd, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Auburn Turns Attention To Bayou Trash
For those of you who live on the Plains, it's time to install that alarm system, put on the extra locks and watch your children closer, the Cajuns are heading your way. You'll know them when you see them. Tell me this is not your typical LSU fan or alum: He's about 40 years-old, hasn't shaved in at least three days, is usually d... Read Full Story

Erk Russell: A Good Auburn Man Moves On

By on September 2nd, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Erk Russell: A Good Auburn Man Moves On
A lot of people never knew that Erk Russell was an Auburn man. A good Auburn man. He was the school's last four-sport letterman. All of you have heard by now of his death in Statesboro, Georgia on Friday. College football can be a strange thing. It's still hard to understand sometimes how two of Auburn's most storied players, Vi... Read Full Story