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This is the Year for Auburn to Win it All

By on October 1st, 2006 in Football Comments Off on This is the Year for Auburn to Win it All
Its been nearly 50 years since Auburn won its lone national championship. If they were Alabama, they would have claimed 1983, 1993 and 2004. But because they don't lie to themselves, they'll admit to having just one. If they are to win another one, 2006 is the year.Never has Auburn had a better opportunity to win the national ch... Read Full Story

Style Points In College Football Are Stupid

By on September 29th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Style Points In College Football Are Stupid
All the talk prior to Thursday night's Auburn-South Carolina game centered on whether the Tigers could earn "style points" in its contest with the Gamecocks. In other words, would Auburn beat South Carolina bad enough to impress the pollsters? This is what college football has come to now.Say what you want to about the NFL, but ... Read Full Story

ESPN To Televise Auburn-Florida Game On October 14th

By on September 29th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on ESPN To Televise Auburn-Florida Game On October 14th
ESPN announced Friday that it will televise second-ranked Auburn's October 14th game with Florida. The Gators are currently ranked fifth nationally and take on Alabama Saturday afternoon in the Swamp. The match-up between the Tigers and Gators kicks off at 6:45 p.m. CST from Pat Dye Field at Jordan-Hare Stadium. There is still ... Read Full Story

Auburn’s Win Over South Carolina is a Lot Better Than it Looks

By on September 29th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Auburn’s Win Over South Carolina is a Lot Better Than it Looks
Nearly 24 hours after Auburn hung on to beat South Carolina 24-17, the win is starting to look a lot better for the Tigers. What Auburn accomplished in Columbia shouldn't be underestimated. The Tigers went into a hostile environment and played against a team that had been practicing for them for more than three weeks.Steve Spurr... Read Full Story

Kenny Irons Gets The Attention; Brother David Gets The Test

By on September 27th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Kenny Irons Gets The Attention; Brother David Gets The Test
All the talk this week has been on the homecoming of Auburn's Kenny Irons and his scheduled return to Williams-Brice Stadium to face South Carolina. However, it's brother David who will get the real test Thursday. David Irons will have the task of covering the best wide receiver in the SEC in Sidney Rice. With the quarterback s... Read Full Story

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