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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

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