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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

Auburn’s Bliss Named Player of the Week

By on September 18th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Auburn’s Bliss Named Player of the Week
Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville called punter Kody Bliss' performance the best he's seen in his 30 years of coaching. And who could disagree? It's not a stretch to say that Bliss was the difference in the game. In a contest of field position, he was the most important player on the field.           ... Read Full Story

Auburn Moves Up To Number Two In AP Poll

By on September 17th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Auburn Moves Up To Number Two In AP Poll
s expected, Auburn moves up to number two in this week's Associated Press poll. Following Saturday's 7-3 win over LSU and combined with Notre Dame's loss at home against Michigan, the Tigers jumped a spot in the latest poll. Ohio State remains number one after defeating Cincinnati 37-7. LSU falls only four spots to number ten ... Read Full Story

Good News, Bad News For Auburn; Bennett Gone, Sears Returns

By on September 17th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Good News, Bad News For Auburn; Bennett Gone, Sears Returns
Saturday's win against LSU has come at a price for Auburn. Tight end Cole Bennett is expected to miss at least six weeks after suffering a broken right ankle in Saturday's game. He will undergo surgery Monday morning. That leaves red-shirt freshmen Tommy Trott and Gabe McKenzie to pick up the slack at tight end. Also on the inj... Read Full Story

Auburn’s National Championship May Come Sooner Than Expected

By on September 14th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on Auburn’s National Championship May Come Sooner Than Expected
Like the wildfires burning out West, former USC tailback Reggie Bush's troubles continue to spread. Yahoo Sports has uncovered more improper payments to the former Heisman Trophy winner. During an eight month investigation, the site found that the Bush family received more than $100,000 in payments from sports agents. Back i... Read Full Story

The Battle of Two (Mr.) Alabama Quarterbacks

By on September 14th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on The Battle of Two (Mr.) Alabama Quarterbacks
The lead up to this week's top 10 showdown between Auburn and LSU has the familiarity of an Iron Bowl. There's no question that Saturday's game is the marquee match-up in the nation. The hype has been enormous. After all, it's the only match-up of top 10 ten team's on the schedule. But ultimately it will be decided by the pla... Read Full Story

What would you do for Tickets to Saturday’s Auburn-LSU Game?

By on September 14th, 2006 in Football Comments Off on What would you do for Tickets to Saturday’s Auburn-LSU Game?
It was bound to happen. Last year some kids in South Bend, Indiana auctioned off their mom on Ebay along with an extra ticket to the Notre Dame-USC game. Now things have gone from bad to worse.   A local South Bend resident is at it again. This time, Jason Gordon agreed to let some "friends" give him a full body waxing in ret... Read Full Story