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Honey Watching Wednesday

By on September 26th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on Honey Watching Wednesday
There’s plenty to be envious of when talking about Florida. They are the reigning national champions in both football and basketball and they have thousands of recruits in-state begging to get a chance to play in Gainesville. But most important, they are the school that ESPN sideline reporter Erin Andrews calls home. Yes, A... Read Full Story

Another Fine Post From One Of Our Readers…

By on September 26th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on Another Fine Post From One Of Our Readers…
Here's another fine post from one of our readers. This diary entry was written by jschreurs and pretty much sums up the week... I am sure everyone of us watched with anticipation to see if we would show up... and we did. Nothing made me more upset than watching ESPN in the morning and seeing all of those banners d... Read Full Story

Keep Your Enemies Close: Florida Edition

By on September 26th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on Keep Your Enemies Close: Florida Edition
By Jay Coulterjccoulter@gmail.com While this year’s Auburn-Florida game might not hold the excitement of years past, it’s still a big one – at least for Auburn. While watching ESPN’s College Football LiveTuesday, host John Saunders questioned whether the Gators might overlook Auburn this weekend because o... Read Full Story

Doomed To Repeat History…

By on September 26th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on Doomed To Repeat History…
Are you as tired as I am of listening to all the praise being heaped on LSU coach Les Miles for his fake field goal against South Carolina on Saturday? Does the play look at all familiar to you? It Should. Why? Because Auburn pulled the exact same fake against LSU at Tiger Stadium in 1999. I wonder where Miles found that play?... Read Full Story

Tuberville Talks Florida

By on September 25th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on Tuberville Talks Florida
Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville held his weekly press conference this morning and discussed what his Tigers will face when they travel to Gainesville Saturday night to take on third ranked Florida... "It's good to get back in the SEC this week. We've had a couple of good practices. After last week's game, we've gained some moment... Read Full Story

What Are Auburn’s Chances Against Florida?

By on September 25th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on What Are Auburn’s Chances Against Florida?
By Jay Coulterjccoulter@gmail.com It’s good to back among the living. On Sunday morning I felt like I had been stepped on by a hobnail boot and had my nose broke – oh wait a minute that was Alabama feeling that way. Actually, I’ve been bedridden since Sunday with strep throat and a double ear infection. It's the sickest... Read Full Story

Thoughts From Our Readers

By on September 22nd, 2007 in Football Comments Off on Thoughts From Our Readers
We’ve gotten several diary entries (see right sidebar) this week from readers expressing their opinions on the Auburn football situation. I thought I would share a few of them with you. Each of the rs makes excellent points and I appreciate them taking the time to . If you’d like to express your opinion on a topic related to... Read Full Story

Lester To Return For Vanderbilt Game

By on September 21st, 2007 in Football Comments Off on Lester To Return For Vanderbilt Game
Brad Lester is back. Sort of. The University announced late this afternoon that he would be eligible to return for the Vanderbilt game on October 6th.   "I'm happy to have this behind me," said Lester. "I'm looking forward to moving on and playing in the Vanderbilt game." A 5-11, 194-pound native of Lilburn, Ga., Lester has r... Read Full Story

Friday Football Primer

By on September 21st, 2007 in Football Comments Off on Friday Football Primer
By Jay Coulterjccoulter@gmail.com Can you believe we are already four weeks into the college football year? OK, maybe that was a bad question to ask. The weeks do seem to fly by during the season – even when times are bad. My guess is we’ll know something this afternoon on running back Brad Lester. Tommy Tub... Read Full Story

Lester’s Status To Be Decided In Next 48 Hours

By on September 20th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on Lester’s Status To Be Decided In Next 48 Hours
Tommy Tuberville said this afternoon that the status of running back Brad Lester will be determined by game time on Saturday. Lester has been serving a suspension this season for an academic related problem. It's widely believed to involve a term paper that was written (or not) last December. I'll keep you updated as I get new... Read Full Story

Auburn Man Getting It Done In Troy

By on September 20th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on Auburn Man Getting It Done In Troy
By Jay Coulterjccoulter@gmail.com I don’t know about you, but I love following the Troy Trojans. It’s hard not to think of them as Auburn-South. With former Tiger Larry Blakeney serving as head coach, Shayne Wasden coaching receivers and former Tiger assistant Steve Dennis leading the athletic department, the ... Read Full Story

Finebaum Playing A New Song

By on September 19th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on Finebaum Playing A New Song
By Jay Coulterjccoulter@gmail.com Media Genius? I’ve always viewed Alabama sports personality Paul Finebaum with a sense of amusement. From a business standpoint, he’s without question a genius. Now stay with me on this. Don’t leave yet. For the better part of 25 years he’s played sports fans in this... Read Full Story

Honey Watching Wednesday

By on September 19th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on Honey Watching Wednesday
In honor of USC’s throttling of Nebraska this past Saturday, I give you, yet again, the Trojan Song Girls – In Hawaii, in bikinis. Applause please!  ... Read Full Story

Listen to the al.com Weekly Auburn Podcast

By on September 18th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on Listen to the al.com Weekly Auburn Podcast
Today I sat down with Kenny Smith of al.com to talk Auburn football. Kenny has been kind enough to ask me to appear weekly on his podcast over at the state’s number one web site for news and sports. We talked about a lot of subjects including the quarterback controversy, the play of the offensive line and how the defense ha... Read Full Story

An Auburn History Lesson: Platooning Quarterbacks

By on September 18th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on An Auburn History Lesson: Platooning Quarterbacks
I’ve received several emails today about my reference to the platooning Auburn did at quarterback in 1985. One of my very favorite readers and rs, Acid Reign gives some good background on the situation back in the mid-1980’s. He posted it tonight and I thought I would share it with everyone. It’s a good history lesson... ... Read Full Story

Happy Birthday Tommy!

By on September 18th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on Happy Birthday Tommy!
Happy Birthday to Tommy Tuberville, who turned 53 on Tuesday. I’m certain he’s had better ones, but when you make $2.5 million a year and have your health, is there such thing as a really bad one?... Read Full Story

Players Weigh In On Cox Treatment

By on September 18th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on Players Weigh In On Cox Treatment
By Jay Coulterjccoulter@gmail.com Many of you weighed in on the Brandon Cox story yesterday. In fact, we drew more than 1,000 visitors on Monday. Many responded through comments and emails about how Cox was treated by fans following his second interception against Miss State. The consensus among the vast majority... Read Full Story

What Would Shug Think?

By on September 17th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on What Would Shug Think?
By Jay Coulterjccoulter@gmail.com Auburn people have always prided themselves on being different than that other school in the state. Auburn people carry themselves with dignity and class. In recent years, most of us shook our heads in disbelief as Alabama fans booed their players off the field after tough losses.... Read Full Story

Dixieland Disaster

By on September 16th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on Dixieland Disaster
By Jay Coulterjccoulter@gmail.com All the warning signs were there: The closed practices during fall camp; the wide receivers struggling to catch the ball in practice; Brad Lester’s little problem; a young offensive line that was struggling in scrimmages. Like parents that won’t acknowledge their son has a problem, most of... Read Full Story

Tuberville Just Clowning Around With Sherrill

By on September 14th, 2007 in Football Comments Off on Tuberville Just Clowning Around With Sherrill
By Jay Coulterjccoulter@gmail.com If you didn’t know better you would think that Tommy Tuberville is taking on Jackie Sherrill’s Mississippi State Bulldogs this weekend. Despite being at Auburn nine years, it seems the feud between the two that dates back to Tuberville’s days at Ole Miss is as strong as ever... Read Full Story