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A Trip to Kyle Field (ninth in a series of Auburn opponent previews)

By on August 6th, 2015 in Football 14 Comments »
Aggie offense Can the Tigers slow Texas A&M down?(Photo by Acid Reign.)      War Eagle, everybody! It's time now for another Auburn opponent preview. On November 7th, Auburn takes its last road trip of the regular season. The Tigers will take on the Texas A&M Aggies in College Station, Texas. In the previous SEC games these teams... Read Full Story

Past Imperfect

By on August 5th, 2015 in Featured Article, Football 7 Comments »
tiger-cracked Malzahn versus Muschamp - Florida at Auburn, October 15th, 2011Today I hopped aboard the wayback machine to view the one and only game that Will Muschamp and Gus Malzahn faced each other on opposite sides of the field. It was an interesting matchup, featuring the best offensive mind in a generation, fresh off of an undefeated na... Read Full Story

Track ‘Em Tigers Ready With New Weekly Line-Up for Football Season

By on August 4th, 2015 in Football 12 Comments »
120623051243-avlon-newspaper-movies-story-top With the start of fall camp on The Plains, we've taken the opportunity at Track 'Em Tigers to change our weekly lineup. That means bringing back some familiar voices as well as adding a new writer to our team.First, please join me in welcoming Zach Taylor as our newest team member. If you have been keeping an eye on the site the... Read Full Story

What Can Auburn Expect from Kerryon Johnson: A Scouting Report

By on August 4th, 2015 in Football 5 Comments »
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What can Auburn fans expect out of Kerryon Johnson, one of the most highly recruited players in the country from the class of 2015? Read Zach's thoughts on Johnson as he breaks down his highlight film.

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Auburn Fall Camp Begins Today and Hope Springs Eternal

By on August 4th, 2015 in Football 11 Comments »
17707396-mmmain-julieBennett Today the No. 7 Auburn Tigers begin fall camp. Of course, none of us know if the Tigers are really the No. 7 team in the nation, or for that matter if Ohio State is truly No. 1. All we know is everyone starts out undefeated. And everyone has high hopes.The truth is, at this point unranked teams have as much chance at playing for... Read Full Story

Best Defensive Units in the SEC: Defensive Line

By on August 3rd, 2015 in Football 5 Comments »
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Who has the SEC's best individual units? There is no more important unit on the field in the SEC than the defensive line. Today we take a look at the SEC's DL. Read my thoughts on who is the best. Agree or disagree? Make sure you comment!

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What Does Success Look Like for Gus Malzahn?

By on August 3rd, 2015 in Football 7 Comments »
malzahn smiling A glance through the Auburn history book shows that a coach’s third season has little impact on future results. Outside of Pat Dye, who won 11 games and an SEC championship in his third season, other tenured coaches have had only average results. Shug Jordan pieced together a seven-win season in 1953. Terry Bowden picked up e... Read Full Story

What Can Auburn Expect from Byron Cowart: A Scouting Report

By on July 31st, 2015 in Football 17 Comments »
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Byron Cowart became the highest ranked recruit in Auburn's modern recruiting history, capping off a push by the last three Auburn coaching staffs to crest the hill into "elite" recruiting territory that is typically reserved from landing a top recruit. This article breaks down what we can expect from the 5-star recruit.

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Can Auburn Regain Defensive Competence?

By on July 30th, 2015 in Football 7 Comments »
Defense A-day 8inthebox A-Day was great. But they were allowed to stack 8 in the box and blitz...     War Eagle, everybody! July is nearly at an end, and fall camp starts in about a week. By all accounts, there's been a sense of urgency in Auburn this summer, and the players should be in prime condition as fall drills begin.     After six prett... Read Full Story

“Weagle, Weagle, War Damn Eagle!”

By on July 29th, 2015 in Football, Memories, Other Sports 15 Comments »
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A look at the background of one of AU's great cheers reveals the Marching Band is the surprising source of one of our cherished Auburn traditions.

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Best Offensive Units in the SEC

By on July 28th, 2015 in Football 8 Comments »
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Okay. So, let's talk some real football. Let's not do over/under win totals. Let's not talk about divisional championships. Let's talk position groups. As in, who has the best? This article includes a position by position breakdown of the best offensive units in the SEC.

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Byron Cowart Keeps Things Quiet

By on July 27th, 2015 in Football 5 Comments »
byron cowart Almost lost in the buildup to this season is Auburn’s highest ranked recruit in school history. Little is written these days about Byron Cowart, the defensive end that ESPN and Rivals calls the top incoming freshman for 2015. Although he’s the Tigers future, Jeremy Johnson and Co. are the here and now. Cowart has kept his h... Read Full Story

The Legend of Lutz: Honoring 43

By on July 24th, 2015 in Football Comment »
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Today marks 43 days until Auburn tees it off against Louisville. No.43 isn’t a hard one to put a number with a face, is it? I’d venture a guess that besides Bo and Cam, Lutz may be the most remembered face in modern Auburn football. Last year on the week of his death, I wrote this article. Take a read …

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Why Jeremy Johnson Doesn’t Have to Run and Why We Shouldn’t Care That He Won’t

By on July 24th, 2015 in Football 8 Comments »
jeremy-johnson,USATODAY Has anyone else noticed the amount of articles being posted on social media pertaining to Jeremy Johnson and his running/lack of running ability? I have. And it's getting pretty old and played out. People say he can. People say he can't. People say he should. People say he shouldn't. And, Gus and Jeremy sometimes weigh in on th... Read Full Story

Best 5 Questions I Would Have Asked Malzahn at SEC Media Days

By on July 23rd, 2015 in Football 3 Comments »
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SEC Media Days are gone. Did you hear all you wanted to hear? I didn't. As usual, the questions were either softballs or didn't pertain to football at all. If I were there, here is what I would have asked!

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Scary Halloween in Jordan Hare! (eighth in a series of AU opponent previews)

By on July 23rd, 2015 in Football 3 Comments »
Ole Miss Halloween Preview The most talented Ole Miss team in years visits Auburn.(Photo by Acid Reign.)     War Eagle, everybody! It's time now for another Auburn opponent preview. On October 31st, Auburn will host the Ole Miss Rebels. These two teams have fought close battles the past two seasons, and this one should be no exception. The Rebels retu... Read Full Story

Tradition, Tradition…TRADITION!

auburn-tiger-walk-in-knoxville-901d15533359eb2a “War Eagle!” “Roll Tide!” “Sic 'Em!” “Hotty Toddy!” “Two Bits!” We all hear those and other phrases in Jordan-Hare Stadium, as well as other venues, as those gladiators of the gridiron in Orange and Blue take on the teams lined up against them. Even as those contests play out on the green, green grass bel... Read Full Story

Malzahn is Right – College Football Playoff Needs to be Expanded

By on July 22nd, 2015 in Football 8 Comments »
-85256d443867e0ac Gus Malzahn made the rounds on ESPN's annual coaches summer Car Wash tour on Tuesday. The Auburn coach appeared on the SEC Network Roundtable, SportsCenter, College Football Live, the Russillo Show, and the Championship Drive podcast.Malzahn was asked how he felt about his team being picked at SEC Media Days as the favorite to w... Read Full Story

Welcoming High Expectations!

By on July 21st, 2015 in Football 8 Comments »
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There has been some Auburn hand-wringing over Auburn's lofty expectations, to be sure. It’s been well documented that Auburn doesn’t tend to do well when ranked high in July and August. I think that this is the year that the Tigers will break through! And here's why ...

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Here We Go Again: Auburn and the Expectation Game

By on July 20th, 2015 in Football 4 Comments »
gus malzahn media days Salt and pepper. Peanut butter and jelly. All words that go together. Auburn and expectations? Not so much. When the inevitable news broke last week that Auburn was the media pick to win the SEC title, all kinds of bad memories came flooding back. Dating back to 1984 when Auburn began the year atop the polls only to be derailed... Read Full Story