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Zeke Smith Was The Representation of What an Auburn Football Player Should Be

By on July 23rd, 2016 in Football, Memories, News 6 Comments »
12009963 The son of a railroad man, Roger Duane Smith was a standout high school fullback at Uniontown, Alabama in 1956. His high school coach knew his favorite SEC player was Georgia quarterback Zeke Bratkowski, so he dubbed the star fullback with the nickname "Zeke," and it stuck. Although Zeke had been a star at Uniontown, he went un... Read Full Story

Friday Ramblings From The Plains (Bo and Cam edition)

By on July 22nd, 2016 in Football, News 4 Comments »
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From Bo Jackson to Cam Newton to a new eligible player to the latest on Byron Cowart, Carlton Davis, Ryan Davis and Jeremiah Dinson troubles and much more.

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Rested Commodores Visit Auburn (Previewing Vanderbilt)

By on July 21st, 2016 in Football 1 Comment »
Vandy Preview Webb Ralph Webb totes the rock.(Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports )War Eagle, everybody! It's time now for another Auburn football preview! On November 5th, the Vanderbilt Commodores visit Auburn. This will mark Vandy's first trip to Auburn since 2007, which ended in a 35–7 Auburn win. Since then, Auburn has lost twice to th... Read Full Story

100 Days: What to Expect from the 2016–2017 Auburn Basketball Team

By on July 20th, 2016 in Basketball 4 Comments »
Mar 9, 2016; Nashville, TN, USA; Auburn Tigers head coach Bruce Pearl shouts during the first half against Tennessee Volunteers in game 1 of the SEC Tournament at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joshua Lindsey-USA TODAY Sports

Auburn basketball hasn't quite turned the corner under Bruce Pearl. After a very disappointing end to last season, can Auburn finally make head way? Who will start and what should fans expect?

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Did Malzahn and Saban Get it Wrong?

By on July 19th, 2016 in Football 9 Comments »
Both Auburn and Alabama have taken heat over the perceived leniency granted to players caught with marijuana and in Alabama’s case, also firearms. Did both schools go easy because of what the early season schedule looks like?It certainly appears that way—in both cases. Auburn famously suspended Nick Marshall for a half follo... Read Full Story

Defying Expectations: Auburn Offense

By on July 18th, 2016 in Football 9 Comments »
John-Franklin-III-by-Kenny-Moss-DSC-2648_uipwza Defying expectations, especially when rebounding from a down year, is something almost unique to Auburn football. There have been an abundance of media stories on how Auburn fails when there are high expectations, while succeeding in the face of mediocre expectations. While it’s easy to point to such trends in Auburn’s stor... Read Full Story

Tribute to the Track ‘Em Tigers Auburn Football Hall of Fame – 2016 Class

By on July 15th, 2016 in Football, News 10 Comments »
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Every year, we here at Track ‘Em Tigers look back over Auburn Football's storied history and select a group to go into our own Auburn Football Hall of Fame. Last week members of the TET community helped select the 2016 inductees. Lets take a look at the 10 members in this year's class.

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Contender, or Discontented Jailbirds? (Previewing the Ole Miss Rebels)

By on July 14th, 2016 in Football 6 Comments »
Ole Miss Preview It all hinges on Chad Kelly.(Marvin Gentry, USA TODAY Sports)     War Eagle, everybody! It's time now for another Auburn football preview! On October 29th, the Auburn Tigers will travel to Oxford, Mississippi, to take on the Ole Miss Rebels. On paper, this year's Ole Miss team seems at least to be a good spoiler candidate in... Read Full Story

Defy Expectations: Can Auburn Continue the Trend?

By on July 13th, 2016 in Football 6 Comments »
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Few sports teams in America produce a rollercoaster program like Auburn. Many teams go through bad periods before regaining relevance, but only Auburn swings from one side to the other in consecutive seasons. Can Auburn turn a disappointing 2015 season into another 2013-esq season?

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Gus Malzahn Extremely Motivated This Year

By on July 12th, 2016 in Football, News 6 Comments »
636038444544883021-USP-NCAA-FOOTBALL-SEC-MEDIA-DAY-83281706 On Monday close to 1,200 journalists, broadcasters, and bloggers from around the country met at the Winfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala. for the start of SEC Media Days.There’s nothing else like it. For many it’s the unofficial start of the college football season, but for die-hard fanatics like yours truly, it’s also the unoffic... Read Full Story

Is It Really Time for SEC Media Days?

By on July 11th, 2016 in Football 6 Comments »
Can it really be SEC Media Days? If it feels like the annual event comes earlier each year, it’s because it does. Traditionally an indicator that the season is just around the corner, the SEC production now happens nearly a month before the first fall practice.The SEC seems determined to keep its media gathering first in the n... Read Full Story

Auburn Has Placed Eight on Preseason Award Watch Lists (including Outland Trophy)

By on July 8th, 2016 in Football 2 Comments »
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Zach Bland/Auburn Athletics The 2016 Outland Trophy watch list was released today, and Auburn placed three players on the list. Montravius Adams, Alex Kozan, and Braden Smith are all projected to be contenders for the award that recognizes the nation's best interior lineman in college football. Adams also has been put up for the Nagurski Trophy which goes... Read Full Story

Carlson Recognized Again as One of Best Kickers in College Football

By on July 7th, 2016 in Football, News 2 Comments »
CmyJ_GyWcAAuBK3 Daniel Carlson has been named to the Lou Groza Award watch list for the second consecutive year. The Groza is given to the nation's top collegiate place-kicker. Carlson was a finalist for the award last season. As a sophomore, he led Auburn in scoring with 102 points and was the only kicker in the country to kick more than fou... Read Full Story

Track ‘Em Tigers Auburn Football Hall of Fame Ballots for 2016

By on July 6th, 2016 in Football 4 Comments »
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The names receiving the highest number of votes will be included in this year’s class of Track ‘Em Tigers Football Hall of Fame. So cast your vote for the players you would like to see go into this year’s HOF class.

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Two Auburn Tigers Named to Bednarik Award List

By on July 5th, 2016 in Football, News 2 Comments »
1411614810000-Johnathan-Ford It's that time of year when preseason award lists start appearing, and Auburn has landed two players on the Chuck Bednarik Award list. Defensive back Jonathan 'Rudy' Ford and defensive end Carl Lawson were both named Tuesday to the award's watch list.The award is named in honor of Chuck Bednarik, a former Penn linebacker and NF... Read Full Story

Happy July 4th From Track ‘Em Tigers!

By on July 4th, 2016 in Football, News 2 Comments »
flag-fireworks1 Today is that one time a year when all Americans are on the same page. No matter our ethnicity, our economic status, or our side of the political landscape …The celebration of our nation’s independence is a time we all cherish.Historically, it’s a time to break out the backyard barbecue, attend fireworks shows, or take tri... Read Full Story

Nominations for Track ‘Em Tigers Auburn Football Hall of Fame

By on July 1st, 2016 in Football 16 Comments »
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The next few days we will be taking nominations to fill out our ballot for the fifth class of our own Auburn Tigers Football Hall of Fame. TET's Hall now includes forty-one former Auburn players and coaches. This year's 10 member class will increase the total to 51. You can help us fill out the ballot by nominating your favorite Auburn Tigers.

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Auburn Picks up Big Commitment for Class of 2017

By on July 1st, 2016 in Football 3 Comments »
mgccc02 Auburn picked up a significant commitment today for the class of 2017 when 4-star wide receiver Brandon Martin announced his pledge to the Tigers. Martin, out of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, is rated the nation's No. 1 JUCO receiver.The former Under Armour All-American made the announcement on twitter, "I am officia... Read Full Story

Rested Tigers Host the Razorbacks! (Previewing Arkansas vs. Auburn)

By on June 30th, 2016 in Football 3 Comments »
Arkansas Preview Austin Allen takes the reins this year.(Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports)     War Eagle, everybody! It's time now for another Auburn football preview! On October 22nd, the Auburn Tigers host the Arkansas Razorbacks after a bye weekend. Exactly 6 weeks into the schedule, the break could not come at a better time. Last season, Arkan... Read Full Story

Is Carl Lawson Key to Restoring Auburn Pass Rush to Championship Level?

By on June 29th, 2016 in Football, News 7 Comments »
635770715065682619-090515AuburnVsLouisville36 Some prognosticators believe the 2016 Auburn defensive line may be the best since Nick Fairley helped the Tigers win the 2010 National Championship. For that to happen, the Tigers will have to have two things going for them: one, plenty of depth and two, keep Carl Lawson healthy the entire season. The Tigers may well have the be... Read Full Story