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Vanilla Offense, Poor 3rd Down Execution and Now Another Transfer QB?

By on April 13th, 2016 in Football 14 Comments »

The limited movement at the QB position has led to a lot of questions about Auburn's future with the current QBs. Though the coaching staff preached a "vanilla" play calling approach, the Tigers were 1-22 on 3rd down and simply awful in the redzone, a continuation from 2015. Now, word is that Auburn is getting looks from yet another transfer QB.

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What Can Auburn Fans Expect from Marlon Davidson?

By on April 12th, 2016 in Football 3 Comments »

Auburn signed one of the very best players in the nation in Marlon Davidson. What can Auburn fans expect from the 29th best player in the last recruting cycle? Take a look!

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An Inconclusive A-Day – (breaking down the game)

By on April 10th, 2016 in Football 32 Comments »
A Day Carlson Daniel Carlson was the leading scorer, shown here about to nail a 53 yarder!(All photos by Acid Reign.)     War Eagle, everybody! T'was a fine A-Day in Auburn, with perfect weather Saturday. After the past half dozen A-Days, the announced crowd of 45,000 folks seemed like the game was sparsely attended. Still, I'm told that ... Read Full Story

A-Day is Here!

By on April 9th, 2016 in Football Comment »
A Day Thread A-Day open thread.(Photo by Acid Reign.)     War Eagle, everybody! It's Auburn football game day once again! It's A-Day on the Plains. This game will be televised on the SEC Network, in it's entirety! The game starts at 3:00 PM Central Daylight Time. It's a great opportunity for us Tiger fans to see what this year's team loo... Read Full Story

Five Burning Questions for A-Day!

By on April 7th, 2016 in Football 7 Comments »
Quarterbacks burning I don't think anyone will argue that quarterback is the top issue.(Photo by Acid Reign.)     It's A-Day week, folks! I don't know about you, but I'm fired up! I'm preparing to make my nigh-annual spring trip down to Auburn to watch, basically, a carefully scripted practice. Yes, I'm a football nut, and I'll watch any Auburn ... Read Full Story

Encouraging to See New Auburn DC Kevin Steele Going Old School in Spring Drills

By on April 6th, 2016 in Football 5 Comments »
11763716 “We are not going to tolerate anything less than the best effort you have," said Auburn Defensive Coordinator Kevin Steele after Auburn's 12th spring practice. "We came into it and preached every single day, all day long, that we are going to play with extreme effort.”Steele met the press Tuesday afternoon and said his playe... Read Full Story

Could Postseason Play be in Auburn Baseball’s Future for 2016?

By on April 5th, 2016 in Baseball 5 Comments »
11832489 Coming off a dominating performance against No.21 Alabama, Auburn baseball seemed to be soaring as they welcomed LSU to town. After all the Tiger bats have been on a tear the last few weeks, lighting up the scoreboards and leading the league in several categories.Auburn is batting .322 as a team and has had eight or more hits in... Read Full Story

On the Move: Auburn’s Offensive Line Shuffling

By on April 4th, 2016 in Football 3 Comments »

in the limited press access, Auburn beat reporters have told of shuffling on the offensive line. Back in January, Zach Taylor predicted a starting five that many didn't agree with, considering wholesale moves of entrenched players. Take a look at how things currently look and how Zach thinks they will shake out.

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Malzahn Uses Third Scrimmage of Spring to Zero in on John Franklin III

By on April 2nd, 2016 in Football 5 Comments »
20062145-mmmain Coach Gus Malzahn met the press Saturday afternoon after Auburn's third scrimmage of the spring. He made the usual statements i.e., "Our energy was very good, the defense is starting to gel and a player or two has "caught my eye."However, of more interest is what he had to say about newcome, quarterback John Franklin III. He and... Read Full Story

Mixing and Matching in Spring Drills.

By on April 1st, 2016 in Football 8 Comments »
Spring Drills Four

A look at how coaches are moving players around and doing some cross-training this spring. Some of the movement has to be because of injuries, but those moves represent only a small minority of the changes that's been taking place.

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What Can Tiger Fans Expect from Landon Rice?

By on March 31st, 2016 in Football 4 Comments »

Auburn has been missing explosive elements to the offense for two years. One of the positions of note is the tight end position. Under Gus Malzahn, the offense has been most potent with a player who possesses a wide skillset. Can Landon Rice be that type of player?

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Auburn Softball Sweeps South Carolina

By on March 30th, 2016 in Other Sports Comments Off on Auburn Softball Sweeps South Carolina

Auburn has struggled in SEC competition thus far in 2016. After avoiding a sweep against Florida with game three heroics, the Tigers looked flat for much of their matchup with Mississippi State, though they came away with the series win. Auburn returned home to take on a struggling South Carolina team. Read about this weekend's series!

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Auburn Looks to Continue Domination of Tide in Capital City Classic – (Update: Tigers Thrash Tide!)

By on March 29th, 2016 in Baseball 9 Comments »

Auburn continues the domination with a 10-1 beat down of No.21 Alabama. The Tigers pounded the Crimson Tide with 15 hits as they gave new Auburn Coach Butch Thompson his first win over their arch rival.

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Auburn Equestrian Team Wins SEC Championship, Seeks Fourth National Title

By on March 28th, 2016 in Other Sports 1 Comment »
26306_26aueqn3p “Winning the SEC is such an honor that it’s hard to put in words,” Auburn equestrian head coach Greg Williams said after the Tigers won the conference championship Saturday.Although Auburn has won three national championships, Saturday's victory marked the first time for the Tigers to win the Southeastern Conference title... Read Full Story

A Change in the Defensive Mindset: But Is It the Right One?

By on March 27th, 2016 in Football 5 Comments »

Auburn is back at practice after having spring break to relax. Auburn players, specifically the defense, have had lots of positive things to say about new coordinator, Kevin Steele. Yet, it is what they have said about the previous regime that should be cause for concern. In addition, the defense hasn't begun to improve their mindset on physicality, instead, they didn't have a full contact practice till Saturday's live scrimmage.

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Did Auburn’s Live Scrimmage Reveal a Leader in the Quarterback Race?

By on March 26th, 2016 in Football 7 Comments »
20023032-standard “We learned a lot,” Auburn Coach Gus Malzahn said in Saturday's press conference about the Tigers' first live scrimmage of the spring. “After we see the film ... we will learn more today from a quarterback standpoint than we did the first seven practices.”The big question on most fan's minds is will Malzahn learn enough ... Read Full Story

Back to Work on the Plains!

By on March 24th, 2016 in Football 11 Comments »
Spring drills Three

War Eagle, everybody! The Auburn football team is back from Spring Break and is working once again. Optimism is the order of the day! I'm hearing lots of good things from this year's spring drills! Probably the most encouraging news from Tuesday is that injured/ill players such as Rudy Ford and Joshua Holsey practiced. I'm loving it that all hands are on deck, and that we are pushing towards a strong spring finish!

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Auburn Wins Tough Series Against Mississippi State

By on March 23rd, 2016 in Other Sports 1 Comment »

Auburn headed to Starkville to start the first whole week of SEC Conference play. The seemingly over-matched Bulldogs put the Tigers to the ultimate test. Read more!

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Auburn Fortunate to Have Jeff Graba Running Elite Gymnastics Program

By on March 22nd, 2016 in Other Sports 8 Comments »

On Monday confirmation came that Auburn is now considered one of the nation's elites when the Tigers were named one of the nation's six No. 1 regional seeds. Graba has been steadily building a top-tier SEC program since arriving in Auburn six years ago. When he took over the program, Auburn was a perennial middle-of-the-pack squad. Now the Tigers are one of the teams other schools want to beat.

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Why Can’t the SEC Win Consistently in Basketball?

By on March 21st, 2016 in Basketball 9 Comments »
Another opening weekend of March Madness has come and gone. Outside the fun of an office pool, the tournament hardly gets a mention in Alabama. One of the great mysteries to me is why the SEC, save Kentucky, can’t manage to build consistent programs.Florida had a great run a few years back. There have been others. Sonny Smith ... Read Full Story