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Auburn Suffocates Memphis! (Grading Auburn’s 31-10 win in the Birmingham Bowl)

By on December 31st, 2015 in Football 19 Comments »
Bham Bowl Grades

War Eagle everybody! It's time now for the Acid Reign Report on Auburn's 31-10 win over the Memphis Tigers in the Birmingham Bowl. After a rough year and unlikely trip to Legion Field, the Auburn Tigers closed with a successful outing under gray skies. The men from the Plains shook off some first half mistakes, and throttled the Tigers from Memphis in the second half.

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Gus Malzahn Has Found His Man … in Kevin Steele

By on December 30th, 2015 in Football, News 24 Comments »

Reports out of Louisiana surfaced that LSU was making an effort to keep Steele in Baton Rouge. But on the 24th day after Will Muschamp took the head job at South Carolina, Gus Malzahn found his man. His impressive resume includes ...

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Mangle Memphis! – (Auburn vs. Memphis, Open Thread)

By on December 30th, 2015 in Football 2 Comments »
Bham Bowl Thread Tigers return to Legion Field for the first time since 1998.     War Eagle, everybody, and good morning! It's Birmingham Bowl day, as our Tigers take on the Tigers of Memphis . For Auburn, today will see the end of this season. The Tigers can either finish with a winning record or a losing one, depending upon the outcome of ... Read Full Story

Acid Reign to Host Open Thread of Birmingham Bowl

By on December 30th, 2015 in Football, News Comment »
f72ee9a606a9c5e00ef4659a6b67ec7b-original Track 'em Tigers editor, Acid Reign, will be hosting an open thread today of the Birmingham Bowl. Check back with us and join the discussion of the game as it unfolds. And be sure to look for his postgame review Thursday morning as he breaks down the game with unit grades. War Eagle and ...Beat Memphis!... Read Full Story

The Defensive Coordinator Search Rolls On…

By on December 29th, 2015 in Football 14 Comments »
635580672326654326-USATSI-8197786 It has been twenty-six days since South Carolina hired Will Muschamp, and the Tigers are still without a defensive coordinator. Hopefully the coaching search begins to look a bit clearer following Auburn's bowl game on Wednesday. But for now, let's take a look at some of the possible candidates...Tom Allen (South Florida DC)... Read Full Story

Bright Spots in 2015: Auburn’s Future Stars

By on December 28th, 2015 in Football 12 Comments »

What young stars wowed you in 2015? Take a look at several that caught Best5Zach's eye!

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Return to the Old Gray Lady – (a preview of Auburn vs. Memphis)

By on December 26th, 2015 in Football 14 Comments »

Considering expectations for both teams earlier in the year, Birmingham is not the destination these two Tiger teams had in mind. Auburn was expected to win the SEC Title and go to the playoff. Memphis roared out to an 8 - 0 start and had their own holiday playoff visions dancing in their heads.

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What Did Santa Bring You for Christmas?

By on December 25th, 2015 in Football, Memories 17 Comments »
1125helmetpaintcards_large All the gifts are unwrapped, and the living room looks like Santa had a head-on collision with the Christmas tree. Winnie and I both had some Orange and Blue under the tree, how about you? It's that time of year when I open a thread so everyone at TET can tell what they got for Christmas.Share what cool things you got for Christ... Read Full Story

Merry Christmas From Track’em Tigers

By on December 24th, 2015 in Football, Memories 10 Comments »
auburnchristmas More than anything else, Track’em Tigers is a community – a family. Everyone has a special place here. And on the night before Christmas 2015, the staff and I want to wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas!... Read Full Story

Five Potential DC Candidates from Outside the SEC

By on December 24th, 2015 in Football 21 Comments »

Potential names to replace Will Muschamp have come and gone. Almost all have something in common: SEC ties. But, are SEC ties a requirement? Let's talk about some names from elsewhere in college football whose on-field product is just as good, and whose paycheck is much less.

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The Most Important Aspect of Defense Doesn’t Show up in Stats

By on December 23rd, 2015 in Football 7 Comments »
Trying to follow Auburn's search for a new defensive coordinator, one has to wonder why most of the names being mentioned seem to have ties to the SEC. One reason might be the stats put up by SEC defenses.But statistics can say whatever the user would like. So which ones are important? Well, I don't believe any single one is all... Read Full Story

Brave New World – The Tempestuous Future of the SEC

By on December 23rd, 2015 in Football 11 Comments »

Can you pick out the number of SEC teams that have all of the following:
A) A starting quarterback who has thrown 100+ passes in conference play?
B) A starting quarterback who has at least a 60% completion rate?
C) A starting quarterback who has worked with the same offensive coordinator for more than two years?
There is only one team with only one player that fits these criteria ...

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Morning Musings: Holiday Edition

By on December 22nd, 2015 in Basketball, Football 9 Comments »

A look at the Defensive Coordinator search, Cam Newton, Auburn Basketball, and the recruiting of defensive linemen ...

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Where does Gus Stand?

By on December 21st, 2015 in Football 18 Comments »
Gus Birmingham

The storyline of 2016 will be who has the hottest seat in the SEC. Next year’s list promises to be a little longer than usual. So how do they rank from safest to most at risk? Here’s my shot at it:

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Tigers Begin Bowl Preparations

By on December 17th, 2015 in Football 18 Comments »
Malzahn Hot Seat Is coach Gus Malzahn on the hot seat?(John Reed, USA TODAY Sports)     War Eagle, everybody! Practices for the Birmingham Bowl began this week, and by all accounts the Tigers have finished three days of hard work on fundamentals. Coach Malzahn had his usual quotes out on display. "I feel very good about those guys," Malzahn ... Read Full Story

Four Directions Gus Malzahn Could Take in Defensive Coordinator Search

By on December 16th, 2015 in Football 22 Comments »
jamie-byrd-ncaa-football-southern-methodist-south-florida-850x560 Auburn began bowl practice on Monday and now that the recruiting calendar is in a dead period, the coaches can focus on playing a very dangerous Memphis team. However, Gus Malzahn still has to divide his time between game planning and finding a new defensive coordinator.The fans are understandably anxious as Malzahn is searching... Read Full Story

Recruiting Stars to Saturday Starts: Defensive Line Edition

By on December 15th, 2015 in Football 2 Comments »

The SEC has some of the very best defenses in college football, year in and year out. While the SEC recruits and develops better than any conference in America, each school does it a little differently. If each school were to have a superlative for their style, what would it be?

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Two Tigers Named to AP All-SEC Teams

By on December 14th, 2015 in Football, News 1 Comment »
18703072-mmmain Auburn's Daniel Carlson, a Lou Groza Award Finalist for the nation's top kicker, was named First Team All-SEC by the Associated Press today. The Walter Camp All-American was one of four players to be a unanimous selection.Daniel was joined on the AP list by offensive lineman, Braden Smith, who was a second-team selection.Carlson... Read Full Story

What Auburn Can Expect from Franklin, III: A Scouting Report

By on December 14th, 2015 in Football 13 Comments »

Auburn is set to sign the number one JUCO dual-threat QB in the nation in only a few short days. With most people in agreement that Auburn's offense needs to revert back to the zone-read, will Franklin III be the player they need?

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Random Ramblings

By on December 11th, 2015 in Football 22 Comments »
Craig Rambling Post It's a coaching carousel this December.(Photo by Acid Reign.)     War Eagle, everybody. It has sure been a turbulent few weeks in college football! Nearly half of the SEC East head coaches have departed, and assistants are loading up moving vans by the dozens. There will be some wild scrambling by teams across the southeast,... Read Full Story