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A Bulldog Tuneup on Tap (preview of Auburn – La Tech).

By on September 25th, 2014 in Football 6 Comments »
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War Eagle, everybody! We are headed into week five of this 2014 college football season. There have been a few bumps and bruises for the Tigers, but the bottom line is that the Tigers are 3-0, and are thus far waxing opponents by an average score of 41-16. While folks mutter about the passing game, the real story is that Auburn is playing shut-down defense most of the time this season, holding opponents to just 86 rushing yards per game.

I opined way back in June of this year that this week'sAuburn opponent Louisiana Tech is probably a year away from being a bowl team due to inexperience on both lines of scrimmage. Thus far this season, that prediction seems fair...

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Auburn’s Nick Marshall Key to Success for Toughest Schedule in the Nation

By on September 24th, 2014 in Football 13 Comments »
USP NCAA FOOTBALL: AUBURN AT KANSAS STATE S FBC USA KS Gus Malzahn knew what he wanted when he took over as the Head Coach of the Auburn Tigers. He wanted a quarterback that could run his Hurry Up No Huddle offense to perfection. With a proven eye for quarterback talent he went after and signed Nick Marshall, the top quarterback out of the junior college ranks.Malzahn knew right awa... Read Full Story

The Dirty Dozen – Week Four

By on September 23rd, 2014 in Football 10 Comments »
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A look at the games that Auburn’s opponents play throughout the season, highlighting points of interest, tendencies and potential issues for their remaining season and their future game against Auburn... Big game confrontations will come soon enough, against all our old rivals, but the best teams this season will be the ones that play consistently in each and every game, not just those against the media favorites or in prime time.

If you've been following this series, you'll know how this works. I give a rating for each game based on the table below. I also conduct an analysis of that team's Efficiency Rating as the season progresses and present to you comments about the matchups ...

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TET Pick Em Results Week Four

By on September 23rd, 2014 in Football Comment »
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There will be 17 games for this week and all are on Saturday. With us dropping our worst two weeks' picks, so far four weeks in, the leaders only have their best two weeks worth of picks. There's still plenty of time to catch up if you're behind. Going into week five, here's how it shakes out:

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Joshua Holsey Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week

By on September 22nd, 2014 in Football Comment »
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Holsey made a career high 11 tackles against Kansas State and helped hold All-Big 12 receiver Tyler Lockett to just 23 yards. “What he did was really phenomenal" said Gus Malzahn. " He’s a real calm, confident guy.”

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It’s Time to Realize: This Auburn Team is Different

By on September 22nd, 2014 in Football 11 Comments »
gus Auburn fans can’t help it. Gus Malzahn keeps pointing it out. Let’s just call it human nature. We can’t continue to compare last year’s Auburn team with this season’s bunch.In the bowels of Bill Snyder Family Stadium following Thursday’s uneven win over Kansas State, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn preached that this team i... Read Full Story

Tigers Tame the Wildcats! (grading Auburn’s win over Kansas State.)

By on September 21st, 2014 in Football 9 Comments »
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War Eagle, everybody! It’s time now for the Acid Reign report on Auburn’s 20-14 win on the road against 20th ranked Kansas State. Billed by some as the biggest home game in Kansas State history, the Wildcats came to play, taking center stage in a Thursday night contest. Against a stout K-State defense, Auburn struggled to run the ball, and had a good many passes bouncing off hands. Still, with the game on the line in the 4th quarter, Auburn rose up and ...

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College Football TV Broadcast Schedule for Saturday 9-20-14

By on September 20th, 2014 in Football 3 Comments »
6602468-USA TODAY Saturday's college football headliner will be in the ACC when Clemson takes on Florida State at 7p.m. CT. The Noles will be without the services of their starting quarterback after it was announced late Friday that he would be suspended for the entire game. Rerdshirt Sophomore Sean Maquire will get his first collegiate start.Mea... Read Full Story

Florida State Suspends Jameis Winston for Entire Clemson Game

By on September 20th, 2014 in Football, News 10 Comments »
1411183079000-USP-NCAA-Football-Citadel-at-Florida-State Florida State has announced that quarterback Jameis Winston will be suspended for Saturday's entire game against Clemson. Head Football Coach Jimbo Fisher had given the 2013 Heisman winner a half game suspension earlier in the week; but he was apparently over ruled by President Garnett S. Stokes and Athletic Director Stan Wilcox... Read Full Story

Auburn “holds on” in Manhattan

By on September 19th, 2014 in Featured Article, Football 30 Comments »
USA Today Sports My instincts told me that I should be worried. Primetime game, on the road in unknown territory, against a relatively unknown opponent, along with a key loss in safety Jermaine Whitehead – it was set up for failure from the start. But who knew our troubles wouldn’t come on defense, but instead on the offensive side of the ba... Read Full Story

Waste the Wildcats!

By on September 18th, 2014 in Featured Article, Football 352 Comments »
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Auburn vs. Kansas State, Open Thread. Tonight, the Auburn Tigers take on the Kansas State Wildcats, in Manhattan Kansas at one of the toughest stadiums in the Big 12. As always, feel free to participate and enjoy this thread.

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The Tigers Invade Manhattan (preview of Auburn – Kansas State).

By on September 18th, 2014 in Football 11 Comments »
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A preview of Thursday night matchup between No. 5 Auburn Tigers and Kansas State. It will be Auburn's first serious test of the 2014 season. The Wildcats are 2-0, and ranked 20th in the AP Top 25. The Tigers will have their hands full with a tough K-State team, and a raucous record-setting crowd expected for this one.

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Sammie Coates Healthy – Set to Burn Defenses Again

By on September 17th, 2014 in Football 7 Comments »
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Story about how Auburn will test opposing defenses with Sammie Coates and Duke Williams, two of the best Wide Receivers in college football.

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The Dirty Dozen – Week 3

By on September 16th, 2014 in Featured Article, Football 3 Comments »
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The Dirty Dozen looks at the games that Auburn’s opponents play throughout the season, highlighting points of interest, tendencies and potential issues for their remaining season and their future game against Auburn.

If you've been following this series, you'll know how this works, but if you're seeing this for the first time I give a rating for each game based on the table below. I'll also conduct an analysis of that team's Efficiency Rating as the season progresses and present to you my comments about the matchups:

!!! – Best game of the week
!! – Surprisingly good
! – Average to good
? – Why would I watch this?
?? – Who would watch this?
??? – What the hell is this?

ER = Efficiency Rating (see the latest Cafe Malzahn updated numbers)

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Auburn Gets Little Attention From National Media

By on September 15th, 2014 in Football 11 Comments »
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Apparently the national media has been underwhelmed with Auburn’s performance so far this season. Sure they remain among the nation’s top five, but you’d be hard pressed to find anyone outside of the Alabama footprint talking about them.

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Scouting Week!

By on September 13th, 2014 in Football 448 Comments »
Bye Week 1 Thread

War Eagle, everybody! Today, the Auburn Tigers are at rest while college football continues with Week Three. The headliner today is Georgia at South Carolina, in a matchup that will impact the Eastern Division Championship. So in our Open Thread for today we check out the Gamecocks and the Bulldogs - two future Auburn opponents.

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College Football TV Viewing Guide for Third Week of 2014 Season

By on September 12th, 2014 in Football, News 3 Comments »
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While there isn't many headliner games being played over the weekend, there is one game taking place in the Palmetto State Saturday that should be worth watching. Before the season began everyone thought it would be the de-facto SEC East Championship game.
For your convenience we have listed the weekend's TV broadcast schedule for all games this weekend and that game in South Carolina ...

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Bye Week Musings (Week 3)

By on September 12th, 2014 in Featured Article, Football 11 Comments »
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Happy Friday, fellow Barners. On a bye week edition of some weekly musings of mine, I take a look at some required fixing on both sides of the ball for the Tigers, my take on a top SEC matchup this week, a fun look at the newest Auburn uniform concept, Penn State's recent lifted probation, and much more. Take a look!

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Week Two Takeaways.

By on September 11th, 2014 in Football 14 Comments »
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Acid Reign takes a look at Auburn and college football after the first two weeks of the season. He says the Malzhan offense has kept on truckin’, and is averaging 544 yards per game. And that’s considering that both contests were out of hand in the 4th quarter, where a lot of backups played ...

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No.18 Auburn Soccer Team Off to Fast Start

By on September 10th, 2014 in Other Sports Comment »
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The Auburn soccer Team is off to a great start in the 2014 season. The Tigers are undefeated with a 5-1-0 overall record after last weekends wins in Oxford, Mississippi at the Rebel Classic. The Tigers fast start has landed them in the Top 25 rankings. The NSCAA/Continental Tire Poll has Auburn ranked at No.18 in the nation.

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