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One Small Step,…

huella-apolo-11-armstrong Oftentimes first steps are small, even for the great ones among us. Beethoven's first symphony is more an homage to Mozart and Haydn than an expression of unique style that his later works would display, most especially in his dramatic Fifth. Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer is a witty humorous novel, but is in no way comparable to th... Read Full Story

Will New SEC Rule Change Affect Pace of Play?

By on July 15th, 2015 in Football 5 Comments »
635724668573983032-SEC-Media-Days-Footba-init-5- As fans follow every word spoken by their team's coaches during SEC Media Days and watch their favorite players be interviewed by the press, this writer always looks forward to the statements made by the head SEC official.On Tuesday Steve Shaw, the Coordinator of SEC Officials, delivered his annual address on rule changes comin... Read Full Story

“He’s Got Everything it Takes to be a Very Successful Quarterback”

By on July 14th, 2015 in Football 6 Comments »
635723981494929211-AP-SEC-MEDIA-DAYS-FOOTBALL-74474930 He arrived in Auburn with high expectations. After all he was the 2013 "Mr. Alabama Football." A four-star recruit out of Carver Montgomery, the 6’ 5” quarterback threw 45 touchdowns for 5,625 yards the last two seasons at Carver. Thirtyone of those TD’s came during his senior season.However, those expectations were put on... Read Full Story

Five More Tigers Named to Preseason Awards Watch List

By on July 14th, 2015 in Football 1 Comment »
16224955-mmmain Auburn Buck/Defensive End Carl Lawson and Linebackers Kris Frost and Cassanova McKinzy have all been named to the Butkus Award Watch list which is given annually to the nation's top linebacker.McKinzy who is Auburn's second-leading returning tackler adds this honor to selections for the Outland and Nagurski  Awards along wi... Read Full Story

Malzahn Talks Auburn Football at Media Days

By on July 13th, 2015 in Football 1 Comment »

Video of Gus Malzahn's remarks on first day of SEC Media Days.

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Gus at SEC Media Days – the highlights…

By on July 13th, 2015 in Football 3 Comments »
gus-malzahn-ncaa-football-sec-media-day-850x560 Gus Malzahn just stepped off the podium at SEC Media Days. Questions from the press included Muschamp (of course), Carl Lawson, the stable of RBs, Harbaugh's football camps, the toughness of the SEC West, and that BIG Scoreboard screen in the stadium.Muschamp is bringing a good work ethic and is passionate (as we all know). Ma... Read Full Story

Raise the Tent, SEC Media Days are Here

By on July 13th, 2015 in Football 6 Comments »
malzahn sec media days We hit another milestone today. SEC Media Days gets underway this morning at 11:30 am CT. Auburn gets the honor of kicking off the festivities, being the first team at the podium.  I love the event. It’s uniquely Southern. No other conference can match the atmosphere of Hoover, Alabama. Coverage will pretty much run all day ... Read Full Story

Broadcast Schedule for SEC Media Days

By on July 12th, 2015 in Football, News 1 Comment »

Live coverage starts at 11:30 a.m. on Monday with coaches’ remarks and player interviews beginning at approximately 12:45 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. while Thursday’s schedule will be a half day format – 9 a.m. to noon. After new conference Commissioner Greg Sankey speaks on Monday, Auburn’s Gus Malzahn will be the first coach at the podium. We have listed below a schedule for the week:

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More Tigers Make Preseason Awards Watch Lists

By on July 10th, 2015 in Football 1 Comment »
Carl-Lawson-Auburn-John-Reed-USA-TODAY-Sports Five Auburn Tigers were named Friday to prestigious preseason awards watch lists. Avery Young and Alex Kozan were both selected for the Outland Trophy watch list while Carl Lawson, Jonathan Jones, and Cassanova McKinzy landed on the Bronco Nagurski Trophy list. The Outland Trophy honors the country's best interior lineman, and ... Read Full Story

Fall BBQ in Fayetteville!

By on July 9th, 2015 in Football 3 Comments »
Brandon Allen Arky preview

Time now for another Auburn opponent preview. On October 24th, Auburn will travel to Fayetteville, Arkansas for a grudge match with SEC West rival Arkansas. Since Bret Bielema was hired a couple of years ago, things have become right testy between these two schools. Thanks to various barbs between head coaches Bret Bielema and Gus Malzhan, I've read from a number of Arkansas fans that Auburn is now considered the biggest Razorback rival.

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Watch List Season Means College Football is Just Around the Corner

By on July 8th, 2015 in Football 8 Comments »
15953913-mmmain It's not even SEC Media Days, and already the preseason award watch lists are starting to come out. Yesterday, Auburn quarterback Jeremy Johnson and wide receiver Duke Williams were named to one of the biggest awards list, The Maxwell Award, which is given to college football's "Player of the Year." Having started only one game... Read Full Story

Tribute to the Track ‘Em Tigers Auburn Football Hall of Fame – 2015 Class

By on July 7th, 2015 in Football, Memories 7 Comments »
XXX PHXDC5-5XVQLP4ZAP01N9DXN52O_ORIGINAL.JPG USA AZ Auburn University has a rich and storied football heritage. Some of the greatest ever to play the game have played on the Plains of Auburn. The Tigers have had four College Football Hall of Fame coaches, three Heisman Trophy winners, and are the twelfth winningest program in Division I history.Not only has Auburn won more SEC ... Read Full Story

Monday Musings

By on July 6th, 2015 in Football 22 Comments »
With Fourth of July festivities in the rear view mirror, we can officially say football season is here. It starts next month. It’s hard to believe this will be the 11th football season that has been in existence. Next month we’ll celebrate our 10th year of covering Auburn football. There have been many blogs come and go si... Read Full Story

Happy 4th of July from Track ‘Em Tigers!

By on July 4th, 2015 in Football, News 3 Comments »

The celebration of our nation’s independence is a time we all cherish and ... fall camp is just a month off. So accordingly we have posted a sneak peak video from the Auburn Athletic office to get us all pumped for the start of Auburn Tiger Football. The clip features members of the Auburn Family including former Tiger quarterback, Jason Campbell.

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Track ‘Em Tigers Auburn Football Hall of Fame Ballot for 2015

By on July 2nd, 2015 in Football 9 Comments »
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The names receiving the highest number of votes will be included in this year’s class of the Track ‘Em Tigers Football Hall of Fame. So vote for the players you would like to see go into this year’s HOF class ... Next week, we will publish a tribute article to the list of winners.

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July 4th and … Track ‘Em Tigers Hall of Fame Nominations

By on June 29th, 2015 in Football 19 Comments »
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July 4th is one of America's biggest holidays. It's a time when most Americans celebrate our nation's independence with traditional parades, fireworks, barbecues, and vacations. And traditionally, it’s a time for the staff here at Track ‘Em Tigers to take our annual week's vacation ... For the last three years Track ‘Em Tigers has taken nominations for our own Auburn Tigers Football Hall of Fame. This year ...

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Tigers Lose Another Family Member

By on June 26th, 2015 in Football 4 Comments »
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War Eagle, everybody. It's a somber day, as I have just been informed that former Auburn center James Kiger passed away early this morning in an automobile accident. Kiger was a member of the undefeated 1993 Auburn squad and was the starting center on the 1996 team for Dameyune Craig that went 8 - 4 and won the Independence Bowl. Kiger helped Craig set an Auburn total offense in a single game record that didn't fall till Nick Marshall broke it in last season's Iron Bowl.

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Thursday Night Showdown

By on June 25th, 2015 in Football 14 Comments »
KY preview Boom Williams Boom Williams totes the rock for the Wildcats!      War Eagle, everybody! It's time now for another Auburn opponent preview. On October 15th, Auburn will travel to Lexington Kentucky for a Thursday night headliner against the Kentucky Wildcats. A half century ago or so, Auburn used to play the Wildcats every year. Since 197... Read Full Story

Great Expectations on the Horizon for Auburn Football

By on June 24th, 2015 in Football 9 Comments »
hi-res-71da4bf054f1839faa55dbd8e49c3bcf_crop_north In the heat of the summer when there is little going on in college football, predictions about the upcoming season are made that have little significance but are fun for the fans to talk about. In case you haven't noticed, several organizations have published their projections for the 2015 college bowl season, including the nat... Read Full Story

Auburn Climbing in Recruiting Rankings

By on June 23rd, 2015 in Football 3 Comments »
18003632-mmmain June is the slow time for college football news so every time a high school recruit decommits from a school, articles start appearing questioning whether that program is in trouble with its  recruiting. It doesn't matter that National Signing Day is seven to eight months away. Recruiting is such a fluid thing, anyway. Changes ... Read Full Story