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Morning Musings: Back On Track

By on September 14th, 2016 in Football 15 Comments »
usa-today-9518722-0 Sean White... successfully achieved everything I was hoping to see, and more, last Saturday. He showed great poise and confidence in the pocket, and threw some of the prettiest spirals I have ever seen from a college quarterback. The redshirt sophomore proved that he is the right man for the job, as it's clear he has the grea... Read Full Story

Confident Tigers Are Fun To Watch

By on September 13th, 2016 in Football 8 Comments »
Sep 10, 2016; Auburn, AL, USA;   Auburn Tigers running back Kerryon Johnson (21) hurdles players  as receiver Tony Stephens (8) blocks Arkansas State Red Wolves cornerback Nehemiah Wagner (2) during the first quarter at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports Is the Auburn offense back? Has the high powered O of 2013–2014 returned to the Plains? In a word, we don't have a big enough sample to know. Just as one game of a subdued performance does not a season make, neither does one game of a high-scoring, almost record-breaking affair tell us if an offense is going to be good over th... Read Full Story

TET College Pick’em Results- WEEK 2

By on September 13th, 2016 in Football, News 1 Comment »
Pickem graphic Here are the Week TWO results from our TET College Pick'em, and look out, last year's champion has climbed his way to the top of the list this week.  2015 champion UglyJoe comes away with 31 points from a weekend that saw some blowouts and some top teams again squeaking by for a win. shoo_63 and HELLCAT83 are in your second and... Read Full Story

Softball and Basketball Release 2016–2017 Schedules

By on September 12th, 2016 in Basketball, Other Sports 1 Comment »

Two of Auburn's major sports programs released schedules for their upcoming seasons. The Auburn softball team, perhaps the flagship program at Auburn, released its fall schedule while Bruce Pearl's basketball program released its full schedule. Read more!

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Daniel Carlson Named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week

By on September 12th, 2016 in Football, News 2 Comments »
Sep 10, 2016; Auburn, AL, USA;   Auburn Tigers kicker Daniel Carlson (38) fakes a field goal and scores a touchdown during the second quarter against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports Auburn's Daniel Carlson had a career day against Arkansas State. The junior kicker accounted for 21 of Auburn's 51 points against ASU. He was three for three on field goal attempts, hit six PAT's, and ran for a touchdown off a fake field goal attempt. Today the SEC named him Special Teams Player of the Week, an honor he shares... Read Full Story

Malzahn Gives Auburn Hope

By on September 12th, 2016 in Football, News 13 Comments »
gus The offense was moving. The defense was immovable. The toilet paper was flowing. For a few hours Saturday night, all was right with the world. On a day when the rest of the SEC looked ordinary, Auburn looked like something more—like a complete football team. It was football unlike anything we’ve seen in these parts for quite... Read Full Story

Tigers Stomp the Red Wolves! (grading Auburn’s 51-14 win over Arkansas State)

By on September 11th, 2016 in Football 27 Comments »
arky-st-grades Sean White was a weapon on the ground as well as via the air!(Photo by Butch Dill, AP)     War Eagle everybody! It's time now for the Acid Reign Report on Auburn's big 51–14 win over Arkansas State. The much maligned Auburn offense, denigrated, laughed at and left for dead last week, returned in a big way as the sun ... Read Full Story

Work Over the Wolves! (Auburn–Arky State open thread)

By on September 10th, 2016 in Football 1 Comment »
arky-state-thread They certainly got worked over last Saturday by Toledo!Auburn vs. Arkansas State, Open Thread.     War Eagle, everybody! Tonight, the Auburn Tigers will host the Arkansas State Red Wolves in Jordan-Hare Stadium. Both teams come in limping at 0–1, having lost a week ago. Auburn lost a close but winnable game against C... Read Full Story

College Football TV Broadcast Schedule for Saturday 9-10-16

By on September 9th, 2016 in Football, News 2 Comments »
4f0bb3045a67ec52-jbennett War Eagle folks! It’s the second weekend of the 2016 College Football season. Below we have the broadcast schedule of all Saturday's games leading up to and after Auburn’s 6:30 p.m. kickoff against Arkansas State. There are only two games on tap for Friday. Utah vs.Utah State on ESPN and Miami vs. Florida Atlantic on Fox Spo... Read Full Story

A Carousel of Calamity

By on September 9th, 2016 in Football 26 Comments »
I have spent the past week trying to find words that adequately describe what took place in Jordan-Hare Stadium last weekend, and—much like Auburn's offense—I have come up short. Gus Malzahn's quarterback rotation was a carousel of calamity. To say it was puzzling would be polite—embarrassing and inept are much better de... Read Full Story

Where is the Line in the Sand for Gus Malzahn?

By on September 8th, 2016 in Football 9 Comments »

After a disappointing year that put coach Gus Malzahn on the "hot seat," Malzahn didn't quiet his critics as the Auburn offense sputtered to one of the most baffling game plans in recent history. As typical, there is a lot of over reaction by fans, but should Malzahn be pushed out or allowed to stay the course? Look at the data trends that define if and when fans should move on from the Gus Bus.

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By on September 8th, 2016 in Football 11 Comments »
packages Run or pass? The defense can tell, just based upon who comes on the field.(Tight end lined up wide? Definitely a deceptive run.)(Photo by Acid Reign.)     War Eagle, everybody! Ordinarily, one would not think a matchup featuring Auburn and Arkansas State would be an important game. However, this Saturday's tilt is very... Read Full Story

Repeating History

By on September 7th, 2016 in Football, News 9 Comments »

We've heard the mantra for so long, it's now a cliche - "The game is played for sixty minutes or longer. Whatever is shown on the scoreboard at the end is what counts, not before." Nowhere was that more true than in the games played this last weekend. The SEC played a series of big games against power five conference teams whose match ups seemed to mirror Bowl-Game-like scenarios from the past.

Unfortunately, those games revealed that the SEC's historical power might be a thing of the distant past. Because what was most evident this last weekend to me was not how the SEC has changed from the heady days of eight straight National Championships, but how little it had changed from the more recent history of last year.

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Back To Square One

By on September 7th, 2016 in Football 12 Comments »
Sep 3, 2016; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn reacts during warm-ups prior to the game against the Clemson Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports I'm still trying to wrap my head around last Saturday's game. When I left the gates of Jordan-Hare following Sean White's final two heaves toward the end zone, I was silent, confused and heartbroken by a game that should have never even come that close. So many questions swirled in my head, and many of them are still left unan... Read Full Story

TET College Pick’em WEEK ONE Results

Pickem graphic Here are the results of WEEK ONE of our Track' Em Tigers College Pick'em.  The SEC took a sucker punch last weekend and was down for the count in many surprising games. It was also a wild weekend of upsets if you were ranked in the Top 25. Week one for picking games shows us that this year may be a little more difficult than j... Read Full Story

#TETtailgate Week One Review


Tailgating in the SEC is a sport in and of itself. No fanbase does it quite like Auburn! Check out all these super Auburn fans and how they tailgated. We have folks checking in from LA to NYC! And, most importantly, from the Plains!

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No More Quarterback by Committee Says Gus Malzahn

By on September 6th, 2016 in Football, News 14 Comments »
21053895-mmmain Gus Malzahn met the press today and made some significant statements. Probably none were more welcomed by fans than his statement that he would not be using three quarterbacks this week against Arkansas State. In fact the remarks seem to indicate the quarterback-by-committee game plan would be shelved permanently." Offensively, ... Read Full Story

A Minority Opinion …

By on September 6th, 2016 in Football 25 Comments »
21045957-mmmain As I sat in Jordan-Hare Stadium Saturday night I wondered if Gus Malzahn's plan to use three quarterbacks was designed to confuse the Clemson defensive coordinator. If so I'm not sure how much it confused him or his defense, but it certainly left the Auburn faithful puzzled. The rotation of signal callers resembled a spring game... Read Full Story

Dazed and Confused

By on September 5th, 2016 in Football 34 Comments »
Twister How do you sum up Saturday’s loss? It was one of the best performances we’ve ever seen. It was also the most perplexing, mind-blowing exhibit we’ve witnessed in our lifetime. Of course, I’m talking about the lights-out defense and Gus Malzahn’s wacky science experiment.Malzahn had nine months to prepare, and this is wh... Read Full Story

Clemson Holds off Auburn (grading the Auburn/Clemson game)

By on September 4th, 2016 in Football, News 49 Comments »
Holsey Clemson The defense looked very good.(Photo by Brynn Anderson, AP)     War Eagle everybody. It's time now for the Acid Reign Report on Auburn's 19–13 loss to the Clemson Tigers on opening night at Jordan-Hare Stadium. It was a tall order to host the second best team in the country in the first game. I give the Auburn players... Read Full Story