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Welcoming High Expectations!

By on July 21st, 2015 in Football 8 Comments »
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There has been some Auburn hand-wringing over Auburn's lofty expectations, to be sure. It’s been well documented that Auburn doesn’t tend to do well when ranked high in July and August. I think that this is the year that the Tigers will break through! And here's why ...

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Here We Go Again: Auburn and the Expectation Game

By on July 20th, 2015 in Football 4 Comments »
gus malzahn media days Salt and pepper. Peanut butter and jelly. All words that go together. Auburn and expectations? Not so much. When the inevitable news broke last week that Auburn was the media pick to win the SEC title, all kinds of bad memories came flooding back. Dating back to 1984 when Auburn began the year atop the polls only to be derailed... Read Full Story

Dufner Watch for the British Open

By on July 18th, 2015 in Other Sports 4 Comments »
635724071867647968-USP-PGA-THE-144TH-OPEN-CHAMPIONSHIP-PRACTICE-ROUN-74477844 The British Open, or as the Brits call it, The Open, is this week and our boy 'The Duf" is there and doing OK. Conditions are brutal, and if this weather was in the US no golfer in their right mind would hit the links. Torrential rain, cold, and wind gusts up to 40 mph are pounding the home of golf, St. Andrews. The locals embr... Read Full Story

SEC West Dominates Media All-SEC Team – (Auburn places 10 on the list)

By on July 17th, 2015 in Football, News 3 Comments »
Carl+Lawson+SEC+Championship+Missouri+v+Auburn+2yRIKLB3GC9l The Southeastern Conference released its preseason All-SEC teams today and not surprisingly, the SEC Western Division placed nearly 71 percent of the total players (55 of 78) on the three teams. The list wAS voted on by the media at this week's SEC Media Days. Auburn had 10 players make the list, including First Team selection,... Read Full Story

Auburn Picked to Win SEC by Media – or did they pick another team? (with reader poll)

By on July 17th, 2015 in Football 5 Comments »
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Auburn was picked by the media at SEC Media Days to win the Southeastern Conference while Alabama was picked to win the Western Division. Nevertheless, the media are not the only ones who can cast votes for their favorite to win the SEC. So can our readers.
Take our poll and tell us what your vote would be if you were given a ballot at SEC Media Days.

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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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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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