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A Case For Renewing Auburn’s Second Oldest Rivalry

By on August 12th, 2014 in Football 18 Comments »
Georgia_Tech_Auburn_football_game_Thanksgiving_1921 Starting in 2016, all SEC teams will be required to play at least one game against a team from one of the other Five Power conferences (Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12, or ACC). As a result Auburn announced a two game series last week beginning in 2016 with a familiar old foe. In fact, too familiar for a lot of fans. The news that Cle... Read Full Story

Enough With the Nick Marshall Story

By on August 11th, 2014 in Football 19 Comments »
Auburn Fast The Nick Marshall ordeal is over. On Sunday, he did what he had to do. He apologized to the Auburn Family. Case closed."I made a mistake and I'm just trying to gain my trust back from the coaches," Marshall said. "I let my family down and I'm also trying to gain their trust back and also the Auburn fans. The incident that happe... Read Full Story

Sunday’s Fan Day Means Auburn Football is Less Than Three Weeks Away

By on August 9th, 2014 in Football, News 1 Comment »
1h4mfa.AuSt.70- Fan day                                                                                                            (photo:Todd Van Ernst/AU media)First there was SEC Media Days, then last week the start of fall camp, and now tomorrow Aubu... Read Full Story

Some Memorable Plays (from the past) – 1990 Auburn vs. Florida State Edition

By on August 8th, 2014 in Featured Article, Football, Memories 3 Comments »
Greetings once more, lovers of post-secondary pigskin! At this time, when we are so close to opening day on the Plains that we can taste it, let’s look back on the last happy memory I was honored to witness against FSU - the great 1990 contest in Jordan-Hare Stadium.Both teams came into the game ranked in the top 10 (AU at #5 ... Read Full Story

The Exception

As an amateur statistician, exceptions bother me. There has to be a reason or a rationale for every single outlying figure. When you discover them, they usually lie annoyingly beyond the safe and secure standard deviation or the normal distribution. They poke up or down sharply from the smooth curve, menacing in their oddness.... Read Full Story

First Day in Full Pads!

By on August 5th, 2014 in Football 3 Comments »
Punters work Practice is heating up in Auburn.(Photo by Acid Reign.)      War Eagle, everybody! This afternoon, the Auburn Tigers will practice in full pads for the first time this August. These are the days when the players separate themselves from the bench warmers. We've already heard defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson harp on the i... Read Full Story

Shades of Jeff Burger? Probably Not.

By on August 4th, 2014 in Football 22 Comments »
jeff burger So much for the big announcement. Gus Malzahn’s declaration that Nick Marshall would not start the opener against Arkansas really didn’t give fans the definitive answer they were expecting. All we know for sure is that he won’t take the first snap.This is nothing new for Auburn and its quarterbacks. Back in 1987, Tiger qua... Read Full Story

Nick Marshall Will Not Start Against Arkansas

By on August 1st, 2014 in Football, News 14 Comments »
Nick Marshall will lead No.3 Auburn in it's quest for the Tigers' 2nd SEC Championship in three years. (photo: Julie Bennett,                                                                                                                                          (photo:Julie Bennett/ Malzahn said today that he wo... Read Full Story

Tempering Steele

By on August 1st, 2014 in Featured Article, Football 3 Comments »
                                                           A properly tempered sword will sport Auburn colors*First off, let me say that I enjoy reading Phil Steele's magazine and daily blog. If ever I need to know how many starting offensive linemen are returning for a gi... Read Full Story

Fall Camp Begins!

By on July 31st, 2014 in Football 12 Comments »
Fall Practice Begins Tiger Coaches will try to mold another SEC Champion!(Photo by Acid Reign.)      War Eagle, everybody! After a long, arduous off-season, Auburn begins fall practice tomorrow afternoon. The Tigers have about 4 weeks to get ready for the opening tilt at home against Arkansas on August 30th. I can't wait for practice reports to... Read Full Story

Can Auburn Repeat as SEC Champions?

2013-12-08T013322Z_43961064_NOCID_RTRMADP_3_NCAA-FOOTBALL-SEC-CHAMPIONSHIP-MISSOURI-VS-AUBURN                                                                                                                                         (Auburn media file)It's finally here. The 2014 Auburn football season begins Friday. The Tigers officiall... Read Full Story

Auburn Recruiting is also “Auburn Fast”

14007725-standard                    Auburn's latest recruit, 4-star Line backer Richard McBryde. (photo:Dennis Victory, middle of the dog days of summer means one thing in the south - college football is almost here. The off season is almost over and in just a few days Auburn will begin preseason training camp. While... Read Full Story

Auburn’s Wellness Kitchen is a Move in the Right Direction

By on July 28th, 2014 in Football 10 Comments »
wellness kitchen Maybe seeing it in real terms is what got my attention. We have become immune to these exorbitant figures thrown around when coaches are fired. But when you break it down into a monthly number it blows your mind.$209,457.84/month.That’s what Gene Chizik has been receiving every payday since losing his job back in 2012. He’ll... Read Full Story

Frank Thomas Speaks of Auburn at Hall of Fame Induction

By on July 28th, 2014 in Baseball, News 1 Comment »
If you didn't get to see Auburn great, Frank Thomas at Cooperstown, below is a video montage of Thomas' speech at his induction into Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame. Frank thanks his former coaches (Hal Baird, Pat Dye, Jay Jacobs) and says it was at Auburn University that he acquired a will to win.             ... Read Full Story

Former Auburn-Walk-on Will Be Inducted into Cooperstown Today

By on July 27th, 2014 in Baseball, News 7 Comments »
676160_LS-Frank-Thomas A former Auburn football player will be inducted into Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame today. Frank 'The Big Hurt' Thomas goes in as the first ever player to be inducted from the South Eastern Conference. Despite the threat of rain, the crowds are expected to possibly set a record of more than 40,000; due in large part to t... Read Full Story

Reliving the Moment

By on July 25th, 2014 in Football 5 Comments »
A full eight months have passed since that magical moment, and yet it’s everywhere. It’s been named the play of the year, the game of the year and widely accepted as the greatest play in college football history. I don’t know about you, but there’s rarely a week that goes by without me watching it at least a couple of ... Read Full Story

Amen Corner Continues with the Aggies.

By on July 24th, 2014 in Football 4 Comments »
TAMU Preview Will the Tigers play defense this time?(Photo by Acid Reign.)      War Eagle, everybody! It's time now for another Auburn opponent preview. On November 8th, the Tigers host Texas A&M. It's the third game between the two schools since the Aggies joined the SEC, and it could possibly be Auburn's third game in as many week... Read Full Story


You recognize it only after it happens. The moment when something new arrives that changes your life forever. Up until that event occurs, you are confident, poised, clear thinking, at ease with the situation around you and completely secure with your world ordered just as it should be. Then in an instant everything turns upside ... Read Full Story

Why Gus Malzahn Will Get Auburn Back to the National Championship Game

1389131889000-USATSI-7657712 -USAToday file                           Gus Malzahn coaching in the 2013 BCS Championship game. (photo:USAToday file)Human beings have many things in common and one of our shared traits is that we all are afraid of something. Whether those fears seem rational to others or not doesn't matter. It matters to us and that is wha... Read Full Story