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It’s Time to Save Tailgating; Push Back the Start of College Football

By on August 25th, 2014 in Football 13 Comments »
Temperature Even though it feels like the inferno from hell in East Alabama, the calendar says otherwise. It’s game week in Auburn. College football is back. All is right with the world. Now let’s fix the damn thermometer.If season openers feel much warmer to you than in your childhood, there’s good reason. We played later in those da... Read Full Story

2014 Tunnel Video – Song Ideas

By on August 23rd, 2014 in Football 7 Comments »
                        A new season of Auburn football brings new sights, sounds, and a whole lot of football. But before the Tigers even make their way out of the tunnel and into the smoke, the fans have to get psyched for kickoff too. A favorite pre-game ritual of mine is the tunnel video that AUHD airs e... Read Full Story

The Expectation

By on August 22nd, 2014 in Featured Article, Football 7 Comments »
Synchronize your watches to GMT - Gus Malzahn TimeThere are many challenges for an incoming coach at a major university in the NCAA. There is the ever present distraction of being the center of media attention. The higher the profile school, the greater the media focus on his every move and utterance. Then there is the pressure... Read Full Story

Auburn Places 10 Tigers on Coaches Pre Season All-SEC Team

By on August 21st, 2014 in Football, News 1 Comment »
                                                                                                                                    (photo:Robin Trimarchi,Ledger-Enquirer)The Coaches pre season All-S... Read Full Story

College Football is one Week Away!

By on August 21st, 2014 in Football 14 Comments »
One week till football Preparation for Arkansas begins.(Photo by Acid Reign.)      War Eagle, everybody! I think I speak for all of us, when I say that college football frenzy is building rapidly! Maybe it's just a giddy product of having the SEC Network on the air, and having it on as background noise during most hours I'm home, but I have to sa... Read Full Story

Auburn Will be Tough to Beat in 2014 Despite Hardest Schedule in the Nation

By on August 20th, 2014 in Featured Article, Football 8 Comments »
527e8d693cce9.image- Gus & Nick                                                                                                                (photo:Albert Cesare,'s magical 2013 football season is now part of college football history... Read Full Story

Who Will be Auburn’s Breakout Running Back in 2014?

By on August 19th, 2014 in Featured Article, Football 12 Comments »
522692362acf1.image- Cory Grant                                                                                                                                   (photo:Albert Cesare,Opelika Auburn News)The Auburn football season is ... Read Full Story

News Flash: Bret Bielema is a Moron

By on August 18th, 2014 in Football 11 Comments »
It’s understandable to have some envy and animosity toward another coach and program; especially when that coach started in the SEC the same year as you and managed to win a championship while you continue looking for your first conference win.But encouraging your people to “knock the shit” out of fans from another school ... Read Full Story

Bash the Bulldogs!

By on August 14th, 2014 in Football 10 Comments »
Georgia Preview Bulldogs circle the wagons.      War Eagle, everybody! It’s time now for another Auburn opponent preview. On November 15th, the Tigers travel to Athens, Georgia to take on the Bulldogs in what should be a battle of top ten teams. This game has been a difficult one for the Tigers in recent years, as Auburn has only beaten ... Read Full Story

Leadership, the Difference Between Success and Failure

By on August 13th, 2014 in Featured Article, Football 10 Comments »
Marcus+Lattimore+Auburn+v+South+Carolina+oRAAdGM84oVl                         Jeffery Whitaker corralling Marcus Latimore.(photo:Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)He's Back. Bigger and better than ever. Jeff Whitaker who missed last season due to knee surgery has been showing his leadership on defense during Auburn's fall camp as well as his ability to dominate on th... Read Full Story

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

Fall Camp Proceeds Apace.

By on August 7th, 2014 in Football 6 Comments »
Beanie Bowl Tucker Tuberville (16) got more snaps in the first scrimmage than Nick Marshall did!(Photo by Acid Reign.)      War Eagle, everybody! Yesterday, the Auburn Tigers completed their first fall camp scrimmage. Yes, yes, I know! I owe faithful readers here previews of Auburn-UGA and the Iron Bowl. I've been very real-world busy ... 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