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Auburn Completes 2nd Scrimmage, Starting Quarterback Not Yet Named

By on August 13th, 2016 in Football, News 2 Comments »

Outside looking in, it certainly appears that the coaches are giving John Franklin III every opportunity to take control of the quarterback race. Whether that’s more of a testament to a lack of confidence in Sean White or to Franklin’s athletic ability is anyone’s guess.

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Auburn Quarterback Battle Update: Decision Could Be Postponed Till Season Opener

By on August 12th, 2016 in Football, News 22 Comments »
20095594-mmmain Just when Auburn's quarterback race seemed to be narrowing down to Sean White being named the Tigers' starting quarterback, Offensive Coordinator Rhett Lashee said the decision might not be made till game time September 3rd. Although Head Coach Gus Malzahn said in his Sunday press conference that he might be ready to name the ... Read Full Story

Camp Notes, Week Two!

By on August 11th, 2016 in Football 8 Comments »
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War Eagle, everybody! We are now into the second week of fall camp, and most teams have already scrimmaged once. I had planned to do an Iron Bowl preview this week, but I think I am going to hold off another week, thanks to subterfuge and lack of information on quarterback races coming out of both camps. Instead we'll take a look at what we're hearing from week two of fall camp.

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Five Players on Auburn Offense Poised to Have a Breakout Year

By on August 10th, 2016 in Football 22 Comments »
-992915ab3ed66f66 After a disappointing 2015, the Auburn Tigers enter the 2016 football season with a lot of new faces along with a lot of questions. Perhaps the biggest of which is how much can the Tiger offense rebound from last year’s 9th place SEC finish in total offense. However, there are reasons for optimism. For one, the Tigers will ha... Read Full Story

Best of the SEC West: Defensive Rankings

By on August 9th, 2016 in Football 6 Comments »
Montravius Adams (1) celebrates a sack. 
Auburn at Texas A&M in College Station, Texas. on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015.
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The SEC has the best defenses in the country. The SEC West has the best defenses in the SEC. Who will have the best defensive units in 2016? Take a look!

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All Signs Point to Sean White at Quarterback

By on August 8th, 2016 in Football, News 30 Comments »
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Mississippi State vs Auburn in Auburn, Ala. on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015.
Zach Bland/Auburn Athletics ESPN personality Kirk Herbstreit didn’t hesitate yesterday when asked who should start at quarterback for Auburn. In a series of tweets, he wrote, “They (Auburn) need Franklin to be the guy (playmaker at QB). 8 wins would be huge!”Gus Malzahn must have missed the message. All signs at fall camp point to Sean White leading ... Read Full Story

Gus Malzahn Says Quarterback Could Be Named After Tuesday’s Scrimmage

By on August 7th, 2016 in Football, News 2 Comments »
15647818-mmmain Coach Gus Malzahn met with the media Sunday after Auburn's first scrimmage of the fall in pads. Among other things, the Auburn coach discussed his quarterback situation, saying that freshman Woody Barrett could go live during the next scrimmage. However, the three experienced QB's (Sean White, Jeremy Johnson, and John Franklin, ... Read Full Story

“We’ve Got A Long Way To Go” – Auburn Defensive Coordinator, Kevin Steele

By on August 6th, 2016 in Football, News 2 Comments »

The new Auburn defensive coordinator said he was pleased to see that his players, "Came back in very good shape with a very good attitude." Of course he gave the typical rundown on key personal. Probably a significant point on personnel was Steele's ...

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Jovon Robinson, John Franklin III, and the Changing Entropy at Auburn

By on August 5th, 2016 in Football 18 Comments »

Auburn relishes the underdog role, and fans seemed primed to watch the Tigers unleash a talented and underappreciated team. However, the events of the last week have cast serious doubts in the minds of some Auburn fans, beginning with possible QB John Franklin III's behavior on Last Chance U and ending with the dismissal of Jovon Robinson. Suddenly, the good entropy is gone, and some fans feel like bad energy may be surrounding the program in a critical year.

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Kicking off Fall Camp!

By on August 4th, 2016 in Football, News 18 Comments »
Practice Robinson An opportunity missed.(Photo by Acid Reign.)     War Eagle, everybody. It is fall camp time! Yesterday, Auburn began official practice for the 2016 football season. It is a joyous time of year, brimming with unbridled optimism and excitement across the landscape. It is always such a welcome relief from the dog days of summer... Read Full Story

“This Year There Will Be No Distractions”—Gus Malzahn (includes video)

By on August 3rd, 2016 in Football, News 8 Comments »
19149313-mmmain Gus Malzahn met the media at the end of Auburn's first day of fall camp and gave a rundown of the Tigers' first practice. He talked about the usual things: effort, player injuries, and team unity. Most importantly he let it be known that he would not allow any distractions to team unity this year when he announced he had dismiss... Read Full Story

Auburn Begins Fall Camp Facing One of Toughest Schedules in the Nation

By on August 3rd, 2016 in Football, News 15 Comments »
hi-res-9c52f19e0a47029af1d19a0bf0ea1a2a_crop_north It's finally here - Auburn Football is back! The Tigers begin fall camp today at 3 p.m. CT. While Auburn fans everywhere welcome this day, it brings with it quite a different feeling than last year. In 2015 there was almost a sense of euphoria as the Tigers were picked by the media to win the SEC and compete in the college foo... Read Full Story

Best in the West: Offensive Rankings

By on August 2nd, 2016 in Football 8 Comments »

It's the time of year every football fan loves and hates. The season is 40-something days away, and only magazines and rankings can pacify the desire for college football. Take a look at our offensive position rankings.

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Get a Glimpse of John Franklin, III in Last Chance U

By on August 1st, 2016 in Football, News 12 Comments »
john franklin iii When fall camp opens Wednesday, all eyes will be on the quarterback position. It’s something Auburn people have grown accustomed to over the years. Picking a new quarterback each season is about as regular as the leaves changing on the trees.What we’ve learned from past experience is the person who emerges from camp as the s... Read Full Story

Friday Ramblings From The Plains – (Kevin Greene edition)

By on July 29th, 2016 in Football, News 6 Comments »
11669080-kevingreene Despite not playing collegiately till his junior year, Kevin Greene is one of Auburn football's most famous sons. He's definitely Auburn's most famous walk-on. Playing linebacker in just eight games as a senior, he led the SEC in sacks in 1984 and won Auburn’s Zeke Smith Award as the team’s best defensive player. With ju... Read Full Story

A Battle Between the Hedges (Previewing Georgia)

By on July 28th, 2016 in Football 6 Comments »
Georgia Chubb Will Nick Chubb return to dominance?(Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports)     War Eagle, everybody! It's time now for another Auburn football preview! On November 12th, Auburn will visit Athens, Georgia for the annual tilt with the Bulldogs, in the oldest football rivalry in the South. Sanford Stadium is a place where the Tigers ha... Read Full Story

Auburn University Bass Fishing Team Set for Nationals

By on July 27th, 2016 in Other Sports 6 Comments »

What Auburn University team has won the most national titles in the last five years? Look no further than the Auburn University Bass Fishing Team. They are on the cusp of winning yet another championship this week as they are set to fish the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops.

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Defying Expectations: Auburn Defense

By on July 26th, 2016 in Football 18 Comments »
Sep 27, 2014; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers defensive tackle Montravius Adams (1) celebrates an interception during the first half against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

Auburn hired yet another defensive coordinator while bringing in a first-time position coach and another well-traveled position coach. Most believe that Auburn has the talent but not the complete players to really compete. The expectations outside of Auburn seem to be that Auburn will only be average, as long as its star player is healthy. Could this unit defy expectations? Read how it could.

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Monday Musings

By on July 25th, 2016 in Football 15 Comments »
Like many of you, I spent part of yesterday watching the Auburn Takeover on the SEC Network. It was great getting a full 24 hours of Auburn coverage. On the flip side, we have to spend the remaining 13 days watching games from schools in which we have zero interest. I hope this is the last year of that experiment.My takeaway fro... Read Full Story

Zeke Smith Was The Representation of What an Auburn Football Player Should Be

By on July 23rd, 2016 in Football, Memories, News 6 Comments »
12009963 The son of a railroad man, Roger Duane Smith was a standout high school fullback at Uniontown, Alabama in 1956. His high school coach knew his favorite SEC player was Georgia quarterback Zeke Bratkowski, so he dubbed the star fullback with the nickname "Zeke," and it stuck. Although Zeke had been a star at Uniontown, he went un... Read Full Story