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What are Auburn’s Chances to Play for a National Championship in 2015?-(with poll)

By on January 14th, 2015 in Football 18 Comments »
gus-malzahn-auburn-coach-of-the-year "The only thing on my mind is getting back to this game next year and be on that sideline," said Gus Malzahn speaking on ESPN's SportsCenter before this year's national championship game.And many prognosticators have given Auburn a better than average chance to land in the big dance next year. In fact, yesterday the Tigers were ... Read Full Story

Auburn Hires Nation’s No.1 Recruiter to Coach Linebackers

By on January 14th, 2015 in Football, News 8 Comments »
The new Auburn defensive staff was already looking strong for 2015 with the addition of former Florida coaches Will Muschamp and Travaris Robinson. Now Auburn has plucked a top recruiter and coach off the Alabama staff. Lance Thompson who coached with Will Muscahmp at LSU has left Alabama to join the Auburn staff as linebackers ... Read Full Story

Ohio State Should Thank Auburn and SEC for Chance at National Championship

By on January 13th, 2015 in Football 11 Comments »
635567026353511291-USATSI-8328012-USA TODAY As the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrated their 42-20 victory over the Oregon Ducks last night, to win the first ever National Playoff Championship, I couldn't help but think back to the genesis for such a historic night in college football - the 2004 BCS fiasco from which no champion is listed in the record books.The impetus for th... Read Full Story

Is the Senior Bowl Putting the Screws to Nick Marshall?

By on January 12th, 2015 in Football 8 Comments »
On the surface it’s crystal clear. The Senior Bowl is putting the screws to Nick Marshall. The Mobile All-Star Game is run by former Alabama assistant coach and current color analyst Phil Savage. He also holds a master’s degree from the school. When handing out invitations, Blake Sims was at the top of the list. Marshall? N... Read Full Story

Jumping January.

By on January 8th, 2015 in Football 8 Comments »
Changes on the Plains Jan Tigers are making changes.(Photo by Acid Reign.)     War Eagle everybody, and good morning from the frozen tundra of Alabama! Football bowl season is nearly over, the mercury is plunging, and time moves on. Usually at this time of year, college football focus is on recruiting, and there's quite a buildup to national signing ... Read Full Story

The Malzahn Effect and Muschamp Efficiency

By on January 7th, 2015 in Football 5 Comments »
Futuristic-Tiger A winning combination - The raw power of nature combined with clockwork mechanical efficiency The Malzahn Effect is more than a casual catch phrase. It is a true, measurable quantity across several facets of the game of football.  There have been many articles illustrating just what exactly that means concerning the hiring of... Read Full Story

Iron Bowl Hero Returns to Coach at Place He Loves

By on January 6th, 2015 in Football 5 Comments »

The Tide had come into the game on a five game winning streak but couldn't score on three fourth-quarter trips across midfield - due in large part to the efforts of Robinson, who was named the game's Most Valuable Player for his performance. The team leader in interceptions broke up two passes, had two quarterback hurries, and led the Tigers with 12 tackles ... with video of Auburn 2002 Defense in Iron Bowl:

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An Auburn Season Lacking in Leadership

By on January 5th, 2015 in Football 31 Comments »
gus outback Maybe we should have known at the first whiff of marijuana smoke. From the start, things felt different about this Auburn team. Sure, they jumped out to a 7-1 record; and because of it, fans tended to block out the background noise. Auburn people told themselves that Nick Marshall’s arrest was nothing more than youthful indis... Read Full Story

Badgers Nip the Tigers. (Grading Auburn’s Outback Bowl loss.)

By on January 3rd, 2015 in Football 10 Comments »
Melvin Gordon Outback The Tigers could not pull down Melvin Gordon.(Brian Blanco, Getty Images)     War Eagle, everybody. It's time now for the Acid Reign report on Auburn's 34-31 overtime loss to the Wisconsin Badgers. It was a back-and-forth battle under mostly cloudy skies in the Outback Bowl, and a missed 45-yard field goal ended it for the T... Read Full Story

The Future’s So Bright

Kristi Malzahn comforting Daniel Carlson following a loss at the 2015 Outback Bowl. For the fifth time this season, Auburn's defense played a huge role in yesterday's loss. This trend of allowing hundreds of rush yards to the likes of Georgia, Alabama, and now Wisconsin is getting a bit old. Aside from defensive line coach, Rodney Garner, I don't expect Will Muschamp to ask a single defensive assistant coach ... Read Full Story

Break the Badgers!

By on January 1st, 2015 in Football 9 Comments »
Outback line warmup Tigers must be strong today! Outback Bowl Open Thread.(Photo by Acid Reign.)     War Eagle, everybody, and Happy New Year! Today the Auburn Tigers will take on the Wisconsin Badgers at Tampa Stadium in the Outback Bowl. It's been a fun two weeks since the bowl season started, and the holiday season highlight will be watching... Read Full Story

Happy New Year from Track ‘em Tigers!

By on December 31st, 2014 in Memories Comments Off
Happy-New-Year-2015 Acid Reign will be doing his regular play by play during an Open Thread of the Outback Bowl on New Year's day. Be sure to check back here and add your thoughts to the discussion as the game unfolds. War Eagle and Happy New Year!... Read Full Story

Pre-game: Thoughts from Tampa

-515c511569d7aba9 It's about 1:45 in the morning here in Tampa -- well, more specifically Sarasota, Florida. The drive down consisted of fellow Auburn flags flying high and proud in the wind (with a few Mizzou ones enroute to Orlando sprinkled here and there), on-and-off again traffic, and a pretty decent amount of rain. My grandfather and I hav... Read Full Story

How Significant is Duke Williams’ Suspension from The Outback Bowl?

By on December 30th, 2014 in Football 6 Comments »
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So the long run looks good, but what does his absence mean for the Tigers’ game with Wisconsin? There’s no question it will hurt. Anytime you take a valuable playmaker off the field, it is a cause for concern. However ...

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Outback Bowl News and Notes

By on December 29th, 2014 in Football 7 Comments »
Who would have thought it? According to, Outback Bowl tickets are the most expensive of any bowl game outside of the Sugar and Rose. A glimpse of the secondary market shows that Thursday’s game with Wisconsin averages $99 per seat.There’s no word on how many total tickets have been sold, but Auburn has already sold tw... Read Full Story

Duke Williams Coming Back for Senior Year but Will Miss Outback Bowl

By on December 29th, 2014 in Football, News 4 Comments »
tmp1412298730077-USA TODAY Auburn's Head Coach Gus Malzahn announced today that wide receiver Duke Williams will not be playing in the Outback Bowl on Thursady. Malzahn said the reason was due to a violation of team rules.After speculation that Duke might declare for the NFL Draft, Malzahn said that the Tigers' leading receiver will be returning for his s... Read Full Story

2010 Outback Bowl ‘Classic Game’ Featured on Auburn Everyday

By on December 26th, 2014 in Football 7 Comments »

A look back at the wild 2010 Outback Bowl when Auburn defeated Northwestern in a game that saw the lead switch back and forth. Despite Chris Todd hitting 20 of 31 passes for 235 yards and no interceptions and Ben Tate running for 108 yards and two touchdowns, the Tigers were tied at 35 all at the end of regulation, pushing the game into overtime.

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Dear Santa, I want it ALL!!!

By on December 25th, 2014 in Memories 20 Comments »

It is that time of year when I open a thread so everyone at TET can tell what they got for Christmas.
Share what cool things you got for Christmas. It is more fun when you share the excitement with your closest friends like the folks here at TET.

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Merry Christmas from Track ‘em Tigers

By on December 24th, 2014 in Memories 7 Comments »
AhaESOJCMAEHdfw.jpg_large-TrackEmTigers More than anything else, Track’em Tigers is a community – a family. Everyone has a special place here. And on the night before Christmas 2014, the staff and I want to wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas!... Read Full Story


By on December 24th, 2014 in Football, Memories 7 Comments »

(Author’s note: Now that we are all excited about and looking forward to the Outback Bowl and how Will Muschamp will do next year, I realize this article would have been more appropriate appearing a few weeks ago. Nonetheless, it took me this long to put this feeling in perspective so I could put this feeling into words.)

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