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A Season of Missed Opportunities

By on December 1st, 2014 in Football 11 Comments »
Ellis Johnson All was not lost Saturday night in Tuscaloosa. In fact, a lot of good things were found. Gus Malzahn is not a one-hit wonder as some had speculated. He made quite the impression on the crowd in Bryant-Denny Stadium. Despite the uneven year, Malzahn sent a message to the college football world. He’s not down and out. Things ar... Read Full Story

Breaking: Ellis Johnson is out.

By on November 30th, 2014 in Football 15 Comments »
Ellis Out Johnson coaching 'em up.(Photo by Acid Reign.)     War Eagle, everybody. Breaking news out of Auburn this afternoon is that in the wake of the most points given up in Iron Bowl History, defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson has been dismissed by Auburn. Johnson leaves Auburn after a two-year stint in which his defenses gave up... Read Full Story

Tigers Can’t Catch the Tide (grading Auburn’s 55-44 loss to Alabama)

By on November 30th, 2014 in Football 13 Comments »
Iron Bowl Grades

War Eagle, everybody. It's time now for the Acid Reign report on Auburn's 55-44 loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Iron Bowl. In many ways, this game was a microcosm of Auburn's season in October and November. Despite having one of the most explosive offenses in Auburn history, this team finds ways to hamstring themselves. The Auburn defense can take a bit of solace that they aren't quite as bad as the defenses the team fielded in 2009, 2011 and 2012. What can one say about an offense that chewed up 630 yards of offense, made 28 first downs, and scored 44 points? It should have been enough to win, but ...

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Bash Bama!(Auburn at Alabama, game thread)

By on November 29th, 2014 in Football 13 Comments »
Iron Bowl Thread Time to tangle with the Tide!Auburn at Alabama, Open Thread.(Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.)     War Eagle, everybody! It's Iron Bowl day here in the state of Alabama! It's the day folks wait for all year and anticipation has built to a fever pitch! The Tigers are playing for a chance to spoil Alabama's season... Read Full Story

College Football TV Schedule for Rivalry Saturday 11-29-14

By on November 28th, 2014 in Football 3 Comments »
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For the college football purist, there is nothing like the last weekend in November. It's Rivalry Weekend, and the biggest games traditionally fall on Saturday. And there's none bigger than the nation's No.1 rivalry game - the Iron Bowl, played in the heart of the nation's toughest football conference. We have prepared a listing of the game times and channels ...

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Underdogs, Once Again

By on November 28th, 2014 in Featured Article, Football 4 Comments »
November 24, 2012; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA;  Alabama Crimson Tide comes to the line of scrimmage against the Auburn Tigers during the first quarter at Bryant Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-US PRESSWIRE The wishbone has been snapped, the last piece of pie has been scraped off the plate, and Christmas festivities have already begun. However, do I care about any of that? Not in the slightest.Last season, I attended my very first Iron Bowl (heck of a year to go, I know). Now I’ve been to a number of Auburn games throughout my ch... Read Full Story

Turn the Tide! (an Iron Bowl preview)

By on November 27th, 2014 in Football 8 Comments »
Hostile Road environment

War Eagle everybody, this morning we're going to take a look at the Alabama Crimson Tide and speculate as to how the Auburn Tigers match up for this year's Iron Bowl. The 2nd ranked (AP poll) Tide will host the 15th ranked Tigers in Tuscaloosa. Most aren't giving Auburn much of a chance in this game, nor is Las Vegas. Alabama opened as a 7-point favorite, and the line has increased quickly to about 8.5 points. The real story will be the mindset and injury status of both teams. Early in the season, both teams were stomping the opposition. As of late, things have been tighter.

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The Dirty Dozen Week 13 – Getting Fired Up Edition

By on November 26th, 2014 in Football 2 Comments »
Fired up It's here. No amount of Turkey and fixin's can keep the loyal fan's heart from boiling over for the annual football feast that is this weekend.  This is the time that we live for each year, where anticipation slowly builds from the first practice in the Spring, endures the heat and sweat of August, and weathers through the lon... Read Full Story

Time to Give Thanks

By on November 26th, 2014 in Football 12 Comments »
Thanksgiving Football 2 So here we are again. Another Thanksgiving is upon us, and it’s time to give thanks. As a child, Christmas was always the magical time of year, and still is, but as I grow older, the last week of November becomes more and more special.This week is a time to count our blessings and say thanks for all the wonderful things in lif... Read Full Story

TET Pick ‘em Results for week 13

By on November 26th, 2014 in Football Comments Off
College+Pickem+300x250+Creative There are just two weeks left in our Track 'em Tigers Pick 'em contest. Actually the regular season picks end this week when Rivalry Weekend is played out. Next week picks will be for the conference championships. Jandowareagle still has a stranglehold on first place with 138 total points, followed closely by AUinATX with 135 po... Read Full Story

Reese Dismukes, Outland Trophy Finalist

By on November 26th, 2014 in Football, News Comments Off
9468207-Todd-Van-Ernst Auburn Center Reese Dismukes who anchors the Tiger offensive line was named one of three finalists for the Outland Trophy on Tuesday. The award recognizes the nation's top interior lineman. The senior from Spanish Fort is definitely one of the top centers in the nation. He was an Athlon All-American last season and is also on t... Read Full Story

A Look Back at 20 of the Best Iron Bowls Ever

By on November 25th, 2014 in Football 10 Comments »
ncf_u_dav66_cr_576x324 - USA TODAY It's finally here, the biggest week of the college football season. This is Iron Bowl week. There's nothing else like it in college sports. It’s the renewal of the nation’s No.1 rivalry … Auburn vs. Alabama. It's the game coached by such legends as Heisman, Dye, Stallings, Bear, and Shug. It's the game that made a player... Read Full Story

Does Auburn Have a Win Left in Them?

By on November 24th, 2014 in Football 34 Comments »
Saturday was just another of those great mysteries that have persisted this football season. Losers of two in a row, you’d expect this Auburn football team to come out focused on senior night, ready to right the ship and send a message heading into Iron Bowl week.Instead, we saw more of the same November play.Say all you want ... Read Full Story

Tigers Take Out Samford (grading Auburn’s win over the Samford Bulldogs)

By on November 23rd, 2014 in Football Comments Off
Grant Samford Corey Grant gets away! (AP Photo by Butch Dill.)      War Eagle, everybody. It's time now for the Acid Reign report on Auburn's 31-7 victory over Samford. For the first 23 minutes of this contest, it looked like the Auburn funk we've seen the past 2 weeks might continue forever. The Bulldogs had dominated the game and had f... Read Full Story

Return of a Legend. (Auburn vs. Samford game thread.)

By on November 22nd, 2014 in Football 12 Comments »
Homecoming Tigers will pounce on the Bulldogs today.Auburn vs. Samford, Open Thread.(Photo by Acid Reign.)     War Eagle, everybody! It's a college football gameday once again in November. Tonight, the Auburn Tigers will take on the Samford Bulldogs in the friendly confines of Jordan Hare Stadium. This season has been a long, tough roa... Read Full Story

College Football TV Broadcast Schedule for Saturday 11-22-14

By on November 21st, 2014 in Football, News Comments Off
ncf_sullivan_576 Saturday is Senior Day on The Plains as Auburn host the Samford Bulldogs coached by one of Auburn's greatest legends - Pat Sullivan. The former Tiger player and coach won the 1971 Heisman, was named an All American, and was the SEC Player of the year in 1970 and 1971. And, this year Coach Sullivan became Samford's all-time winni... Read Full Story

The Dirty Dozen – Week 12 – Wrong Movie Edition

By on November 21st, 2014 in Football 5 Comments »
NegWaves In the middle of the second quarter last week, I checked and rechecked the channel listing to ensure I was watching the Auburn - Georgia game. I then scrounged my work badge and read my name twice and even considered walking out to the mailbox with a flashlight to check that I was at the right address. I had to be sure I was act... Read Full Story

TET Pick’em Results for Week 12

By on November 21st, 2014 in Football 1 Comment »
College+Pickem+300x250+Creative With just three weeks to go, our leader board is all bunched up at the top. Week 11’s winner was jandowareagle, who so far leads with 123 total points. Jandowareagle has led for the entire season. However, it appears that AUinATX is close to overtaking the lead with 120 points. The top two are closely followed by AuburnMisfit ... Read Full Story

This and That on Bama Practice Week.

By on November 20th, 2014 in Football 5 Comments »
Tigers set for homecoming Can the Tigers fix what ails 'em?(Photo by Acid Reign.)     War Eagle, everybody. It's Samford week, or maybe "Bama practice week", in Auburn. After playing 6 preseason title contenders in a row, the Auburn Tigers are clearly a bit wounded. With FCS foe Samford on the docket this week, most folks expect Auburn to rebound on ... Read Full Story

Auburn Football Senior Class – a Special Group

By on November 19th, 2014 in Football 4 Comments »
1386466404000-USATSI-7604320 Auburn’s dreams of consecutive Southeastern Conference Championships and another chance at a national championship ended Saturday night on the field at Sanford Stadium in Athens. The loss to the Bulldogs was very disappointing for fans who had grown accustomed to seeing their Tigers included in discussions as a possible playof... Read Full Story