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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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Jonathan Wallace – A True Auburn Man

By on December 23rd, 2014 in Football 5 Comments »
15652313-mmmain - julie Bennett The 4-star quarterback recruit had attracted Auburn's attention, with a stellar senior year that included passing for 1,761 yards while running for 891 more and scoring 40 touchdowns. Selected to play in the Alabama - Mississippi All-Star game, he was ranked by 24/7 Sports as the 16th-best dual-threat quarterback in the country.... Read Full Story

A New Look on the Way for Jordan-Hare Stadium

By on December 22nd, 2014 in Football 11 Comments »

Reports are that Auburn is ready to spend in the neighborhood of $100 million in the biggest renovation to Jordan-Hare Stadium since the addition of the east side upper deck in 1987. The plan goes way beyond additional seating. Proposals include new ...

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A Few Bowl Season Thoughts…

usa-today-2111769.0 The basketball team... broke a three-game losing streak with a win against Winthrop on Wednesday night. To demand immediate success from Bruce Pearl would be unfair – to him and his players. This is a process that will take some time, and a whole lot of patience from the fans. However, I will say this – the effort displayed ... Read Full Story

A New Look to the Auburn Offense.

By on December 18th, 2014 in Football 15 Comments »
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Again this week, we'll be looking ahead in time. Last week we touched on who's coming back on defense, and how that side of the ball might fit together. This week, we'll focus on the offense. One thing's certain. Just about every offensive skill player that Auburn started last season will either graduate or move on early to the NFL.

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Auburn Men and Women Play Doubleheader Tonight in the Arena (Update:Tigers Win!)

By on December 17th, 2014 in Baseball 1 Comment »
kt-harrell-011ae48a4f0f7965-julie Bennett The Auburn Women's Basketball Team will play their final home game of the nonconference schedule tonight as the Tigers host Savannah State at 5:30 p.m. It will be the first game of a doubleheader with the Auburn Men taking on Winthrop in the second game.While the women are finishing up their nonconference home games, the men wil... Read Full Story

The Next Great Auburn Running Back Tandem

By on December 16th, 2014 in Football 7 Comments »

These two 5-star players could be the best tandem to play at Auburn since 2005 when the Dynamic Duo of Ronnie Brown and Cadillac Williams finished their careers on The Plains as First Round Draft picks.

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Is the State Big Enough to Handle the Iron Bowl?

By on December 15th, 2014 in Football 10 Comments »
Only in Alabama can you make $1.35 million annually and still be the second highest-paid coordinator in the state. That’s where Alabama’s Kirby Smart finds himself after Auburn’s hire of Will Muschamp. If college football is in the midst of a historic arms race, then Armageddon is likely to happen at next year’s Iron Bow... Read Full Story

Jakell Mitchell Gone … “Too Young and Too Soon”

By on December 14th, 2014 in Football, Memories 4 Comments »
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When the news came that Auburn Redshirt freshman Jakell Mitchell had lost his life in a tragic shooting incident Sunday morning, it was almost surreal. This couldn't be happening again. Not now and not to such another young life. He was just 18 years old...

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