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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, al.com)                                                                                                                                          (photo:Julie Bennett/al.com)Gus Malzahn said today that he wo... Read Full Story

Tempering Steele

By on August 1st, 2014 in Featured Article, Football 3 Comments »
                                                           A properly tempered sword will sport Auburn colors*First off, let me say that I enjoy reading Phil Steele's magazine and daily blog. If ever I need to know how many starting offensive linemen are returning for a gi... Read Full Story

Fall Camp Begins!

By on July 31st, 2014 in Football 12 Comments »
Fall Practice Begins Tiger Coaches will try to mold another SEC Champion!(Photo by Acid Reign.)      War Eagle, everybody! After a long, arduous off-season, Auburn begins fall practice tomorrow afternoon. The Tigers have about 4 weeks to get ready for the opening tilt at home against Arkansas on August 30th. I can't wait for practice reports to... Read Full Story

Can Auburn Repeat as SEC Champions?

2013-12-08T013322Z_43961064_NOCID_RTRMADP_3_NCAA-FOOTBALL-SEC-CHAMPIONSHIP-MISSOURI-VS-AUBURN                                                                                                                                         (Auburn media file)It's finally here. The 2014 Auburn football season begins Friday. The Tigers officiall... Read Full Story

Auburn Recruiting is also “Auburn Fast”

14007725-standard                    Auburn's latest recruit, 4-star Line backer Richard McBryde. (photo:Dennis Victory,al.com)The middle of the dog days of summer means one thing in the south - college football is almost here. The off season is almost over and in just a few days Auburn will begin preseason training camp. While... Read Full Story

Auburn’s Wellness Kitchen is a Move in the Right Direction

By on July 28th, 2014 in Football 10 Comments »
wellness kitchen Maybe seeing it in real terms is what got my attention. We have become immune to these exorbitant figures thrown around when coaches are fired. But when you break it down into a monthly number it blows your mind.$209,457.84/month.That’s what Gene Chizik has been receiving every payday since losing his job back in 2012. He’ll... Read Full Story

Frank Thomas Speaks of Auburn at Hall of Fame Induction

By on July 28th, 2014 in Baseball, News 1 Comment »
If you didn't get to see Auburn great, Frank Thomas at Cooperstown, below is a video montage of Thomas' speech at his induction into Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame. Frank thanks his former coaches (Hal Baird, Pat Dye, Jay Jacobs) and says it was at Auburn University that he acquired a will to win.             ... Read Full Story

Former Auburn-Walk-on Will Be Inducted into Cooperstown Today

By on July 27th, 2014 in Baseball, News 7 Comments »
676160_LS-Frank-Thomas A former Auburn football player will be inducted into Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame today. Frank 'The Big Hurt' Thomas goes in as the first ever player to be inducted from the South Eastern Conference. Despite the threat of rain, the crowds are expected to possibly set a record of more than 40,000; due in large part to t... Read Full Story

Reliving the Moment

By on July 25th, 2014 in Football 5 Comments »
A full eight months have passed since that magical moment, and yet it’s everywhere. It’s been named the play of the year, the game of the year and widely accepted as the greatest play in college football history. I don’t know about you, but there’s rarely a week that goes by without me watching it at least a couple of ... Read Full Story

Amen Corner Continues with the Aggies.

By on July 24th, 2014 in Football 4 Comments »
TAMU Preview Will the Tigers play defense this time?(Photo by Acid Reign.)      War Eagle, everybody! It's time now for another Auburn opponent preview. On November 8th, the Tigers host Texas A&M. It's the third game between the two schools since the Aggies joined the SEC, and it could possibly be Auburn's third game in as many week... Read Full Story

Gamechanger?

You recognize it only after it happens. The moment when something new arrives that changes your life forever. Up until that event occurs, you are confident, poised, clear thinking, at ease with the situation around you and completely secure with your world ordered just as it should be. Then in an instant everything turns upside ... Read Full Story

Why Gus Malzahn Will Get Auburn Back to the National Championship Game

1389131889000-USATSI-7657712 -USAToday file                           Gus Malzahn coaching in the 2013 BCS Championship game. (photo:USAToday file)Human beings have many things in common and one of our shared traits is that we all are afraid of something. Whether those fears seem rational to others or not doesn't matter. It matters to us and that is wha... Read Full Story

Will Marshall Play?

By on July 21st, 2014 in Football 16 Comments »
If I were a betting man, I’d say that starting Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall will sit for the opener against Arkansas. While athletic department policy says a suspension is not required, something tells me Gus Malzahn will send a message to his team.The fact that he has Jeremy Johnson as the backup makes the decision all th... Read Full Story

NCAA Fought Mike Slive and Slive Won

By on July 19th, 2014 in Football, News 3 Comments »
ncf_a_slive_ps_600- Ap,butch dill                                                                                                                                   (photo:AP,Butch Dill)In his opening remarks at SEC Media Days, SEC Commission... Read Full Story

Nick Marshall Receiving More Pre-Season Recognition

By on July 18th, 2014 in Football, News 1 Comment »
[caption id="attachment_26892" align="alignright" width="228"] Nick Marshall has been on the cover of several pre-season football magazines.[/caption] Despite his recent troubles, Nick Marshall continues to have his name selected for various pre-season honors. It was announced today that Nick has been placed on the list for the... Read Full Story

A Rebel Road Trip.

By on July 18th, 2014 in Football 5 Comments »
Ole Miss Preview Can the Tigers overpower the Ole Miss front again?(Photo by Acid Reign.)      War Eagle, everybody! It's time now for another Auburn opponent preview. On November 1st, the Tigers head to Oxford, Mississippi to take on the Ole Miss Rebels. After a couple of winning seasons under third year head coach Hugh Freeze, many Rebel ... Read Full Story

Auburn Places Most Players on Preseason All-SEC Team

By on July 17th, 2014 in Football, News 7 Comments »
9872642 - Auburn media             Gabe Wright was named 1st Team pre-season All-SEC by the media. (photo:Auburn media file)The SEC Media Days pre-season All-SEC Team was announced Thursday morning, along with the predicted order of finish in the conference. Auburn had the most players (13) making the list including four on the First Team;... Read Full Story