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Quarterback or Cornerback?

By on February 18th, 2015 in Featured Article, Football 3 Comments »
nick-marshall Nick Marshall is on the horns of a dilemma.  The odds of making the cut on an NFL team as a rookie quarterback are incredibly steep, even for a dual-threat wizard of the zone read. The prototypical NFL prospect is usually three inches taller, with a  5 - 10% better completion percentage, has extensive experience receiving snap... Read Full Story

“I-I-I’ll Never Watch Football Again-n-n-n” (with apologies to Bacharach/David)

By on February 17th, 2015 in Football, Memories 3 Comments »

Those of you who knew who the above lady was before there ever was such a thing as a Psychic Friends Network will get this a little better--and the irony at the end. What do you get when you watch football? You see evil teams become ...

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Auburn Basketball vs. Bama … Time for a Little Payback

By on February 17th, 2015 in Basketball 3 Comments »
Auburn guard Antoine Mason (14) hits a field goal in Auburn-Bama rivalry game, Jan. 25, 2015. (photo:Vasha Hunt, One of the things that makes college sports so special, so different from the pro's, is its rivalries. Many people in America recognize the Iron Bowl as possibly the nation's fiercest college football rivalry. However, the Auburn - Alabama Rivalry transcends football and extends to every area of competition between the two schoo... Read Full Story

All is Right on the Corner

By on February 16th, 2015 in Baseball, Football 9 Comments »
auburn oaks Auburn feels whole again. It’s funny what two trees can do for a family. Several thousand braved the cold on Saturday morning to watch a little history. The Auburn Oaks, as they are now known, were finally put in the ground and with it a new chapter begins.In person they are much taller than I expected. While nowhere near the ... Read Full Story

Morning Musings – February 13th

B9p5J0oIcAA-k_j On Saturday, history will be made for Toomer’s Corner once again… as the new “Auburn Oaks” are being delivered and planted in their new home on the corner of College and Magnolia. Of course, nothing will ever be able to replace the magic and legacy of the old oaks, but it’s a necessary change in order to continue the f... Read Full Story

Ever a Changing Game

By on February 12th, 2015 in Football 8 Comments »
Ref Rule Changes Football continues to evolve, often in response to rule changes.(Photo by Acid Reign.)      War Eagle, everybody! National Signing Day has come and gone, and now we're in the throes of Mardi Gras. There's little football news afoot, but the NCAA Football Rules committee is meeting this week, and there is the usual talk of c... Read Full Story

Take Me Out to Plainsman Park – I want to see some Auburn Baseball

By on February 11th, 2015 in Baseball 4 Comments »
NCAA Regional Baseball With low temperatures hovering around the freezing mark and frost on the ground, it doesn't seem like it just yet, but spring is right around the corner. And that means America's pastime is almost here. Baseball has always caught our imagination. It reminds us of the days of our youth, of playing the game in backyards, of the s... Read Full Story

Where Will Mr. Football (Kerryon Johnson) Fit in at Auburn?

By on February 10th, 2015 in Football 10 Comments »
Kerryon Auburn just completed its sixth consecutive Top-10 recruiting class. It's full of some real gems, not the least of which is the addition of Kerryon Johnson, the 2014 Mr. Alabama Football.The 6'- 1", 205 pound running back scored 33 touchdowns his senior year, rushing for 1,659 yards and catching 22 passes for 598 yards. He was a... Read Full Story

Byron Cowart Looks to Back Up Expectations

By on February 9th, 2015 in Football 4 Comments »
coaches celebration It’s all smiles in the Auburn Athletic Department. There have been few weeks better than the past one. On Wednesday, Gus Malzahn arguably signed the best recruiting class in school history. Friday, the board of trustees approved the mother of all big screen televisions for Jordan-Hare Stadium. But the biggest winner of the we... Read Full Story

Bright New Faces

By on February 6th, 2015 in Featured Article, Football 8 Comments »
635586433313269287-USATSI-8365773 The fax machines have been switched back to the off position, and the ink of the signatures from the nation’s most gifted athletes has dried (unless you’re CeCe Jefferson, of course), as we welcome 27 bright, new faces to the Auburn family.The day began with an absolute red-hot start for Malzahn and his coaching staff, as t... Read Full Story

Tigers Land Another Top Ten Recruiting Class!

By on February 5th, 2015 in Football 10 Comments »
Duke Williams A Day Duke Williams had the most instant impact from last year's class.(Photo by Acid Reign.)     War Eagle, everybody! National college football signing day has come and gone, and those of us with shaky hearts can now take a deep breath. I've worried in this space in the past two weeks, because it looked like Auburn did not have ... Read Full Story

“We Want to Win the State of Alabama, and We Feel Like we Did That This Year” – Gus Malzahn

By on February 4th, 2015 in Football 9 Comments »
14222699-mmmain-JULIE BENNETT It was a great National Signing Day for Gus Malzahn and his staff. After some drama over whether the nation's No.1 prospect Byron Cowart's letter of Intent would be faxed in by Cowart's high school coach - the Tigers finished with the No.2 class in the nation according to Scout's one knows for sure why Cowart's c... Read Full Story

National Signing Day: Live Blog

By on February 3rd, 2015 in Football 3 Comments »

Please note that comment totals displayed on the front page counter are not the actual amount. As this is an Open Thread, you must click on the "Read Full Story" button to view all the comments. The last comment will be posted at the top of the thread under "New Entry". - It was a great day to be an Auburn Tiger.

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National Signing Day Primer

By on February 3rd, 2015 in Football 9 Comments »
Spanning the Globe in search of Auburn Men We are expecting guests for our special event tomorrow. New recruits will join the Auburn family, and we want to make them feel right at home.National Signing Day is a remarkable event in many ways. Lives are changed forever, relationships are formed, and old high school friends are left at home as the young student athlete star... Read Full Story

The Best College Football Media Personalities

By on February 2nd, 2015 in Football 13 Comments »
As SEC football grows in popularity so do the media personalities who cover the games. The great ones take the sport to another level and become the soundtrack to our fall Saturdays. It’s around this time of the year when you start missing them. So who are the best when it comes to SEC football? Obviously, ESPN casts a large ... Read Full Story

Setting the Plate on Recruiting

By on February 1st, 2015 in Football 3 Comments »
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National Signing Day (NSD) is what every recruiting enthusiast waits for. It’s Christmas morning all over again with the exception being it’s based in hope, not faith. It's the lifeblood of every college athletic program. Simply, this is the most important piece of the puzzle for any championship program. We will be here from 6:00a.m. until noon CT Wed...

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Recruiting Update: The Final Stretch

By on January 30th, 2015 in Featured Article, Football 7 Comments »
usa-today-8136203.0 Approaching the final leg of the 2015 recruiting season, Auburn's class is currently comprised of 21 commitments. Multiple sources "in the know" report that the magic number for signees this season sits at 28, so that means that seven spots remain open, assuming that all of Auburn's commitments do in fact sign with the Tigers on... Read Full Story


By on January 29th, 2015 in Basketball, Football, Other Sports 2 Comments »
Long Wait Till Spring It's a long way till spring practice!(Photo by Acid Reign.)      War Eagle, everybody! It's the height of football recruiting season, and I cannot wait for it to be over. Sure seems that all my favorite daily Auburn stops are full of “might get this guy, that guy might flip, this one got sent home for wearing the wrong te... Read Full Story

The Only Thing Certain About Recruiting is … It’s Fluid

By on January 28th, 2015 in Football 2 Comments »
signing_day_photo With just one week till National Signing Day, some are predicting that Auburn will finish with a top-10 class. However, in recruiting nothing is certain till those national letters of intent come faxing in to a school's athletic office.At this point, the only thing assured for Auburn is the Tigers have 21 commitments on the boar... Read Full Story

Auburn Basketball – Much Different than Before

By on January 27th, 2015 in Basketball 9 Comments »
-449e7f774e8bf29f - Julie Bennett SEC Basketball is moving into the final third of the season. And for Auburn, the season which began with so much euphoria under new coach Bruce Pearl has not developed as fans had hoped. While no one expected Auburn to contend for the conference championship, most expected by this juncture that the Tigers would be better than 2... Read Full Story