Wreck the Rebels! – (live blog)
Can the Tigers win an SEC game this year?
War Eagle, everybody! It’s gameday Saturday once again, and the Auburn Tigers are in action in Oxford, Mississippi. The Tigers face the Ole Miss Rebels, who’ve lost their last 16 SEC games. It’s an early kickoff, at 11:21 AM Central Time, on the SEC Network. Check your local listings.
Yesterday afternoon, Auburn announced that junior Clint Moseley will be making the start at quarterback, after the first five games were started by sophomore Khiel Frazier. Rumors from inside the program seem to indicate that viewers could see as many as three Auburn quarterbacks rotating. In any event, the coaches seem to have realized that the past few weeks were a failure on offense, and are trying something new. Will it be a visionary move, or are the coaches acting upon desperation?
This game should be played under magnificent, warm conditions. Expect a partly cloudy sky, with temps in the low to mid 80s in Oxford. There’s a slight chance of a shower, but it’s not one that I’d bother dragging in a poncho for.
Expect a dogfight in this one, folks. Ole Miss has all the confidence in the world right now, as most folks doubted that they’d win three games this season. They’ve won three, and they expect more. Auburn’s team is trying to decide whether they’ll fight the rest of the year, or mail it in, and hope for better coaches next year. With a new starter named at quarterback, and the stakes at hand, it’s not a good feeling for the Tiger faithful.
We’ll be here all morning, offering cheers and insight. As always, feel free to join in, and offer your opinion. We’re doing our first real live-thread test of the new TrackEmTigers platform, and it’s fair to say that there may be glitches. We’ll stay hard at the task of keeping the spirit going. If you’re not seeing anything happen on the thread during the game, hit that F-5 key, to reload the page. We’re not quite sure that we’ve fixed that particular problem.
Above all else, War Eagle! Support your Tigers! We’re gonna be behind this team, and hopefully help them beat the Rebels! Yes, indeed.