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[8:20 p.m. CST] Auburn Undercover gathers quotes about Auburn’s defense. My favorite from Ted Roof:
On defense’s habit of making dramatic improvement in second half
“Maybe we can blindfolds on them at the start of the game and tell them it’s really the second half.”
And Nick Fairley on the win:
On his first Iron Bowl victory
“I wanted to do it for our seniors. I told them before the game, ‘If I’m hurt, they’ll have to carry me off the field. I’m going to do this for your guys.’”
Auburn Undercover has a list of quotes on the offense too. This one from Mike Dyer (about that hurtful first half that very likely put some Tiger fan in the hospital from grief/heartbreak/shock/overdose.
On slow start by the offense
“We were just really anxious. We just didn’t really focus on things we needed to do. We were just ready to go, and some of the things that would normally have gone smoothly did not. We couldn’t execute our routine plays.”
[7:50 p.m. CST]
Track ‘Em Tigers‘ “The Best Iron Bowl Ever!” post offers four newspapers’ front pages splashed with Auburn celebration.
My favorite photo so far … Walt celebrating in Kosovo. War Eagle Walt!
Walt said: “Y’all, it’s freezing cold, here. Literally. Freezing. I’m about to smoke a Cuban.” Good thing he had a win to keep him warm.
[7:25 p.m. CST] Words? I need words to describe the feeling? The next morning and I’m still shocked. Shocked! But I’m starting to feel more like this each hour:
It’s great to be an Auburn Tiger! (Nick Fairley mauls his own QB at the 1:27 mark.) I know what I’m doing today and tomorrow. Taking the time to savior this win. Then, maybe it will feel REAL. Because … that first half … just about ruined football for me. That sick feeling? That horrible feeling … I never want to feel that ever again! How could Our Auburn Tigers gather themselves and win the game after that? These guys are made of sterner stuff. I’m in awe. War Eagle!