The barricades around the Toomer’s Oaks were removed temporarily this morning. ESPN’s camera crew needed to get a better shot.
The World Wide Leader is conducting interviews and shooting footage in Auburn Tuesday for Roll Tide, War Eagle, a feature on the Iron Bowl rivalry to air this fall.
“It’s a brief history on the last couple of years of the rivalry,” said ESPN senior producer Martin Khodabakhshian. “In 2009 Alabama had a pretty good year and in 2010 Auburn had a pretty good year.”
Khodabakhshian will Auburn horticulture professor Dr. Gary Keever at Toomer’s Corner later this afternoon.
“We’re just focusing on things that have happened over the last two years: Championships, Heisman winners, trees getting poisoned, tornados,” he said. “It seems like it took a force of mother nature to bring the two sides together.”
Roll Tide, War Eagle will air November 8 at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
“There’s a nice, redemptive quality to the film,” Khodabakhshian said. “But two weeks later both sides are still going to look at each other and say ‘I want to rip your throat out.'”
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