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Shug Jordan donned cowboy hat after Auburn beat Tenneessee in 1972

Auburn had itself a pretty good rivalry going with Tennessee once upon a time. Ol’ Shug, especially, always wanted to stick it to the Volunteers.

So combine that with the improbability of a starless Auburn, picked last in the SEC, upsetting No. 4 Tennessee in 1972 (watch the whole thing here) and hey, you have yourself a photo of Shug in a cowboy hat (as opposed to his traditional houndstooth hat).

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Shug’s spicy sentiments should also explain that towel twirling (talk about TERRY cloth…) at the 1970 game (which you can watch here).

Related: More new, old photos of Shug and his houndstooth hat.

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