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‘We’re gonna go back’: Gus Malzahn, Auburn seniors speak to fans upon football team’s return from Pasadena

They lined up diagonally across the length of the indoor practice facility. They were two and three and four and five deep on either side of the path the players would take. The team, fresh off a plane and then a bus, walked through the crowd, looking a bit tired, but there was plenty of enthusiasm in the air.

Jay Jacobs greeted the hundreds in attendance, joking it was cold outside, but warm with so much family around.

He spoke directly to the players in front of him, saying “This is truly what the Auburn Family means. The Auburn Family sticks together and they’re here to support you. As you go through life you’ll count on this family more and more.”

He noted, in case anyone lost count, “In the last 10 years no one has won more SEC championships than the Auburn football program.”

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