Jake Longenecker hopes his high school football coach was watching "SportsCenter" yesterday. "I said 'I want to play running back' because it was the easiest practice, and he said 'no Jake, you're too slow for that.'" The Potomac, Maryland native wound up playing quarterback and outside linebacker for the Churchill High School Bulldogs. "I wasn't exactly known for … [Read more...] about Gus Malzahn’s hurry-up, no-huddle offense has turned Auburn into Ball Boy U.
Archives for August 2014
After the most fun-filled, exciting, dramatic season in school history, what can the 2014 Auburn Tigers do for an encore? Finish the job the 2013 team started. Coach: Sweater vest marketer Mascot makes us think of: “They can’t keep them off the field tonight!” Returning starters: 8 on offense, 6 on defense. (Auburn returns a lot of players with starting … [Read more...] about The AU Wishbone’s 2014 Auburn Preview
Long sleeve undershirts. Blue tights. Some random, just-sittin'-on-the-desk samples of some magic hand muffs. When Auburn traveled to arctic Fayetteville in 1993, football equipment manager Frank Cox decided he'd better be packin' heat. And thank heavens. Because Otis Mounds' hot temper couldn't keep everyone warm. (Can't see the video? Try here.) h/t Auburn … [Read more...] about The last minute, cold-battling equipment management decisions that helped Auburn win the 1993 Arkansas game
We just spent a very long podcast breaking down both SEC divisions and predicting results but we wanted to write a preview anyway. Presenting the 2014 Wishbone SEC Preview… SEC East South Carolina Gamecocks Coach: As a player he was described this way by an Atlanta Journal Constitution columnist: “"Blindfolded, with his back to the wall, with his hands tied … [Read more...] about The AU Wishbone’s 2014 SEC Preview
Football looked a whole lot more like football one hundred years ago than it did the first time Auburn took the field in 1892. Still embryonic, I guess, but in 1914 you could definitely make out the hands and legs and the face of the sport it would grow up to be. Players had been allowed to throw it to guys in front of them for eight years, touchdowns had just been bumped up … [Read more...] about Football rules ‘and other pointers of interest’ from the 1914 Auburn-Vanderbilt program