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Team of Density

Team of Density

George McFly had it right. Which is not to say I have any bone to pick with any one who uses the term “team of destiny” to describe the past month of Auburn football. As professor Jolley so ably wrote earlier this week, selecting the right clutch of words to accurately describe the end of […]

Coachapalooza ’12: Worth it

Coachapalooza ’12: Worth it

Hi, I’m Jerry. I used to post here a lot. This is what I hope will be a series of brief posts on Auburn’s 2012 coaching transition. Listen: yes, damn it, it was worth it. Don’t care how many times the guy at the airport is referred to as a prophet. Don’t care that Chizik […]

Seasonthoughts, Clemsonthoughts

Seasonthoughts, Clemsonthoughts

Hi, I’m Jerry. If you’re a newish TWER reader, you might not know me. I used to write here a lot. I’d like to write here more often. But at least I’m writing here today. In two parts: Seasonthoughts: the Reboot I didn’t see the new Spiderman movie. I have a daughter, now four weeks […]

Asked and Answered with Jerry Hinnen: Recruiting classes, quarterbacks, and Barbee Ball

Asked and Answered with Jerry Hinnen: Recruiting classes, quarterbacks, and Barbee Ball

Presenting the second installment of “Asked and Answered” with Jerry Hinnen. You can read the first post, which introduces the series’ rhyme and reason, here. How would you rank Auburn’s recruiting class? When it’s all said and done, who will Auburn fans remember the most out of this class? If suddenly granted the ability to […]

Asked and Answered with Jerry Hinnen

Asked and Answered with Jerry Hinnen

Ed. note: When the most prolific and articulate Auburn blogger on the internet takes his talents to CBS Sports and his 9 to 5 to a new baby, it’s going to leave a void—not only for The War Eagle Reader, but for the Auburn internet entire. “Asked and Answered” is our new, quickfire attempt to […]

I am saying there’s a chance

I am saying there’s a chance

I believe Auburn has a chance to win Saturday’s game in Baton Rouge.
Not a great chance. Not even a good chance. It’s barely a puncher’s chance, since the Auburn offense isn’t capable of doing much punching these days, likely even less against LSU’s band of merry defensive monsters in Death Valley. But a chance. I believe it’s there.

Aggiethoughts, etc.

Aggiethoughts, etc.

First, an apology; the A-U Pre-view did not get done. Sorry. The remaining planned posts were one profiling the defense (obviously), and one wrapping up the series with a game-by-game review of the schedule and a final prediction for the season. I hated not getting to them, but I was hopeful the Utah State game […]

2011 A-U Pre-view: SEC, BlogPoll predictions

2011 A-U Pre-view: SEC, BlogPoll predictions

Part 3 of 5, I promise you. Previously: the offense, the Season of What is Possible Last year, it was cool knowing that thanks to the SEC’s ascension to the throne of skulls, Golden Flake bags, and discarded JoePa spectacles from which it rules as the sport’s 700-pound gorilla, Auburn was always going  to play […]

2011 A-U Pre-view: The Offense

2011 A-U Pre-view: The Offense

Part 2 of now-I’m-thinking-4 or 5. Hopefully. Previously: The season of what is possible. The past two preseasons I’ve devoted an entire post to each unit of the new Auburn team, but — as the old saying goes — time, day jobs, and 11-month-olds make fools of us all. So for 2011, I’m doing just two–one […]

2011 A-U Pre-view: The season of what is possible

2011 A-U Pre-view: The season of what is possible

Part 1 of 3. Probably. The smartest thing yet written about the Gene Chizik era of Auburn football wasn’t penned by one of the Tiger beat writers, newspaper or paysite. It wasn’t written by a national pundit descending to opine on the surprising fight shown in the 2009 team, or the endless bounty of wonders […]

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