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The AU Wishbone: Bring the Fight to Them

The AU Wishbone: Bring the Fight to Them

Come-from-Behind Victory Over Samford!!! Hey—in this bizarre roller-coaster of a season we are all collectively enjoying/enduring, we clearly should be happy about ANY victory in the month of November. And not just a victory—a COME FROM BEHIND victory over the mighty Bulldogs from Birmingham. Man—during those last few moments of the second quarter, the Tigers […]

Auburn has won the Iron Bowl in the most unbelievable fashion you will ever hear your dad describe to you over the phone

Auburn has won the Iron Bowl in the most unbelievable fashion you will ever hear your dad describe to you over the phone

I moved to Washington, D.C. last September to begin a post-graduate leadership program. I went to Auburn’s season opener, and then I made the long drive North to see what they had to say about things. My fiancée Rosie (now my wife) visited me the week of Thanksgiving. We spent Thanksgiving in Charlottesville, and then […]

The AU Wishbone Podcast: Nelson was a 3 Point Road Dog at Trafalgar

The AU Wishbone Podcast: Nelson was a 3 Point Road Dog at Trafalgar

Van and John dissect the strange events that took place in Athens on Saturday, answer lots of listener questions and unsuccessfully try to change the subject to basketball. Listen to previous episodes (and read their columns) here. … Keep Reading: * The story behind the long-lost video of Gus Malzahn breakdancing to ‘U Can’t Touch […]

The AU Wishbone: Revenge for Victory

The AU Wishbone: Revenge for Victory

Texas A&M loss:  Life on the Edge Caught up to Auburn To be very clear this wasn’t “Auburn was lucky and now the luck ran out.”  This game was more of “2014 Auburn could beat anyone in America but they make too many mistakes on a week to week basis with the most difficult schedule […]

The AU Wishbone Podcast: Two Boxers Doused in Gasoline

The AU Wishbone Podcast: Two Boxers Doused in Gasoline

It’s therapy for the wounded Tiger this week as Van and John dissect the awful events of last Saturday and look toward the upcoming clash with Georgia. … Keep Reading: * The story behind the long-lost video of Gus Malzahn breakdancing to ‘U Can’t Touch This’ * ‘Jeopardy’ contestant whose ‘Cheers’-referencing final response went viral […]

Top Gun: Military Tenets of the Gus Malzahn Offense, Part I

Top Gun: Military Tenets of the Gus Malzahn Offense, Part I

Gus Malzahn’s offensive system has reached a level of celebrity that his play design copycats now include Pete Carroll, head coach of the world champion Seattle Seahawks. But there is more to Malzahn’s methods than an innovative playbook melded from the Wing T, innovative blocking schemes, zone read, and a modern aerial attack.  A deeper […]

The AU Wishbone: The Aggies are coming! The Aggies Are coming!

The AU Wishbone: The Aggies are coming! The Aggies Are coming!

The Ole Miss Game – Feel Good about it. Despite the terrible injury to Ole Miss receiver Laquon Treadwell, Auburn fans need to feel good about the final result of the game in Oxford.   Auburn went on the road and beat an excellent football team.  Against a defense that had given up seven offensive touchdowns […]

The AU Wishbone Podcast: The Freeze Never Bothered Me Anyway

The AU Wishbone Podcast: The Freeze Never Bothered Me Anyway

Van and John thoroughly discuss all aspects of the Auburn-Ole Miss epic battle and preview Texas A&M in a stripped-down, no-nonsense episode. Listen to previous episodes (and read their columns) here. Graphic: @AuburnElvis. … Keep Reading: * The story behind the long-lost video of Gus Malzahn breakdancing to ‘U Can’t Touch This’ * ‘Jeopardy’ contestant […]

The AU Wishbone: Time for the Real Contenders to Stand up

The AU Wishbone: Time for the Real Contenders to Stand up

The South Carolina game – the good, the bad and the ugly: The Old Ball Coach showed up in Auburn last Saturday night with his offense.  No, no “Steve Spurrier, everyone’s favorite comedic coach who runs the ball 55% of the time and wins with defense” but “the Fun n’ Gun Old Ball Coach who […]

The AU Wishbone Podcast: A Big Ol’ Blazing 18 Wheeler

The AU Wishbone Podcast: A Big Ol’ Blazing 18 Wheeler

Van and John analyze Auburn’s big, dramatic win over South Carolina and the OBC, preview the massive matchup with Ole Miss, and welcome Coach Snyder back for a Q & A. Plus listener questions. Listen to previous episodes (and read their columns) here. … Keep Reading: * ‘Jeopardy’ contestant whose ‘Cheers’-referencing final response went viral […]

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