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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 […]

The AU Wishbone: MMMMM, Chicken

The AU Wishbone: MMMMM, Chicken

Five Areas of Concern at the Midpoint of the Season As Auburn’s 2014 football season prepares to enter its second half (and can you believe that, already?), here are five areas of play that we of the Wishbone continue to regard with a wary eye. Note that these are not the dreaded “complaints,” but merely […]

The AU Wishbone Podcast: The Bonfire of the Dumpsters

The AU Wishbone Podcast: The Bonfire of the Dumpsters

Van and John spend the off-weekend talking about the current state of the season, the upcoming South Carolina game and more, plus a visit from “Coach Snyder” and listener questions. Listen to previous episodes (and read their columns) here. … Keep Reading: * ‘Jeopardy’ contestant whose ‘Cheers’-referencing final response went viral wishes she’d written ‘War […]

The AU Wishbone: Can you hear the bells?

The AU Wishbone: Can you hear the bells?

With the SEC’s relaxation of the artificial noisemaker rule the officials at Mississippi State have made a few modifications to the plans for the stadium……..[rubs hands together and chuckles evilly………] Expectations and dealing with losing Which felt worse? Losing this MSU game last week or one or the Texas A&M loss in 2012? In some […]

The AU Wishbone Podcast: For Whom the Bell Tolls

The AU Wishbone Podcast: For Whom the Bell Tolls

Van and John break down Auburn’s not-so-great contest vs. Mississippi State and look to where the team goes from here. Plus lots of listener questions and more. Listen to previous episodes (and read their columns) here. … Keep Reading: * ‘Jeopardy’ contestant whose ‘Cheers’-referencing final response went viral wishes she’d written ‘War Eagle’ * Recent […]

The AU Wishbone Podcast: BLEAUXOUT

The AU Wishbone Podcast: BLEAUXOUT

Van and John break down Auburn’s big BLEAUXOUT of LSU and look ahead to the Missississississississippi State contest, as well as answering lots of listener questions. Listen to previous episodes (and read their columns) here. … Keep Reading: * ‘Jeopardy’ contestant whose ‘Cheers’-referencing final response went viral wishes she’d written ‘War Eagle’ * Recent Auburn […]

Silent Cheers: An Auburn fan copes with press box professionalism

Silent Cheers: An Auburn fan copes with press box professionalism

I am an Auburn Fan. If you have read any of my previous pieces (articles? blogs? posts? What do you call these things, anyway? “Pieces” makes them sound like works of art. Which, of course, they are. I am way too humble to point out this obvious fact, yet there it is. But I digress…), […]

The AU Wishbone: Into the Meat Grinder

The AU Wishbone: Into the Meat Grinder

The “easy” early season schedule is over – Auburn has the toughest remaining schedule of any team in college football.  The 2014 “Special Director’s Cut Extended Edition” of Amen Corner begins on Saturday with LSU coming to Jordan-Hare.  It’s time to get some revenge for our only regular-season loss last year. It’s time to repay […]

The AU Wishbone Podcast: A Stormy Forecast?

The AU Wishbone Podcast: A Stormy Forecast?

Van and John discuss the AU running game situation following the LA Tech game, and Van interviews Reynolds Wolf of The Weather Channel. Plus lots of listener questions. Listen to previous episodes (and read their columns) here. … Keep Reading: * ‘Jeopardy’ contestant whose ‘Cheers’-referencing final response went viral wishes she’d written ‘War Eagle’ * […]

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