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It’s official—Auburn (once again) announces Will Muschamp as new defensive coordinator

It’s official—Auburn (once again) announces Will Muschamp as new defensive coordinator

Here’s Auburn’s press release announcing former Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp as Auburn’s new defensive coordinator. (You can see Times Square’s official announcement here.) Muschamp will be re-introduced at a press conference Saturday, Dec. 13. at 10:30 a.m. at Auburn Athletics Complex Auditorium. AUBURN—Will Muschamp, one of the best defensive minds in college football and […]

In 1989, Pat Dye was all about Auburn playing UAB if the Blazers fielded a football team; Alabama’s Bill Curry said never

In 1989, Pat Dye was all about Auburn playing UAB if the Blazers fielded a football team; Alabama’s Bill Curry said never

Never. Never, ever. Alabama would never play UAB in football, because UAB should never ever even have a football team, former Crimson Tide coach Bill Curry shouted from the Capstone’s gilded rooftop in 1989—”We have a team in the University system and I’m the coach”— when the Blazers first dared dream of gridiron glory. So […]

VIDEO: That time Auburn fans flew banners over Legion Field to let Alabama and Florida know Auburn was real SEC Champ in ’93

VIDEO: That time Auburn fans flew banners over Legion Field to let Alabama and Florida know Auburn was real SEC Champ in ’93

There was no denying it—Auburn was the best team in the best conference in America. It was obvious, it was on the record. Which is why AU grad Will Collier felt fans attending or tuning in to the Alabama-Florida game on Dec. 4, 1993 deserved to know what they were actually watching: The SEC Consolation […]

Five Forgotten Fun Facts about the first football game played in Jordan-Hare Stadium

Five Forgotten Fun Facts about the first football game played in Jordan-Hare Stadium

Everyone has retweeted the commemorative infographics and seen the logo and stuff in the programs and stuff all year, but Nov. 30 was the actual anniversary: 75 years—football has been played in Jordan-Hare Stadium for 75 years. I wrote a story on the stadium’s history for the Winter 2015 issue of Auburn Magazine, trying to […]

Bama grads helped fund Auburn Stadium by purchasing 100 tickets to first game in 1939, given block seating on 50-yard line

Bama grads helped fund Auburn Stadium by purchasing 100 tickets to first game in 1939, given block seating on 50-yard line

Well, it’s awkward, for both sides. That’s probably why it doesn’t make it into the histories. But I prefer to think it a harder pill for Bama to swallow, to have to know about. Yes, they were here, a lot of them, taking part in what you think would have been, should have been the […]

Here’s that TWER-powered ESPN GameDay segment on wacky 2013 Iron Bowl stories

Here’s that TWER-powered ESPN GameDay segment on wacky 2013 Iron Bowl stories

They wanted some contact info for the visor thief (which, by the way, is apparently what they actually call him at school). Oh, and do you have any other interesting “stories behind the stories” about crazy stuff that happened at the Iron Bowl, after the Iron Bowl, through the magic of the Iron Bowl? Is […]

How FDR’s ‘Franksgiving’ fiasco nearly spoiled the dedication of Auburn Stadium

How FDR’s ‘Franksgiving’ fiasco nearly spoiled the dedication of Auburn Stadium

In late March, 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt stopped briefly in the Loveliest Village of the Plain and gave a speech. He opened by complimenting Auburn’s football tradition and closed by hinting that he may have to pull for the Tigers come fall, presidential neutrality be damned. And in between he talked about how wonderful […]

Five Auburn fans named Chris Davis tell what it’s like sharing the most famous name in Iron Bowl history

Five Auburn fans named Chris Davis tell what it’s like sharing the most famous name in Iron Bowl history

Part of Chris Davis’ home game duties as Associate General Manager for Auburn IMG Sports Network is to take Auburn’s playmakers to the Heisman Room, right next to the Auburn locker room, for post-game interviews. But the night of Nov. 30, 2013, it wasn’t just a player—Chris Davis was escorting an Auburn legend: Chris Davis. […]

That time a Bama cheerleader whose heart was in Auburn got kicked off the squad for saying ‘War Eagle’ during ESPN’s 2003 Iron Bowl broadcast

That time a Bama cheerleader whose heart was in Auburn got kicked off the squad for saying ‘War Eagle’ during ESPN’s 2003 Iron Bowl broadcast

Adrian Karsten baited him—surely the Bama fans who called for his head, and the administrators that gave it to them, could see that. He was asked—no, told—by an ESPN personality, on the spot, on live, national television, to say “Roll Tide”, which he did, and then “War Eagle”, which ha ha, sure, OK, whatever, “War […]

Auburn fans gain control of Florida’s House of Representatives; new Speaker’s gavel contains wood from the Toomer’s Oaks

Auburn fans gain control of Florida’s House of Representatives; new Speaker’s gavel contains wood from the Toomer’s Oaks

You may have won the BCS National Championship, Florida State. But you just lost the House of Representatives. That piece of wood buried deep inside the custom-made gavel that will symbolically enforce every edict issued by the Florida legislature for the next two years? It isn’t from Chief Osceola’s spear, it’s from the Toomer’s Oaks. […]

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