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Gus Malzahn does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, challenges Cam Newton

Gus Malzahn does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, challenges Cam Newton

That was #AuburnFast. Waffle House Ice Bucket Challenged Gus Malzahn and Zach Galifianakis only just this morning. Or maybe this is in response to something from yesterday (cause apparently Tim Cook called him out, too). Or maybe this is just how Gus Malzahn takes a shower after practice, to stay sharp. Point is, on Wednesday evening, […]

Waffle House asks Gus Malzahn, Julio Jones, Zach Galifianakis to take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Waffle House asks Gus Malzahn, Julio Jones, Zach Galifianakis to take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

This isn’t the Gus’ local, post-victory hangout challenging him to dunk himself in ice water. This is, like, Waffle Nation. The video was shot at the Waffle House in Norcross, Ga. And that’s is Walt Ehmer, Waffle House President and CEO doing the challenging. (Can’t see the video? Try here.) Julio Jones? Zach Galifianakis? Mere […]

What was the probability of an Auburn win before each snap of the 2013 Iron Bowl? Now we know.

What was the probability of an Auburn win before each snap of the 2013 Iron Bowl? Now we know.

Much has been written about the 2013 Iron Bowl, the game that won an ESPY for “Game of the Year” thanks to the play that won an ESPY for “Play of the Year.” Chris Davis’ game-winning 109-yard field goal return for a touchdown ended Alabama’s hopes for a third straight National Championship, and completed one […]

‘Make Every Second Count’: New Auburn Student Center posters promoting the AU experience reference Kick Six, Iron Bowl

‘Make Every Second Count’: New Auburn Student Center posters promoting the AU experience reference Kick Six, Iron Bowl

Each Camp War Eagle or so it seems a new crop of student-made posters encouraging encouraging incoming freshmen to make the most of their college years on the Plains pops up in the Auburn Student Center. And if you take a second to study the latest batch, you’ll notice a recurring theme. Sometimes it’s subtle, […]

‘This is a God Thing’: Gene Chizik’s interview with Erin Andrews after Auburn’s 2010 win over Clemson

‘This is a God Thing’: Gene Chizik’s interview with Erin Andrews after Auburn’s 2010 win over Clemson

With the announcement of Auburn’s 2016-2017 home-and-home series with Clemson, we revisit the sweet spot of Auburn’s last win in the series. The year was 2010. It was a time of God Things and Impostors. (Can’t see the video? Try here.) Related: Pastor answers question: Does God care about football? More Auburn / Clemson: * […]

VIDEO: Former Auburn great Frank Thomas thanks Pat Dye, Hal Baird, Jay Jacobs, gives a ‘War Damn Eagle’ during emotional Baseball Hall of Fame induction speech

VIDEO: Former Auburn great Frank Thomas thanks Pat Dye, Hal Baird, Jay Jacobs, gives a ‘War Damn Eagle’ during emotional Baseball Hall of Fame induction speech

The Big Hurt was worried he might choke up Sunday during his National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony. But he sill managed Auburn shout outs a plenty, and even a “War Damn Eagle.” (Can’t see the video? Try here.) Here he is in an Auburn hat at yesterday’s press conference. You can watch Thomas’ […]

Life Cycle of a Highlight: 10 years later, Bret Eddins reflects on the most visually effective sack in Auburn history

Life Cycle of a Highlight: 10 years later, Bret Eddins reflects on the most visually effective sack in Auburn history

It’s been ten years since Bret Eddins achieved Auburn immortality with what was arguably the most visually effective sack in Auburn history. You’ve seen it a million times, in virtually every Auburn entrance or “historical hype” video of the past decade. Eddins, a defensive end, makes it around the tackle (who was denied his blocking […]

Hurry Up No Bubble: Gus Malzahn chews the fat—and the gum—on ESPN’s ‘Numbers Never Lie’ (VIDEO)

Hurry Up No Bubble: Gus Malzahn chews the fat—and the gum—on ESPN’s ‘Numbers Never Lie’ (VIDEO)

Call it the Hurry Up No Bubble—40 pieces of gum? Per game? There’s no way you have time to blow through 40 pieces of gum per game blowin’ bubbles. (Can’t see the video? Try here.) “I’ve just always done it,” GUM Malzahn said of his freakish habit during a Monday morning interview with the enablers […]

Media Daze

Media Daze

Disclosure: Auburn journalism faculty member and season ticket holder here. You can judge from this and other writing if I live up to my claim of promoting responsible journalism over fandom. Coach Gus Malzahn’s decision to remove quarterback Nick Marshall from Auburn’s SEC Media Days roster met with much disappointment. The decision came after Marshall […]

The story behind the 2004 Auburn team’s national championship rings

The story behind the 2004 Auburn team’s national championship rings

Cole Bennett, a sophomore tight end on Auburn’s perfect 2004 football team, never wore it, so he doesn’t really remember. “We got a ring, but all it said was Undefeated Season if I’m not mistaken.” He’s mistaken. The ring says “National Champions.” “I guess you’re correct,” Bennett replied after I emailed him a photo of one […]

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