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  1. On the early 1900’s picture of the football team, I was unable to figure out who the coach was.

    I have a copy of the 2008 Auburn football media guide and it has all the lettermen listed. I looked up Franklin and Higdon. The only Franklin’s listed were Byron Franklin of the 1970’s and John Franklin from the early 1990’s.

    There were no lettermen with the last name Higdon. I know if they were lettermen they would have been listed because in the list of all-time lettermen they have one’s that go back to the 1890’s. So the only explanation I can think of is that they didn’t letter or finish the season since the story says their dad made them quit.

    Here’s a link to the 1904 team I found on wikipedia:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Alabama_Polytechnic_Institute_Varsity_(Auburn_University)_Football_Team_1904_cropped.jpg

    There’s one guy in the 1904 picture that looks similar to one of the guys in the other picture in this article. In the 1904 picture the guy on the left end of the 3rd row who’s hunched over and not smiling looks similar to the guy in the other picture in this article where he’s smiling on the right end in a black shirt with his hands on his hips. It it’s the same guy then that would mean the coach is either Mike Donahue or W.S. Kienholz between 1904 and 1907

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