In February TWER was told Gus Malzahn, AU president Jay Gogue, and Auburn Mayor Bill Ham were likely candidates for the Celebrate The Tradition speaking gig. We were told right.
Gus Malzahn confirmed his participation in the event this morning, and TWER has learned that he, Gogue, and Ham will joined by other Auburn VIPs: Former Auburn Athletic Director David Housel, Auburn Alumni Association President Bill Stone, Auburn SGA President Harrison Mills.
And then you’ll be able to roll the oaks for the last time.
TWER was first to report ESPN’s plans to carry portions of the event live. They may also be on hand for the trees’ removal.
Related: Open containers approved for final Toomer’s Oaks rolling event.
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Ed Lewis Fy'79 says
That’s six people too many, IMHO. Having to listen to 6 speeches will be misery. A rolling of the oaks shouldn’t be a miserable experience. It should be, traditionally speaking, traditional. No speakers needed.
We’ve never had a speaker at a previous rolling, we won’t need one (or more) on the 20th, either. Let us roll the trees in usual fashion, no need for frills. The experience will be tears enough.
Bill Ham? What a dimwit….. he’s never uttered an important or intelligent word in his life!