Coach doesn’t remember a lot about it. Was it his first year or his second? Coach doesn’t remember a lot of things. But to be fair, his recollecting kept getting interrupted. He was out in the country with some folks on a supposedly controlled burn when I got him on the phone.
VIDEO: New Auburn basketball coach Sonny Smith speaks with the press, 1978
VIDEO: Auburn Basketball vs. Southern Cal, 1972
Auburn will begin a home-and-home series with USC at the Galen Center on Dec. 18, 2022… 50 years and three days from the schools’ first meeting. USC won 73-66 on Dec. 15, 1972 in Los Angeles at the Trojan Invitational. You can watch some of it here.
VIDEO: Great coverage of Pat Sullivan’s 1971 Heisman Trophy ceremony
Footage of Pat. Footage of Jean. Footage of Shug talking about John Heisman like a man qualified to talk about him. Shug making Catholic / Baptist jokes. Yankee jokes. Shug’s accent (“Steve Spoo-ri-uh”). Shug and John Wayne. This is fabulous.
A Look Back at the 2022 Auburn Tigers
It was a season to forget. The fewest wins since 2012. But the 5-7 record only really tells half the story.