I think we can all agree that the comparison of similarities between Tennessee's head coach Lane Kiffin and Auburn's head coach Gene Chizik can thankfully, finally be put to an end. Apparently Chizik has a couple of things that Kiffin does not. Can you guess? A working offense? Yes, that and dignity. The 34-year-old Tennessee coach (also my age, which weirds me out quite a … [Read more...] about Smokey and mirrors
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Part II: The Re-education of Smokey. Click here for Part I. Photos and illustrations by Amy Quarles.… Keep Reading: * Auburn art museum places winning bid on amazing Warhol photo of John Oates in an Auburn shirt * Skyrockets in flight: Auburn cheers from 1913 * Pat Dye responds to ‘loudmouth’ allegations from 1959 * Dean Foy discusses the lewdness … [Read more...] about Part II: The Re-education of Smokey
Part I: Houndnapping! Knoxville, Tenn. Sunday night. 9:30 p.m. EDT. UT's Smokey sleeps, dreaming of moral victories. Outskirts of Knoxville. Sunday night. 9:45 p.m. EDT. TWER's Agent "B-to-the-E-A-T Bama" steels himself for the mission ahead. BTW, Agent Beat Bama is currently unemployed and freelancing this mission. He sure did flub his primary mission last … [Read more...] about Hey Vols. ‘We Have Yr Smokey’
Why didn't any beat reporters touch the mysterious "Trooper Taylor said the n-word" subject during this week's press conference with Auburn's head coach Gene Chizik? Maybe because there was nothing to say. Why would the Opelika-Auburn News' reporter Andrew Gribble not be asked about Taylor's "non-word" on the Paul Finebaum Radio Network on Tuesday, Sept. 22, when it seems … [Read more...] about Finebaum’s ‘hole story … but is he sticking to it?
Last year, the venom in Morgantown, W.Va., directed toward us visiting Tiger fans caught me off guard. Sure, I'd heard stories about a lot of West Virginia Mountaineer fans being jackasses to visitors, but I was not really expecting anything when I visited their home turf. There was no history of bad blood between the schools because it was the first time they'd ever faced each … [Read more...] about Plea to Tigers: Unleash Metal Mania Upon the ‘Eers!