I laughed. What else could I do? No, Anders Carlson missing a potential game-icing field goal with 1:14 to play against Ole Miss isn't something I'd have found funny at any other point in my Auburn football-watching life. But the Tigers had outgained the Rebels 502-to-232 at that point. They'd entered Ole Miss territory 10 times, while Ole Miss had entered Auburn territory … [Read more...] about Gus Malzahn and the whistles of the trains
Forget the Monday Night meow—here's three minutes of a dog weaving in and out of plays during an Auburn spring practice in 1964. Around 1:20 he even gets in on a tackle. No one bats an eye. https://youtu.be/UGiOg2e3WJM As to my theory that Auburn is the college campus exhibit in some sort of Platonic Disneyland, Air Bud: The Dog Bone Formation (or should it be The … [Read more...] about Spring Practice Was Ruff: Dog dominates Auburn scrimmage in 1964 film
It always made me feel a little inferior. I couldn't help it. You're growing up and the CBS and ESPN intros make you feel that Auburn and Georgia are the Adam and Eve of southern football, and that feels good and right. And then one day you realize that maybe they're just, like, the Cain and Abel or something... because, OK, people are now throwing "Deep" in front of it. Oh, … [Read more...] about It’s Pronounced Jordan: Time to rebrand the Auburn-Georgia rivalry?
Emailing with David Hermecz was great. Talking to him was even greater. Amazing stories here about life as an Auburn eagle handler in the mid-70s. Driving to games in a cardboard-covered station wagon. Whacking drug-addict rats. Freaky puncture wounds. TAKE A LISTEN! (And if you want to help keep the podcast and the website and all the other stuff coming, please consider … [Read more...] about It’s Pronounced Jordan: Debunking the Swamp with 1970s War Eagle handler David Hermecz
Rules change. Uniforms turn into space suits. Stadium capacities quadruple. But bad officiating—ah, that is college football's one constant... Actually, in Auburn's first (varsity) game played in Jordan-Hare (then Auburn Stadium), it wasn't so much a case of bad officiating as it was a case of the timekeeper (who was either a Georgia Tech or Texas A&M grad) just being an … [Read more...] about Poor communication by official cost Auburn a win over Florida in first game played in Jordan-Hare Stadium