In the 1930s, Kentucky football was, you know, Kentucky football, and they thought Auburn’s Chet “He Played For Notre Dame” Wynne could change that. Sure, Wynne had gone 5-5 at Auburn in 1933 — pretty decent by Wildcats standards — but his 1932 Tigers had been undefeated Southern Conference champs! That still had to mean something! […]
Let’s take a look Auburn’s first showdown with Texas A&M — which was in 1911, Winsipedia, not 1916 — and refer to a 110-year-old Auburn team as “we” a lot. Played in Dallas, the game was billed as the biggest in the south that year, which, sure, papers were wont to do with pretty much […]
At 12:42 a.m. this past Sunday morning, I cracked open a second celebratory beer and raised it to the man whose inspired performance had made that celebration possible: T.J. Finley. Yes, of course, Finley had little to do with Auburn’s Saturday night exorcism of 22 years’ worth of Tiger Stadium bayou voodoo. The superhero cape […]
Eighty-five football seasons.
Eighty-four years and ten months.
That’s how long Ralph O’Gwynne’s name was on the top line in the Auburn football record book for the longest scoring run from scrimmage: 92 yards.
“I told Bobby we came to play and he said he understood that.”