Pat Dye always called him a thoroughbred. Had things gone differently, we might have called him a Stallion. Yes, lost in the tug of war between baseball and football, between the NFL and the MLB, was that Bo Jackson was in the spring of 1986 being courted by a third professional sports league. It wasn't just rumors of phone calls or whatever. He met with team … [Read more...] about Bo Jackson, the Birmingham Stallion?
Van and John continue their massive miniseries on modern Auburn Football with a look at Pat Dye's early seasons, Iron Bowl wins and a trip to the Sugar Bowl (and possibly a national championship). … [Read more...] about The Wishbone Podcast: WE BELIEVED Episode 2: Sugar Sweet: Pat Dye 1982-1983
Van and John address the rumors currently swirling around the program in the wake of the big Iron Bowl loss, and answer lots of listener questions. … [Read more...] about The AU Wishbone Podcast: Auburn JetGate 2018
The 1971 Gator Bowl featuring Auburn and Ole Miss was understandably billed as a battle between junior Pat Sullivan and senior Archie Manning, two of the best players in the country. Sullivan hated that. "I hope people don't build it up as a game between he and I," Sullivan told reporters a month before the game. "It'll be between two teams, and the best one will … [Read more...] about Pat Sullivan and Archie Manning, pen pals
THE DON After Auburn's 7-0 win over Mississippi State at Rickwood Field in 1919, Auburn coach Mike Donahue called the Bulldogs (née Aggies) the most unsportsmanlike team he'd ever seen and vowed that as long as he was coach Auburn would never play them again. At issue? Mostly the promising MMA career of MSU quarterback Claude Russell. Plainsman editors didn't want to … [Read more...] about Mike Donahue declared 1919 Mississippi State team dirtiest he’d ever seen