1954 started rough for the Tigers. They opened with a 45-0 win over Chattanooga at home, then lost three straight on the road. But they'd been close losses; to Florida by six, to Kentucky and Georgia Tech by seven (and plenty of folks thought the zebras had as much to do with that last one as the Yellow Jackets). Shug wasn't worried; he had a good team, he knew it. Jim … [Read more...] about Auburn vs. the Bandit: Burt Reynolds shined for Seminoles in Tigers’ first game against Florida State
If you like TWER, please consider becoming one of the 100. Thanks! Bryant never said exactly what it was he had in mind, which is one reason Doug Barfield thinks it might have just been an attempt at some sort of houndstooth head game—not with him, but with Auburn. Sure, they'd just fired him and turned his name into a byword, but having their former coach immediately join … [Read more...] about That time Bear Bryant kinda maybe almost asked a just-fired Doug Barfield to come help him at Bama
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?
If you like TWER, please consider becoming one of the 100. Thanks! I tracked Roy Tatum down pretty much just to hear about his double life as “Bart Raynolds” (and Bigfoot) because, dang, that’s a story, and you can read about it here. But, sure, yes of course, Roy, let’s actually talk Auburn football. Tell me something good. It did not take long. He’d probably never … [Read more...] about The Finest Tackle of ’67: An Iron Bowl Story
When asked to state his allegiance while testifying under oath before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions (who appears to have an Auburn helmet in his office) didn't hesitate. "War Eagle." It isn't the first time Auburn's battle cry has made it into the public record during a committee meeting on Sessions. In January, Sessions' former … [Read more...] about When pressed on team loyalty, Jeff Sessions tells House Judiciary Committee ‘War Eagle’