Archive for September, 2009

No respect, no respect at all

No respect, no respect at all

By: Kevin Strickland Auburn head football coach Gene Chizik schlumped into his weekly press conference, flopped wearily into his chair, adjusted the microphone, and issued a resigned sigh. He reached up, tugged at the knot of his tie and eyes bulging declared: “No respect, I tell ya. We get no […]

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The Big 4-0: Fast Start Bodes Well for Auburn

The Big 4-0: Fast Start Bodes Well for Auburn

By: Kevin Strickland The Auburn Tigers out-punched the Ball State Cardinals 54-30 Saturday night to move to 4-0 on the season. If history is any indicator, the hot start bodes well for Tiger fortunes. Only 27 teams in Auburn history have started a season 4-0. Eight of those occurred after […]

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Auburn vs. Ball State Prediction: Ugly

Auburn vs. Ball State Prediction: Ugly

By: Kevin Strickland Due to the potential for excessive violence and simulated sacrificial slaughter, network censors mandated a 6 p.m. kickoff for Saturday’s showdown between Auburn and Ball State. Despite the late start, the game will likely carry a parental warning. Cover your eyes, kids. What the Tigers do to […]

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A Different Breed of Cat

A Different Breed of Cat

It’s not the Auburn football you grandfather remembers. It’s not the Auburn football your father remembers. In fact, it’s not even the Auburn football you remember unless you were born prior to Sept. 5, 2009.

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87,000 Game Balls

87,000 Game Balls

By: Kevin Strickland Auburn head football coach Gene Chizik stepped to the podium in the press room underneath Jordan-Hare Stadium moments after his Tigers survived the West Virginia Mountaineers 41-30 on Saturday night. “First of all,” Chizik said, “I wish I had 87,000 game balls.” As Chizik uttered his wish, […]

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Auburn to WVU: 'You Ain't so Bad'

Auburn to WVU: 'You Ain't so Bad'

By: Kevin Strickland The former champion lay battered and bruised on the canvas, belted to the ground by a faster opponent with a chip on his shoulder. Months of conditioning and reconditioning, a complete change in attitude and approach led him precisely where he was the last time he’d battled […]

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