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Why the Tigers will Vanquish the Vols

Why the Tigers will Vanquish the Vols

By: Kevin Strickland Saturday’s showdown between first-year coaches Lane Kiffin of Tennessee and Gene Chizik of Auburn offers a variety of interesting subplots. As both replaced coaching legends whose stars had dimmed, and as each are tasked with re-establishing the proud traditions of their respective programs, this head-to-head matchup is […]

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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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Putting the fun back in Auburn football

Putting the fun back in Auburn football

By: Kevin Strickland It seems like its been a long, long time since Auburn football was fun. New offensive coordinator Gus Malzhan is well on the road to changing that dynamic. In his first two games with the Tigers, Malzhan has helped shred the team’s offensive record books, sent the […]

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ESPN: Influence is also its curse

ESPN: Influence is also its curse

As ESPNs influence broadens, how broad is the step from shilling for big market teams to make the BCS title game to quietly insisting that certain teams win in order to create the matchups the programming managers want?

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