I’m still in that positive mood. It is inspired by dinner at Brio with a beautiful woman, and followed by a walk in the moonlight, well the light of the street lamps. It makes anyone upbeat. I’m so upbeat I’m going to tell you what I like about the Auburn Tigers.
There are many things to like about the fine family of Auburn University. Auburn fans claim all of the school’s fans are alums and they don’t have sidewalk alums. So, what I like about Auburn is that Finebaum callers like Tammy must be alums. Is there a better representation of the Auburn student body than this fan? Is there a better representation of the Auburn family? Auburn is a close group of friends unlike other schools with all those outsiders—sidewalk alums. Auburn might not sell out its stadium, but money isn’t all that important to the Tigers. It really is a great thing for Auburn and the SEC. They really class up the league. Charles from Reeltown elevates Auburn to the level of Vandy.
What I like about Auburn is that the fans believe in their administration. You didn’t hear a word of doubt when Jay Jacobs hired Gene Chizik. What makes Auburn fans even more impressive is their faith in a coach that went 5-19 before being hired. There is a unity of purpose amongst the Tigers to which no other cult, err, school in the nation compares.
What I like about Auburn is the safe environment on campus where student-athletes of the highest caliber study. No football player would allegedly assault someone at a party, and Auburn would never invite a thief to play quarterback.
What I like about Auburn is defensive coordinator Ted Roof. I like the defensive gameplan put together by the Tigers before the Iron Bowl. It showed innovation and put the team in a chance to win the game. That is what you want your coaches to do. The rest of the coaching staff should look to Roof as a model of professionalism.
What I like about Auburn is that it will schedule strong out of conference games unlike some SEC schools. The Tigers are also not afraid to play a powerhouse team on a short week like Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide are afraid to do. See, the Tigers are playing a massive game against Mississippi State on a Thursday night after opening against perennial power Arkansas State. I like how Auburn isn’t afraid of the short week.
What I like about Auburn is that the school has a real depth of talent at quarterback. When players like Neil Caudle and Barrett Trotter are pushing the heir presumptive Cameron Newton for playing time then you know Auburn has an abundance of riches at signal caller.
What I like about Auburn’s 2010 defense is that it isn’t the 2009 version.