Posts Tagged “Auburn football”

Jeremy Johnson: Louisville’s defense full of “first rounders”

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A funny thing happened in the Georgia Dome Saturday night. In the building that will come down in the near future, giving way to a new, better facility for such games, the walls of Cam Newton 2.0 came down with the thud of a thousand poorly thrown footballs. In short, “Pick Johnson” showed up, and…

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Keeping an eye on Auburn: Where’s Duke Williams?

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Auburn’s Duke Williams missed Friday’s practice for “personal reasons,” according to Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee. Rumors hit the internet earlier in the week about a possible altercation involving Williams and members of the Auburn basketball team––one name you’d know very well. Although this rumor hasn’t been confirmed (g), Duke’s history with off-the-field issues plus…

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Alabama removes a cancer from coaching staff, Auburn scoops it up

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Lance Thompson was hired today to serve under newly hired Auburn defensive coordinator, Will Muschamp. Thompson, who was serving in his third tour of duty with Alabama head coach Nick Saban, previously left Alabama to join the University of Tennessee coaching staff. Thompson’s claim that the Vols would soon “build a fence around the state…

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Duke Williams suspended as AU smoke screen sets in

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In the latest episode of “As the Barn Turns,” we have the curious Duke Williams situation. You remember Duke Williams, part of the boog’s 1-2 receiving punch this season. The latest idol for cult worship, Duke’s whereabouts during bowl prep and future standing on the team have been rather confusing. Duke went missing from the…

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Will Muschamp likely not able to fix Auburn’s red zone offense

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Auburn’s latest hail mary to try and keep up with big brother involves the hiring of former Florida head coach, Will Muschamp. Nobody wins a press conference like the Tigers, throwing dollars at the name of the week in order to appease the AU cult. How’s that Bruce Pearl hire working out? Muschamp, who struggled…

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An Open Letter to Auburn Fans

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Hi Auburn fan. We know, you believe in Auburn, and you love it. We know this because we read your ridiculous Facebook posts, where you ramble on and on with your blather in an effort to convince yourself, hoping you’ve convinced potential “converts” to your cult in the process. Somewhere there must be an unwritten…

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Auburn’s playoff hopes take a hit in blowout loss to Georgia

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The University of Auburn lost in dramatic fashion to the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday night in Athens, severely damaging the Tigers’ hopes of making the new college football playoff. Losing 34-7, the College Football Committee may have to take a hard look at the Tigers’ body of work this season, possibly excluding API from the…

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Shocker: Auburn pursuing another player with a criminal past

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Auburn University’s football program is at it again. The Tiggers are once again actively pursuing a criminal for their football team. READ AN UPDATE TO THIS STORY HERE. Thug U. may soon be the new home for Jonathan Taylor, the former Georgia defensive lineman kicked out of the Bulldog program after being arrested and charged…

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Eyes On Auburn: Did the bag man lock the Arkansas coaches in an elevator at halftime?

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You have to admit, it sounds fishy. It’s halftime in a game locked at 21 apiece, and four Arkansas assistants can’t make it to the Razorback locker room because they were locked in the pressbox elevator. Offensive coordinator Jim Chaney, tight ends coach Barry Lunney Jr., linebackers coach Randy Shannon and defensive backs coach Clay…

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Gus’ suspension guide for Nick Marshall revealed

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At his press conference today Gustav Malzahn said suspended Auburn quaterback Cheech Marshall would not start but would play Saturday against the Razorbacks. Predictibly, the state media just moved on to the next question, whereas had the same scenario played out in Tuscaloosa the next 45 questions would center around the circumstances of the suspension,…

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AROUND THE SEC: Nick Marshall gets ‘Burgerized’ for grass, Georgia doesn’t have any

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Auburn head coach Gustav Malzahn announced Friday that he’s the man. He’s going to show his team leader a thing or two by not letting him start the Arkansas game. Oh he’ll play, he just won’t take the first snap. Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall was caught with weed last month, cited for the possession of…

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Why didn’t Gus Malzahn let Nick Marshall face the music at SEC Media Days?

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Johnny Manziel was a Heisman Trophy winner. He was amazing, on and off the field. On the field, he defied laws of nature, and was exhausting to watch. Off the field, he defied laws of culture, and was exhausting to watch. Yet last summer, the Texas A&M quarterback stood up under the brightest lights college…

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What we can learn from Auburn’s Cheech Marshall

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Nick Marshall’s “citing” for marijuana possession cost him a trip to Birmingham for Auburn’s appearance at SEC Media Days. The face of Auburn’s offense, and in some respects their entire program, isn’t fit for the cameras or microphones because he can’t stay off the dooby. Then again, this is the player that was kicked off…

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NCAA Tournament: AU fans now say Mercer “owns” Duke

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The NCAA tournament is good for dramatic surprises every year. My bracket was helped dramatically by a few early round surprises, but no one saw Duke falling to Mercer. Afterall, the Blue Devils are coached by a living legend, arguably the greatest living coach still in the game. And, nobody thought Duke would fall in…

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Think Saban is scared of the HUNH? Stats say otherwise

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As March 6th nears, the day of the NCAA Rules Committee’s infamous vote on the “10-second rule” heard around the world, a popular notion has been tossed around ad nauseam. “If that mean ole Nick Saban can’t beat the hurry up, no huddle offense, he’s just gonna try and change the rules.” This is usually…

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Common sense says HUNH rules will change

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Let’s make this clear. When the HUNH rules are altered, it isn’t, nor was it ever about Nick Saban having to change the rules to beat the HUNH. Last season Alabama head coach Nick Saban led his Tide to a 25-0 shutout of Hugh Freeze’s version, outscored a healthy Johnny Manziel on his turf (something…

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Former Auburn player chastises Auburn Family over treatment of Rashaan Evans

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Former Auburn tight end Phillip Lutzenkirchen has had enough of what he’s seen and heard. Lutzenkirchen took to Twitter today to let his voice be heard about the mistreatment of the Evans family at the hands of Auburn people. His commenting on it marks the first official word (I’ve heard) of an Auburn representative speaking…

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Rashaan Evans: “I’m being treated like I’m Satan.”

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The classic move by the Aubuhn Fambly is to deflect. Just listen to their talking heads. Instead of owning up to the travesties being committed on a daily basis against the family of Rashaan Evans, the immediate response is not to admit their sin, but to deflect. You’ve heard it. “You bunch of Updykes. You…

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Attacks on Rashaan Evans’ family may reveal the “true” Auburn “Fambly”

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Auburn fans love to paint themselves as a family. The Auhbuhn Fambly. Indeed. However, it’s much more like a mafia family. Cross them and get ready to swim with the fishes. More on this updated story here Now mind you, we have said many, many times that the Auburn fanbase resembles more of a cult…

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Sighs of relief heard in Alabama as Browns shun Gus, hire Pettine

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It almost happened. Well, not really. But in the minds of many, Gus Malzahn was almost swooned away from the plains after just one season. It was a ridiculous notion, really. That a 2nd year college coach who depends on smoke, mirrors, and the kind of luck that would make a leprechaun say “what the…

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Bama bids farewell to 4 Tiders as 8 early enrollees arrive in T-Town; Tre Mason bolts Auburn as well

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Today four members of the Crimson Tide football team announced their intentions to forego their senior seasons in favor of the 2014 NFL Draft. To no one’s surprise, safety Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix made the decision to leave. Dix is a strong 1st round projection, as is left tackle Cyrus Koundjio. Here’s hoping someone teaches Koundjio how…

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Gus Malzahn to the Cleveland Browns

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by ITK The Gus Bus is pulling out of Lee County, at least that’s what many are starting to believe. Reports from Ohio have Gus Malzahn as the leading candidate for the Cleveland Browns’head coach opening, where he would be free to hire his own staff. Malzahn’s cinderella 2013 season and success in his only…

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Warning to Auburn fans: Terry Bowden looked great too

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Auburn fans probably won’t read this; reality isn’t their style. But amid the gloating and celebration following one of the most improbable regular seasons in Auburn history, let this be a word to the wise: Like Gustav Malzahn, Terry Bowden looked fantastic for a year or two. Bowden came on the scene in 1993 following…

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Numbers heavily favor the Tide in Saturday’s Iron Bowl, but don’t let that stop Auburn delusion

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by ITK Numbers always tell the tale in the game of football. The very game itself is made up of numbers, from stats to the final score. Following another shut out of an opponent this past Saturday, the Tide’s third of the season, Bama “offically” turns its focus to Auburn this week. And oh what…

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Let me guess, Auburn…”You want Bama”

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by ITK UPDATED – December 2, 2013 Auburn wanted Bama, and they got them. The Tigers put themselves in a position to win in the 4th quarter while Alabama failed on numerous occasions to close the door and put the game away. Playing not to lose is rarely a winning equation in football, but that’s…

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UPSET ALERT: Five ways Tennessee beats Alabama tomorrow

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By ITK Tomorrow is a holiday. As the Vols come to town for the 96th gridiron meeting between the University of Alabama and the University of Tennessee, Alabama holds a commanding lead in the series at 50-37-8. For Tide fans, the game traditionally known as the “Third Saturday in October” settles in somewhere between Christmas…

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Auburn Propaganda: The Glorious Coming of Jeremy Johnson

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by ITK Today Auburnites will take a short break from their NCAA fantasies, glancing away from the long-awaited, fictious unicorn parade across the state that will bring an end to their suffering. Instead, today Auburn fans will be slurping up the next orange and blue fantasy, the triumphal entry of Jeremy Johnson. It’s homecoming on…

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A tale of two players: Auburn’s Demetruce McNeal and Bama’s Geno Smith

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It always seems to happen in twos. Like the gods of football make sure there is balance between the biggest rivals on the planet. An Auburn player gets in trouble with the law, then a Bama player does the same. You had the felony four in Auburn, all dismissed and now serving jail time. Then…

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Auburn Defensive Coordinator Ellis Johnson speaks out against the hurry up offense

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Auburn defensive coordinator hates the hurry-up, no huddle offense. He said so himself. Despite the fact that he works for a coach who employs the, well, hurry-up, no huddle offense. Listen to Johnson himself: “One thing that has gotten into it that I’ve been pretty outspoken, that I really think is starting to deteriorate some…

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Your Sunday Cup of Coffee…A Confession

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I have confession and an apology to make. I really haven’t been keeping up much with Bama football the last couple of weeks. For the last few weeks I’ve been busy with summertime, family things that take a lot of your time. Things like vacation in Disney, Fourth of July events and grilling out with…

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