Tag Archives: Auburn football

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.”

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”

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

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

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

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

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

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”

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

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

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

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

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

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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How do you know Auburn is decades behind Alabama? The answer is in your Sunday Cup of Coffee…

BREAKING 3/21/14 – AU fans now say Mercer “owns” Duke When your football program has fallen behind others in your state, division, league, and heck…everybody else, you start seeing signs. Indicators begin to pop up that there is cause for concern. This weekend a recruit visiting the loveliest village on the plains shares one of […]

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What will Paul Finebaum’s move mean to Alabama, Auburn?

One has to wonder what the Alabama – Auburn rivalry would have been over the last 30 years without Paul Finebaum. News broke Tuesday that Finebaum’s silence would soon cease, as the ultra successful talk show host will soon join ESPN. The marriage will include a new show broadcast from Charlotte, North Carolina, a television […]

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How could Barrett Jones be picked so low in this year’s draft? The answer is in your Sunday Cup Of Coffee

With the 2013 NFL Draft now in the rearview mirror, Bama managed to have nine players drafted, a modern day Alabama record. Of course you know about Dee Milliner, Chance Warmack and DJ Fluker going in order in the 1st round, 9th, 10th and 11th, and Eddie Lacy going in the 2nd round to Green […]

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What does OJ Simpson and Auburn have in common? The answer is in your Sunday Cup of Coffee – 4/07/13

With spring practice a little over the halfway mark, yesterday’s scrimmage produced what you’d expect from a team in the midst of rebuilding. First, the good. AJ McCarron and back-up Blake Sims had good days, according to Alabama head coach Nick Saban. Monster runningback Derrick Henry got mention as well, saying “he has flashed at […]

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Auburn burns as the denials mount

At this point only the most delusional Auburn fan…and there is an army of them…would believe there hasn’t been any funny business going on down on the farm…for years. Once again, the impartial national media…not Bama Magazine, Capstone Report or Tider Insider subscribers…has continued sniffing around the cow patties in Lee County, and once again, […]

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