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Auburn’s Lutzenkirchen recognized for off-field impact

It began Nov. 26, 2010. After rallying back from a 24-0 deficit, Auburn sealed its come-from-behind victory against Alabama with a 7-yard touchdown pass to tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen, marking the start of the Lutzy era. The standout senior tight end has been a staple in Auburn’s offense since that fateful 2010 season and has [ . . read more . . ]

Tigers Bye Week Provides Time for Midseason Evaluation

With Clemson on its bye week this weekend, let’s take the oppurtunity to evaluate the team’s performance through the first half of the season, and what fans can expect from the Tigers for the rest of 2012. MVP: DeAndre “Nuk” Hopkins This past offseason, Nuk Hopkins decided to give up basketball and commit himself to a [ . . read more . . ]

Leadership key for Auburn success

Championship teams need leaders. That’s the way   it’s always been and the way it will always be. Say what you will about the 2012 Auburn Tigers, but at the end of the day, this season will be defined by those that put the team on their back and exemplify what it means to be a hard worker. Going into the seventh week, a 1-4 record [ . . read more . . ]

Loss forces Auburn to face tough question: Is the season lost?

Arkansas and Auburn saw this game as one thing: a must win. But thanks to five Tiger turnovers, it was ultimately the Razorbacks who came out on top, handing Auburn its fourth loss of the season in a 24-7 victory. “The bottom line is that the Auburn fans and the Auburn Family, they did not deserve this today,” said coach Gene Chizik. [ . . read more . . ]

Freshman QB Wallace continues to make strides

Jonathan Wallace is barely five months out of high school, but he’s shown Auburn’s team and fans he can hang with the big guys. It’s rare to see a true-freshman quarterback leading a team. It’s even more rare for that same true-freshman to make his debut during prime time on ESPN against the No. 2 team in the nation. Wallace did [ . . read more . . ]

Goodbye September, Hello October

Luckily for Auburn fans, the team has the week off. During the break, I took the time to reflect on the season so far, highlighting the positives, the negatives and the biggest surprise of the first month. The Positives We may have beat a school that has never had a winning season since joining the FBS by only three points, but hey, we [ . . read more . . ]

‘Punt Bama Punt’ call revisited

Forty years separate Gary Sanders from that historic game at Legion Field. It was the 1972 Iron Bowl, and Auburn was trailing 16–0 with less than 10 minutes left on the clock. Rounding out his fifth year as Auburn’s radio play-by-play announcer, Sanders went into the game hoping for the one thing that could satisfy a loss the [ . . read more . . ]

Top 5 moments: Auburn vs LSU

For the 46th time, Auburn will face No. 2 Louisiana State Saturday, with the Bengal Tigers clinging to a 24-20-1 series advantage. The Tigers from Alabama shut out LSU 28-0 in the 1901 series opener in Baton Rouge, La. The winning team held its opponent scoreless 11 out of the first 13 games. The 1935 LSU victory (6-0) marks the last [ . . read more . . ]

ULM looks a lot scarier from here

It doesn’t matter if Auburn wins its next 10 regular season games, the Tigers 0-2 record ranks 2012 in the Top-10 worst starts in Auburn football history. Since football came to the Plains in 1902, Auburn has gone 0-2, or worse, only eight times. But forget about the dismal start; Auburn has a chance to put a strike in the win column [ . . read more . . ]

Real Tigers Wear Orange and Blue

For 245 days we have waited. For 5,880 hours we have watched videos, read articles, squeezed commitments out of recruits and anticipated this very day. On September 1, college football is back. Granted, games started Thursday, but let’s be honest, the only season that truly matters to an Auburn fan is Auburn’s. But what kind of [ . . read more . . ]