1. Auburn Football: Fixing Tigers' Tackling Is Not Coming Easy This Spring

    It did not take long for Auburn defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson to see a major problem with the defensive side of the Tigers' football team. It will come as no surprise to Auburn fans what that problem was...

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  2. Auburn Football: With Evidence Lacking, Auburn Guilty in Court of Public Opinion

    Last week brought new allegations hurled at the Auburn football program. An article by Selena Roberts of roopstigo...

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  3. Auburn Football: Hold Your Judgement on Latest Pay for Play Auburn Accusations

    The Auburn football program cannot get out from under the microscope of pay-for-play accusations that permeate college football. The latest allegations came on Wednesday, when Selena Roberts of roopstigo...

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  4. Auburn Football: Tigers Getting Their 'Edge' Back Will Come from Tempo

    When the Auburn football team was participating in its first full-pad practice last Saturday under a sun-kissed Alabama sky, some loud voices boomed throughout an empty Jordan-Hare ...

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  5. Auburn Football: Lessons Learned During Dreadful '12 Season Will Pay off in '13

    For anyone associated with the Auburn football program in 2012, it was a year to forget. The Tigers only walked off the field as winners three times last fall and none of those victories came against SEC opponents...

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  6. Auburn Football: 2011 Recruiting Class Proving to Be Tragically Overrated

    "...and we wish him nothing but the best." As soon as those eight words came from Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn in Tuesday's pre -spring press conference, safety Erique Florence was officially no longer a member of the Auburn football program...

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  7. Auburn Football: It's Full Speed Ahead for the Tigers on the "Gus Bus"

    Welcome back, Auburn football. It's good to see you again, old friend. On Wednesday, the Auburn Tigers will march onto the practice fields adjacent to Samford Ave...

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  8. Auburn Football: New South Donahue Residence Hall More Than a Pretty Building

    Auburn University's investment in enhancing the on-campus buildings will have an impact on the Auburn football team in 2013...

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  9. Auburn Football: 5 Position Battles to Watch Going into Spring Practice

    Next Thursday, March 27, the Auburn football team will take the field for the very first time under new head coach Gus Malzahn. The Tigers will squeeze in 15 practices this spring in preparation for the annual A-day game on April 20...

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  10. Auburn Football: Jay Jacobs' Job in Gus Malzahn's Hands

    The Auburn football program is not any different than the other schools in the Southeastern Conference not named Kentucky or Missouri. Put simply, the success of an athletics department in the SEC is measured by the success of the football team...

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  11. Auburn Football: All-American Jay Prosch Will Shine in Tigers Offense in 2013

    Gus Malzahn has returned to lead the Auburn football program, and with him comes his physical, run-first, up-tempo offense. In that offense, All-American fullback Jay Prosch will shine in his senior campaign in 2013...

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  12. Auburn Football: Ranking the Hardest Games on Auburn's Schedule in 2013

    As of Thursday, March 13, there are 170 days until Auburn takes the field against Washington State to kick off the 2013 season. If you live your life by Saturdays, that is approximately 23 Saturdays remaining without college football...

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  13. Auburn Football: Gus Malzahn Has a Small Window to Bring Auburn Back to the Top

    College football coaches have two choices these days. Win now or pack your bags. With the SEC having won the last seven BCS national championships, the pressure to win immediately ...

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  14. Auburn Football: Rebuilding Auburn's Defense No Small Task for Ellis Johnson

    When Gus Malzahn was hired as Auburn's 26th head football coach in early December, he knew exactly who he wanted to lead his defensive unit...

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  15. Auburn Football: Outlining the Tigers' Recruiting Strategy for the Class of 2014

    Like anything else in life, being successful in college football recruiting requires a strategy. Different programs tout different things on the recruiting trail and go after a different type of athlete to fit their program's needs...

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  16. Auburn Football: 5 Tigers That Will Be Household Names by Season's End

    When Auburn begins its first spring practice under new head coach Gus Malzahn on March 27, there will be question marks all over the field...

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  17. Auburn Football: Tigers Stay Hot on Recruiting Trail with First 2014 Commitment

    Less than a month after national signing day for the 2013 recruiting class, the early part of the 2014 recruiting cycle is well under way at Auburn and throughout the country...

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  18. Auburn Football: Pre-Spring Practice Game-by-Game Schedule Prediction for 2013

    When toe meets leather on August 31 inside Jordan-Hare Stadium, the Auburn Tigers will hold claim to the SEC's longest conference losing streak, at 10 games...

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  19. Auburn Football: Secondary to Be Strength of Tigers D in 2013

    Like the rest of the Auburn defense, the Tigers secondary in 2012 had its share of struggles. For the fourth straight year, Auburn's secondary was extremely mediocre. The pass defense ranked No...

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  20. Auburn Football: 5 Items on the Tigers' Offseason Checklist

    The dark days of the college football offseason are upon us. With a successful ending to the 2013 recruiting class, Auburn is currently engaging in offseason workouts and making sure that everyone on the roster is caught up academically...

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  21. Auburn Football: Tigers Prove They Are "All In" for College Football's Arms Race

    The NCAA has conceded to the fact that college football recruiting will never be within the guidelines of a massive rulebook that tries to regulate things such as the size and style of a postcard sent to a recruit...

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  22. Auburn Football: National Signing Day Haul Dulls Sting of Toby Johnson Snub

    You can finally close the book on Auburn's 2013 recruiting class. Auburn came up short on Tuesday for the signature of one of the final uncommitted 2013 prospects when 4-star JUCO defensive tackle Toby Johnson chose to sign with the Georgia Bulldogs...

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  23. Auburn Football: Despite Offensive Tempo, Auburn Defense Can Be Elite Once Again

    Despite the hurry-up, no-huddle style of offense that Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn will bring back to the Plains in the fall, Auburn can buck the trend and field an elite defense like it has for much of its history...

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  24. Auburn Football: Bidding Farewell to Toomer's Oaks, an Auburn Institution

    When Auburn University announced on Feb. 1 that Toomer's Oaks will be rolled one last time following Auburn's spring game on Apr. 20, it became the latest and deepest cut in the mournful recent history of the iconic oak trees...

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  25. Auburn Football: 5 Freshmen That Gus Malzahn Can Build Around

    In many instances, the first recruiting class for a new head coach is full of playing catch-up and it often results in a less-than-stellar recruiting class...

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