1. Pipeline Heroes: The Best of the Best in College Football Recruiting

    I love college football recruiting. National Signing Day, for me, is a holiday. I wake up early and watch the signing day special on my computer. If you placed a bet saying that I wouldn't be in class that day, it's a bet you'd probably win...

    Mike Kirkland Written by Mike Kirkland about over 3 years ago 7,267 reads 150 comments

  2. Baptized by Fire: Auburn, Florida, and the Freshman Quarterback Debate

    If you're a college football fan, you've heard of the SEC. You know about the national dominance that bears every national championship in the past five years. The year 2006 saw Vince Young throw Texas on his shoulders to defeat Southern California...

    Mike Kirkland Written by Mike Kirkland about over 3 years ago 1,208 reads 8 comments

  3. Auburn Ceases Recruitment of 5-Star Defensive End Ray Drew

    A while back, Auburn was in good standing for Ray Drew, a defensive end out of Thomasville, GA. Drew is a highly-touted prospect. Drew is rated a 5-star prospect by Scout, Rivals and ESPN (and sits at 4-star on 247sports)...

    Mike Kirkland Written by Mike Kirkland about over 3 years ago 2,856 reads 46 comments

  4. The Final Look Before Signing Day: Auburn Recruiting, 2011

    December 13, 2008. That date might ring a bell. It was the day Gene Chizik was hired as head coach. If you remember, the hire wasn't well-taken by most. Jay Jacobs really put his job on the line by hiring a coach who was 5-19 at Iowa State...

    Mike Kirkland Written by Mike Kirkland about over 3 years ago 5,118 reads 33 comments

  5. Avoiding a Letdown: Nine Players Who Need To Break Out For Auburn in 2011

    The Auburn Tigers overcame all the odds. They battled from behind. They overcame a 24-point deficit to beat Alabama on the road. They did what no one thought they could. They won the national championship...

    Mike Kirkland Written by Mike Kirkland about over 3 years ago 2,431 reads 22 comments

  6. Jumping Ship: What Teddy Bridgewater's Commitment Switch Means For The U

    I recently spoke with a friend of mine who is an LSU fan. I was bragging, of some sorts, about Auburn potentially having an opportunity to sneak away with commitments from La'el Collins and Jeremy Hill...

    Mike Kirkland Written by Mike Kirkland about over 3 years ago 3,316 reads 9 comments

  7. Chip Kelly Over Gene Chizik for AP Coach of the Year Honors: Controversial?

    The AP Coach of the Year award is given to the year's most outstanding coach. This year, that coach is Oregon's Chip Kelly. The Ducks' Coach is definitely deserving of the title...

    Mike Kirkland Written by Mike Kirkland about over 3 years ago 101 reads 0 comments

  8. Auburn Football: Breaking Down the Tigers in 2011

    In just three weeks and some change, the #1 Auburn Tigers will face the #2 Oregon Ducks. Everyone knows about this matchup: carrying every hint that it could be a shootout of epic proportions...

    Mike Kirkland Written by Mike Kirkland about over 3 years ago 1,838 reads 16 comments

  9. Kodi Burns: The Personification of a Team Player; An "Auburn Man"

    I clearly remember it. Even to this day I can remember the highlight tape. Kodi Burns . It was before I followed recruiting. It was back when each year there were new players on the field and I just learned by watching...

    Mike Kirkland Written by Mike Kirkland about over 3 years ago 3,314 reads 55 comments

  10. Conference Realignment and the Mountain West Conference: What Could Have Been?

    College football was swept by massive conference realignment this year. Nothing has changed yet, but by 2013, the conferences will be much different than they are now. The Big Ten will have 12 teams, adding Nebraska...

    Mike Kirkland Written by Mike Kirkland about over 3 years ago 1,319 reads 7 comments

  11. Cameron Newton: How Auburn's 2011 Season Changes On One Decision

    As bowl season approaches, it is not uncommon nor is it wrong to think about next year. Everyone wonders, "Will my team be in the same position next year?" It is something we can't help but to think about...

    Mike Kirkland Written by Mike Kirkland about over 3 years ago 1,762 reads 35 comments