1. Auburn 26, Tennessee 22: Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth

    The Auburn Tigers knocked off the Tennessee Volunteers 26-22 on Saturday night in Knoxville, surviving a 16-point Volunteer fourth quarter.  While the Tigers answered a number of nagging questions in Rocky Top, others persist...

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  2. Auburn Vs. Tennessee: Why The Tigers Will Vanquish The Vols

    Saturday's showdown between first-year coaches Lane Kiffin of Tennessee and Gene Chizik of Auburn offers a variety of interesting subplots...

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  3. 4-0 Auburn: No Respect, No Respect at All

    Auburn head football coach Gene Chizik schlumped into his weekly press conference, flopped wearily into his chair, adjusted the microphone, and issued a resigned sigh...

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  4. The Big 4-0: Fast Start Bodes Well for Auburn Tigers

    The Auburn Tigers out-punched the Ball State Cardinals 54-30 on Saturday night to move to 4-0 on the season. If history is any indicator, the hot start bodes well for Tiger fortunes.  Only 27 teams in Auburn history have started a season 4-0...

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  5. Auburn Vs. Ball State: Why the Tigers Will Crush the Cardinals

    Due to the potential for excessive violence and simulated sacrificial slaughter, network censors mandated a 6 p.m. kickoff for Saturday's showdown between Auburn and Ball State. Despite the late start, the game will likely carry a parental warning...

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  6. 87,000 Game Balls: Auburn's Gene Chizik Thanks the Fans

    Auburn head football coach Gene Chizik stepped to the podium in the press room underneath Jordan-Hare Stadium moments after his Tigers survived the West Virginia Mountaineers 41-30 on Saturday night...

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  7. Auburn 41-West Virginia 30: Tigers of a Different Stripe

    Auburn 41 - West Virginia 30. This is Auburn football. It's not the Auburn football you grandfather remembers. It's not the Auburn football your father remembers...

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  8. Auburn vs. West Virginia, 41-30: You Ain't So Bad

    The former champion lay battered and bruised on the canvas, belted to the ground by a faster opponent with a chip on his shoulder...

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  9. Auburn-West Virginia: Why the Tigers Will Maul the Mountaineers

    Today's West Virginia at Auburn college football preview is brought to you by the number three and the letter "C." Three was Auburn's unlucky number in last season's 34-17 meltdown at Morgantown, ...

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  10. Tiger Tale: A Day in the Life of Auburn Offensive Coordinator Gus Malzahn

    5:07 a.m. Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn wakes up without the benefit of an alarm clock. He doesn’t need one, because the offensive machine that is his brain has a self-timer and turns on automatically...

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  11. Auburn 49, Mississippi State 24: Putting the Fun Back in Auburn Football

    It seems like its been a long time since Auburn football was fun. New offensive coordinator Gus Malzhan is well on the road to changing that dynamic...

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  12. Auburn-Mississippi State: Why the Tigers Will Beat the Bulldogs

    A year ago Auburn and Mississippi State waged one of the ugliest football games in the history of the college sport. Auburn prevailed 3-2 on the strength of a 35-yard Wes Byrum field goal in the second quarter...

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  13. Auburn Debut Highlights Positives

    To the casual observer there was very little difference between Auburn’s 2008 season opener and the 2009 debut. In both season openers, the Tigers subdued an inferior opponent from the state of Louisiana with a strong second-half showing...

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  14. Setting the Bar for Success: Gene Chizik's Magic Number is Seven

    As the Auburn Tigers stand on the precipice of their first season under new head coach Gene Chizik, there is a palpable sense of unease among the Tiger faithful. The sting of a 5-7 season and the turmoil of a coaching search has barely faded...

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  15. If You Can't Beat Them, Raid Their Talent Base

    Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel woke up sweating, his body shaking in fear. Every night for months the nightmarish figures taunted his dreams. Often he screamed himself awake in terror...

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  16. Has Auburn Really Fallen This Far This Fast?

    It's hard to fathom just how much has changed in the last twelve months for the Auburn Tigers. In the span of 365 days, the Tigers went from predicted title contender to projected punching bag...

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  17. 20 Things You Don't Want to Hear When Auburn Faces Louisiana Tech

    The Top Twenty things Auburn fans don't want to hear when their Tigers take on Louisiana Tech in the season opener: 1) "Tony Franklin, please come to the information booth on the West Concourse, you have an urgent call from Gus Malzhan...

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  18. The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Gene Chizik

    Since Gene Chizik's controversial hiring in December, Tiger fans have intently watched his progress, looking for signs that the malaise that plagued the program in the second half of 2008 will evaporate under his leadership...

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  19. Bo Knows Sneaker Sales: Nike Homage Cements Jackson's Real, Virtual Legacy

    How good do you have to be in order for a 20-year-old digital rendition of you to get its own shoe line? Bo knows. As part of an homage to former Auburn Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson, ...

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  20. Clark Pearson Could Be Auburn's Most Valuable Player

    For all the talk of who would take the reins as Auburn's starting quarterback, or how well Ben Tate might fare in an offense that maximizes his downhill strengths, or how solid Auburn's ...

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  21. What The Decision To Start Chris Todd Means For Auburn

    Auburn head coach Gene Chizik has been around the game long enough to know the stakes. He knows that his hiring was not popular among Auburn fans. He understands that the key to Auburn's future success lies in recruiting...

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  22. ESPN Influence Is Also Its Curse

    When the Milwaukee Schlitzes took on the Kentucky Bourbons in a slow-pitch softball World Series game in 1979, the two teams had no way of knowing what monster would rise from dust of their diamond...

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  23. NCAA Snubs Auburn, SEC

    The Auburn Tigers got the news most expected on Sunday, but no one in orange and blue wanted to hear it. The NCAA tournament selection committee snubbed the Tigers and showed complete disdain for the SEC when the NCAA tournament field of 65 was announced

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  24. Defection of James Willis Highlights Three Levels of Auburn Fandom

    In early December, Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs unleashed a maelstrom when he selected former Auburn defensive coordinator and then Iowa State head coach Gene Chizik to succeed Tommy Tuberville as head of the Auburn football program...

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  25. Pete Carroll's Two Faces Are Both Self-Serving

    It's a good thing USC head football coach Pete Carroll has two faces. It makes it easier to talk out of both sides of his mouth. Travel back in time to the Rose Bowl, circa 2006...

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