It was September 14, 1974 and the unranked Auburn Tigers opened the season at Legion Field in Birmingham, AL. The Tigers were led by Ralph “Shug” Jordan who was entering his 24th campaign as head coach. The opponent was the Louisville Cardinals who were coached by, then unknown, Lee Corso. Auburn came out on top that night, 16-3, in a game that didn’t give fans … Continue reading 40 Years Ago: The 1974 Auburn Tigers
“ I am a man of constant sorrow.” Surely you remember that great song, done by the Soggy Bottom Boys, from the movie whose name spawned the title of this piece. The opening line of that traditional American folk tune surely seems to ring true for the Auburn family, and particularly where defense is concerned. Just when things began to appear to take shape… BOOM! … Continue reading O Defense, Where Art Thou?
The 2015 regular season is now in the books for the Auburn Tigers. It was a disappointing one, but the problems and inconsistencies did not begin on September 5, 2015, when Auburn played Louisville in the Chick-fil-a Kickoff Game. They began, at a minimum, on November 8, 2014, when Auburn played Texas A&M at home. At least that’s when the problems reared their ugly head. … Continue reading To Be Or Not To Be… Consistent
My first recollection of an Auburn vs. Ole Miss game is the Liberty Bowl of 1965. The two teams had not met since 1953. This was the first time the Liberty Bowl was played in Memphis. It was held in Philadelphia from it’s inception in 1959 through the 1963 season. In 1964 the game was played in Atlantic City. Ole Miss escaped that 1965 game … Continue reading Auburn vs. Ole Miss: Glancing Back and Peering Forward