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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Spring Practice Begins

2013Spring practice begins the hunt for a great season
 As Auburn starts Spring practice, we the fans are hopeful for the upcoming season. Here are the first practice videos of the Gus Malzahn era. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 


 





Equestrain 101: Fences

AUHD Game Recap: WBB vs. Tulane

These laddies are playing with passion, and confidence. We are so happy for them and wish the very best going forward into the WNIT. 



Wednesday, March 27, 2013

2013 AU Roster

1Trovon ReedWR6-0190JRThibodaux, La. (Thibodaux)
3Jonathan JonesDB5-10172SOCarrollton, Ga. (Carrollton)
4Quan BrayWR5-10183JRLaGrange, Ga. (Troup County)
5Jake HollandLB6-1243SRPelham, Ala. (Pelham)
6Ricardo LouisWR6-2217SOMiami Beach, Fla. (Miami Beach Senior)
9Jermaine WhiteheadDB5-11198JRGreenwood, Miss. (Amanda Elzy)
10LaDarius OwensDE6-2248JRBessemer, Ala. (Jess Lanier)
10Kiehl FrazierQB6-2234JRSpringdale, Ark. (Shiloh Christian)
11Chris DavisCB5-11198SRBirmingham, Ala. (Woodlawn)
11Brandon FulseTE6-4264JRFort Meade, Fla. (Fort Meade)
12Demetruce McNealDB6-2194SRCollege Park, Ga. (Banneker)
12Jonathan WallaceQB6-2209SOPhenix City, Ala. (Central)
13Craig SandersDE6-4242SRClio, Ala. (Ariton)
15Joshua HolseyDB5-11195SOFairburn, Ga. (Creekside)
17Kris FrostLB6-2231SOMatthews, N.C. (Butler)
18Sammie CoatesWR6-2201SOLeroy, Ala. (Leroy)
18JaViere MitchellLB6-2211RS FRLeeds, Ala. (Leeds)
19Ryan WhiteDB5-11196SRTallahassee, Fla. (Lincoln)
19Tate O'ConnorQB6-2197SOSavannah, Ga. (Savannah Country Day)
20Corey GrantRB5-11201JROpelika, Ala. (Opelika)
21Jonathon MincyDB5-10191JREast Atlanta, Ga. (Southwest DeKalb)
21Tre MasonRB5-10196JRPalm Beach, Fla. (Park Vista)
24Ryan SmithDB6-2197SRCordova, Ala. (Cordova)
26Justin GarrettLB6-1214JRTucker, Ga. (Tucker)
27Robenson TherezieDB5-9202JRMiami, Fla. (Jackson)
28T.J. DavisDB6-1194RS FRTallahassee, Fla. (Godby)
29Mack VanGorderLB6-1190SOGainesville, Ga. (North Hall)
30Steven ClarkP6-5232SRKansas City, Mo. (Park Hill)
30Cassanova McKinzyLB6-3245SOBirmingham, Ala. (Woodlawn)
31Trent FisherDB6-1200JRNashville, Tenn. (Christ Presbyterian)
32Blake PooleDB5-11189SRBuchanan, Ga. (Haralson County)
32Taylor YanceyK6-4199RS FRCastle Rock, Colo. (Valor Christian)
33Chris LandrumTE6-3242SOSweet Water, Ala. (Sweet Water)
33Duncan McKinneyK5-11181SOFlorence, Ala. (Florence)
35Jay ProschFB6-0247SRMobile, Ala. (UMS-Wright)
36Cody ParkeyK6-0186SRJupiter, Fla. (Jupiter)
38Adam DyasS5-9200JRMobile, Ala. (St. Paul's)
39Alex KviklysK6-1185SOMarietta, Ga. (Pope)
39B.J. TrimbleWR5-10158SOFayetteville, Ga. (Sandy Creek)
40Spencer SmithTE6-6240RS FRBirmingham, Ala. (Vestavia Hills)
41Alex LockerK/P6-3201RS FRWestford, Mass. (Westford Academy)
41Patrick LymonRB5-10188JRHuntsville, Ala. (Sparkman)
42Gimel PresidentDE6-4250RS FRMt. Pleasant, S.C. (Wando)
42Chandler ShakespeareRB5-10208SROxford, Ala. (Oxford)
44Anthony SwainDB6-2235SOGadsden, Ala. (Gadsden City)
44Cameron Artis-PayneRB5-11208JRHarrisburg, Pa. (Allan Hancock JC)
45Keymiya HarrellDE6-4262SOSelma, Ala. (Dallas County)
46Ricky ParksTE6-4257RS FRHogansville, Ga. (Callaway)
46Jordan SpriggsDB5-9199JRMobile, Ala. (Murphy)
47Patrick YoungTE6-4229JRTrussville, Ala. (Hewitt-Trussville)
50Ben BradleyDT6-1310SONorcross, Ga. (Hutchinson CC)
50Reese DismukesC6-3290JRSpanish Fort, Ala. (Spanish Fort)
51Patrick MillerOL6-7283SOWest Palm Beach, Fla. (Dwyer)
52Justin DelaineDE6-5240JRLinden, Ala. (Linden)
53Michael SulkaDS6-3244RS FRBluffton, S.C. (Bluffton)
53Devonte DanzeyOL6-4284SOTampa, Fla. (Hutchinson CC)
54Jeffrey WhitakerDT6-4307SRWarner Robins, Ga. (Warner Robins)
56Avery YoungOL6-6314SOPalm Beach Gardens, Fla. (Palm Beach Gardens)
57Gage BattenLB6-0231RS FRPalm Beach Gardens, Fla. (Dwyer)
58Harris GastonLB6-2236SRBirmingham, Ala. (Bessemer Academy)
59Jake LembkeDS6-2240SRNew Lenox, Ill. (Providence Catholic)
61C.T. MoormanDS6-0230SODurham, N.C. (Woodberry Forest)
62Chad SladeOL6-5308JRMoody, Ala. (Moody)
63Alex KozanOL6-4292RS FRCastle Rock, Colo. (Valor Christian)
64Forrest HillDS6-1242JRJonesboro, Ga. (Morrow)
65Tunde FariyikeOL6-2307JRThomaston, Ga. (Upson-Lee)
67Delondre DeJarnettOL6-2291RS FRClanton, Ala. (Chilton County)
69Joshua ParkerOL6-0290SRCullman, Ala. (Cullman)
70Robert LeffOL6-6284RS FRFairhope, Ala. (Fairhope)
72Shon ColemanOL6-6294RS FRMemphis, Tenn. (Olive Branch)
73Greg RobinsonOL6-5314SOThibodaux, La. (Thibodaux)
74Will AdamsOL6-7293RS FRTyrone, Ga. (Sandy Creek)
76Jordan DiamondOL6-6314RS FRChicago, Ill. (Simeon)
77Shane CallahanOL6-6290RS FRParker, Colo. (Chaparral)
78Colton WingardOL6-2295SOAlabaster, Ala. (Cornerstone Christian)
79Eric AverettOL6-3252RS FREnterprise, Ala. (Enterprise)
81C.J. UzomahTE/WR6-4253JRSuwanee, Ga. (North Gwinnett)
82Melvin RayWR6-3218SOCairo, Ga. (North Florida Christian)
83Michael CliftonTE6-3251RS FREvans, GA (Augusta Christian)
86Dimitri ReeseWR5-11175JRBirmingham, Ala. (Clay-Chalkville)
89Jaylon DensonWR6-3216JRHoover, Ala. (Hoover)
90Gabe WrightDL6-3300JRColumbus, Ga. (Carver)
91Tyler NeroDL6-2266RS FRAtmore, Ala. (Escambia County)
92Kenneth CarterDT6-4287SRGreenville, Ala. (Greenville)
93JaBrian NilesDL6-2305SOMobile, Ala. (Davidson)
94Nosa EguaeDE6-3268SRMansfield, Texas (Summit)
95Dee FordDE6-2238SROdenville, Ala. (St. Clair County)
97Reid BrooksDE6-2230RS FRDothan, Ala. (Houston Academy)
98Angelo BlacksonDL6-4312JRBear, Dela. (Red Lion Christian)
99Brian WalshDL6-3312SOWinter Springs, Fla. (Winter Springs)

Monday, March 25, 2013

AUHD: Hasina Muhammad Scores Career High 27

AUHD Game Recap: WBB vs. WKU

The Family Story Only a Fan Could Love



Cam Newton photo courtesy of NY Daily News

This story is contributed by our newest reporter, Christy:

 Once a season, my mom, dad, sister, brother-in-law,  the twins, and I go to a game together. My sister has twin girls who are now 6 years old. We didn't start this little 'family tradition' until they were two years old. We always went together when my sister and I were kids, but while we were in college and for a while after, we didn't go as a family.   The Kentucky game of 2009 was the first time we did it. 
 My sister was so excited to show the twins Auburn, even though they were still little.  We drove up the morning of, and as usual, stopped in Evergreen at The Smokehouse. We got in the car, and headed on to AU. Hopes were high. AU had a new coach and the team seemed to have a renewed energy. 

It's all downhill from there. It was forecast to be chilly, and it was probably 25 degrees cooler than predicted. It was also raining off and on, and there had been no mention of rain at all. 
 We parked and started to get out of the car when Ella got sick and threw up. We all kind of assumed it was just the car ride. My mom had packed ham sandwiches and stuff, and we were planning to come back to the car- which we normally don't do anymore. On the way to the bookstore and Tiger Walk, Ella got sick again. We were slightly worried.

To make a lot of details into a short story, we got separated (this story goes on and on with us missing each other, and not being able to get together for about an hour)  and as you know, ATT cell service is notoriously bad on game days. Ella was sick again. 
 It was getting closer to game time and getting colder and colder. Finally we were able to get my to my parents. They had gone back to the car and she had brought the sandwiches, but we didn't have time to eat them before we wanted to go into the stadium. 
 We had 3 or 4 bags of toddler paraphernalia and several blankets. We went on in the stadium. We had so much stuff, stadium security didn't even bother with our ham sandwiches. By now, I was starving!!!!!! So my mom handed out the sandwiches. One thing you ought to know is that our tickets are orange zone seats on the 50 yard line. We don't know how much longer we will have them. We pay for them, but we are only able to buy them because my grandfather made a friend years ago...anyway, so there we sit in with rich folks, eating ham sandwiches.

The game started. It was going ok. Ella got sick some more. Melinda finally took her over to first aid, where they gave her some pheneragan. Melinda and Terry decided to go ahead and leave; they wanted to get Ella to bed. 
 So they drove to Montgomery to get our rooms. Emma stayed with us til the end. 
 Most of the game had gone ok, but at the end it deteriorated.  As you know, it did not turn in our favor. We lost the game in the end thanks to some pitiful playing. As we were standing up to leave, Emma threw up ALL OVER my dad. Some stadium folks were VERY nice and tried to help us, getting us towels and such. However, it was on his jacket, down his shirt, on his shoes...it was NOT GOOD! 
 It never once occurred to us to ask for a ride back to the car. We started the long trek back to the car, which took forever. Emma kept  getting sick. My dad was carrying her. I was carrying ALL of the stuff my mom had toted in, including stuff my dad had carried. I had about 4 bags and piles of blankets. I couldn't see at all over the stack of blankets.  I was freezing. I can't remember anymore why mom couldn't carry anything. Meanwhile, Ella slept peacefully with the sleep only phenergan can bring. 

FINALLY we got back to the car. Emma fell asleep immediately. We got to the 'hotel' with my sis and BIL...we got into our room and it was TERRIBLE. We were all so cold and tired, it didn't matter. 

We made our way home on Sunday. It wasn't funny AT ALL at the time, but now it is a hilarious family story. Ella loves to tell when she 'throwed up at the War Eagle game'.  Emma doesn't really remember being sick, but she got sick so many times on the way to the car, I imagine she tried to shut it out. Ella will say, 'I throwed up at the War Eagle game. I throwed up EVERYWHERE!' So, that is the story of the nightmare that was our trip to that game. I can't do it justice. Ella's words sum it up best. 

The next year, we got to go to the Arky game together, and we had a blast. Got to shake Cam's hand when he was not yet a SUPERSTAR- Emma and Ella fell in love. They love to watch him on the Panthers now and say 'There's Cam Nooooooooo-tun!!' 

WAR EAGLE!

Friday, March 22, 2013

'72 Iron Bowl: You Were (Not) There


1972 Auburn/Alabama Football Game -Unfortunately I was not there

I entered Auburn University in the Fall of 1972 and the best part of this experience was being given my packet of football tickets when I registered for classes. The student tickets at that time were $2 a piece and part of my student activity fees. What a bargain compared to today's prices1
 My first Auburn game was at Legion Field and Auburn defeated Tennessee 10-6. Coming from an Alabama family, I was hooked on Auburn after that game.
Auburn did have a special team in 1972 and I was in class with some of the players. No one was giving Auburn much of a chance in the game with Alabama; therefore, I decided to sell my tickets and go deer hunting that day in early December. I can remember that Alabama was ranked number 2 and a 14 point favorite.
I reached the deer stand that afternoon and placed my radio on a nearby tree branch to listen to the game. I even had a doe stop by to listen to the game with me. She seemed to be interested in the new sound.
I recall that Gary Sanders was the Auburn announcer at the time.
Alabama led 16-0 until Auburn finally kicked a field goal with less than 10 minutes left in the game.  The next Alabama drive was stalled and Greg Gantt came out to punt. The punt was blocked by Bill Newton and David Langner recovered the ball and ran it in for Auburn's first touchdown of the game.  I can still remember the crowd noise on that quiet afternoon in the woods just wishing that I was at the game.
Alabama got the ball back and was forced to punt once again and Bill Newton blocked the punt by Greg Gantt and David Langner recovered the ball and went in for another touchdown and Auburn went ahead 17-16. I remember that initially they were saying on the radio that Roger Mitchell had blocked the punt, but it was later confirmed that it was Bill Newton.
Alabama got the ball back and threw a pass that was intercepted by David Langner and Auburn came away with a historic victory.
It was a great win for Auburn that afternoon; however, I will always regret selling my ticket to that game. 

Tyrese Tanner Leads AU Women To Victory


Congratulations to   on their victory in the first round of the WNIT. WAR EAGLE!



Thursday, March 21, 2013

Equestrian 101: Reining

You Were There: 1984 Sugar Bowl

Football games & Tiger Walk are a Family Tradition at Auburn


 Watching the Auburn Tigers has been and always will be a family affair. We pride ourselves on the fact that we are indeed a family. The Auburn family. I may not know your name, but a warming "War Eagle" from you, will draw a smile from my lips every single time. 

 So it is with Christy and her family. She writes: I think the one I always think of first is the 1984 Sugar Bowl. My parents, sister, grandparent, and aunt and uncle were there. Yes, I was in the 2nd grade, but I was there. What I remember most are two things. 1- We were leading 3-0 when we went to the concession stand. My sister, who would have been about 4, stuck her tongue out at a little girl wearing a Michigan shirt. We got back to our seats to see Michigan score...when my belief in 'sports karma' began. The other thing I remember is that my sister got to stay in New Orleans with my grandparents. My parents drove me back that night and I went to school the next day!

 Lets look back at that game. Auburn had one of the best defenses in the country and so did Michigan. Auburn fumbled the ball four times losing three of them, and that stallwart UM defense gave up only 21 yards passing. Randy Campbell, the AU quarterback threw the ball only six times during the game. He completed two of those passes, and had one intercepted.

 Auburn couldn't score a TD against the Wolverines, and won the game on the leg of Al Del Greco and their own stingy defense.

 Pat Dye had this to say afterwards: “I’m really very humble right now,” said Auburn coach Pat Dye. “I’m not so sure I hadn’t rather been played Nebraska or Miami tonight than Michigan the way they were playing. Coach Schembechler had them ready. They played like we felt they would. They played good enough to deserve better.” Read more by clicking on this link.  

 There is a neat story and quote in this post from The Michigan Athletic Victors. Just click HERE
 It was Auburn's first SEC Championship in the Pat Dye era. A 23-20 victory over Alabama gave the Tigers a lot of confidence heading into the post season.

WAR EAGLE!

AUHD Game Recap: WBB vs UAB

Congratulations to the Auburn Women's basketball team for winning their opening round of the WNIT.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Seniors Talk Leadership

Leadership seems to be the team slogan from this group of Seniors. Thanks to Aaron Brenner of War Eagle Extra and Brian Mathews of 247Sports.com we can watch these wonderful videos.












AUHD Game Recap: Baseball vs. Alabama State

The last couple of seasons, our Auburn baseball team has had trouble with these mid week games. Not in this case.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

NCAA Financial Aid Regulations

Ever wonder what is involved in getting the student athlete into your favorite school? Ever wonder why things are so complicated with the NCAA?

This is both educational, and detailed. For Auburn and its many student athletes that must maintain standards set forth by the NCAA regulatory body, it's a must.

You Were There: Part 2

 The Auburn rivalry with Georgia is the oldest in the South. Having been played nearly every year since 1892 these two schools have met 116 times on the gridiron. UGA has had the upper hand of late, leveling the series at 54-54-8.

 Since Auburn is located on the Eastern side of the great State of Alabama and Georgia is the direct Eastern neighbor to our state, it is no wonder many Auburn fans have their most precious memories tied to this game. In fact, many Auburn fans and former Auburn football players hail from Georgia.

 Randyc37 writes: I mentioned the 1978 Auburn/UGA in a previous post, but the 2004 game may have been the best win in the series that I can remember.
Auburn was ranked number 3 in the AP and Georgia was at number 8. I was working as a volunteer that day to assist people around the Auburn campus. The atmosphere was electric, ESPN had the big screen set up on the coliseum lawn and the roads all around the stadium were packed with fans from both sides.
Auburn won the game on that Saturday 24-6 and Carnell Williams and Ronnie Brown accounted for 260 yards. Carnell also threw a pass for a touchdown and returned a punt for 40 yards. Ronnie Brown scored later on a 15 yard pass and the score was 24-0.

 Enjoy the video play list below.

WAR EAGLE!






Monday, March 18, 2013

Sunday, March 17, 2013

You Were There

 Without a doubt we have had more response to this game than any other. Way more than the trip to the desert, 3 times as many, and more than the first signature win of the Gene Chizik era, the "Rain Game" vs West Virginia.

 2010 was a special year for most Auburn fans.The single most talked about game from a season that gave us many special moments is the Iron Bowl. Auburn had come from behind so many times that season, that Eli Gold, the famous announcer of the Tide, and NASCAR fame commented that Alabama had to keep their collective feet on the throat of the Tigers, or else allow Auburn a chance to get the momentum and take a shot at coming back. His worries proved prophetic.

 Patricia commented: The Alabama game 2010. The consequences of not winning were so high and 2 come back and win and in Tuscaloosa--priceless. Enjoy the video.

AUHD Game Recap: Baseball vs Vandy Game 2

Monday, March 11, 2013

I Was There

Tell us some of the best Auburn games you have ever attended. Tell us a little about the game, and who you were with, that sort of thing. We will try to find some video and news about these games, and share them with everyone else.

Here's mine :)

Spring Break Exam

Spring Break, there is nothing else like it. image courtesy of Google images

 It's Spring Break, and the kids are gone to the beach, Time to rest, right? Wrong! Today we are going to take a test. Let's see how many you can answer.

 I have some questions about this football team of ours as we head into Spring. I'll pose some of these questions, and would ask you to please feel free to give me your opinion in the comments section. Let's keep it fun, and start with an easy one. I think you know me better than that, right?

 Question #1- How many wins do you expect this team to have at the end of the regular season? 

 Question #2- What teams on our schedule do you expect to lose to. Note: If you say we will lose three games next season, name the three teams here.

 Question#3- Will Tre Mason be the starter at the RB position, and will he gain over 1,000 yards  during the season ? If you answer yes to the first part, then you must also answer the second part.

 Question #4- Will this be the year that Trovon Reed matures into the play maker that we were led to believe that he could be?

 Question #5- Will Auburn's defense return to playing SEC caliber defense? Meaning, will they be able to hold their own during the heart of our conference schedule against SEC caliber teams. 

 Question #6- Who will be named as starter at the QB position? 

 Question #7- Phillip Lutzenkirchen made the H-Back position in Gus Malzahn's offense a viable weapon that other teams really had to account for. Who will win this position this season? Note; The early contestants for this are C.J. Uzomah, Jay Prosch, Brandon Fulse, but you can name anyone you want.

 Question #8- Who will step up on offense, and become the primary pass receiver for Auburn this year?

 Thanks for playing along. We will come back after the season starts and revisit these questions, to see how close any of us may have been. Enjoy your Spring Break.

WAR EAGLE!



Friday, March 8, 2013

The AUSPY's



Give Me 5

As I have told you before, I hate cancer.  So it should come as no surprise that I post this next video. It is our baseball team taking the 5th consecutive Capitol City Classic in Montgomery, AL against our most despised foe, the University of Alabama. Enjoy:)


WAR EAGLE!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Auburn Basketball Senior Appreciation

Senior Night is very special to every college athlete. Listen to the Auburn Women's Seniors as they walk down memory lane.


The Men are no different. We will miss these guys.



 Our hope is that Auburn will forever be in your hearts. May whatever you do going forward be successful. If at any time you need to get back to your roots, you can always come home, to Auburn

WAR EAGLE!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

For Gus Timing Is Everything



Gus Malzahn may have stepped into his position as head football coach of Auburn University at the exact right time for Auburn, and Gus. 

  I had to think about how I felt, and what emotions I was feeling about this subject before writing this.  For now, we have to be content to be anxious about the upcoming season. The twisted framing of the previous sentence may need explaining.

 As much as I enjoy Auburn football, and want the season to be here, right now! I know that our team needs time. Time to relearn their craft. 

 After all, these players are learning their third offense and defense in as many years. Changes in coaches, coordinators, and ultimately the entire staff dictate that it will take time to get this accomplished. Maybe even more than one season.

  Have we finally found an answer to the Nick Saban machine? Only time will tell. Without comparison, Saban has a great working formula in Tuscaloosa. 

 Gene Chizik's biggest mistake was trying to copy that formula. While imitation is the highest form of flattery, a Gucci and a Gucci-novski are two completely different things. Most Auburn faithful don't want to be a "copy", we have forever branded ourselves as family, why would we want to be a clone to any machine? 

 Auburn is the foundation upon which we build our Championship hopes.  Auburn is the place where hard work pays off. We believe in work, hard work. We say that in our creed. If Gus Malzahn has proven anything since he was tabbed as the man, he will work. 

 While I sit here anxiously awaiting the start of the Auburn football season, I can comfort myself with the knowledge that Gus is working to get our beloved Auburn back to the top. Right on time....

WAR EAGLE!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Kamryn Pettaway

Thanks to al.com for the video



Auburn Pro Day Video

 We are trying to bring together all of the Auburn University Pro Day videos for you right here. The first two come from Aaron Brenner of War Eagle Extra. It's Gus Malzahn discussing the players, and more...




 The second video is Emory Blake and his Dad. Jeff is a former NFL QB, so naturally he threw the ball around with Emory for his NFL Pro Day pass routes.


Another of Gus Malzahn. This one from the Auburn Authority...


The next two are from 247sports.com First up is Onterio McCalebb...


Lastly we have Corey Lemonier...


Men's Basketball Senior Night Promo

Friday, March 1, 2013

Flip For A Cure: AU vs Maryland


 I hate cancer.

 I have lost both of my parents to this vicious disease. It eats at you, it slowly, painfully, takes your very existence, and chews it into a writhing grotesque shell of it's former self. Yeah, I hate cancer! It's as mentally painful for the surrounding loved ones as anything I can think of. I. Hate. Cancer!

 It should come as no surprise then, that I retweet everything that someone does to fight against this disease. I support the organizations that help family's and victims alike in dealing with it. I pray for those that have to be a part of any fight against cancer.

 Tonight, at 7 pm the Auburn University Gymnastics team will take the Terrapins from the University of Maryland in one of the most important contests of their lives. No, the meet its self will not hold a terrific importance in their quest to become SEC Champions in this sport. It will however bring awareness to a most important battle.

 If you plan on attending, please wear something with some Pink colors. Show your support of our team, and the brave fight against cancer.

WAR EAGLE!

Auburn Gymnastics: LSU Highlights

You want record breaking performance? 
Then you have come to the right place. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you, your Auburn Tiger Gymnastics team!