Austin Golson (Photo: Auburn Athletics/Wade Rackley) Injury has been prevalent for Auburn Football throughout the 2017 season, mostly on the offensive line. In seven games, Auburn has showcased four different offensive line combinations. In all the shuffling, one thing is certain... Austin Golson will always be in the mix. The Prattville native began the season as the starting center, and stayed there until right tackle Darius James left the game against Mercer with an injury
From Pinterest Well, for a weekend where both the team you love and the team you love to hate didn't play, it was pretty eventful. The game of the year so far was played in the Horseshoe, multiple unbeaten teams were handed their first loss, and we've had our first SEC coach fired (and it wasn't who we all thought it would be prior to this week). We're also staring down Halloween tomorrow and maybe the best weekend of football so far coming up this Saturday. So let's dig in.
Sara Falligant/Opelika-Auburn News I'll begin this column with the same reference that closed my previous one, Auburn now hits the harrowing bye week that no one enjoys. It comes at a good time for the Tigers, however, who get to rest up before facing a pretty brutal November slate. Fortunately, the national schedule for Saturday is about as strong as we've seen since the first two weeks of the season, with multiple matchups between ranked teams. So that's good. What's even b
Julie Bennett/al.com On a Saturday where seemingly one half of the country beat the mess out of the other half, Auburn got in on the act with a 52-20 thrashing of Arkansas (or Ugly Gray Team #9). It wasn't the sharpest the Tigers have looked all year, but it stops the bleeding from last week a little and gets the team to its bye. We'll examine Auburn's second conference road win of the year and take a look around the country on a Saturday lousy with one-sided games. Auburn Re
Joe Robbins/Getty Images Now that we've all licked our wounds from last week, let's press on, shall we? The Deep Dive Well, the hot seat talk is raging, isn't it? Just in the SEC, we're in range of seeing five coaching changes, maybe more depending on how things play out over the next month and a half. Let's take a look at the coaches around the league and see who's seat is warmest. Siberia The coldest seat in the league obviously belongs to Nick Saban at Alabama. It's pretty
Matthew Hinton/Associated Press Sorry this is a day late (and several dollars short), but I've been on the road and dealing with this thing called life. I like writing these columns and throwing in all my jokey references and links and all that, but this will be a much less jovial column than the ones that have come before it, and while I know Clemson lost and Wazzu lost and Washington lost and Tennessee lost again and Florida both lost again and looked like butt, how about w
Todd Van Ernst/Opelika-Auburn News Believe it or not, Auburn's halfway through its season (as are most teams). That doesn't feel right, given how few big matchups we've seen this year involving Auburn or any team, really, but as we draw towards mid-October, that is the case. This weekend's slate is again a touch underwhelming, as has appeared to be the case for several weeks now (really since week three). But never mind that expletive deleted, it's LSU Week. (Note: ESPN's rep
Gus Malzahn (Photo: Auburn Athletics/Todd Van Emst) The College Football season has reached its' half-way mark for Auburn. Last week, the Tigers knocked off Ole Miss, 44-23, playing the final game at Jordan-Hare Stadium until November 10. This week, Gus Malzahn's Tigers travel to Baton Rouge to face LSU. While the Bayou Bengals have had their share of struggles, this could be a challenging game for Auburn. In 1999, Auburn traveled to "Death Valley" and knocked off LSU, 41-7.
Julie Bennett/al.com A week that looked pretty sedate going in turned into a bit of a wild one on us as the day went on, with a couple of top ten squads going down at home to less-heralded conference foes and mighty Alabama actually being pushed a little bit by Texas A&M. Auburn, meanwhile, took care of business big-time in the first half, but did let off the gas a little in the second. But considering what happened to, say, Oklahoma, maybe we should just be happy with the wi
Butch Dill/Associated Press The finest of all months has arrived, and yours truly is a happy man. The tenth month brings with it cooler air, scary movies, plans for Halloween, all four major North American team sports being in season at the same time, and for college football at least, a separation of the men from the boys, at least traditionally. About 90% of the non-conference rent-a-win BS is done with, and here is where the different league races start to make some kind o