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Monday, July 26, 2021

Auburn football: SEC fans post conference rules for Oklahoma, Texas

The college football landscape is changing rapidly, so fans of Oklahoma and Texas better be able to keep up. They asked to join the Southeastern Conference, college football’s most elite league and home to 11 national championships since 2005–one of which was won by our very own Auburn football program. Oklahoma and Texas are headed […]

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Auburn football: Fans react to Jay Bilas suggesting ACC-SEC merger

The second it got out that Oklahoma and Texas were planning a move to the SEC, everyone knew that college football was about to be shaken up completely. With the suggestion that the Sooners and Longhorns could be on Auburn football’s schedule as soon as the 2022-23 season, it seems to be getting more real […]

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Auburn football: FanSided says OU, UT could play for SEC by 2022-23

With Oklahoma and Texas officially announcing that they will not be renewing their grant of media rights agreement that expires in 2025, things could be changing for the Auburn football program and the SEC as soon as the 2022-23 season according to fellow FanSided author John Buhler. Though the Sooners and Longhorns are insisting that […]

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Auburn football: Fans share SEC pod ideas amid OU-UT rumors

Rumors are flying around the country as people anticipate the move of Oklahoma and Texas to the Southeastern Conference, where they’ll compete with the likes of Georgia, Alabama, and Auburn football. Should the two obviously non-southeastern schools join the conference, there would have to be a restructuring of the SEC and the way the divisions […]

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Auburn football: CFB fans react as OU, UT take first step to leave Big-12

As the days pass it becomes more and more likely that two new teams will be joining the Southeastern Conference, home to CFB powerhouses like Georgia, LSU, Alabama, and Auburn football. What began as rumors and speculation is beginning to take a more solid shape as Oklahoma and Texas announce that they will not be […]

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NumerAUlogy — 40 Days

Over the years, we’ve done different countdowns to kickoff (or tipoff). This year, we’re putting a twist on the classic “Best Auburn Player to Ever Wear Each Number” list. Football is all about lighting up the scoreboard in 2021, so let’s take a walk down memory lane and review the last time a player in each uniform number put up points.


#40 — Tony Richardson, FB

Game — Auburn @ Georgia, November 13, 1993

Auburn entered the 1993 rendition of the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry at 9-0 and ranked in the top 10. Georgia entered 4-5 and knew they’d need to win to have a chance at a bowl game. So obviously Georgia was a 1.5 point favorite...

After forcing a 3-and-out on Georgia’s first possession, Auburn got to work. One thing Terry Bowden’s teams always did well was use the fullback. Bowden’s first season corresponded with two of the best Auburn ever had in Reid McMillon and Tony Richardson. Richardson actually finished the season second on the team in receptions, and the two fullbacks combined for 136 touches for 848 yards from scrimmage and 7 touchdowns. As Auburn entered the red zone for the first time on the day, Bowden called Tony’s number:

Auburn’s bread-and-butter play sequences are all involved here. The toss sweep action by Bostic occupies the boundary safety, while Stan White’s bootleg occupies the other one. Richardson busts through a huge hole and scampers for 6. Auburn would never trail in this one and won it 42-28.

Richardson would go on to a long NFL career despite going undrafted. After a year on the Cowboys practice squad, he signed with the Chiefs where he would play for 11 years and eventually be inducted into their Hall of Fame. After a short stint with the Vikings, Richardson finished his career with the Jets, and he was named the NFL’s Man of the Year in 2010, his final year as a pro.


Currently, #40 is split between walk-on Flynn Driscoll and freshman tight end Landen King. King is a highly-touted freshman, and given the new staff’s talk around the use of the tight end position, that could be a good bet to see #40’s first score in 28 years.



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Auburn football: Winners and losers of Oklahoma and Texas SEC jumps

Auburn football and the entire SEC have a wealth of possibilities coming with the likely addition of Oklahoma and Texas to the conference. The two Big 12 powerhouses were connected to the SEC at the end of last week and the news was soon followed up by even more rumors that a pair of historically dominant […]

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Auburn football: 2 SEC additions from Big Ten that make more sense than OSU/UM

Strange things are happening in the world of college football. And Auburn football has been in the middle of it. As one of the Avengers that is tasked with trying to take down CFB Thanos (Alabama), the Tigers are part of an SEC fraternity that has produced the most champions since the inception of the […]

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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Auburn football: 5 potential Power Five replacements amidst SEC coup rumors

With Auburn football set to see the likes of Texas and Oklahoma–and maybe even Ohio State, Michigan, Clemson, and Florida State down the line–to the SEC, there could be a ton of reshuffling going on throughout the college football landscape in the years to come. We know the Big 12 isn’t going to be recognizable […]

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Auburn football: 2 more ACC programs SEC could consider poaching

The SEC is making a power play right now that has never been seen in the history of college football. There have been mergers, but there have never been rumors of poaching the top schools (and Michigan) from every conference Power 5 conference besides the Pac-12 like there is right now. Clemson, Michigan, Ohio State, […]

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Auburn football: BH falsely claims Bo Nix projecting fear of Bama

With all the hoopla surrounding Auburn football’s SEC Media Days this year, there were bound to be comments from Bama fans slamming the Tigers. Quarterback Bo Nix represented the Tigers alongside linebacker Owen Pappoe, and the QB1 oozed confidence in the wake of a coaching change that has truly shaken up the program. ” I know […]

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Auburn football: Damari Alston commit makes 2021 crucial for Jarquez Hunter

Auburn football has officially added the seventh commit to their recruiting class of 2022 after Damari Alston announced he would be continuing his football career on the Plains. While adding more depth to the roster is always a good thing, Alston’s pending arrival makes the 2021 season that much more important for incoming freshman Jarquez […]

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Auburn football news: 4-star RB Damari Alston commits during Big Cat Weekend

The Auburn Tigers are on fire on the recruiting trail for the 2022 cycle as they have now landed their 5th commitment in the month of July and their 7th overall commitment in the 2022 class. Auburn football may have had a slow start, but they are picking up steam and more momentum could come […]

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Auburn Lands 4-star RB Damari Alston!

https://twitter.com/DamariAlston/status/1412208447039455240

Tigers snag one of the more physical backs in the 2022 class.

Big Cat Weekend started with a bang. Auburn’s biggest recruiting event is underway this afternoon and one of the attendees, 4-star RB Damari Alston, just announced his commitment. He’s going to be an Auburn Tiger.

Alston has a lengthy offer list but trimmed it down to a final 3 of Auburn, LSU, and Northwestern. He flirted with heavily with UNC and Penn State as well but both of those programs filled their RB room very quickly. As for Auburn, Alston has always been on their radar but it appeared both sides were headed opposite ways earlier this cycle. But a midweek trip in June changed things for both sides and now the powerful back out of Atlanta is headed to the Plains.

Highlights

Scouting Report

Alston is a thickly built, no nonsense back who thrives on contact. He’s not going to wow anyone with impressive athletic feats or elite breakaway speed, instead he’s just gonna bounce off three would be tacklers to pick up another first down or put six points on the board. Alston’s combination of vision, balance, and lateral quickness makes him an ideal fit for Auburn’s new scheme. I have a feeling he will very quickly become a fan favorite when he arrives on campus.

The Class

Auburn’s 2022 offensive class is starting to take shape. Alston joins Holden Geriner, Micah Riley-Ducker, and Jay Fair to give the Tigers four quality offensive skill players in the 2022 class. Obviously there’s still a massive hole up front on the offensive line but this is a solid quartet of athletes to build your class around on that side of the ball.

Two more top targets have set decision dates for the near future with 4-star DL Caden Story announcing on August 1st and 3-star S Ja’Kobi Albert committing August 4th. However, it would not shock me if another name or two popped in the coming days especially with Big Cat Weekend underway.

Auburn fans have had to be painfully patient this cycle but I think that patience is about to start to pay off.

War Eagle Damari!



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Auburn football rumors: 4-star RB Damari Alston trending towards Plains

The day has finally arrived for 4-star, class of 2022 running back Damari Alston to make his official college decision, and it looks as though he may end up committing to Auburn football. One of the top running back targets for first-year head coach Bryan Harsin and his staff, Alston released a top three earlier […]

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