AUBURN — The final tune-up before the start of SEC play went exactly as planned.
Postgame analysis of Auburn's win over Kent State:
Pregame analysis of Auburn's home game against Kent State:
The biggest game of the week involves Jacksonville State, which is hosting last year’s FCS runner-up, Eastern Washington.
AUBURN — Getting to Texas for Auburn’s season-opening game against Oregon two weeks ago was an adventure unlike Gus Malzahn had ever experienced as a head coach.
AUBURN — Sean Lewis has woken up more than once during the past few nights with nightmares about Auburn’s defensive line racing through his head.
AUBURN — Seth Williams showed, again, the type of impact he is capable of making when he leapt high over the head of a Tulane defender to pull down a 40-yard completion from Bo Nix on Saturday, setting up a touchdown two plays late.
AUBURN — On Monday, 150 miles west of Auburn in Tuscaloosa, the University of Alabama took umbrage with its scheduled 11 a.m. kickoff time against Southern Mississippi on Sept. 21.
AUBURN — The numbers that stood out most at halftime of Saturday’s game at Jordan-Hare Stadium were 29 and 20.
The clock at Jordan-Hare Stadium wasn’t working early Saturday night due to a technical glitch. That was easily fixed.
AUBURN — It certainly wasn't pretty at times, but No. 13 Auburn defeated Tulane 24-6 in its home opener at Jordan-Hare Stadium thanks to a stellar outing from the defense and just enough plays on offense.
Grading Auburn's 24-6 win over Tulane:
Pregame analysis of Auburn's home opener against Tulane:
Alabama and Auburn get a break this weekend, while Jacksonville State draws a tough opponent for its home opener.
AUBURN — Bo Nix was already a big name in Auburn. The starting quarterback usually is, and he’s not just any true freshman — he’s the five-star, two-time state championship-winning, Mr. Football-earning son of former Tigers quarterback Patrick Nix.
AUBURN — JaTarvious Whitlow just about broke his mom’s heart this summer.
Bo Nix came to Auburn with all of the instant-legend buildup.
AUBURN — Daniel Thomas caught Justin Herbert’s desperation heave out of the back of the end zone and sprinted back toward the Auburn sideline, arms out stretched. Bo Nix embraced teammate after teammate on the field. Seth Williams gestured for the orange-clad fans who made the trip to Arlington, Texas, to make more noise.
It’s a long weekend with plenty of college football, beginning tonight and continuing through Labor Day on Monday.
AUBURN — The quarterback matchup that will take center stage at AT&T Stadium on Saturday features two players on completely different ends of the spectrum.
AUBURN — Kevin Steele has spent every one of the 40 games he’s been Auburn’s defensive coordinator over the last three seasons overseeing things from the coaches’ booth upstairs.
AUBURN — There have been times since Kenny Dillingham came to Auburn as offensive coordinator in December that head coach Gus Malzahn has walked randomly into his office at around 10:30 at night and told him about play he’d like to install.
Anybody surprised that Bo Nix won the starting quarterback job at Auburn?
AUBURN — Expectations for T.D. Moultry were high last year. He had “an unbelievable spring,” Auburn defensive line coach Rodney Garner said. He was primed to play a key role in the Tigers' rotation up front.
AUBURN — Seth Williams was as curious as any reporter or fan to find out who Auburn’s starting quarterback would be Aug. 31 in Arlington, Texas.
AUBURN — We've known since the first day in May that Auburn would start a freshman at quarterback against Oregon on Aug. 31 in Arlington, Texas. The only question was whether it would be a redshirt freshman or a true freshman: Joey Gatewood or Bo Nix.
Who has words for the moment when one so good at words for the moment falls silent?
AUBURN — Rod Bramblett, the radio voice of the Auburn Tigers, and his wife, Paula, died late Saturday night from injuries suffered in serious car accident at around 6 p.m., an Auburn University spokesman confirmed for the Montgomery Advertiser.
AUBURN — The writing was on the wall as soon as Gus Malzahn announced Auburn will focus its 2019 quarterback competition on redshirt freshman Joey Gatewood and true freshman Bo Nix.
DOTHAN — Auburn’s quarterback competition isn’t over yet, but it is no longer a four-man race like it was during spring practice.
It had been a long time since Auburn had a quarterback selected in the NFL draft.
AUBURN — D.J. Williams’ decision to commit to Auburn on Dec. 19, the first day of the early signing period, wasn’t met with much fanfare.
AUBURN — Seth Williams made a bold declaration late last month. He said he wanted Auburn to turn into “Wide Receiver U.”
AUBURN — More than once this spring, Gus Malzahn described K.J. Britt as the player who is “taking over that Deshaun Davis role” on Auburn’s defense.
AUBURN — Eli Stove turned toward Joey Gatewood like he was looking for a screen, made the defender on him bite, then turned upfield and sprinted down the right sideline. The redshirt freshman quarterback hit the junior wide receiver for a 28-yard completion.
AUBURN — Last year’s A-Day was a slog. It was cold and windy and raining. Starting quarterback Jarrett Stidham was sidelined due to injury, as were top two centers Kaleb Kim and Nick Brahms. The offense suffered because of it.
AUBURN — It seems like it only just started, but Auburn’s seventh spring practice under Gus Malzahn will come to a close Saturday.
AUBURN — Gus Malzahn is on record as saying he felt “really good” with the quarterbacks Auburn had coming up behind departed two-year starter Jarrett Stidham. But that doesn’t keep the seventh-year head coach from making a run at some outside options.
Sorry, young generation of Auburn fans. It won’t get any better.
MINNEAPOLIS — It hadn’t really hit Anfernee McLemore yet. Of course, he knew what Auburn had accomplished, the history the program had made. But it still seemed so surreal.
AUBURN — JaTarvious Whitlow was at home watching the CBS broadcast like everyone else Sunday afternoon when he saw an all-too-familiar face pop up on his television screen:
AUBURN — There were four notable Auburn defenders wearing orange, non-contact jerseys when spring practice first began a week ago Monday.
AUBURN — Gus Malzahn looked confident Monday. Relaxed. Even happy.
AUBURN — More than one NFL scout walked up to Darrell Williams during Auburn’s Pro Day on Friday and asked him why he wasn’t at last week’s Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
AUBURN — Jalen Hurts was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Year in 2016. Tua Tagovailoa came off the bench to replace him in the 2017 CFP National Championship game and helped Alabama beat a Georgia team led by Jake Fromm. Trevor Lawrence outdueled Tagovailoa to lead Clemson to a national title a year after that.
Dontavius Russell wants people to look beyond the stat line.
INDIANAPOLIS — Jordan Palmer decided to give his guys a break from football.
Sep 2Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL
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Sep 23Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field, Columbia, MO
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Oct 14Tiger Stadium , Baton Rouge, LA
Oct 21Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, AR
Nov 4Kyle Field, College Station, TX
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