For the next month, we will hear how great Florida State is and how Auburn won't have a chance for a victory. We have heard this same song all year long but it has consistently fell upon deaf ears, when it comes to Auburn's football team. This team is confident and will give the Seminoles everything they can handle and then some. This Auburn team has thrived on being down-played all season, electing to turn all the negative comments into motivation. Enjoy the ride folks and rest easy knowing there is one more fantastic finish to come! [...]
Alabama might have entered the game with the more talented roster but Gus Malzahn's staff out-coached Nick Saban's staff and Auburn's players never showed an ounce of quit ... Any victory over Alabama is sweet but this game meant so much more. The Tigers took down the No. 1 ranked team in the country, which means Malzahn has returned Auburn to the nation's elite status. [...]
Malzahn hasn't released the bowl practice schedule yet, but the head coach plans to rely on his prior experience and his experienced senior class to build his plan to keep the Tigers playing at a high level into January.
The key to Auburn's turnaround is Marshall's patience and even-keeled demeanor. He rarely seems upset on the field, even when plays go wrong or deficits seem insurmountable. The result is a 12-1 record and a trip to the BCS National Championship.
One day after being named first team All-SEC by the media, Auburn running back Tre Mason and defensive end Dee Ford were named consensus first team picks as the SEC released the All-SEC Coaches' team. Tigers center Reese Dismukes, a Rimington Trophy finalist, joined Mason and Ford on the first team
08/31 vs. Washington State 09/07 vs. Arkansas State 09/14 vs. Mississippi State 09/21 @ LSU 09/28 -- Open Date -- 10/05 vs. Ole Miss 10/12 vs. Western Carolina 10/19 @ Texas A&M 10/26 vs. Florida Atlantic 11/02@ Arkansas 11/09 @ Tennessee 11/16 vs. Georgia 11/23 -- Open Date -- 11/30 vs. Alabama 12/07 vs. Missouri (SECCG) 01/06 vs. Florida State (BCSNCG)
Kalvaraz Bessent - Cornerback Myron Burton - Wide Receiver Xavier Dampeer - Offensive Guard / Center Deshaun Davis - Inside Linebacker Raashed Kennion - Defensive End Devaroe Lawrence - Defensive Tackle Chris Laye - Tight End Jakell Mitchell - Tight End Derrick Moncrief - Safety Kamryn Pettway - Running Back Stephen Roberts - Defensive Back Nick Ruffin - Safety / Cornerback Racean Thomas - Running Back Justin Thornton - Defensive End Stanton Truitt - Athlete Sean White - Quarterback