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    What was your first Auburn game?

    I will never forget that game as long as I am on this earth. Me and a fellow Marine flight instructor flew up to Bham from Pensacola just for that game. I was so mad at Shug that day for punting on third down every time we had the ball I could have shot him, after all it was raining on Tech also. At one point we were on Tech's thirty something yard line and Shug punted on third down.!!! The "boos" from Auburn fans, including myself, was deafening. The next series Shug ran three more mud plays and then punted. Unbelievable, Shug actually gave me a tension headache that day. Totally senseless. The final score that day, Tech 17, Auburn 3. It was a long flight back to Pensacola. WDE
  2. That "old coach" was Darrel Royal of Texas FYI.
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    Jarrett Stidham to Manning camp

    Well ask any Viet Nam vet what their favorite group was and it was the Animals for their song "We Got to Get Out of This Place". Any band that came to our Officer's Club and didn't have it in their repertoire were booed off the stage. WDE
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    SEC Coach Blasts Malzahn

    Spot on Bird. Gus did take the blame but I just hope we NEVER see that fiasco again and I just hope Gus learned from it. If he didn't and history repeats itself this board and the Auburn fan base will go ballistic. We will see. WDE
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    What was your first Auburn game?

    As I posted earlier that event actually happened on November 7th, 1896 but the Wreck Tech pajama parade in Auburn went on every year until we quit playing Tech on a regular yearly basis. FWIW WDE
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    What was your first Auburn game?

    You are correct. Billy also won the Heisman trophy and the consensus of opinion is the run against Ole Miss is what did it.
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    What was your first Auburn game?

    FYI, 1970 was not the first time GaTech played at Auburn. I know this goes way back but the story here is worth reading for you younger folks that might not have known about this game in 1896. In the following years after the game Auburn had a "Wreck Tech" parade on the weekend we played Tech even though the game was played in Atlanta every year until the series ended. Everyone paraded around downtown Auburn in their pajamas. It was a great event and a great tradition. Here is the web site that covers how it started.
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    What was your first Auburn game?

    My first Auburn game was September 28th, 1957 in Knoxville, TN. I was invited up there by a high school classmate from Nashville. It was quite an experience. We won the game 7-0 and little did I know that that day was the start of our run for the National Championship. The stadium was Shields-Watkins Field then, now known as Neyland Stadium. Back then Knoxville was dry so if you wanted any alcohol to drink you had to go see the local bootlegger. That was also quite an experience. Had a great time watching the Tigers the whole year. What was really sweet was beating bama 40-0 on that cold November day. Great start to my Auburn experience. WDE
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    Harold Joiner sets sights on Heisman

    Height and weight didn't seem to bother Derick Henry much. I knew he was trouble the first time I saw him run. You had to tackle that guy early because once he got into the secondary he was gone. WDE
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    SEC Golf Championship

    This is what the stadium looked like in 1957, my Freshman year. What a difference 61 years makes!!! The building at the northern end was known as the Field House. That is where the players suited up and entered the field. My seat was at the southern end of the stadium in the east stands on the goal line. I rarely remember the games after the 3rd quarter as Jack Daniels had taken charge but it was a great experience and we won the National Championship for the first time. Once in a lifetime experience!! WDE
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    A-Day thread

    That was the worst spring game I have ever watched and believe me I have seen a few. I hope Stidham doesn't get hurt or it is going to be a long season for AU. Miller couldn't hit anybody and when he did they dropped the ball. Not a fun thing to watch and not looking forward to this season. WDE anyway !!!!!
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    Emmert on hot seat?

    I really don't know that much about her but that would be the bammer's worst nightmare. If it could only come to being!! WDE
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    Any former Auburn players here

    Golf, is this the same Pops that use to give the bammers as good as they sent on I think it is and I do remember him passing away due to cancer if I am correct. Correct me if I am wrong. I don't do any more. Too much like a playground urinating contest with the bammers. TIA WDE
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    Tennesssee adds Grad Transfer QB

    I can relate AU64, my first experience on the road was in 1957 to Shields Watkins Field as it was known then. It was our first game on the 1957 schedule and we won 7-0 in a absolute offensive frenzy. I went to the game with a high school buddy from Nashville. We both went to high school at this military school in Lebanon TN for problem children. We both certainly qualified. Back then Knoxville was dry as a bone and we had to go see the local bootlegger if we wanted anything with alcohol in it. It was a great experience and little did I know that that game put us on the way to our first national championship. Thanks for the memory 64. WDE