Cam Newton biggest snub on 75th anniversary All-American Team

The Football Writers Association of America selected its 75th Anniversary All-America Team, celebrating the association's All-America teams from near the end of World War II through the 2014 season. Seventy-five players were selected from 41 schools, making up first-, second- and third-teams by positions. The three QBs were all superb: Navy's Roger Staubach, Florida's Tim Tebow...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Zerrick Cooper on Clemson commitment, Newton comparison

The Clemson Tigers are currently very happy with quarterback Deshaun Watson, but they have a big commitment from four-star 2016 quarterback Zerrick Cooper as well. Watson is heading into his sophomore season, which will leave Cooper with a couple years to learn under him when he arrives at school. They are very similar players, and the future at quarterback is extremely bright for...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Sports Illustrated's preseason top 25 features eight from the SEC

As fall camp begins to open up around the SEC, preseason polls will begin to pop-up more and more as the season inches closer and closer to becoming a reality. The latest such poll comes courtesy of Sports Illustrated. SI has Auburn as their highest rated SEC team with Mississippi State rounding out the preseason list as the southeastern conference's eighth and final team in the...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Chizik returns to coaching to fix Tar Heels' woeful defense

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Gene Chizik built one of the nation's top defenses as an Auburn assistant, worked as defensive coordinator during Texas' national-championship run then returned to the Tigers to win another title as head coach. That history explains why North Carolina is counting on Chizik to fix its woeful defense. Approaching three years after he was fired from Auburn, Chizik...
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Cam Newton's younger brother shows off his QB skills at Auburn (VIDEO)

Cam Newton was a fan favorite for obvious reasons during his single season with the Auburn Tigers. Could his brother follow in those footsteps? While 2017 ATH Caylin Newton may not have the same size as his brother does, he showed off some skills during a recent workout at Auburn. Check out these two videos from Dustin Tackett of College Spun.Pretty solid stuff from the younger Newton...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Top seven SEC Heisman candidates for 2015

From 2007 to 2012, the SEC took home took home four of the six Heisman Trophy awards as Cam Newton, Johnny Manziel, Mark Ingram and Tim Tebow won the prestigious award. Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota took home the last two Heisman’s and the award has started a QB trend. The last five winners have been quarterbacks. A few years ago, the SEC had QBs galore but over the last few...
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July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Auburn and Oregon set to meet in Dallas to open 2019

According to a report via 247 Sports, Oregon and Auburn have reached an agreement to open the 2019 season at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The last time the two schools met, they faced off in the 2010 BCS National Championship Game in Glendale, Arizona. The Auburn Tigers won the game 22-19 and were lead by Cam Newton in his only season on the Plains.    (h/t 247 Sports)
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Can the Cincinnati Bearcats Make the 2015 College Football Playoff?

Beginning last year, the NCAA changed the look of college football by ending the season with a four-team playoff, rather than the Bowl Championship Series it had used for roughly 15 years. Every team dreams of being one of those four finalists, which would give them a chance to walk away with a National Championship at the end of the season. Based on the way last season went, it...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Auburn Won’t Claim More Titles After Year-Long Study

Though the NCAA record books name the Auburn Tigers football team as national champions multiple times, the university only appears to take credit for two in the banners at Jordan-Hare Stadium: 1957 and 2007. Per said record books, Auburn was recognized as a championship team in 1910, 1913, 1914, 1983, 1993 and 2004. In each of those seasons, Auburn was either a national champion...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking SEC's best chance at winning a Heisman Trophy in 2015

The SEC hasn't had a Heisman Trophy winner since Johnny Manziel in 2012. Before Manziel won, Cam Newton won it in 2010. One thing both of those players had in common? Neither player was projected to have any degree of success similar to that level in their first year's of starting at Texas A&M and Auburn. That being said, nothing is going to stop us from discussing preseason...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

College Football Fan's Ultimate Final Four

The month of March in college athletics is a magical time for fans of college basketball. The NCAA Tournament, by some, is called the greatest sporting event of the entire sports calendar each year. The journey to make the Final Four is a rollercoaster ride like you won’t find in any other sport.The challenge of making a Final Four is also one of the toughest things in all of sports...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos: Cam Newton Is Back At Auburn Today And The Tigers’ Students Are Freaking Out

One of the greatest players in the history of the Auburn football program is back on the Tigers’ campus.  Cam Newton, who won the Heisman Trophy in 2010 while leading Auburn to the national championship, has returned to the university where he became the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft.  Auburn’s student body seems to be fairly excited to have Newton back on campus for the day...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Tar Heels turn to Chizik to improve struggling defense

North Carolina is hoping former Auburn head coach Gene Chizik can turn around its struggling defense. The Tar Heels have hired Chizik as defensive coordinator after allowing the most points and yards in their history last year. Chizik accepted an offer about 2 1/2 weeks ago, though the school didn't officially announce the hiring until Monday once it was finalized. Team spokesman...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks On The Way

Nothing in college football feels better than waking up Sunday morning with your team still near the top. The top this year is the 1-4 ranking for the first scheduled College Football Playoff. No matter what else you’ve got going, a winning team makes it all better. You’ve got a life that matters more than any football team, but knowing your guys are still in contention for a...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Gus Malzahn likens Dak Prescott to Cam Newton

Dak Prescott is having a fantastic start to the 2014 season for Mississippi State, and has more than justified the preseason hype that surrounded him this summer. Through five games, Prescott has 1,232 passing yards at a great 10.1 yards per attempt and a 13-2 touchdown-to-interception ratio, as well as 455 yards and six rushing touchdowns. Prescott is a load to bring down, at 6...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Starting 11: Jameis Winston Is College Football's Villain

Jameis Winston has become one of the biggest villains in college football history. Sure, we've had other players who were disliked by a great many fans, but usually that was because of the success their teams had more than it was rooted in their individual personality. Last year Johnny Manziel was squarely in the crosshairs of the haters, but that was mostly for the way he carried...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: “2014 Auburn Football Inspiration” Introduces The Tigers Each Game, Features Amazing Moments From Program’s History

Auburn added plenty of amazing football moments to its deep history last season, and many of those made it into the 87 second video that plays at Jordan-Hare Stadium this season as the Tigers take the field. The video, titled “2014 Auburn Football Inspiration,” opens with a clever nod to the one second left on the clock at the beginning of Chris Davis’ historic kick-six from...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Cam Newton Posts Long, Heartfelt Message About Philip Lutzenkirchen On Instagram

Cam Newton and Philip Lutzenkirchen are two of the most beloved members of the 2010 National Champion Auburn Tigers. Ahead of tonight’s memorial service for Lutzenkirchen, who was tragically killed in a car accident on Sunday, Newton has shared his thoughts on his former teammate and friend in a very heartfelt Instagram post. Newton joins many other former teammates and coaches...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Auburn QB Commit Posts Picture Of Cam Newton’s Custom Auburn Beats

Auburn great Cam Newton had the opportunity to coach a future Tigers signal caller, class of 2015 quarterback Tyler Queen, at a recent 7-on-7 event, and Queen was definitely excited about his time with Newton based on his Twitter feed. The high school recruit even got a look at Cam Newton’s custom Beats by Dre headphones, which prove how much he still loves his alma mater. But...
Via College Spun
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

College Football March Madness: 2001 Miami vs. 2010 Auburn

As we continue our journey on the quest to determine the greatest college football championship team of the BCS era our bracket now features a matchup between the 2001 Miami Hurricanes and 2010 Auburn Tigers. This is without question one of the most intriguing games we will see in our March Madness college football style bracket. These two teams were two of the biggest national draws...
Via Football Nation
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

For some fans, the BCS Championship game is a non-starter

Nathan Roholt of expresses the sentiment of a lot of fans regarding tonight's BCS Championship matchup between Auburn and Florida State at Rose Bowl. Mastermind of offensive wizardry and last-minute miracles: Gus Malzahn may be a good guy, but when he coaches the Auburn Tigers, how can anyone tell? The SEC squad is a 10-point underdog tonight in the BCS final at...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Auburn To Wear Superman Under Armour Base Layer For Championship Game

The last time Auburn won a national championship, the Tigers had a certain quarterback at the helm who often goes by the name of Superman. Tomorrow against Florida State in the BCS National Championship Game, all of the players will have a special Cam Newton tribute as part of their uniforms, courtesy of Under Armour. Check out the Tigers’ special base layer, via UA’s Facebook...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Sometimes even Malzahn needs coaching from wife

Gus Malzahn's wife gave him some important advice before Auburn's last national championship season. Kristi Malzahn told her husband he needed to make sure quarterback Cam Newton knew he cared even if he was tough on him. The night before the opener, Malzahn let Newton ''know I was a real person and that I care about him. That helped our relationship moving forward.'' Then the...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

BCS Championship 2014: 5 Reasons To Root Against Auburn

If you are like me, you bleed Garnet and Gold. As a fan of THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY and an alum of the school, I have witnessed highs like national titles in 1993 and 1999 and the lows hit about bottom when Bobby Bowden was forced out as head coach.Now, with Jimbo Fisher behind the wheel of arguably the greatest offense this school has ever seen, there are plenty of reasons to...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: OU’s Sterling Shepard Mocks Alabama’s Auburn Loss With Cam Newton’s Superman TD Celebration

The Oklahoma Sooners have come out tonight and shocked the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. OU entered the game as more than a two touchdown underdog, but is playing extremely well and finds itself ahead 31-17 at halftime. The Sooners extended their lead to 14 points right before the midway point with an impressive 13-yard touchdown run by Sterling Shepard. Even better...
Via College Spun
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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