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July 4th, Auburn and SB Nation’s College Football Hall of Fame

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The celebration of our nation's independence is a milestone on the calendar every year. Traditionally it's a time of fireworks, parades, barbecues, and vacations. And traditionally it's a time for the staff here at Track ‘Em Tigers to take our annual weeks vacation.

The 4th of July is also an annual milestone in the world of college football. In the long hot days of summer there isn't much football news. However, after this week that changes, especially with the start of SEC Media Days.

We really appreciate all of you that make TET a part of your daily lives and wish you a happy and restful 4th of July. We will be back with our regular postings on July 9th.

In the interim, we have something very important we would like you our readers to help us with.

This year the SB Nation Mother Ship has asked all the blogs to assist with creating their own College Football Hall of Fame. Each blog has the opportunity to nominate five names to consider for this inaugural class.

The rules for the selection process are:

(1)Only one player will be selected from the following positions: QB, RB, WR, TE, OL, DL, LB, DB, ST, and Coach.(2) To be eligible players and or inactive coaches should have been out of college for four full years. The first class will cover players and coaches from 1962 to 2007. (3) Coaches who haven't been inactive for four years should have been in their current position for at least five seasons. (4) It's advisable that the initial Hall of Fame nomination come from someone who has seen the nominee play or coach (at least on television).

At the end of the process, there will be an SB Nation selection committee that will select a total of 20 names - later this summer based on the fan nominations. Then every year, 20 more people will be named to the Hall of Fame.

For this first year, the staff will nominate Legendary Auburn Coach Ralph Shug Jordan. But Track ‘Em Tigers is about you the fan. So we want to know what you think.

The next three days we will be taking nominations to fill up the rest of our allotment of five nominees.

Please list in the comment section why you think a player is deserving of the nomination. If your player has already been nominated, you can add additional comments or simply click on the "actions" link under that comment and click on "recommend" to second that nomination.

At the end of this week, we will publish a list of the top vote getters and then prepare a ballot/poll to decide the nominees from Track ‘Em Tigers for the inaugural class of SB Nation's College Football Hall of Fame.

On behalf of the guys here at Track ‘Em Tigers, thank you in advance for your help. War Eagle and ...

God Bless America!

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EDITOR'S NOTE

The process has been advanced by two days. Comments for this article have been closed. Nominations can be expressed and discussed in the Hall of Fame ballot article posted above.