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Auburn Tigers vs Samford Bulldogs Game Thread

Auburn and Samford kick off at 6pm CDT.

Kodi Burns dives in for the Auburn touchdown against Oregon.
Kodi Burns dives in for the Auburn touchdown against Oregon.
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Look, we know how this game is going to go. Auburn will play the starters for probably the first half, they will score on most every possession (barring penalties or stupid turnovers) and then we'll see the 2nd and 3rd teams. We may even see Jeremy Johnson as early as the second quarter, really.

At least that's how it should go. We'll see.

So, let's take the time to recognize the head coach on the other sideline.

He is an Auburn legend as the school's first Heisman Trophy winner. He worked in the radio booth for a few years before taking over the Quarterback Coach role in 1986, and he's pretty much been in coaching ever since. After stints as the head coach of TCU and the OC at UAB, he has been the Head Coach at Samford University since 2007.

Last season, Coach Sullivan led the Bulldogs to a share of the Southern Conference title and a playoff appearance, the first for Samford since joining the SOCON.

Also on the sidelines for the Bulldogs is another former Auburn Tiger you might remember. Kodi Burns has been with Coach Sullivan this season as the running backs coach.

While the day will likely not end well for these two former Tigers, we still welcome them home. War Eagle!