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Auburn Tigers Scoreboard: College Football's Largest Videoboard Approved

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MOTHRATRON WILL LIVE

Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

Credit to Jerry Hinnen of CBS Sports for Mothratron. He's the first I saw that came up with it.

We know you've been following this like we have, so now it's official: Auburn's board of trustees approved the $13.9 million scoreboard project. It should be in place before the 2015 football season, and it will be the largest video board in college football.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Putting Auburn&#39;s new video scoreboard in perspective: <a href="http://t.co/dfZEOLGt5r">http://t.co/dfZEOLGt5r</a> <a href="http://t.co/fh0jejMeib">pic.twitter.com/fh0jejMeib</a></p>&mdash; Brandon Marcello (@bmarcello) <a href="https://twitter.com/bmarcello/status/563754915965964291">February 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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What will it look like?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Board of Trustees approve largest video board in college football for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Auburn?src=hash">#Auburn</a>: <a href="http://t.co/nIXN9mf9da">http://t.co/nIXN9mf9da</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WarEagle?src=hash">#WarEagle</a> <a href="http://t.co/Z4RlsGGQZB">pic.twitter.com/Z4RlsGGQZB</a></p>&mdash; Auburn Tigers (@AuburnTigers) <a href="https://twitter.com/AuburnTigers/status/563753936524673024">February 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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My thoughts?

<style>.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }</style><div class='embed-container'><iframe src='http://www.youtube.com/embed/_YM0Ln7KgrU' frameborder='0' allowfullscreen></iframe></div>

And, in keeping with the Mothratron motif, the always awesome Kevin Ives (@AUPPL) came up with this:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Here&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Auburn?src=hash">#Auburn</a>&#39;s new video board with some size perspective <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WarEagle?src=hash">#WarEagle</a> <a href="http://t.co/AZmMsU9LOq">pic.twitter.com/AZmMsU9LOq</a></p>&mdash; Kevin Ives (@AUPPL) <a href="https://twitter.com/AUPPL/status/563755273446506496">February 6, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Other upgrades will be studied for the north side, including moving Auburn's locker room to the north end. I would wonder how that might affect Tiger Walk, but the team comes and forms a prayer circle on the field before each game anyway, so they can always just walk across the field.

One other thing of note is that the board has approved a classroom and lab complex to replace Parker Hall and the Allison Physics Laboratory. Of course, I'm still searching to see if "replace" means "demolish and build on that spot" or just "built elsewhere." I'll believe Parker Hall is going to be demolished when the last brick is removed from its site.