First and foremost, it’s Iron Bowl week. Thankfully, you’ve only got a couple days in the office before Thanksgiving that you’ve got to deal with those crimson coworkers, then you can go along hating them from the comfort of a pumpkin pie coma until kickoff on Saturday. For those of you with actual Bama fan relatives, I’ve got nothing for you, head back to camp.
The big news as we begin this Monday morning was announced Saturday night, and there wasn’t ever really any doubt about this announcement coming forth.
You ready, Auburn?— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) November 19, 2017
It's one of the biggest games of the year and we're headed to the Iron Bowl. pic.twitter.com/c0o244DqxV
Remember the last time these guys came to Auburn for the Iron Bowl? I think it was 2013, and I think Alabama was ranked #1, and I think the SEC West was on the line, and I think we won. Unremarkable game though, I’m sure.
If Auburn somehow gets through Alabama, there’s the SEC Championship in a rematch against Georgia (and the first time the Tigers/Bulldogs have met in Atlanta if it happens). That’s not set in stone yet. What is set is that this is probably the most top-loaded schedule in Auburn history.
This is the first time Auburn will play at least three games against teams ranked inside the AP top 3 in the same season in program history.— Scott Scroggins (@ScrogginsNoggin) November 19, 2017
If we get to the Playoff, we will have earned it for sure.
Check out a couple of notes as we turn the page to Alabama.
“It's Alabama. You don't really have to say too much. It’s a big game."— Greg Ostendorf (@greg_ostendorf) November 20, 2017
Meanwhile, someone thinks we beat Alabama and get in. The mothership also thinks we may end up getting a rematch with Alabama.
Current Playoff projection in here:— SB Nation CFB (@SBNationCFB) November 20, 2017
1 Miami vs. 4 Alabama
2 Oklahoma vs. 3 Auburn https://t.co/rJVoWYXhhd
Hey, like we all said, after the loss to Clemson and the loss at LSU, everything we wanted is still in play.
Gus Malzahn was right: LSU wasn’t “the end of the world.” Now Auburn heads into Iron Bowl week with a chance to do something few would’ve predicted last month. https://t.co/ZQdCyrof9d— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) November 19, 2017
I’m all for it, let’s eat plenty of turkey and get ready for a huge game this weekend. Need you like you were last weekend, Auburn. Get rowdy, War Eagle!