Well, we’ve got a guaranteed 14 games to play this season, and maybe 15 if things go the right way. It’s such a hassle playing in this SEC Championship Game this coming Saturday, what with missing out on that key recruiting time and all.
Dear prospective Tigers of the Class of 2018:— Herb Hand (@CoachHand) November 27, 2017
Sorry we can’t visit y’all this week as we are practicing for the @SEC Championship game.
See you next week!#WarEagle!
Sincerely,@AuburnFootball Coaching Staff
At least Nick Saban can get to his favorite activity a little earlier than normal.
Auburn had itself quite an Iron Bowl, with a lot happening. Let’s unwrap it.
First up, we won, duh.
Second, Ryan Davis set an important record for the Tigers — the single-season reception record.
“It’s a dream come true."— Josh Vitale (@AUBlog) November 26, 2017
Wide receiver Ryan Davis secures place in Auburn record books, Iron Bowl lore https://t.co/8xWEyFJpKZ
I didn’t even notice this until today, but it’s pretty awesome.
You may be cool, but you’ll never be “high fiving your homeboy on a shallow crossing route on the way to beating the #1 team in the country” cool. @WillHastings7 @thaRD5 #AUBvsALA #IronBowl pic.twitter.com/sm1n9IgAC7— Aaron Taylor (@AaronTaylorCFB) November 27, 2017
And his quarterback, Jarrett Stidham, completed 75% of his passes against the Tide, something not accomplished since Johnny Manziel did it five years ago.
Now for some quotes from last night’s press availability with Kevin Steele and Chip Lindsey.
All of Auburn's defensive players were present and accounted for, health-wise, at practice Sunday, Kevin Steele says.— Josh Vitale (@AUBlog) November 27, 2017
Auburn DC Kevin Steele told his defensive backs the Iron Bowl was "a LeBron game."— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) November 27, 2017
"Yeah. 2 (Jalen Hurts) and 3 (Calvin Ridley). You better know where they are."
Auburn DC Kevin Steele says he only called two blitzes on passing downs in the Iron Bowl. That’s how nasty Auburn’s d-line is.— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) November 27, 2017
Kevin Steele said Auburn's biggest focus in the game was "get off the field on third down." Held Alabama without a conversion until the fourth quarter.— Josh Vitale (@AUBlog) November 27, 2017
Auburn’s defense was fantastic last night, dominating Alabama and confusing the hell out of Jalen Hurts. As for the offense, I think everyone’s biggest worry is the health of Kerryon Johnson.
Chip Lindsey said he thinks Kam Martin is capable of getting 20-25 carries in the game, but added that they would probably mix in 2-3 backs if Kerryon Johnson can't go.— Josh Vitale (@AUBlog) November 27, 2017
Auburn OC Chip Lindsey is asked if he thinks RB Kerryon Johnson has a chance to play vs. UGA: "Sure, yeah... I think he'll do everything he can do to play."— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) November 27, 2017
And finally, that was the final game for the old press box. Next year, it’ll be moved into the corner of the endzone. Just think of the radio calls and stories that have been made right in that press box. It’s seen a lot.
It was a good game for that press box to go out on. One of the best!
Until later, War Eagle!