Robby Ashford reveals which Iron Bowl is his favorite
Robby Ashford is set to play in his 1st-ever Iron Bowl on Saturday. The Auburn quarterback transferred into the program after 2 seasons at Oregon and is now set to experience the most intense rivalry in all of college football.
The Tigers, currently on a 2-game winning streak, are riding a wave of momentum with Cadillac Williams’ appointment as interim head coach after the firing of Bryan Harsin. A win on Saturday will not only clinch bowl eligibility but would be the perfect cap on what’s been a tenuous regular season and would provide the Tigers with a massive boost heading into the postseason.
Ashford, having grown up in Hoover, Ala., is well aware of the divide in his home state between the Tigers and the Crimson Tide. He revealed on Monday that the 2010 Iron Bowl, a game where Cam Newton led Auburn from a 24-point deficit to win 28-27 en route to a national championship, was his favorite.
“Just to see that, just the comeback and everything, for him to go on and win the Heisman after that… The comeback was crazy…It felt like a movie, almost,” he said.
Naturally, the Kick Six game in 2013 was a “close second”. We’ll see if this year’s edition provides any lasting memories.