I hate agreeing with Bama fans but you are right! It's stupid that Auburn can only play Florida or Tennessee twice every 6 years in the regular season. The South Carolina games were also fun when Spurrier was there.
If any Auburn player would be in contention for the Heisman next season, it would have to be Kamryn Pettway. He had 1100 yards in 7 games when he was healthy. A full season and a strong showing against Alabama next year might help his case.
Never thought I would agree with an Alabama fan...
Report: LSU prepared to give Orgeron job with a win over Alabama; has four alternates in mind otherwise
Agreed. Malzahn is still the only first year head coach to beat Saban at Alabama and that was with part of a recruiting cycle and some of his old players. Coach O has done a great job so far and if he can keep it competitive against Alabama and Texas A&M, he should be able to keep his job.
Agreed. Nebraska is overrated. Media is really giving a lot of love to big ten right now.
South Alabama is no cream puff. Despite being a young program, they upset Mississippi State and a ranked San Diego State. The fans wanted a shot at taking down LSU too.
That would not have been a guarenteed loss. South Alabama upset Mississippi State at Starkville and upset a ranked San Diego State. South played Tennessee close a few years ago and Tennessee's win over Appalachian State was no guarentee, either. Since I live in Mobile, a lot of people in this area are pissed at missing a shot at upsetting LSU too.
While I was excited beating TAMU last year, one of the few bright spot of the 2015 season, TAMU's biggest upset was not then, but against a different Auburn team. 2013 was a bigger upset, since TAMU was #7, and Auburn at #24, and TAMU had Manziel.
Muschamp was head coach at Florida, not Auburn. Do y'all need an editor or something?
Oops...neutral site...I thought this was ooc future schedule
Pretty sure auburn is playing Clemson 2016-2017 unless the deal fell through
Don't forget about Michael dyer, auburn, 2010, nearly 1100 rushing yards as a freshman all the while competing with cam newton
Even though Michael Dyer left the team, I feel like his freshman year during the 2010 national championship season should have had some mention. 1000 yards as a freshman, and national champ MVP. I guess his career being cut short and cam newton out shining everyone else pushed him out of the spotlight pretty quickly
I agree, I put in 4 as well, also citing the same games. Fact check SDS!!!
Yes, hogs should be in top 25. May not have as many wins as the rest of the top 25, but they have upset two ranked SEC West teams, and played close against 3 others. Heck even had Auburn scared until the 2nd half.
Sorry that that most of the power 5 conferences outside of the SEC have cupcake conference schedules.
Ever since Auburn nearly knocked off Florida State in the national title game last year, Florida State has just squeaked by, on the field, and off the field. They may not be punished for the off the field incidents (yet) but I think I speak for everyone in the SEC when I say "Florida, we really want your team to embarrass Florida State. Don't just do it for the SEC, do it for the nation. Hell, even do it for yourselves."
If a qb has 2600 passing yards, how is his leading receiver only have 300 yards? Unless tamu has 12 receivers with 100 yards or more
^^^ THIS is the comment/response of the week. Perfectly captures the well-wishers and not-so-well-wishers in a rivalry. There are plenty of those on both sides of the Iron Bowl rivalry.
Texas A&M won 21-16, not 17-10
2009 Iron Bowl for Auburn. 2010 Iron Bowl for Bama. 2010 SC vs. (Bama). 2012 LSU vs. (Auburn). 2012 Texas A@M vs. (Alabama). I'll even say LSU's loss to Mississippi State this year was gut wrenching, since they almost came back and won. A loss is a loss, no matter how bad or how close, and many fan bases, I'm sure, have their own "worst" losses.
Tennessee is losing games but* more closely, my mistake. And I forgot about Tennessees loss to Oklahoma so that's 26 losses for the sec east not 25.
Not to mention you talk about Texas a&ms collapse yet you fail to mention Missouri's and South Carolina's collapse. Ole miss and Mississippi states rise as well made the sec west a lot more competitive while Florida and Kentucky was not as much of a doormat as last season. Tennessee is still losing games but not as closely. Arkansas is playing closer games than last year. The sec as a whole is getting stronger, but there are no consistently dominant teams in the east, unlike the west.
Using the transitive property (team a beat team b then team b beat team c therefore team a should beat team c) does not always work. Unique Matchups and momentum change the outcome of many games. If you want to see how well the west is doing compared to the east, look how many ranked west teams there are (5) while the east has 1. The west has 1 undefeated team, 2 1 loss teams, 2 2 loss teams, 1 3 loss team and 1 4 loss team, 13 losses this season. The east has 1 2 loss team, 2 3 loss teams 3 4 loss teams and a 5 loss team, 25 losses, nearly twice as many losses this season with 4 weeks of the season remaining. Arkansas is the only team in the sec west who has a loss to a non sec-west opponent, while all sec east teams except Georgia have lost to someone outside their division. Then there are the sec east vs. sec west Matchups. The west is 9-1, the sole loss being Arkansas, the sec wests worst team, to Georgia the sec easts best (?) team. There are only 4 cross divisional games remaining, so the sec west ready has a winning record against the east this season and it's not close. So...maybe the west is at the least, a little better than the east?
Some honorable mention should be made for Ellis Johnson's defense
Ugh, don't compare Jameis Winston to dak Prescott, Winston is not worthy to lick dak's cleats
Alabama was not ranked #1 this season...not yet at least.
Alabama was not number 1...do y'all need an editor?
Ehh, I'm pretty sure Ole Miss and Mississippi State fans are cringing as much Auburn and Alabama fans when they include the rival school's QB as the "Alabama" and "Mississippi" tandem. Don't class Marshall and Sims together, please. That being said I do think Marshall and Johnson make better QBs than Prescott and Wallace.