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October 22, 2014


Auburn notebook: Tigers hold big advantage in the run game

AUBURN — When Auburn runs the ball against South Carolina on Saturday, it’ll be a matchup of great strength and glaring weakness.

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Tuesday 10/21/2014
Auburn football: Malzahn reinstates Jermaine Whitehead
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 8:31 pm

AUBURN — Tigers safety Jermaine Whitehead has been reinstated to the Auburn football program after serving a month-long suspension for a reported verbal altercation with an assistant coach.

Monday 10/20/2014
Auburn football: Garrett forces way into linebacker rotation
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 10:20 pm

AUBURN — Justin Garrett’s skills are clear to Auburn defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson. The question is how to use those skills.

Auburn notebook: Lawson not far enough along in rehab to discuss return date
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 9:45 pm

AUBURN — It is sounding increasingly as though Carl Lawson will not be able to return this season.

Sunday 10/19/2014
College football: Tide moves to No. 4, AU at No. 5 in AP poll, No. 6 in coaches rankings.
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 10:55 am

Alabama moved up to No. 4 in both major college football polls, while the coaches moved Auburn up two spots in their rankings to No. 6. In The Associated Press poll, the Tigers shifted one spot to No. 5.

Joe Medley: Fans did Saban, his team a favor
Updated: October 19, 2014 - 12:16 pm

Alabama fans may have PO’d Nick Saban with their disappointment over a mere one-point victory at Arkansas nine days ago, but he should thank them this week. 

Thursday 10/16/2014
Auburn analysis: Talking about Marshall's passing, Whitehead's status and Roc's rise
Updated: October 16, 2014 - 6:12 pm

AUBURN — We're at the halfway point of Auburn's regular season. Six games down, six games to go. That's why the Tigers' second (and final) open date of the 2014 campaign came at a perfect time.

Wednesday 10/15/2014
Auburn to SEC: Why were calls made?
Updated: October 15, 2014 - 6:25 pm

AUBURN — Gus Malzahn asked the SEC about several critical calls that went against Auburn during Saturday’s loss at Mississippi State.

Auburn football: Patiently learning, Roc Thomas sees role expand
Updated: October 15, 2014 - 3:46 pm

AUBURN — For several weeks, the talk at Auburn included an expanded role for ballyhooed freshman running back Roc Thomas.

Tuesday 10/14/2014
Mark Edwards: SEC needs even more power scheduling
Updated: October 15, 2014 - 3:05 pm

The Southeastern Conference has mandated that starting in 2016, each school will have to play at least one opponent from the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten or Pac-12 conferences, and with Tuesday’s release of the league’s schedules, we see 10 of 14 teams will meet that requirement a year early.

Auburn football: Tigers' 2015 schedule features Louisville in Atlanta, Kentucky on Thursday night
Updated: October 14, 2014 - 10:02 pm

AUBURN -- Auburn released its 2015 football schedule Tuesday, and it includes a season opener against Louisville in Atlanta and a Thursday night game in October at Kentucky.

Auburn football: Marshall’s tipped passes concern Tigers' coaches
Updated: October 14, 2014 - 7:42 pm

AUBURN — The “Bat Man” role in Auburn’s offense is supposed to be played by holder Tyler Stovall during 2-point conversion attempts, but the name is increasingly applying to quarterback Nick Marshall, who has had a rough time with batted and tipped passes this season.

SEC's Slive will step down in 2015
Updated: October 14, 2014 - 10:17 pm

Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive will retire July 31, 2015, the league announced Tuesday. Slive is beginning treatment for a recurrence of prostate cancer. He also underwent treatment for prostate cancer in the late 1990s.

Monday 10/13/2014
Auburn notebook: Third down wasn't Tigers' friend Saturday
Updated: October 14, 2014 - 8:49 am

AUBURN — Unlike any other time this season, Auburn’s defense struggled mightily on third downs in Saturday’s loss to Mississippi State.

Auburn football: Bittersweet day for Tigers' Jones
Updated: October 13, 2014 - 10:10 pm

AUBURN — Saturday was the best game of Jonathan Jones’ career, at least statistically.

SEC football: Tide, Tigers games Oct. 25 will kickoff at night
Updated: October 13, 2014 - 2:58 pm

The Southeastern Conference announced today that Alabama's and Auburn's games on Oct. 25 will kick off at either 6:15 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN, ESPN2 or the SEC Network.

Sunday 10/12/2014
College football: After beating Auburn, MSU new No. 1 team in the nation
Updated: October 13, 2014 - 2:58 pm

After beating defending SEC champion Auburn 38-23 on Saturday, Mississippi State has moved to No. 1 in both major polls for the first time in school history.

Joe Medley: Let’s have Egg Bowl, Iron Bowl, skip playoff
Updated: October 12, 2014 - 6:41 pm

Dear College Football Playoff committee, probably now realizing the enormity of your task. Let’s make life easier and skip the inaugural playoff this season.

Mark Edwards: Gus, Nick say right things after tough games
Updated: October 12, 2014 - 12:39 am

Good coaches know when they don’t need to beat up their teams, and Auburn’s Gus Malzahn and Alabama’s Nick Saban showed that Saturday.

Saturday 10/11/2014
Auburn notebook: Roc Thomas gets meaningful playing time
Updated: October 11, 2014 - 10:18 pm

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Roc Thomas got his first meaningful work of the season.

Red-zone offense fails at critical times for Auburn
Updated: October 11, 2014 - 9:33 pm

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Auburn’s red-zone offense was just about automatic heading into Davis Wade Stadium on Saturday.

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