Nobody saw Patrick Nix coming. Everyone was waiting for Bo Nix. Patrick Nix had no time to think or blink when his moment arrived. Bo Nix was born for this moment. Separated by a quarter century and a year, united by blood and guts, the first family of Auburn quarterbacks introduced itself to the Auburn family in shockingly similar sensational ways. Like father, like son and then some. Like Patrick Nix to Frank Sanders in the 1993 Iron Bowl, so went Bo Nix to Seth Williams in
There are times when Auburn does vexing things that make you scratch your head. Witness the recent news that the university is changing its iconic AU logo. Excuse me. Not changing its logo. Updating its visual identity system. Let's get that straight. Because tiny branding details matter. Motivational hashtag update: #RidefortheVisualIdentitySystem. As amusing as that story has been, it shouldn't distract us from those times when Auburn does insightful things that make you no
One minute, Dabo Swinney tells ESPN the SEC ain't all that and a bag of Golden Flakes. Not as deep as it used to be, he said. Not as taxing on Alabama as you think. Next thing you know, the SEC releases its 2020 schedule. It's a muscular reply that screams, "Hold my Dr Pepper." Who said fall camp wasn't fun? That 2020 schedule gives the ACC, the Big Ten, the Big 12 and the Pac 12 one less pebble to toss at their superiors in the SEC. The Lesser 4 of the Power 5 just watched G
OK, fellas. Bring it in. Got something for you. It's the preseason USA Today Amway Coaches Poll. Just came out today. From the looks of it, wow. You guys suck. Yeah, I know, but this isn't the AP Poll. This isn't a bunch of pencil-neck, pencil-pushing sports writers and empty-headed talking-head sportscasters who aren't athletic enough to be kickers. These are coaches. Head coaches. They've stood across the field from you on Saturdays, broken you down on film since you were i
If you're going to rip Gus Malzahn's offense, there are specific examples of well-documented ineptitude. See Clemson 2016, birth of the Coxcat. Or Clemson 2017, a k a Honk If You Sacked Jarrett Stidham. Until the bowl explosion against Purdue, the 2018 season produced too many duds and not enough fireworks. But to say Malzahn's offense "might be one of the worst offenses in football," as former NFL GM Michael Lombardi did in the wake of the NFL Draft, is beyond misguided. It'