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‘No One Gave Up’: Auburn Players Say They’ll Be Back








” It was a locker room that Ricardo Louis didn’t want to see, not after Auburn kept coming back, not after the Tigers fell just short in a 41-38 loss to Texas A&M.
” Some people with their heads down, some people encouraging others. But at the end of the day, we’ll just come together as a team as we always do,” Louis said Saturday night.
  Auburn fumbled twice late in the game in Jordan-Hare Stadium, losing both, and losing a chance at victory. Auburn fell to 7-2 overall and 4-2 in the SEC. 
” It’s a tough pill to swallow,” Louis said. “We have a whole bunch of winners on this team, and losing is always a bad feeling.”
” We’re a championship team,” said receiver Quan Bray. “We still believe in that.” “
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” Auburn, which had mastered the late comeback win the last two years, saw the tables turned with the late miscues. Louis was seemingly involved in another comeback when quarterback Nick Marshall connected with him for a long pass, but, a short time later, Auburn fumbled on the 3 with 2½ minutes left. Auburn turned it over again at the 29 with less than a minute to play on a bad snap.
” We were going to win the game,” Bray said.
  Only last week, Auburn beat Ole Miss in a similar fashion when the Tigers made the play that forced Laquon Treadwell to fumble just before he crossed the goal line with just over a minute to play. Auburn won that won 35-31. Not this time, even though Auburn’s defense allowed only six points in the second half.”

‘Uncharacteristic’ Penalties Hurt Auburn, But Tigers Find Way







” In the end, the Tigers’ 13 penalties didn’t cost them as dearly as first feared. Kris Frost forced a fumble near the goal line and Cassanova McKinzy recovered it in the end zone in the final minutes to help secure a 35-31 victory at Ole Miss on Saturday.

  Still, the penalties bothered the Tigers during and after the game.”


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 Time of Possession


” ” Pretty uncharacteristic of us,” Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said. “We’ve got to do better in the future, but we’ll correct that, and we’ll address that. Our guys overcame it and they found a way to win.”

  The game-deciding drive was set up by some great plays by Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace and a pair of bad penalties by the Tigers: a personal foul on the punt return and defensive hold on cornerback Jonathon Mincy gave the Rebels 25 free yards.

  Auburn’s 13 penalties were the most since a 30-23 loss at Florida in overtime in 2002. “












What They’re Saying About Auburn’s 42-35 Victory Against South Carolina






” Auburn kept its SEC championship hopes alive, but it wasn’t easy Saturday night against South Carolina.

  Steve Spurrier was in a gambling mood in Jordan-Hare Stadium, and for the most part his play calls worked. Luckily for Auburn, its defense stood tall in the fourth quarter and the Tigers held on for a 42-35 victory.

  It was an entertaining game, even if Auburn fans are probably checking their heart rates this morning.

  As you wait for the new rankings to be released this afternoon, check out what they’re saying across the country about Auburn after its 42-35 victory:





The game by the numbers from the Tiger’s website :


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” It was a wild, wild game, and Auburn’s Nick Marshall, Cameron Artis-Payne and Ricardo Louis needed every yard, every foot, of their monster offensive performances Saturday night to beat South Carolina 42-35 in Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Artis-Payne, the tailback, and Louis, a receiver, each rushed for more than 100 yards and Marshall accounted for four touchdowns and more than 200 total yards as the Tigers smashed their way to 551 yards of offense in a see-saw game that ended with Auburn on top.

Auburn didn’t take the lead until the third quarter, then didn’t take the lead for good until the fourth. South Carolina threw in the end zone on the game’s final play. The pass was intercepted.

When the yards were tallied, a whopping total of 1,086 of them with 55 first downs, Auburn improved to 6-1 overall and 3-1 in the Southeastern Conference. South Carolina fell to 4-4 overall and 2-4 in the league.

The No. 5 Tigers will likely move up in the national rankings as well after LSU beat No. 3 Ole Miss 10-7. Auburn will play the Rebels in Oxford next Saturday.

This Saturday, there were tricks plays and determined efforts. The Gamecocks converted their first five fourth-down tries, but missed on one critical one on a throw in the end zone in the fourth quarter. Carolina had the ball as the game ended, or until Jonathan Jones intercepted the final last throw.

” They went for everything and they got just about everything. They executed when they had to,” said Auburn’s Gus Malzahn.

Auburn took its first lead at 28-21 in the third, on a 5-yard Marshall touchdown run. South Carolina tied it right back up less than two minutes later when Dylan Thompson hit a streaking Pharoh Cooper on a 51-yard scoring play.

The Tigers were unfazed. Louis raced 75 yards for a touchdown a few seconds later. By then, Auburn had 440 yards, of which a whopping 340 came on the ground, with 7:29 left in the third quarter. 

  Auburn led 35-28. Until South Carolina tied it again on a Dylan Thompson-to-Nick Jones touchdown pass with 2:20 left in the third quarter.
  Artis-Payne rushed for 167 yards on 25 carries and Louis had 102 yards on three carries. Marshall was 12-of-14 passing for 139 yards, and rushed for 89 yards and three touchdowns.
  It was an offensive night, for sure. The two teams combined for 894 yards through the first three quarters.
  South Carolina was on the doorstep of another score until Jonathan Jones intercepted Thompson in the end zone with 13:17 remaining. Two minutes later, Marshall was scoring on a 9-yard run for a 42-35 Auburn lead.
  It was a wild first half, with South Carolina going for it, and making it, on fourth down on a touchdown drive; with a blocking tight end catching his first pass in a year for an Auburn touchdown; and with third-string quarterback Jonathan Wallace catching a toss from Marshall then throwing back to Marshall with his first pass since last season for a 17-yard gain.
  Oh, yeah. There were those equally-divided 42 first-half points with Auburn averaging 8.1 yards a snap and South Carolina averaging 7.6.
  South Carolina led 7-0, 14-7 and 21-14. Each time, Auburn had an answer, mixing in the pass with a strong running game to match the Gamecocks every step of the way.
  South Carolina was first up, scoring on its first drive when Dylan Thompson threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Shaq Rolland. Auburn tied it when Marshall hit Brandon Fulse with a 3-yard TD pass, his first catch since last year late in the first quarter.
  Carolina went back up when Thompson hit Cooper with a 16-yard TD pass. Auburn countered with a 2-yard touchdown run by Cameron Artis-Payne. The Tigers then held Carolina, but Quan Bray fumbled after a nice punt return to set up the Gamecocks for a 27-yard touchdown pass from Thompson to Mike Davis.
  That made it South Carolina 21-14 with 5:05 left in the second quarter. Auburn came back with the Marshall-to-Wallace-to-Marshall trickery, then Marshall raced 37 yards up the middle for a touchdown to tie the game 21-21 with 2:35 left in the half.
  The teams got there in different ways. Auburn had 277 yards, 203 of which game running. South Carolina had 267 yards, 211 via the pass. “



War Eagle !








Nick Marshall Does It All In Auburn’s Win Over LSU






” He had his play from the sideline, but when Nick Marshall spotted man-to-man coverage on Sammie Coates, the Auburn quarterback changed things up.
  Touchdown, Auburn.
  The 56-yard touchdown to Coates was part of an impressive performance by Marshall, who accounted for four touchdowns in the first half to help Auburn beat LSU 41-7 Saturday night in Jordan-Hare Stadium.
  Nick Marshall was the Nick Marshall of old, running the zone-read, darting up the middle on draw plays, throwing long to the likes of Coates. Auburn turned its quarterback loose, and that helped Auburn sprint away to a 31-7 halftime lead.
” We let him throw the ball a little bit earlier in the game,” said coach Gus Malzahn. “He is an outstanding quarterback. He wins. I think everyone saw he can throw it pretty well, too.”
  The early passing “helped me a lot,” Marshall said. “The receivers made a lot of plays. That gave me a lot of confidence.”
  Marshall was 14-of-22 passing for 207 yards with that 56-yard touchdown pass to Coates and a 9-yard touchdown pass to C.J. Uzomah. He rushed for 119 yards with touchdown runs of 29 and 7 yards. Auburn’s 566 yards were a school record against LSU.
  Marshall inflated those numbers with his second 200-yard passing, 100-yard rushing game of his career. His 119 rushing yards gave him seven 100-yard career rushing games, the school record for a quarterback. “
                         Team Statistics (Final)
                              2014 Auburn Football
               #15 LSU vs #5 Auburn (Oct 04, 2014 at Auburn, AL)

                                     LS       AU

FIRST DOWNS...................       13       25
  Rushing.....................        6       15
  Passing.....................        3        9
  Penalty.....................        4        1
NET YARDS RUSHING.............      138      298
  Rushing Attempts............       36       49
  Average Per Rush............      3.8      6.1
  Rushing Touchdowns..........        1        3
  Yards Gained Rushing........      159      304
  Yards Lost Rushing..........       21        6
NET YARDS PASSING.............      142      268
  Completions-Attempts-Int....   8-24-0  17-25-0
  Average Per Attempt.........      5.9     10.7
  Average Per Completion......     17.8     15.8
  Passing Touchdowns..........        0        2
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS...........      280      566
  Total offense plays.........       60       74
  Average Gain Per Play.......      4.7      7.6
Fumbles: Number-Lost..........      2-0      1-1
Penalties: Number-Yards.......     5-31     7-80
PUNTS-YARDS...................    8-338    4-151
  Average Yards Per Punt......     42.2     37.8
  Net Yards Per Punt..........     40.4     35.2
  Inside 20...................        1        2
  50+ Yards...................        0        0
  Touchbacks..................        0        0
  Fair catch..................        3        2
KICKOFFS-YARDS................    2-129    8-507
  Average Yards Per Kickoff...     64.5     63.4
  Net Yards Per Kickoff.......     38.5     42.2
  Touchbacks..................        1        5
Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD.   1-10-0   3-15-0
  Average Per Return..........     10.0      5.0
Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD   2-44-0   1-27-0
  Average Per Return..........     22.0     27.0
Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD..    0-0-0    0-0-0
Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD.    0-0-0    0-0-0
Miscellaneous Yards...........        0        0
Possession Time...............    27:29    32:31
  1st Quarter.................     7:29     7:31
  2nd Quarter.................     7:23     7:37
  3rd Quarter.................     7:05     7:55
  4th Quarter.................     5:32     9:28
Third-Down Conversions........  0 of 13  6 of 12
Fourth-Down Conversions.......   1 of 4   0 of 0
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.......      1-2      3-3
  Touchdowns..................      1-2      3-3
  Field goals.................      0-2      0-3
Sacks By: Number-Yards........      1-5      1-5
PAT Kicks.....................      1-1      5-5
Field Goals...................      0-0      2-2
Points off turnovers..........        0        0

Auburn Tigers 20, Kansas State Wildcats 14: Suddenly, The Tigers Look Mortal







” The Tigers beat Kansas State on Thursday night, but it didn’t look pretty. Could Auburn’s luck finally be running out?

  Here’s the important thing: Auburn went on the road on a Thursday night and beat a Top 20 team. If the Tigers do well in the SEC schedule and are somehow in a battle for a playoff seed or a bowl seeded by the selection committee, the game Thursday night should play in their favor. And, of course, winning is always better than the alternative.

  But all of that said, the Tigers sure looked human tonight. Not that last year’s MacGyvered perfect regular season didn’t have plenty of opposing fans thinking that Auburn could be beaten this year. But the game against Kansas State seemed like the first piece of concrete evidence that the Tigers could be had, particularly if the Wildcats‘ offense or defense could have played a little better.

  What was most troubling was that the vaunted running game, the thing that powered Auburn during last year’s run to the national championship game, was perhaps the most mortal part of the Tigers’ team. Auburn gained a total of 128 yards on 45 rushing attempts — an average of 2.8 yards a carry. The big-play ability that the Tigers showed in 2013 was also lacking. According to cfbstats.com, Auburn had a per-game average of 10.5 rushing plays of 10 or more yards last season. According to the play-by-play from the Kansas State game, the Tigers had three Thursday night.”


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Phillip Marshall: Looking Ahead, The Auburn Defense



” Statistically, it wasn’t the best of years for Auburn’s defense under first-year coordinator Ellis Johnson. But in reality, it was a very good year. And based on the players returning, there is reason to expect next year to be better.

  The Tigers were among the nation’s best in the red zone. And they were at their best when it mattered most in most games. The final drive withstanding, the BCS Championship Game against Florida State was probably their best performance of the season. One touchdown came on a kickoff return and another after a fake punt. They forced seven three-and-outs.

  The defensive line and linebackers improved dramatically over the course of the season. The secondary coped with injuries and preseason loss of projected starting safety Demetruce McNeal.

  Following is a position-position-by position look at returning players. We are not able to mention the names of incoming recruits.”


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You can read Mr Marshall’s thoughts on the Tiger’s offensive future here .








War Eagle !






” The Auburn football team that came within 13 seconds of the national championship last Monday bore little resemblance to the one that huffed and puffed to beat Washington State in the opener or the one that had to score with 10 seconds left to beat Mississippi State at home or the one that lost at LSU.

  Perhaps the most remarkable thing about a remarkable Auburn season was how much the Tigers of 2013 improved day to day and game to game. And as we move forward toward the culmination of the recruiting cycle, offseason workouts, spring practice and finally the 2014 season, Auburn is back among college football’s elite.

  Gus Malzahn, in his first season, left little doubt he is something special as a head football coach. And he has some special players returning.

  Does Auburn have the talent to play for a national championship again in 2014? No doubt, but so do Alabama, LSU, Georgia and others in the still dominant Southeastern Conference. The challenge Auburn players face is to come together and work and play with the same passion that took the 2013 Tigers to the SEC championship and beyond.

  It will be the first season of a new era. Auburn and Florida State finished off the BCS era. We now enter the playoff era. Four teams instead of two will be in the big show. They’ll be chosen by a selection committee instead of a ranking system.”













Tre Mason Headed To NFL Draft



Tre Mason



” Tre Mason finished the season as well as any player in college football, and he hopes to carry that momentum to the next level.

  The junior running back announced Thursday that he will forgo his senior season at Auburn and declare for May’s NFL draft. 

  Auburn junior running back Tre Mason led the SEC and was fifth nationally with 1,816 yards rushing. 

” It’s been my dream since I was young, and I’m a dream chaser,” Mason said. “I’m just trying to make a dream into a reality.”

  Mason, who said he was given a third-round grade by the league’s draft advisory committee, led the SEC and was fifth nationally with 1,816 yards rushing.”






The Greatest Ending In Sports History

  For The Auburn fans around the country that don’t have access to the New York Post here is how the Post and sports writer Mike Vaccaro treated the Tiger’s big win over ‘Bama .

The back cover … AU-Some !

Auburn IB NY Post Back Page



The two page inside spread from Mr Vaccaro


Auburn IB NY Post Pg 94




Auburn IB NY Post Pg 95




     We had to shrink the screenshots to get the above pages to appear as they did in yesterday’s paper and realize that the type is hard to read so we have included blown up screenshots of the text below.




Here is the Mike Vaccaro article … describing the final score as the “play of the century” …



Auburn IB NYP Text Pg94


And here is page 95 with the article by John Zenor



Auburn IB NYP Text Pg 95


And of course who has had enough of this ? Other than ‘Bama fans ?












Listen To Auburn Play-By-Play Announcer Rod Bramblett’s Call From The Iron Bowl



” In case you somehow missed it, on Saturday night Auburn upset Alabama with a last-minute touchdown by Chris Davis off of a missed field goal. Here’s how longtime Auburn play-by-play announcer Rod Bramblett called the play: “

A play and a call for the ages … what excitement … what a thrill … WAR EAGLE !!!




    Yes folks , YouViewed is a proud Tigers site … as you may have guessed by our periodic posts and today being Iron Bowl day we thought we would share some of the War Eagle enthusiasm with those fans that could not attend . Enjoy the photos and here’s to the Tigers rolling back the Tide .


Auburn Tailgate 2013


 In Auburn everyone is welcome . 



Tiger Walk 2013


The famous Tiger Walk as the team enters the stadium .




The Team


The team making their entrance through the mob of fired up fans .


   You can see lots more photos and see these in much higher resolution by clicking here and please be sure to support the local photographers who’s work graces our page  … Lauren Barnard and Kyle Taylor .





   Below you will find some interesting links about the Iron Bowl and the rivalry between ‘Bama and Auburn .



Iron Bowl Preview: The Biggest Games in the History of One of the Sport’s Biggest Rivalries

Alabama, Auburn prepared for monumental Iron Bowl

Iron Bowl History Auburn Version

The History of The Iron Bowl Alabama Version




   Here are the final scores for every game of the series , which ‘Bama leads 39-34-1 , along with a brief history of the rivalry .


Date Winner Score Site
Feb. 22, 1893 Auburn 32-22 Lakeview Baseball Park, Birmingham
Nov. 30, 1893 Auburn 40-16 Riverside Park, Montgomery
Nov. 29, 1894 Alabama 18-0 Riverside Park, Montgomery
Nov. 23, 1895 Auburn 48-0 Tuscaloosa
Nov. 17, 1900 Auburn 53-5 Montgomery
Nov. 15, 1901 Auburn 17-0 Tuscaloosa
Oct. 18, 1902 Auburn 23-0 West End Park, Birmingham
Oct. 23, 1903 Alabama 18-6 Highland Park, Montgomery
Nov. 12, 1904 Auburn 29-5 West End Park, Birmingham
Nov. 18, 1905 Alabama 30-0 West End Park, Birmingham
Nov. 17, 1906 Alabama 10-0 Birmingham Fair Grounds
Nov. 16, 1907 Tie 6-6 Birmingham Fair Grounds
Dec. 4, 1948 Alabama 55-0 Legion Field, Birmingham
Dec. 3, 1949 Auburn 14-13 Legion Field, Birmingham
Dec. 2, 1950 Alabama 34-0 Legion Field, Birmingham
Dec. 1, 1951 Alabama 25-7 Legion Field, Birmingham
Nov. 29, 1952 Alabama 21-0 Legion Field, Birmingham
Nov. 28, 1953 Alabama 10-7 Legion Field, Birmingham
Nov. 27, 1954 Auburn 28-0 Legion Field, Birmingham
Nov. 26, 1955 Auburn 26-0 Legion Field, Birmingham
Dec. 1, 1956 Auburn 34-7 Legion Field, Birmingham
Nov. 30, 1957 Auburn 40-0 Legion Field, Birmingham
Nov. 29, 1958 Auburn 14-8 Legion Field, Birmingham
Nov. 28, 1959 Alabama 10-0 Legion Field, Birmingham
Nov. 26, 1960 Alabama 3-0 Legion Field, Birmingham
Dec. 2, 1961 Alabama 34-0 Legion Field, Birmingham
Dec. 1, 1962 Alabama 38-0 Legion Field, Birmingham
Nov. 30, 1963 Auburn 10-8 Legion Field, Birmingham
Nov. 26, 1964 Alabama 21-14 Legion Field, Birmingham
Nov. 27, 1965 Alabama 30-3 Legion Field, Birmingham
Dec. 3, 1966 Alabama 31-0 Legion Field, Birmingham
Dec. 2, 1967 Alabama 7-3 Legion Field, Birmingham
Dec. 3, 1968 Alabama 24-16 Legion Field, Birmingham
Nov. 29, 1969 Auburn 49-26 Legion Field, Birmingham
Nov. 28, 1970 Auburn 33-28 Legion Field, Birmingham
Nov. 27, 1971 Alabama 31-7 Legion Field, Birmingham
Dec. 2, 1972 Auburn 17-16 Legion Field, Birmingham
Dec. 1, 1973 Alabama 35-0 Legion Field, Birmingham
Nov. 29, 1974 Alabama 17-13 Legion Field, Birmingham
Nov. 29, 1975 Alabama 28-0 Legion Field, Birmingham
Nov. 27, 1976 Alabama 38-7 Legion Field, Birmingham
Nov. 26, 1977 Alabama 48-21 Legion Field, Birmingham
Dec. 2, 1978 Alabama 34-16 Legion Field, Birmingham
Dec. 1, 1979 Alabama 25-18 Legion Field, Birmingham
Nov. 29, 1980 Alabama 34-18 Legion Field, Birmingham
Nov. 28, 1981 Alabama 28-17 Legion Field, Birmingham
Nov. 27, 1982 Auburn 23-22 Legion Field, Birmingham
Dec. 3, 1983 Auburn 23-20 Legion Field, Birmingham
Dec. 1, 1984 Alabama 17-15 Legion Field, Birmingham
Nov. 30, 1985 Alabama 25-23 Legion Field, Birmingham
Nov. 29, 1986 Auburn 21-17 Legion Field, Birmingham
Nov. 27, 1987 Auburn 10-0 Legion Field, Birmingham
Nov. 25, 1988 Auburn 15-10 Legion Field, Birmingham
Dec. 2, 1989 Auburn 30-20 Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn
Dec. 1, 1990 Alabama 16-7 Legion Field, Birmingham
Nov. 30, 1991 Alabama 13-6 Legion Field, Birmingham
Nov. 26, 1992 Alabama 17-0 Legion Field, Birmingham
Nov. 20, 1993 Auburn 22-14 Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn
Nov. 19, 1994 Alabama 21-14 Legion Field, Birmingham
Nov. 18, 1995 Auburn 31-27 Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn
Nov. 23, 1996 Alabama 24-23 Legion Field, Birmingham
Nov. 22, 1997 Auburn 18-17 Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn
Nov. 21, 1998 Alabama 31-17 Legion Field, Birmingham
Nov. 20, 1999 Alabama 28-17 Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn
Nov. 18, 2000 Auburn 9-0 Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa
Nov. 19, 2001 Alabama 31-7 Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn
Nov. 23, 2002 Auburn 17-7 Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa
Nov. 22, 2003 Auburn 28-23 Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn
Nov. 22, 2004 Auburn 21-13 Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa
Nov. 20, 2005 Auburn 28-18 Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn
Nov. 18, 2006 Auburn 22-15 Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa
Nov. 17, 2007 Auburn 17-10 Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn
Nov. 18, 2008 Alabama 36-0 Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa
Nov. 27, 2009 Alabama 26-21 Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn
Nov. 26, 2010 Auburn 28-27 Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa
Nov. 26, 2011 Alabama 42-14 Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn



”  The first Iron Bowl game played took place on February 22, 1893 at Lakeview Baseball Park in Birmingham . Despite many rough years to come, Auburn walked away the victor of that game beating Alabama 32-22. This is where the disagreements and hostility began. Alabama considered this game to be the last game of the 1892 season, where Auburn considered it the first game of the 1893 season.  Even then, the two teams could not reach an agreement, which leads to 1907.

  Alabama and Auburn went head to head for the last time until 1948. Shortly after the tied game of 1907, the two teams were combating off the field in negotiations over finances and setting a date. In 1908 the two teams tried to save the series. Alabama proposed a new contract for the match-up to Auburn , who accepted a compromise contract that ended up pleasing both teams. However, just like the Hatfields and McCoys, an agreement could not be made that easy. “



Enjoy the game and may the best Tigers win … WAR EAGLE !!!













Hail Mary Auburn

Click pic to see Nick Marshall's Hail Mary throw & Ricardo Louis' AMAZING reception

AUBURN, Ala. — ” Auburn’s magical season continued Saturday with a big whew, an unbelievable catch and a one-for-the-ages 43-38 win over Georgia.
Nick Marshall’s 78-yard touchdown pass to Ricardo Louis with 25 seconds brought home a thrilling victory. The pass? It bounced off a Georgia defender and Louis caught it in stride racing to the end zone.
Whew? Whew. Auburn dominated the first half and enjoyed a nice lead in the third quarter. But Georgia threw a scare in the Tigers in the fourth quarter. Auburn survived, beating Georgia in the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry, and setting the stage for a big Iron Bowl game in Jordan-Hare Stadium on Nov. 30.
Auburn led 37-17 in the fourth quarter. Georgia closed fast, scoring 21 points in a seven-minute span in the fourth quarter.
Auburn improved to 10-1 overall and 6-1 in the SEC. Alabama is next.”



Post Game at Toomer’s Corner


 Quick Stats
 First Downs
 Rushing Yards
 Passing Yards
 Total Yards
 Total Plays
 3rd Down Conversions
 4th Down Conversions
 Field Goals
 Time of Possession
 Stat Leaders
 AU – Marshall
 UGA – Murray
 AU – Mason
 UGA – Gurley
 AU – Louis
 UGA – Wooten

War Eagle !!!

One last chore … Let’s roll back the “Tide

 2013 Schedule
 10-1 Overall, 6-1 SEC
 31-24 vs. Washington State
 38-9 vs. Arkansas State
 24-20 vs. Mississippi State
 35-21 at (6) LSU
 30-22 vs. (24) Ole Miss
 62-3 vs. Western Carolina
 45-41 at (7) Texas A&M
 45-10 vs. Florida Atlantic
 35-17 at Arkansas
 55-23 at Tennessee
 43-38 vs. Georgia
 vs. Alabama

Auburn vs. Tennessee Highlights

Auburn 35 – Arkansas 17

Auburn vs. Arkansas Highlights



Auburn beats Arkansas and boosts their record to 8-1 … War Eagle !



Resolving Too-Big-To-Fail Banks In The US



” The issue of size became important in 1984, when the government bailed out Continental Illinois National Bank & Trust (“Continental”), the seventh largest bank at the time. This bailout occurred because of concerns about systemic risk due to the bank’s size. The FDIC infused $1 billion in new capital into the Continental Illinois Corporation, the bank’s holding company, in exchange for preferred stock convertible to 80 percent of the equity. These funds were then downstreamed to Continental as equity capital to recapitalize the bank. When the government bailed out Continental, Stewart B. McKinney, a Connecticut congressman, declared that the government had created a new class of banks, those too big to fail (TBTF).2 Ever since this bailout, there has been a belief that certain banks or bank holding companies are TBTF, which we call the “TBTF problem.”

This belief that some banks are TBTF was behind the regulatory response to the financial crisis of 2007–2009, when the government bailed out the biggest banks in the country. Many individuals consider the biggest banks to have largely caused the crisis, and this belief has focused far greater attention on the TBTF problem. Indeed, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”) of July 2010 created a new federal receivership process pursuant to which the FDIC may serve as the receiver for big banks whose failure poses a significant risk to the financial stability of the United States. The FDIC’s new authority is intended to eliminate the TBTF problem once and for all.

This paper looks at the historical treatment of troubled banks by the FDIC. It examines how the FDIC resolves troubled banks and the sources of funds available to it in the event resolutions are costly. This examination focuses on the treatment of big versus small troubled banks to assess the importance of the TBTF issue. Given the enormous costs involved in bailing out the biggest banks during the recent financial crisis, we discuss the FDIC’s new receivership process to handle troubled big banks. We then assess whether this process will indeed eliminate the problem of large bank failures.”





Mary Jo White Could Face Conflicts Of Interest As SEC Chairwoman






 ” As a lawyer in private practice, Mary Jo White worked for Wall Street all-stars: banking giant JPMorgan Chase & Co., auditor Deloitte & Touche, former Bank of America Corp. chief Ken Lewis.

White, President Obama‘s pick to lead the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, even did legal work for former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. director Rajat Gupta, the highest-profile catch in the federal government’s crackdown on insider trading, according to disclosures White filed ahead of her U.S. Senate confirmation hearing.

If she wins approval to lead the country’s top financial watchdog, government ethics rules could force White to sit out of some SEC decisions. Potential conflicts of interest — or the appearances of conflicts — could arise from her work at the high-powered New York law firm Debevoise & Plimpton, and that of her husband John White, a partner at the prestigious firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

Obama’s appointment of White, a former U.S. attorney in Manhattan known for high-profile prosecutions of mobsters and terrorists, was seen as a signal the administration was getting tougher on Wall Street. Her confirmation hearing in the Senate has not yet been scheduled but is expected in the next several weeks.”

The Sebelius Coverup






 ” The Obama administration’s congressional allies botched the drafting of this aspect of the health care overhaul, as the plain language of Obamacare doesn’t empower federal exchanges to distribute taxpayer-funded subsidies to individuals; it empowers only state-based exchanges to distribute the subsidies. (The administration pretends otherwise.) Moreover, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is lagging behind in developing the federal exchanges.

It gets worse. HHS has contracted with a subsidiary of a private health care company to help build and police the very exchanges in which that company will be competing for business. The person who ran the government entity that awarded that contract has since accepted a position with a different subsidiary of that same company. An insurance industry insider (speaking on the condition of anonymity) says that HHS, in an attempt to hide this unseemly contract from public view until after the election, encouraged the company to hide the transaction from the Securities and Exchange Commission. ”


Chicago Cronyism At It’s Finest . Imagine The Hue & Cry If A Republican Administration Had Pulled This Kind Of Nonsense .



” The Hill writes that the “quiet nature of the transaction, which was not disclosed to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has fueled suspicion among industry insiders that UnitedHealth Group may be gaining an advantage for its subsidiary, UnitedHealthcare.” The Hill adds, “One critic familiar with the business rivalries of the insurance industry compared UnitedHealth Group’s purchase of QSSI to the New York Yankees hiring the American League’s umpires.” In other words, UnitedHealth Group, through QSSI, would be able to police the same field in which it would be a competitor.

In addition, QSSI would have access to valuable data. The Obama administration likes to compare Obamacare’s prospective insurance exchanges to websites like Travelocity and Expedia, but the comparison is inapt. Travelocity and Expedia don’t regulate airlines, stipulate the length of runways, or transfer money from younger passengers to older ones. In truth, Obamacare’s federal exchanges will be an extremely complicated technical endeavor to set up and run, as (among other things) they would involve compiling massive amounts of risk-selection data on individual Americans. In addition to raising extraordinary privacy concerns, the data involved would be like gold to insurers. To quote my source, “If you can capture this data, you’re going to win.”

  “Try this thought experiment: You decide to donate money to Mitt Romney. You want change in the Oval Office, so you engage in your
democratic right to send a check.
Several days later, President Barack Obama, the most powerful man on the planet, singles you out by name.                    “His campaign brands you a Romney donor, shames you for “betting against America,” and accuses you of having a “less-than-reputable” record. The message from the man who controls the Justice Department (which can indict you), the SEC (which can fine
you), and the IRS (which can audit you), is clear: You made a mistake donating that money.
Are you worried? ”

As I’ve been saying , the politicization of the entire Federal Government is now complete . It is our enemy .