I promise the Mississippi State review will come tonight, and we’ll put that puppy to bed, but until then here are a few tidbits about Auburn from around the web.
- This weekend’s battle against West Virginia has been officially announced to be shown on ESPN2 at 6:45 CDT. This one had been listed as ESPN/ESPN2 for months and it looks like we got the deuce (pun intended). Please tell me that in their undying attempt to show us that Arkansas may be the surprise team in the West, ESPN put their game against Georgia on “The Uno” instead. Update: They did.
- The highly anticipated match-up between Auburn and Ball State on September 26th has been slated for a 6:00 CDT kickoff and will be shown on FSN. I was pretty pleased with the coverage of last week’s game on FSN, plus with the 6 pm start, this is a really good thing.
- Auburn is currently ranked 4th in the nation in total offense. Of course two of the three teams in front of them are Arkansas and Texas A&M, who have played one game, against Missouri State and New Mexico respectively. That just leaves Florida who has gained 142 yards more than Auburn in two games, and the Tigers actually played two real teams. If things go well this weekend against WVU, we should move up into one of the top three spots I’d say.
- Bill Stewart has mad respect for Jordan-Hare. This article really reminded me of how much we (SEC schools) take the size of our stadiums and fanbases for granted. West Virginia has been a pretty semi-elite program for the better part of a decade and they still look at coming to Jordan-Hare like playing a bowl game in a pro stadium.
- SI’s Stewart Mandel actually admitted that Auburn is fielding a team this year. If you look really hard, you’ll see the word “Auburn” scattered around on the page a little bit.
- LSU is not good. Georgia is even worse. But that’s for another post.