Gene Chizik sent this email to all Auburn students today. I don’t know about you, but I could run through a wall right now. Let’s go!
Dear Auburn Students,
This weekend, we will face our most difficult challenge so far this season when the 12th-ranked Arkansas Razorbacks visit Jordan-Hare Stadium. Just like our football team, you as students have risen to every challenge we’ve put in front of you.
It’s difficult to quantify how valuable our student section and fans are, but in my mind, it’s a two-touchdown advantage. If not for your energy and excitement, we may not have been able to capture victories against Clemson and South Carolina.
I want to challenge you again this Saturday. We need you in Jordan-Hare Stadium early and for you to be loud and energetic the entire game. Arkansas has the top-ranked passing offense in the Southeastern Conference and nothing is more difficult on a passing team than a loud crowd. Student gates will open 45 minutes earlier than normal, starting at 11:45 a.m. Come early, and stay late!
As you know, the game will be the marquee matchup in the SEC this weekend and will air before a national audience on CBS. Let’s show college football fans across the country and everyone in Jordan-Hare Stadium that Auburn has the loudest and most energetic students in the nation.
I also want you to know how much I appreciate the class and sportsmanship that you demonstrate each and every week. Auburn is a special place, and we need you to help us keep it that way.
Thanks to @AlexSchriver for the heads up.