Well, last week’s pep talk didn’t exactly work, did it? If it doesn’t work this week, I’m dropping this whole thing, and I guess I’ll bring back the boring old previews. But let’s give this one more try. Besides, there is plenty get pumped about and plenty of pep talk material when it comes to the Maroons. If you missed it last week, instead of previews I am giving pep talks this season. They will consist of revenge-based tirades that coaches would never use, but is the type of stuff i would want to hear in a locker room. Men, you gave a lot last week, but this week I need you to give it all. These guys have had this game circled since last season, when we were very lucky to walk away with a win. Let’s leave no room for luck. Let’s put them away early, and leave no doubt. There should be no doubt. They are Mississippi State, but we are Auburn.
They fear you, as they should, but they feel like this is the year they can bring you down. Their coach has never beaten Auburn at any level of his career. He’s 0-5. Don’t be the team that gives him his first win against us.
Don’t give his tattling little wife anything to be happy about, either. She said Auburn is now up there with Ole Miss in terms of their rivalries. That should be a slap in the face on multiple levels. You want her comparing you to Ole Miss? You want her thinking this is a rivalry. They’ve won 25 games in over 80 tries. There is no rivalry. Don’t let them think there is or ever will be.
Making a coach’s wife mad isn’t why we play the game, but it’s a sign of what they think of our two programs right now and what they think they can do to you. Don’t give them the satisfaction of being right. Don’t let them think for one second that they are on our level.
Everybody has you at 0-2 after this week, and struggling to get six wins over the rest of the season. You guys that were around in 2010, remember what that was like? Remember how it felt to prove everyone wrong every single week? Remember how it felt to do the one thing that forced them to respect you?
Oh, they’ll find something to say to bring you down, because you aren’t supposed to win. We aren’t supposed to win. We’re supposed to be a flash in the pan. Remind them of what they are forgetting. Remind them that this is the same orange and blue of Bo Jackson, of Coach Dye, of Ronnie and Cadillac and Jason, of Tracy Rocker. This is a place of winning and tradition, and for whatever reason they’ve forgotten that.
Remind them what Auburn is and what has always been about. Whether it’s in how you play, how you finish, and how you treat the opponent and their fans, just remind them.
And one more thing… win. Just win, men.
Auburn 27, Mississippi State 17
Well said, my friend. WDE forever.
Goosebumps. I have them.
Great moments… are born from great opportunity. And that’s what you have here, today, boys. That’s what you’ve earned here today. One game. If we played ’em ten times, they might win nine. But not this game. Not today. Today, we run with them. Today, we stay with them. And we shut them down because we can! Today, WE are the greatest football team in the world. You were born to be football players. Every one of you. And you were meant to be here today. This is your time. Their time is done. It’s over. I’m sick and tired of hearing about what a great football team the Maroons have. Screw ’em. This is your time. Now go out there and take it.
WAR Sweeeeeeeet WAR EAGLE!!!!! The ending did it for me. Just win men…..
This loss really hurt, I live in MS so it’s going to be a long week. Like my son says, “Mom, they’re not use to winning so they don’t know how to act like winners.” Sad, but true.
Time to fire Chizik. Is that all he can do with 4 years of top 5 recruiting classes? And dump Frazier. The guy cannot even throw a ball past the line of scrimmage. Do we even manage to get bowl eligible?