100 Things Auburn Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die [NOOK Book]

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Most Auburn Tigers fans have taken in a game or two at Jordan-Hare Stadium, have seen highlights of a young Ba Jackson, and have heard the story of the "Punt, 'Bama, Punt!" game. But only real fans can recite the Auburn Creed, Know the best restaurant to visit for some weekend barbeque, or have properly "rolled" Toomer's Corner.

100 Things Auburn Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource guide for true fans of Auburn Tigers football. Whether you're a ...

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Overview

Most Auburn Tigers fans have taken in a game or two at Jordan-Hare Stadium, have seen highlights of a young Ba Jackson, and have heard the story of the "Punt, 'Bama, Punt!" game. But only real fans can recite the Auburn Creed, Know the best restaurant to visit for some weekend barbeque, or have properly "rolled" Toomer's Corner.

100 Things Auburn Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource guide for true fans of Auburn Tigers football. Whether you're a die-hard booster from the days of Ralph "Shug" Jordan or a new supporter of head coach Gene Chizik, these are the 100 things every fan needs to know and do in their lifetime. Evan Woodbery, who covers the Tigers for the [Mobile] Press-Register, has collected every essential piece of Auburn knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom.

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Meet the Author

Evan Woodbery has covered Auburn University sports for the Press-Register since 2004. He previously worked for the State newspaper in Columbia, South Carolina, and the Anniston Star in Alabama. He lives in Auburn, Alabama.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

1 Ralph "Shug" Jordan 1

2 The 1957 National Championship Team 4

3 When Alabama Came to Auburn: The 1989 Iron Bowl 7

4 George Petrie: Coach and University Leader 9

5 The 2004 Undefeated Team 13

6 "Punt, 'Bama, Punt!": The Story of the 1972 Iron Bowl 16

7 Jordan-Hare Stadium 18

8 Bo Jackson 21

9 Pat Dye 27

10 Pat Sullivan 30

11 The Iron Bowl 34

12 Jimmy Hitchcock: Auburn's First All-American 38

13 Mike Donahue 40

14 Auburn-UGA in 1971 44

15 The Auburn Creed 46

16 Backfield Built for Two: Ronnie Brown and Carnell Williams 48

17 An Era of Defense: Bill Oliver, Gene Chizik, Will Muschamp 51

18 The 1983 Season: Shunned by the Poll 55

19 The 10 Best Games of the 2000s: What the Fans Say 58

20 First Auburn-Alabama Game in 1893 60

21 Experience Tiger Walk 62

22 Media Watch 65

23 The History of Auburn's Uniforms 68

24 Terry Beasley 70

25 The SEC: How the League as We Know It Came to Be 74

26 The "Wreck Tech" Tradition and Auburn's 1955 Win 76

27 David Housel 79

28 Recruiting Players to the Plains 82

29 Pumping Iron: Auburn's Strength Program 84

30 On the Air: Auburn Radio Broadcasters 87

31 A Modern Rivalry: Auburn-LSU 90

32 Family Traditions 92

33 John Heisman 94

34 Jeff Beard 99

35 Zeke Smith 100

36 Gene Chizik 103

37 The Sacrifices of James Owen and the First Black Players 107

38 Jason Campbell 110

39 Tommy Tuberville 113

40 Shake Hands with the Coach at an Auburn Club Meeting 118

41 Jimmy "Red" Phillips 119

42 Auburn's History in the Bowls 122

43 In the Classroom: Great Student-Athletes 125

44 The Eric Ramsey Case andOther Run-Ins with the NCAA 127

45 Vince Dooley 130

46 Appreciate the Sacrifice of Two-a-Days 132

47 Tucker Frederickson 135

48 The 1942 Georgia Upset 138

49 The Auburn University Band 140

50 The Bacardi Bowl 143

51 Aubie, the Lovable Mascot 145

52 Watch the Pregame Eagle Flight 149

53 Learn How to Tailgate on the Plains 151

54 Know What to Do When Auburn's on the Road 154

55 A Greatly Exaggerated Demise: 1973 Showed New Life 159

56 The Powerbrokers: Behind-the-Scenes Influences 160

57 Walter Gilbert and the Award That Bears His Name 162

58 The Championship Season of 1913 165

59 Tracy Rocker 168

60 Crowd Control 171

61 How Auburn Made Nine Picks in One Game 173

62 Jimmy Sidle 175

63 Visit the New Lovelace Museum 177

64 The LSU-Auburn Hurricane Ivan Game in 2004 180

65 Watch Auburn Get the ODK Trophy at Halftime 183

66 Roll Toomer's Corner on a Saturday Night 185

67 How a "Hiring Committee" Landed Jordan and Dye 188

68 Aundray Bruce 190

69 Go to Fan Day and Get an Autograph from a Backup 192

70 Paul "Bear" Bryant and Auburn 193

71 Why Legion Field Never Really Felt Like Home 196

72 The Miserable 1950 Season 198

73 The Alma Mater and the Fight Song 200

74 Kendall Simmons 204

75 Have a Sip of Toomer's Legendary Lemonade 206

76 Bring the Kids to the Game 209

77 Terry Bowden 210

78 Doug Barfield: Following a Legend 215

79 How Auburn Snagged Carnell Williams 216

80 The Coldest Game Ever in Alabama? The 2000 Iron Bowl 218

81 Fob James 220

82 Auburn: The "Loveliest Village of the Plains" 223

83 Auburn's Athletic Facilities 225

84 Dameyune Craig 227

85 Topping Florida in 2001 230

86 Alabama-Auburn Freshman Game of 1968 232

87 Al Del Greco and Other Great Kickers 234

88 The Legend of War Eagle 237

89 Carlos Rogers 238

90 Jay Jacobs 241

91 Auburn Players in the Hall of Fame 244

92 Auburn in the NFL 246

93 Al Borges 248

94 Know Where to Eat in Town 252

95 The Story of Team Chaplain Chette Williams 254

96 Fear the Thumb 256

97 Bowden's First and Last Seasons 259

98 Know Where to Grab a Cold One 261

99 Tony Franklin and Gus Malzahn 263

100 The Story of the 1988 Sugar Bowl 266

Sources 269

About the Author 289

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