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Derick Hall (29) thanks the Auburn fans after the game Saturday acknowledging their cheers. Auburn vs Alabama  on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Todd Van Emst/AU Athletics
Auburn's Derick Hall wins Solomon Community Spirit Award

The Premier Players Foundation of Tampa announced Thursday that Derick Hall, a senior captain for the Tigers, is the recipient of the Solomon Community Spirit Award. As a three-year starter with 147 career tackles and 18.5 sacks, the defensive lineman has made a clear impact on the field. 

Tommy Tuberville
Tuberville on Auburn hiring Freeze: 'Sometimes you have to give people a second chance'

Tuberville, who led the Auburn football team from 1999-2008, acknowledged Freeze's past problems at Ole Miss but said the new coach deserved a "second chance."

Carnell Williams
Cadillac: 12 Auburn football players dedicated their lives to Christ this year

Following Auburn's 49-27 loss to in-state rival Alabama in the Iron Bowl, Tigers interim head coach Carnell "Cadillac" Williams revealed that 12 players had given their lives to God.

Hugh Freeze
Hugh Freeze gets emotional during introduction as Auburn head football coach

Hugh Freeze was introduced as Auburn's football coach during a Tuesday press conference.

Liberty head coach Hugh Freeze looks towards his team during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Ole Miss in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. Mississippi won 27-14. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)AP
Auburn announces Hugh Freeze as next head coach

The dust has settled and Auburn has found its next head coach. The Tigers have named Hugh Freeze the 31st head football coach in program history, Athletics Director John Cohen announced on Monday. Initial reports indicate that Freeze will be signing a 6-year, $6.5 million contract to be on the Plains. 

Liberty head coach Hugh Freeze leads his team onto the field to play Arkansas during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Fayetteville, Ark.
Report: Hugh Freeze to Auburn

After a whirlwind of rumors over the weekend, reports are indicating that Auburn is hiring Liberty head coach Hugh Freeze to be the program’s 28th head coach. As reported by Ross Dellinger of SINow and Justin Hokanson of ON3 Sports, the university and Freeze are finalizing a deal today, with an announcement expected to come later today.s

Nov 26, 2022; Tuscaloosa, Al, USA; Coach Carnell Williams, Coach Ronnie Brown talk with Nick Saban before the game between Auburn and Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Who should Auburn keep under its new head coach?

The Auburn coaching search continues after a long week of rumors surrounding Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin ended with Kiffin telling ESPN’s Chris Low that he is staying in Oxford, as reports have also indicated that Kiffin will sign an extension. 

Nov 26, 2022; Tuscaloosa, Al, USA; Jarquez Hunter (27) tries to break the tackle during the game between Auburn and Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Auburn's report card following the 87th Iron Bowl

The grades for Auburn following its third straight loss to Alabama. The Tigers fell to the Crimson Tide 49-27.

Nov 26, 2022; Tuscaloosa, Al, USA; Coach Carnell Williams talks to his team before the game between Auburn and Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
'We gave our all for him': Auburn fights in Cadillac's possible final game as head coach

When Carnell ‘Cadillac’ Williams took over as the interim head coach, he inherited a program that was in a state of disarray not seen around the Plains since the dreaded 2012 season. Auburn was 3-10 in its last 13 games and fighting for bowl eligibility after a blowout loss at home to Arkansas. 

Bo Jackson
Remembering 'Bo Over the Top' and the 1982 Iron Bowl 40 years later

The latter half of the 1970s and the first two years of the 1980s were part of a long dry spell for the Auburn Tigers against their in-state rivals, the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Coach Carnell Williams after practice Auburn football practice on Wednesday, Nov 2 2022 in Auburn, AL.
Ashley Carter: Go crazy, Cadillac!

It is almost impossible not to be excited about what is happening at Auburn University and with its football team. Carnell "Cadillac" Williams is only three games in as head coach and already seems to have changed the momentum. 

Tank Bigsby (4) and Auburn travel to Tuscaloosa for this year's Iron Bowl, where they will meet the likes of Alabama's Jordan Battle (9) and Will Anderson (31). (Jacob Taylor/Auburn Athletics)Jacob Taylor/AU Athletics
The 5 keys to the Iron Bowl for Auburn

Only a month ago, most people would’ve predicted an obvious blowout in the 87th Iron Bowl. That was before Bryan Harsin was fired, and before Alabama would lose to LSU. Carnell ‘Cadillac’ Williams has breathed life into the program that had resonated with his players and five Auburn wins in 2 of its last 3 games. 

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Kiffin says he expects to return to Ole Miss after Egg Bowl loss — 'I do'

Despite weeks of speculation that he was coming to fill the Auburn head football coaching vacancy, Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin said he expected to return as coach of the Rebels in 2023.

Charles Barkley
Charles Barkley rails against Alabama football fans — 'These guys have lost two games, and they think it's the end of the world'

During a recent appearance on "The Next Round," Auburn basketball legend and NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley shared his hatred of Alabama fans

Coach Carnell Williams celebrates touchdown during the football game between the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium in Auburn, AL on Saturday, Nov 19, 2022. Zach Bland/Auburn Tigers
Cadillac, Auburn senior class ready for Iron Bowl

Carnell ‘Cadillac’ Williams understands the significance of this matchup, of what this rivalry means to not just the players but fans across the state.

Mississippi head coach Lane Kiffin watches on during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Alabama in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022. Alabama won 30-24. (AP Photo/Thomas Graning)AP
Report: Lane Kiffin to Auburn; Ole Miss, Kiffin deny rumors

The Auburn coaching search has taken another turn as Jon Sokoloff reports Lane Kiffin will step down at Ole Miss on Friday following Thursday's Egg Bowl and head to Auburn to become the Tigers' 28th head coach.

Oscar Chapman (91) punts the ball during the football game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium in Auburn, AL on Saturday, Nov 12, 2022. Todd Van Emst/Auburn Tigers
Auburn's Oscar Chapman named semifinalist for 2022 Ray Guy Award

Oscar Chapman has been named to the list of 10 semifinalists for the 2022 Ray Guy Award. The award is given to the best punter in college football by the Augusta Sports Council. The semi-finalists for the ward were chosen from a field of 81 nominated candidates. 

Auburn University
Auburn professor awarded over $600K in damages after conflict with university over football players harbored in single major

An Auburn University professor was awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages after being removed as chair of his department for speaking out about the school’s athletic programs’ involvement in academics. 

Nov 19, 2022; Auburn, AL, USA; Coach Carnell Williams celebrates touch-down during the game between Auburn and Western Kentucky at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mackenzie Harris / AU Athletics
The Auburn report card following Tigers' second win in a row

Grading Auburn following its dominant 41-17 win over Western Kentucky. 

Kiffin
Kiffin on being Auburn's top target: Maybe if they watched the first half of the Arkansas loss, 'I wouldn’t be number one anymore'

Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin, considered Auburn's top choice to fill its head football coaching vacancy, suffered a 42-27 loss to the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Nov 19, 2022; Auburn, AL, USA; D.J. James (4) scores a touchdown during the game between Auburn and Western Kentucky at Jordan Hare Stadium. Todd Van Emst / AU Athletics
Auburn defense pitches second half shutout as Tigers win second in a row

Auburn’s seniors went out with a bang, and the Tigers are winners of two in a row after a shutout of the Western Kentucky offense in the second half led to a 41-17 Auburn victory.

Coach Carnell Williams talks to Andy Burchan and Brad Law Thursday at Tiger Talk on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022 in Auburn, Ala.
Tigers prepare for emotional Senior Day and tough Group of Five opponent

It has been a long season for the Auburn Tigers, with a five-game losing streak and a midseason coaching change, but now the senior leaders on this team will have the chance to say goodbye to their program on Saturday.

Charles Barkley
Charles Barkley calls for Auburn to hire Deion Sanders — 'He's going to win or be successful at anything he does'

Auburn basketball legend and NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley on Thursday voiced his support for his alma mater to hire Jackson State head coach Deion "Prime Time" Sanders to fill its coaching vacancy.

Jeffrey M'ba (5), Morris Joseph Jr. (91) Auburn football open fan practice on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022  Auburn, Ala.
Jeffrey M'ba 'day-to-day’ as Auburn defense prepares for Western Kentucky

One of Auburn’s top recruits from last class and a former No. 1 player in JUCO, Jeffrey M’Ba went down against Texas A&M with what appeared to be a lower-body injury. As Auburn prepares for Western Kentucky, it is still unclear if the Tigers will have M’Ba along the defensive front. 

November 12, 2022; Auburn, Al, USA;  Colby Wooden (25) forces the quarterback to throw off balance during the game between Auburn and Texas A&M at Jordan-Hare Stadium.  Todd Van Emst/AU Athletics
Colby Wooden named SEC Defensive Lineman of the week as Auburn defense improves

For the second time this season, an Auburn defensive lineman has been recognized as the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week, and this time it is junior standout Colby Wooden.

Carnell Williams, Auburn
Paul Finebaum on Auburn head coaching search: 'Cadillac' needs to be considered 'legitimate candidate for the job'

As rumors swirl about the next Auburn head football coach, SEC Network's Paul Finebaum is floating a new, yet familiar, name out there.

Auburn, Alabama, Iron Bowl
Iron Bowl set to kick off at 2:30 p.m.

Kick off for the 87th iteration of the biggest rivalry in sports is set for 2:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, November 26 on CBS.

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