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Crimson Tide ranked third in AFCA preseason college football coaches poll

On Monday, the preseason USA TODAY Sports AFCA college football coaches poll came out, and the Alabama Crimson Tide appeared at the number three spot.

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Hugh Freeze previews fall camp for Auburn

On the first day of fall camp, Hugh Freeze addressed the media to preview the events of the next few weeks.

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Where does Auburn football's 2024 recruiting class stand as of now?

Following Big Cat Weekend, Hugh Freeze and the Auburn Tigers have gained a lot of momentum on the recruiting trail. How does the class of 2024 compare to other programs at this point?

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Alabama picked to win the SEC West; Auburn picked sixth

Coming out of SEC Media Days this week in Nashville, the University of Alabama football team has been picked to win the SEC West, while Auburn University has been picked to finish sixth in the division.

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Auburn's Freeze returns to SEC Media Days — 'It's good to be back'

New Auburn head football coach Hugh Freeze is back in the SEC.

22 AUBURN, AL - November 29, 2022 - Auburn Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze and Athletics Director John Cohen embrace during Hugh Freeze’s introductory press conference at the Woltosz Football Performance Center in Auburn, AL. Photo By Austin Perryman Alabama News
Finebaum: Hugh Freeze transition back into SEC 'happened flawlessly' — 'I give him an A-plus-plus'

SEC Network's Paul Finebaum praised Auburn head football coach Hugh Freeze this week on ESPN College Football's "The Matt Barrie Show," giving him an "A-plus-plus" for getting the fans back on board with the program.

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Alabama's Saban rated the best coach in college football; Auburn's Freeze makes top 10

The state of Alabama has two of the best head college football coaches in the nation, according to the Coach Rating Index.

Football Performance Center in Auburn, AL on Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022. Alabama News
Next Round's Lance Taylor: Freeze Auburn's best coach 'maybe since Pat Dye'

Hugh Freeze hasn't coached a game at Auburn yet but is already receiving high praise as one of the Tigers' best coaches in a while.

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. Alabama News
See Alabama, Auburn 2024 SEC opponents

On Wednesday, the SEC released the conference schedules for its teams.

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Auburn athletics delegation visits Washington, D.C. to lobby for NIL improvements; Tuberville calls NIL rules 'disastrous'

A group of representatives from Auburn University visited Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to lobby lawmakers to pass legislation to create Name, Image and Likeness uniformity in college sports.

Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville walks the sidelines during a 36-0 loss to Alabama in an NCAA college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Alabama News
Tommy Tuberville on 2024 College Football Hall of Fame ballot

Former Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberville could become the fourth Hall of Fame coach to have walked the sidelines on the Plains.

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Tuberville: Auburn's Freeze 'looking at 6, 7 wins probably' in his first season

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) predicted first-year Auburn head football coach Hugh Freeze would win six or seven games in the 2023 football season.

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Grad transfer QB Payton Thorne announces commitment to Auburn

After three seasons in East Lansing, Payton Thorne announced his decision to transfer to join Auburn and head coach Hugh Freeze for the next two seasons.

Nov 26, 2022; Tuscaloosa, Al, USA; Owen Pappoe (0) celebrates incompletion during the game between Auburn and Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Alabama News
Colby Wooden, Owen Pappoe and Anders Carlson get names called on Day 3 of NFL Draft

In the final day of the 2023 NFL Draft, three more Tigers were selected to join NFL rosters.

Auburn, AL, USA; Tank Bigsby (4) between Auburn and Missouri at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Alabama News
Derick Hall, Tank Bigsby selected in NFL Draft

On Day Two of the 2023 NFL Draft, Auburn had two selections from this year's draft class. Edge Derick Hall was one of the first players taken off the board on Friday, going to the Seattle Seahawks as the No. 37 overall pick. As the third round moved along, the Jacksonville Jaguars selected Tank Bigsby with the No. 88 pick, pairing him with starter Travis Etienne.

Colby Wooden (25) and Derick Hall (29) share a moment after the game. Auburn vs Alabama  on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Todd Van Emst/AU Athletics Alabama News
Auburn players expected to be selected in the 2023 NFL Draft

After months of preparation, drills, practices and meetings, the NFL Draft is here. Later tonight, 256 players will hear their names called and fulfill a lifelong dream of making it to the NFL. Auburn has several players declared for the draft, and ESPN's Matt Miller has built a mock draft covering all seven rounds.

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Charles Barkley predicts Auburn will give Alabama an 'ass-kicking' in 2023 Iron Bowl

During a Monday appearance on "The Next Round," Auburn legend and NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley predicted his alma mater would give rival Alabama an "ass-kicking" in the 2023 Iron Bowl.

AUBURN, AL - February 02, 2023 - Auburn Head Coach Hugh Freeze during press conference at the Woltosz Football Performance Center in Auburn, AL. Alabama News
Auburn offense shows flashes in limited A-Day performance

After the first A-Day of the Hugh Freeze era, everyone gets steaks in the 24-24 tie between the offensive and defensive units.

AUBURN, AL - April 03, 2023 - Auburn Head Coach Hugh Freeze during spring practice at the Woltosz Football Performance Center in Auburn, AL.  Photo by Austin Perryman Alabama News
Hugh Freeze brings new format to A-Day, tries to manage expectations ahead spring game

In a week where Auburn head coach Hugh Freeze has suggested doing away with the traditionally A-Day format in favor of state scrimmages, such as Auburn-UAB and Alabama-Troy, the first-year head coach is bringing his own changes to A-Day on the Plains.

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UAB football coach Trent Dilfer would embrace the chance to play Alabama or Auburn in the spring

UAB football coach Trent Dilfer said he’d welcome the opportunity to play Auburn, Alabama or other Power 5 schools during the spring.

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Auburn's Freeze floats ditching intrasquad spring games to play in-state teams; Troy's Sumrall 'wouldn't have a problem with it'

Just days before his Auburn Tigers partake in their yearly spring football scrimmage open for fans, Hugh Freeze suggested a new format for fans to enjoy spring games in the state.

AUBURN, AL - February 27, 2023 - Auburn Associate Head Coach & Running Backs Coach Carnell "Cadillac" Williams during spring practice at the Woltosz Football Performance Center in Auburn, AL.  Photo by Austin Perryman Alabama News
Auburn football lands fourth commitment of 2024 class

Cadillac has done it again. Auburn has landed another highly-ranked running back prospect for the fifth class in a row. The latest class had Jeremiah Cobb, and the Tigers' 2024 class now has J'Marion"Phat" Burnette. The running back from Andalusia chose Auburn over Alabama, Georgia, Florida State and Penn State among others.

AUBURN, AL - February 27, 2023 - Auburn Wide Receivers Coach Marcus Davis during spring practice at the Woltosz Football Performance Center in Auburn, AL.  Photo by Austin Perryman Alabama News
Marcus Davis looks to leave his mark on AU receiving corps

When Marcuw Davis made his return to the Plains in late December, he understood the significance of the moment. Davis had been a freshman on the 2013 SEC Championship squad and was part of the resurgence led by Gus Malzahn. 

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Auburn's Pro Day gets a boost from Heisman winner and NFL MVP Cam Newton

It was already going to be a big day on the Plains. It was time for the university’s Pro Day where 14 former players from the 2022-2023 Auburn football squad would have a chance to showcase their talents in front of scouts from all 32 teams. 

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Hugh Freeze: 'The Auburn family is just neat'

During a Monday interview with Daily Wire's "Crain & Company," Auburn head football coach Hugh Freeze sounded off about his new job on the Plains.

22 AUBURN, AL - November 29, 2022 - Auburn Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze and Athletics Director John Cohen embrace during Hugh Freeze’s introductory press conference at the Woltosz Football Performance Center in Auburn, AL. Photo By Austin Perryman Alabama News
Four-star cornerback commits to Auburn for 2024; Jeremiah Cobb signs

Auburn football's 2023 class has been wrapped up while the 2024 class has a new addition to close out National Signing Day.

Auburn football coach Hugh Freeze is introduced during Auburn basketball vs Arkansas on Saturday, Jan. 7,.2023 in Auburn, Ala. Alabama News
Auburn earns commitment from 2025 Opelika defensive lineman

With National Signing Day 2023 in full swing, Auburn has landed its first commit from the Class of 2025. Malik Autry, a defensive lineman from Opelika High School, has committed to the Tigers with two years left on the Bulldog roster. 

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