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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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Cadillac Williams reflects on interim head coaching job — 'Thank God for the players'

During a recent interview on the "Bleav in Everything Auburn" podcast, Auburn associate head football coach Carnell "Cadillac" Williams recalled his time as interim head coach following Bryan Harsin's firing.

Former Auburn quarterback Jason Campbell talks with Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn during warmups before the San Jose State game Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. (Julie Bennett/jbennett@al.com) AL.COM Alabama News
Jason Campbell takes over for Stan White as Auburn Football radio analyst

Before the 87th Iron Bowl, football radio analyst and former Auburn quarterback Stan White announced that after 22 years in the booth, he was retiring from his position with the Auburn Sports Network. Only a few months later, it has been announced that Jason Campbell, another former quarterback and legend in his own right, will be replacing White as the radio analyst ahead of the 2023 season. 

Kentucky defensive lineman Justin Rogers, left, fights his way past Missouri’s Javon Foster, right, during a game Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Columbia, Mo.  L.G. Patterson Alabama News
Auburn adds former 5-star defensive tackle through transfer portal

Hugh Freeze’s hot start as Auburn’s head football coach continued Thursday with another big time signing through the transfer portal. The Tigers have landed one of the top defensive tackles in the transfer portal and a former five-star from Kentucky, Justin Rogers. 

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Auburn adds two offensive pieces from transfer portal

Nick Mardner, a wide receiver from Cincinnati, and Brian Battie, a running back from USF, are transferring to the Plains for the 2023 season. 

Auburn football coach Hugh Freeze is introduced during Auburn basketball vs Arkansas on Saturday, Jan. 7,.2023 in Auburn, Ala. Alabama News
Recruiting Recap: Auburn lands three transfers and one flip

The rebuilding of Auburn’s defensive unit continued over the weekend as the Tigers turned to the transfer portal once again, and even landed a recruit with offers from several Power Five programs.

Coach Hugh Freeze, Coach Zac Etheridge and Coach Carnell Williams talk during the morning of Auburn football signing day on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022 in Auburn, Ala. Todd Van Emst/AU Athletics Alabama News
Former Western Kentucky offensive tackle Gunner Britton commits to Auburn

Hugh Freeze and his staff earned the commitment of former Western Kentucky offensive tackle Gunner Britton. 

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 Alabama News
Report: Auburn gets boost with two defensive backs returning

With a recruiting class that addressed the defensive front in need of depth and talent, Auburn will also be getting some help on the back end of the defense with two veteran cornerbacks returning to the Plains. According to a report from Justin Hokanson of AuburnLive, D.J. James and Nehemiah Pritchett will be back in the orange-and-blue for the 2023 season.

Auburn wide receiver Marcus Davis (80) works out during Pro Day Friday, March 10, 2017, during Pro Day at the Auburn Athletic Complex in Auburn, Ala. (Julie Bennett/jbennett@al.com)AP Alabama News
Auburn officially announces hiring of Marcus Davis as wide receivers coach

Marcus Davis joins the staff after a one-year stint at Georgia Southern, where he served as the wide receivers coach under Clay Helton.

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Analysis: Alabama has paid less for Saban since his arrival than Auburn has for coaches in same time period

Has the University of Alabama actually saved money by employing Nick Saban as its head football coach while also making him among the highest-paid coaches in the nation?

Tulsa head Philip Montgomery check his notes during their NCAA college football game against Tulane in Tulsa, Okla. on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Dave Crenshaw) Alabama News
Auburn bolsters offensive line with commit from Tulsa

Hugh Freeze's first recruiting class on the Plains has been focused on addressing the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, and that continued Friday with a commitment from one of the top offensive tackles in the transfer portal, Dillon Wade.

Coach Hugh Freeze, Coach Zac Etheridge and Coach Carnell Williams talk during the morning of Auburn football signing day on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022 in Auburn, Ala. Todd Van Emst/AU Athletics Alabama News
Auburn flips two four-stars on Early Signing Day

When Auburn hired Hugh Freeze, the Tigers' 2023 recruiting class ranked outside of the top-50 nationally and was near the bottom of the SEC.

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Auburn lands three commits ahead of National Signing Day

National Signing Day for college football begins early on December 21, and Auburn’s staff has pulled in three more recruits ahead of the event.

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
Auburn lands two transfers in 2023 class

With the early signing period on the horizon, Auburn has landed two big-time transfers over the past few days.

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Recruiting Recap: Auburn gets three flips in big week

Hugh Freeze and his staff have been on the recruiting trail as they try to salvage an Auburn recruiting class that has been near the bottom of the SEC for most of the season.

Tank Bigsby (4) touchdown during the Football Game between the Auburn Tigers and Texas A&M Aggies at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, AL on Saturday, Nov 12, 2022. Todd Van Emst/Auburn Tigers Alabama News
Tank Bigsby declares for NFL draft after three seasons with Auburn

In a move many expected, Auburn running back Tank Bigsby has announced that he will forego his senior season and enter the 2023 NFL Draft. The junior announced his decision in an Instagram post on Monday.

Baylor football defensive coordinator Ron Roberts on the sideline during the 2022 Allstate Sugar Bowl against the University of Mississippi on Jan. 1, 2022 Josh Wilson | Roundup Alabama News
Auburn hires Ron Roberts as defensive coordinator

Hugh Freeze has found his defensive coordinator(DC) in former Baylor DC Ron Roberts. Roberts was the coordinator for the past three seasons under head coach Dave Aranda before being dismissed following a disappointing 2022 season.

Tulsa head Philip Montgomery check his notes during their NCAA college football game against Tulane in Tulsa, Okla. on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Dave Crenshaw) Alabama News
Report: Auburn hires Philip Montgomery as new offensive coordinator, QBs coach

Reports have indicated that Auburn targeted and subsequently hired former Tulsa head coach Philip Montgomery to take over as offensive coordinator.

Nov 26, 2022; Tuscaloosa, Al, USA; Owen Pappoe (0) celebrates incompletion during the game between Auburn and Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Alabama News
Auburn's Owen Pappoe, Marquis Burks declare for 2023 NFL Draft

Two more veteran defensive players for Auburn are heading to the pros with senior captain Owen Pappoe and senior defensive lineman Marquis Burks both declaring for the draft. 

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