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Nov 26, 2022; Tuscaloosa, Al, USA; Coach Carnell Williams talks to his team before the game between Auburn and Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Alabama News
'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. 

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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. Alabama News
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 Alabama News
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.

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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 Alabama News
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 Alabama News
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 Alabama News
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. 

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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 Alabama News
The Auburn report card following Tigers' second win in a row

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

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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 Alabama News
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. Alabama News
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.

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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. Alabama News
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 Alabama News
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.

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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.

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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.

Jarquez Hunter (27) carry 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
Grading Auburn's positions after its 13-10 win over Texas A&M

The grades for Auburn following its 13-10 win in a defensive slugfest with Texas A&M. 

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Watch: Auburn's 'Cadillac' Williams on first win as head coach: 'All glory goes to God'

The legendary former Auburn running back celebrated the victory in a big way with a gathering of former Tigers behind him and an energized crowd cheering him on.

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. Alabama News
Auburn running backs go crazy, Cadillac gets first win as head coach

On the coldest night of the year in Auburn, with two of the coldest teams in the SEC doing battle, the Tigers finally ended their five-game losing streak with an ugly but hard-fought win over Texas A&M. Auburn’s defense shut down the Aggies offense in a dominant second-half display that secured the 13-10 victory. 

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Auburn fights for bowl eligibility as Texas A&M visits Jordan-Hare

Just under two years ago, it was hard to imagine that a primetime kickoff between Auburn(3-6, 1-5 SEC) and Texas A&M(3-6, 1-5) on a Saturday in November would decide the last place team in the SEC West.

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Tuberville: Auburn had 'no choice' on Harsin, Cadillac an 'excellent interim'

Even though he didn't get the win, Auburn's interim head football coach Carnell "Cadillac" Williams turned a lot of heads with his team's performance against the Mississippi State Bulldogs in Starkville on Saturday, with him now getting a mention as a possibility to fill the vacancy left behind by Bryan Harsin, who was fired last week from the head coaching position.

Coach Carnell Williams presser on Monday, Nov 7 2022 in Auburn, AL. Todd Van Emst/AU Athletics Alabama News
Support for Auburn interim head coach Carnell 'Cadillac' Williams grows ahead of Texas A&M matchup

Carnell "Cadillac" Williams is as Auburn as they come. A record-breaking running back during his four years on the Plains, Williams returned to his alma mater in 2019 to coach the new crop of Auburn running backs looking to etch their names in the annals of history. 

Starkville, MS, USA; Owen Pappoe (0) and Cam Riley (13) tackle MSU offense between Auburn and Mississippi State at Davis Wade Stadium . Alabama News
Grading Auburn following its near-comeback loss to MSU

The grades for Auburn following its heartbreaking 39-33 comeback loss to Mississippi State.

Starkville, MS, USA; Pre-game huddle with Coach Carnell Williams before the game between Auburn and Mississippi State at Davis Wade Stadium . Alabama News
Cadillac's comeback falls short; Auburn drops its fifth straight 39-33

With a slow start, missed opportunities on turnovers and a comeback that came up just short, Auburn fought as its coach said, but the Tigers could not pull off the upset in Starkville. 

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