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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. 

Coach Carnell Williams after practice Auburn football practice on Wednesday, Nov 2 2022 in Auburn, AL. Alabama News
Auburn prepares for first game under Cadillac; Interim coach hopes to 'play hard, compete'

The hiring of Carnell ‘Cadillac’ Williams has seemingly breathed life into a program that was looking for direction during the final weeks of the Bryan Harsin era.

Coach Carnell Williams talks to his team following practice Tuesday. Auburn football practice on Tuesday, Nov 1 2022 in Auburn, AL. Alabama News
For Auburn's 'Cadillac' Williams, the last few days have been bittersweet

When Carnell ‘Cadillac’ Williams first stepped foot onto Auburn’s campus in 2001, the freshman running back had lofty expectations in front of him.

New Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach, center, stands between university president Mark Keenum, left, and athletic director John Cohen, as he rings the symbolic cowbell before reporters and school supporters, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at the Starkv Alabama News
Auburn names John Cohen athletics director

Auburn has found its replacement for Allen Greene in former Athletics Director of Mississippi State John Cohen. Cohen spent the previous six seasons as the AD for Mississippi State, and was with the athletic program in various capacities for the last 14 years.

Auburn coach Carnell Williams talks on Zoom, Tuesday, April 5, 2021 in Auburn, Ala. Todd Van Emst/AU Athletics Alabama News
Auburn names Carnell 'Cadillac' Williams as interim head coach

Carnell ‘Cadillac’ Williams, the team’s running back coach, is now the interim coach for the Tigers following Bryan Harsin’s firing, Auburn announced. 

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Baker: Five candidates to replace Bryan Harsin at Auburn

Let's look at the top five names Cohen could consider to replace Harsin.

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Auburn fires Bryan Harsin

The Bryan Harsin era has come to an end after 21 games on the Plains. The firing was announced on Monday in a press release sent out on Monday. 

October 29, 2022 ; Auburn, Al, USA; Robby Ashford (9) breaks out for run during the game between Auburn and Arkansas at Jordan-Hare Stadium.  Todd Van Emst/AU Athletics Alabama News
Arkansas runs away with 41-27 victory, Harsin looking for answers

Auburn is 3-10 in its last 13 games, and Auburn head coach Bryan Harsin is looking for answers once again.

18 Oct 29, 2022; Auburn, AL, USA; Tank Bigsby (4) charges the Arkansas defense during the game between Auburn and Arkansas at Jordan Hare Stadium. Todd Van Emst / AU Athletics Alabama News
Grading Auburn after its 41-27 loss to Arkansas

Auburn has lost to Arkansas for the first time in 6 years and here are the grades for the Tigers following the loss.

Auburn coach Bryan Harsin, Andy Burcham and Brad Law. Tiger Talk at Baumhhower’s Victory Grill on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022 in Auburn, AL. Todd Van Emst/AU Athletics Alabama News
Auburn fighting for bowl eligibility as Arkansas comes to town

As the Razorbacks come to Jordan-Hare Stadium once again, the teams are heading in different directions, and the pressure is on for Auburn to get back to winning to make a bowl game for the ninth straight season.

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Bo Jackson suggests Deion Sanders could be a fit at Auburn — 'He has what it takes'

Auburn football and baseball legend Bo Jackson thrust his support behind Jackson State football head coach Deion "Prime Time" Sanders coaching on the Plains.

2 Landen King (40) is unable to hang-on defended by Trey Elston  (22). Auburn football scrimmage 1 on Saturday,  Aug. 14, 2021 in Auburn, Ala. Todd Van Emst/AU Athletics Alabama News
Auburn's King heads to the transfer portal, Diamond 'no longer on the team' as Harsin prepares for Arkansas

Auburn has lost another player to the transfer portal in wide receiver Landen King. King announced his transfer on Twitter, after there were reports that he was taking a redshirt after limited action this season. 

Zykeivous Walker (3) during Auburn football practice on Friday, March 18, 2022 in Auburn, Ala. Todd Van Emst/AU AthleticsTodd Van Emst/AU Athletics Alabama News
Zykeivous Walker departs Auburn team, coach Bryan Harsin confirms

Bryan Harsin confirmed Monday that defensive lineman Zykeivous Walker has left the team following the Georgia game.

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Where Auburn can improve through the bye week

Auburn(3-4, 1-3) finally got a break after the start of the SECngauntlet and the Tigers are still looking for direction and identity. Bryan Harsin’s job security has been up in the air and undefined by the athletic department or Harsin himself, who has remained committed to the program and taking the season one game at a time. 

Oxford, MS, USA; Defensive tackle during Auburn vs Ole Miss Alabama News
Auburn cannot contain Ole Miss, loses in Oxford 48-34

Auburn(3-4, 1-3 SEC) had no answers for the No. 9 Ole Miss(7-0, 3-0 SEC) rushing attack during Saturday's 48-34 loss to the Rebels. This is only Auburn’s fourth loss ever at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium and its second loss to the Rebels since 2009. 

Oxford, MS, USA; Tank Bigsby (4) carry during Auburn vs Ole Miss Alabama News
Grading Auburn after its fourth loss ever in Oxford

The grades for Auburn following the Tigers’ 47th meeting with Ole Miss, a 48-34 defeat in Oxford.

Auburn, AL, USA; Coach Bryan Harsin reacts with Lane Kiffin after the game between Auburn and Ole Miss at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Alabama News
Auburn faces balanced Ole Miss in Oxford

The No. 9 Rebels bring a balanced attack of 248.3 yards per game through the air and 241.7 yards per game on the ground.

Austin Troxell (68), Eku Leota (55), Colby Wooden (25) Auburn football practice Tue. Aug. 16, 2022 in Auburn, Ala. Alabama News
Auburn lands commitment from four-star offensive lineman Clay Wedin

Wedin is Auburn’s third 2023 commit along the offensive line and only its second four-star offensive line commit since 2017.

Auburn, Al, USA; T.J. Finley (1) at the Tiger Walk before the game between Auburn and Penn State at Jordan Hare Stadium . Alabama News
Auburn's T.J. Finley still 'day-to-day' ahead of Ole Miss trip

Auburn fans could see T.J. Finley back on the field for the first time since Penn State when the Tigers exit the tunnel at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. 

Sep 17, 2022; Auburn, Al, USA; Tank Bigsby (4) breaks tackle during the game between Auburn and Penn State at Jordan Hare Stadium.  Todd Van Emst/AU Athletics Alabama News
Auburn committed to running game despite offensive line issues

Auburn’s woes in the running game continued on Saturday, but Auburn head coach Bryan Harsin is committed to that part of the offense, as well as staying balanced. 

Athens, GA, USA; John Samuel Shenker (25) runs the ball during the game between Auburn and Georgia at Sanford Stadium. Alabama News
Auburn suffers worst loss vs. Georgia since 2012

Penalties, turnovers and a lifeless offense spelled disaster for Auburn(3-3, 1-2 SEC) once again, this time in the 127th playing of the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry, as the Tigers were dominated by Georgia(6-0, 3-0 SEC) to the tune of 42-10. 

Athens, GA, USA; Colby Wooden (25) tackles Georgia offense during the game between Auburn and Georgia at Sanford Stadium. Alabama News
Grading Auburn's positions following a 42-10 defeat in Athens

The grades for Auburn following a 42-10 loss in the 127th edition of the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry.

Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett (13) during the Bulldogs’ game with Auburn in Jordan–Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala., on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. Alabama News
Auburn defense prepared for Stetson Bennett IV

The Auburn offense has its own challenges come Saturday, but the defense will have to deal with one of the most experienced quarterbacks in the SEC, Stetson Bennett IV.

Oscar Chapman (91) kick during Auburn vs Louisiana State University Alabama News
Oscar Chapman could be the weapon Auburn needs in Athens

At a school like Auburn, where placekickers like Wes Byrum and Daniel Carlson have been as popular as the starting quarterbacks, Australian punter Oscar Chapman has flown under the radar, and he prefers it that way.

24 09, 2022; Auburn, AL, USA; Eku Leota (55) during Auburn vs Missouri Mandatory Credit: Todd Van Emst Alabama News
Auburn edge Eku Leota 'likely out' for season with pectoral injury

The Auburn defense has been dealt a serious blow following the LSU game, as Bryan Harsin confirmed that Eku Leota suffered a pectoral injury and will have surgery on Tuesday. 

Auburn, Al, USA; Robby Ashford (9) throws a pass during the game between Auburn and LSU at Jordan-Hare Stadium Alabama News
Grading Auburn after narrow 21-17 loss to LSU

The grades for Auburn after another blown lead in SEC play.

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