Hot Topic On Finebaum: Alabama Vs. Auburn – The “Iron Bowl”


Alabama isn’t one of SEC schools with head football coach on hot seat

Posted: June 24, 2017, 6:03 am
With each year, though, that buyout shrinks, and the highlight of a career being an 8-5 record and Liberty Bowl ... Alabama. Those streaks to the Bulldogs and Crimson Tide might be four but for two miracle Auburn wins to end Malzahn’s first season in 2013.

My 10 favorite SEC game day traditions

Posted: June 23, 2017, 5:40 pm
They know it’s the treasure chest of game day traditions built up and ... The aura of the Tiger Walk was crystallized in 1989 when Auburn hosted Alabama at Jordan-Hare for the first time in the history of the Iron Bowl. The Tigers won 30-20, but it ...

Golden Nugget releases several SEC 'Games of the Year' lines

Posted: June 23, 2017, 3:09 pm
With the college football season right around the corner, odds for premier games are starting ... a 24.5-point underdog against Alabama. The site also lists Alabama as a 6.5-point favorite in the Iron Bowl against Auburn.

Troy adds Ole Miss to 2022 football schedule

Posted: June 23, 2017, 2:52 pm
The Trojans once again have six home games in The Vet including the in-state matchups with Alabama State and South ... Troy also traveled to Oxford in 2013. Jessie Rosa has been named the next Director of Athletics at Auburn University at Montgomery ...

Alabama's the early betting favorite in 2017 Iron Bowl

Posted: June 23, 2017, 6:10 am
The Crimson Tide, likely the AP's preseason No. 1, is a betting favorite in every game next season including the seismic opener in Atlanta against Florida State. Golden Nugget also installed Alabama as a 12-point favorite against LSU, a team many believe ...

CFB's Wild 2007 Season, 10 Years Later

Posted: June 22, 2017, 11:59 pm
and then lost the Iron Bowl to Auburn a week later, in as bad of a two-week stretch as Alabama could ever have. After losing six games in one season, Saban has lost a total of 14 games and won four national titles in the past nine. Every subsequent year of ...

Ranking Georgia’s top 10 individual opponents in 2017

Posted: June 22, 2017, 2:51 pm
Having led South Carolina in tackles from 2013-15 ... be an anchor in Auburn’s run game, which will look to get downhill early and often in games. 5. Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald In a win over Mississippi in the Egg Bowl, Fitzgerald ...

3 challenges Alabama must overcome in its 2017 schedule

Posted: June 22, 2017, 5:59 am
His Rebels beat Alabama in 2014 and 2015, and though the 2016 game ... 2013, both in Jordan-Hare. I think the S&P+ formula likes the 2011 Auburn team too much, so docking that team some points to reflect that feeling would put that year’s Iron Bowl ...

Pick 6: Best nonconference Group of Five matchups in 2017

Posted: June 21, 2017, 12:18 pm
FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 file photo, Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin throws a pass during warmups before the Iron Bowl NCAA football game against Auburn in Tuscaloosa, Ala. There is little incentive for teams outside the Power Five ... All-Access: Give me your Top 5 Alabama or Auburn games of the last 10 years

Posted: June 20, 2017, 10:06 am recently compiled its Top 10 college football games of the last decade, a list that includes three games involving Alabama and two involving Auburn. Actually, two of the Top 3 on SI's list are Iron Bowls, the 2010 "Camback" and the 2013 "Kick Six."

  4 Responses to “Hot Topic On Finebaum: Alabama Vs. Auburn – The “Iron Bowl””


    How come we don’t call out Saban out since he is the secondary coach? Because the weakest link of all of his highly rank defensive teams has been pass coverage. Even though some of the defensive players have been selected highly in the NFL draft.


    Did not like Finebaum’s version of the Iron Bowl. People must have liked that only because they could call in and hear themselves talk or because they could hear Finebaum’s celebrities’ rants more than watching a great football game. The game could hardly be seen at times and–if the professionals wanted to talk–let the game run while it’s happening. Sorry, the game via the show lacked real flow. I turned to the other channel after watching a few minutes of that. A radio/sports preview/highlight show is a radio/sports preview/highlight show and a football game is a football game. Rarely, do normal commentators cut from the on the field action. This show should have done the same thing as normal football games. By the way, I like Finebaum’s Mon-Fri show, but did not like how this was done.


    As far as the game was concerned, Auburn knows Alabama well and hates Alabama; plus, Auburn is normally a matchup nightmare for every Alabama defense that does not field players with both ability and experience. However, this year was an even more talented Auburn team than normal and they were healthy for one of the few times all year. This team has the potential to be able to equally pass and run. With this team, any team would have a lot of trouble keeping it in the 30s. This is not the team that most of the teams that Auburn loss to saw. Williams and Coates are talented enough to be good or great NFL WRs both; my only questions about them would be could they overcome the gap between the simple Auburn offense and the hyper complex NFL offenses and the upgrade at CB/S in the NFL. My point is that any college defense would have trouble stopping those 2 at full strength. Plus, Sims is about as streaky as a player can be; when he’s on, he’s like Manning with legs and when he’s not, he’s like a bad college QB and he can change from drive to drive. Until Alabama gets a defense that is like ’09-’12 and/or until Auburn lacks QB or RB talent, they’d better be able to score a lot against Auburn. That’s why if you are Alabama that’s not necessarily indicative of Alabama’s secondary or potential success in upcoming game(s).


    LOL Auburn struggled with Vandy, and couldn’t beat a weak Georgia Football team, I cant wait to see the tide roll all over you guy’s. while we’re playing for championship’s you guy’s are playing to spoil one. News Flash! one lost wouldnt take us out of championship contention, RoLL TiDe RoLL

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