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


Behind the scenes with Mercer, the FCS team with the 'Iron Bowl schedule,' as it prepped for Auburn

Posted: September 18, 2017, 11:16 am
native is days from leading Mercer, which relaunched its football program in 2013, into Jordan-Hare ... After scheduling Auburn back in Dec. 2014, Mercer added a matchup with Alabama the week before the Iron Bowl, after the Bears are through with Southern ...

The Tide Rolls into Auburn. (Previewing the 2017 Iron Bowl.)

Posted: August 24, 2017, 1:38 pm
In last year’s Iron Bowl, Auburn was able to bait Hurts into a couple of turnovers, but Alabama then adjusted to mostly safe throws, as Auburn’s offense wasn’t a threat to get back into the game. Alabama will often line 6′ 5” senior Cam Sims in ...

The Tide Rolls into Auburn (Previewing the 2017 Iron Bowl)

Posted: August 24, 2017, 1:37 pm
In last year’s Iron Bowl, Auburn was able to bait Hurts into a couple of turnovers, but Alabama adjusted to mostly safe throws because Auburn’s offense wasn’t a threat to get back into the game. Alabama will often line 6′ 5” senior Cam Sims in ...

Alabama-Auburn Iron Bowl Postgame Notebook

Posted: June 30, 2017, 3:28 am
Postgame Notebook from No. 1 Alabama’s 30-12 victory over No. 13 Auburn in the 81st Iron Bowl at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Saturday’s game against Auburn was ... dating back to a 34-28 loss in 2013. Alabama has won five of the last ...

WATCH: Alabama accepts Iron Bowl trophy during basketball game vs. Auburn

Posted: February 4, 2017, 10:23 pm
At halftime of the Alabama-Auburn men’s basketball game, the Crimson Tide was presented the Foy-ODK Sportsmanship Trophy, which goes annually to the winner of the Iron Bowl. Outgoing athletic director Bill Battle accepted the trophy on behalf of coach ...

Alabama vs. Auburn: The Iron Bowl

Posted: January 31, 2017, 4:00 pm
the Auburn-Alabama game at Legion Field took on the feel of an Alabama home game. The decision to move the game to Birmingham (more on that in just a bit) also gave the series its name. It was tabbed “The Iron Bowl” because of the city’s location ...

Auburn players reportedly asked for mercy from Alabama during Iron Bowl

Posted: December 28, 2016, 2:19 am
Alabama pummeled Auburn in the Iron Bowl this season 30-12 and was dominant in every phase of the game. That’s what the Crimson Tide has done to everyone this year, but it sounds like they made one team beg for mercy during the game. RELATED ...

Auburn football primer: Iron Bowl & Toomer's Corner

Posted: December 27, 2016, 7:30 pm
IRON BOWL: Alabama-Auburn is ... Tigers didn’t play in a bowl game). And Auburn won the 2010 title, with Cam Newton leading a 22-19 victory over Oregon that capped a 14-0 season. SEC TITLES: Auburn won SEC titles in 2013 under Malzahn, 2010 under Chizik ...

Alabama Crimson Tide’s strong second half seals 2016 Iron Bowl victory

Posted: November 26, 2016, 6:19 am
(WIAT) — Well folks, the day we’ve all been waiting for is here: it’s the 2016 Iron Bowl. College Football Playoff No. 1 ranked Alabama will take on No. 13 ranked Auburn at Bryant-Denny Stadium in one of the most highly anticipated rivalry games.

AU players’, coaches’ families divided over Iron Bowl

Posted: November 25, 2016, 11:40 am
Steele has spent two stints as an assistant coach at Alabama (2007-2008 and 2013 ... Iron Bowl game is a single, 60-minute football game that has a major impact to control the “legacy of the season relative to what we can accomplish.” Before No. 13 ...

  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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