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Auburn Football 2010

Auburn Tigers “Going From Good to Great”

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Auburn Football 2010

Tigers Battle Through The Rain

Sept 5,2009

Auburn, Ala.

Auburn 37, LA Tech 13

Sept 19, 2009

Auburn, Ala.

Aubur n 41, West Virginia 30

Sept. 26, 2009 Auburn, Ala.

Auburn 54, Ball State 30

Oct 3, 2009

Knoxville, Tenn.

Auburn 26, Tennessee 22

Oct 10, 2009

Fayetteville, Ark.

Arkansas 44, Auburn 23

Oct 17, 2009

Auburn, Ala.

Kentucky 21, Auburn 14

Oct 24, 2009

Baton Rouge, La.

Oct 31, 2009

Auburn, Ala.

Auburn 33, Ole Miss 20

Nov 7, 2009

Auburn, Ala.

Auburn 63, Ball State 31

Nov 14, 2009

Athens, Ga.

Georgia 31, Auburn 24

Nov 26, 2009

Auburn, Ala.

Alabama 26, Auburn 21

Jan 1,2010

Tampa, Fl.

LSU 31, Auburn 10

Auburn 38, Northwestern 35

Season Record: 8-4

Although the season ending up being better than 2008, Auburn was nationally recognized when they played in their second stormy game against West Virginia. Despite warnings that people should leave their seats because of the threat of lightning, about 15,000 boisterous fans in the Auburn student section, refused to move. They cheered and sang “Who'll Stop The Rain,� some taking their shirts off, despite the torrential rain that was falling. It was impossible to see across the field. Auburn Coach Gene Chizik said the will showed by those fans gave his players an emotional boost. "I would like to say that I wish I had 87,000 game balls because our fans were a huge reason we won that game and I want them to know it," Chizik said.

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New Face and Expectations Five new players had a jump start to the spring season when they entered Auburn in January 2010, one being 5-star recruit and newly named starting quarterback Cameron Newton. Former Florida quarterback and junior college transfer, Newton is the talk of the town. Fan are expecting to see a 5-star performance from the new 6-6 quarterback. “I have always had a place in my heart for Auburn out of high school,” Newton said. “I think it’s a blessing in disguise for the coaches to give me an opportunity to play for the school I wanted to come to in the beginning.” Other new comers include, defensive end Craig Sanders, linebaker Jessel Curry, offensive tackle Rozell Gayden and tight end Brandon Mosley.

Tiger Prowl Recruiting in Style The Auburn assistant football coaches started their second year of the Tiger Prowl recruiting trail across Alabama on April 25. Along with the limousines, head coach Gene Chizik will be recruiting in a brand new Tiger Prowl RV. During this on-the-road recruiting adventure, coaches will visit high schools talking with coaches and players, searching for players that fit in the Tigers’ scheme. Last year, Auburn’s new coaching staff simply wanted to introduce itself to high school recruiting in Alabama in a refreshing style.

“It was significant,” Luper said. “It let us know our efforts were not in vain.” Finishing up two weekends before Memorial Day, the coaches will head back to the Plains to prepare for another new recruiting tactic that landed them the number 5 recruiting class in 2010. Big Cat week invites the top recruited players in nation to come meet the stafff and be introduced to all the aspects of Auburn football. 3


Auburn Football 2010

Defensive Players in the NFL and The Ones Waiting to Go Mike Blanc, senior defensive end

“I feel that Auburn has properly prepared me for the next level. I have become an even harder worker thanks to Coach Yox.”

As the 2009-2010 season approaches, the Auburn Tigers are sending four seniors into the NFL. The Houston Texans drafted running back Ben Tate in the second round as the 58th pick in the 2010 draft. In 2009, Tate ran 1,362 yards for 10 touchdowns. The Oakland Raiders selected defensive back Walt McFadden as the 138th pick overall. The Pompano Beach, Fla., native had six interceptions his senior year, including a 100-yard return touchdown against Northwestern in the Outback Bowl. Two seniors led by defensive line coach Tracy Rocker were picked Antoine Carter, senior defensive end up by NFL teams as free agents. “My time at Auburn has been a tremendous Mobile, Ala., native and defen- experience. I have learned a lot, on and off the field. sive end Antonio Coleman will I can truly say that Coach Rocker is the best coach I have ever had.” be making his career start with the Buffalo Bills. Jake Ricks, also known as “the truck driver”, will be joining former Auburn corner Jerraud Powers with the Indianapolis Colts. Ricks is confident that Auburn has prepared him for Craig Stevens, senior defensive end a career start in the NFL. “It was a great experience just being able to “Overall, I feel like I have a pretty good chance of picked up. It’s not as simple as it looks though, play college football,” Ricks said. getting it depends on what teams need that year and if I can fit “I feel like Auburn help me grow into their system. All in all, I will be happy just to get the chance.” a lot as a man and prepared me for my future.”

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Auburn Spring Overview 2009