Nick Saban can't just lose in the Iron Bowl. He has to lose it in the most painful way possible, Ivan Maisel writes.
In a season defined by disbelief, the unlikely achieved the improbable. Except, of course, that one BCS title game constant.
To truly understand what Monday's win means to Auburn's faithful, view the Tigers' accomplishments through the prism of five decades' worth of near-misses, shared titles and close calls.
Nothing rattles Auburn. Not even getting rattled. The iron-willed Tigers kept their national title hopes alive with a remarkable rally to beat archrival Alabama.
The Iron Bowl transcends the football game in the state of Alabama.
The spectacle known as the SEC media days begins on Wednesday. The three-day event acts as the unofficial start to the new season, and never fails to entertain and confound.
With its national title aspirations on the line against its archrival, Alabama climbed back from its biggest deficit this season and found a way to win.
As Ivan Maisel breaks the huddle on Week 4, SEC defenses, hurricane damage and the surprising Mountain West are lined up in the I-Formation.
As Ivan Maisel breaks the huddle on spring practice, Gridiron Bash, Georgia license plates and the nation's leading returning rusher are lined up in the I-Formation.
The recipe for the 2007 season features a generous sprinkling of Southeastern Conference powers, a dash of Southern California and a pinch of the southernmost team in the country.
Is Michigan-Ohio State the best rivalry game? Will Bobby Bowden recover? Know how to run the QB sneak? Ivan Maisel knows.
Recruiting has been far from easy for Tommy Tuberville over the past 10 weeks, but the Auburn coach never gave up.
In a year when Alabama could have struggled recruiting, Mike Shula turned the Tide in his favor.