This is how Auburn coach Gene Chizik hopes to be celebrating today when the No. 5, unbeaten Tigers leads the field against No. 6 -- and fellow unbeaten -- LSU on The Plains.
More chatter from the Plains as the Auburn Tigers get set to face South Carolina in Saturday's SEC Championship in Atlanta. This a rematch of a game those two played back in late September, the Gamecocks unable to hold a 6 point halftime lead, Auburn with 3 second half td's to win that game 35-27.
Auburn Head Coach
"Obviously it's gonna be a great, great football game Saturday. Our football team is really really looking forward to playing in the championship game. It's been a fun 12 game road so far. And again we've started to prepare Sunday. We'll have a normal game week schedule and again we're all excited about playing this game Saturday so it should be a lot of fun."
¶ And then there's this note concerning Saturday's Iron Bowl. The University of Alabama's fired a part time employee who played unauthorized songs during the pre-game, those songs "Take the Money and Run" and "Son of a Preacher Man", aimed at Auburn q-b Cam Newton. The NCAA investigating allegations Newton's father, a pastor, solicited money from Mississippi State during recruiting.