5:48 PM EST, Fri November 28, 2014

Friendship in face of loss helped forge Auburn's Sammie Coates into force off the field

Coates spends his off time in hospitals, visiting kids battling cancer like Ray. In the aftermath of home games, Coates likes to keep his post-game interviews short. He has people to see. People like Kenzie. That's how they met in the first place, after Coates struck up a friendship with the little girl after Auburn's win over Mississippi State last year.
Matching Up, Iron Bowl edition: When the specialists emerge

Matching Up, Iron Bowl edition: When the specialists emerge

The end of a week-long breakdown of the Iron Bowl matchups has arrived after a one-day hiatus as the country stopped to celebrate Thanksgiving. As we have all week, we're giving you a chance to decide who has the edge.
Alabama's offense 'not as traditional' under Lane Kiffin, says Gus Malzahn

Alabama's offense 'not as traditional' under Lane Kiffin, says Gus Malzahn

The uptempo approach -- when needed -- is a subtle change in style for the Tide, who typified the traditional versus uptempo debate with Saban on one side and Malzahn on the other.
Ledger-Enquirer 2 hours ago

Ryan Black commentary: Iron Bowl will test Tigers' resolve

Auburn's only stated goal this season was to "be 13 seconds better" than last year. The only way that could have happened is by getting into the playoff and winning…
Ledger-Enquirer 2 hours ago

Video: AU defenders Kris Frost, Robenson Therezie discuss Alabama offense

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn linebacker Kris Frost and Star Robenson Therezie met with reporters earlier this week.
Birmingham News 4 hours ago
How much do tickets cost for 2014 Iron Bowl?

How much do tickets cost for 2014 Iron Bowl?

Ticket prices to get into this weekend's Iron Bowl are actually more expensive than last year's Mother of All Iron Bowls.
Birmingham News 4 hours ago

Watch Auburn beat writers discuss their Iron Bowl predictions

AUBURN, Alabama - Auburn beat writers Joel A. Erickson and Brandon Marcello share and discuss their Iron Bowl predictions. . Find out why they picked the way they did here. ...
Birmingham News 7 hours ago
Darla Hall wasn't an Auburn or Alabama fan, but she's launched a book series for children who are

Darla Hall wasn't an Auburn or Alabama fan, but she's launched a book series for children who are

MOUNTAIN BROOK, Alabama - Roll Tide? War Eagle? Hail State? It didn't really matter to Darla Hall one way or the other when she began creating her sports-themed activity books for kids. "I still don't have an allegiance to a certain...
Birmingham News 7 hours ago
College football picks: Alabama, Mississippi State, Georgia will score big rivalry weekend wins

College football picks: Alabama, Mississippi State, Georgia will score big rivalry weekend wins

Two big days of college football may reshape College Football Playoff picture
Nick Marshall might hold key to getting Auburn's running game going against Alabama's defense in Iron Bowl

Nick Marshall might hold key to getting Auburn's running game going against Alabama's defense in Iron Bowl

Marshall might have had some hiccups this season, but he's still dangerous enough to create problems for Alabama in the open field, and Auburn has a few more wrinkles -- a quarterback draw, inverted veer, bootleg action -- to use to get Marshall out in space.
Birmingham News 8 hours ago
Wrong Way Bo: Remembering the 1984 Iron Bowl 30 years later

Wrong Way Bo: Remembering the 1984 Iron Bowl 30 years later

Two former players, one from Auburn and one from Alabama, remember an improbable classic in the Iron Bowl series.

What they're predicting nationally for the Iron Bowl

Now, prognosticators around the country are making Alabama an even bigger favorite than the 9-point spread might indicate. AL.com staffers have already made their picks; here's a look at what experts around the country are picking
On the Beat: What's really at stake for Auburn in the Iron Bowl, beyond

On the Beat: What's really at stake for Auburn in the Iron Bowl, beyond

Fans may not like to hear it, but Gus Malzahn still has a few walls to construct as he rebuilds Auburn's program. The weaknesses on defense are clear, and there are some notable problems on offense that need to be addressed.
Birmingham News 10 hours ago
Hollis picks: Can Auburn fix what needs fixing for Alabama? That's a no

Hollis picks: Can Auburn fix what needs fixing for Alabama? That's a no

The Alabama brain trust for the offense has coach Nick Saban talking to coordinator Lane Kiffin and his quarterback, Blake Sims, whose playmaking ability will be crucial Saturday against archrival Auburn. (Vasha Hunt/AL.com) There was something magical about Auburn in...