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  • Auburn lands Class of 2024 4-star QB Walker White over Clemson, Baylor

    The Athletic "Hugh Freeze and the Auburn Tigers have their quarterback in the Class of 2024, landing a commitment from four-star Walker White out of Little Rock (Ark.) Christian Academy on Friday. Here’s what you need to know: White is the No. 142 prospect and No. 13 quarterback in..." February 03

  • Auburn adding Philip Montgomery, Ron Roberts to staff

    ESPN "New Auburn coach Hugh Freeze has found his playcallers, as the school is set to hire Philip Montgomery as offensive coordinator and Ron Roberts as defensive coordinator, sources confirmed to ESPN. Montgomery served as Tulsa's head coach for the past eight seasons before..." December 12

  • Hugh Freeze wants all the smoke with Alabama, Nick Saban

    Clutch Points "Hugh Freeze can’t wait to play the Alabama Crimson Tide again. Freeze was formally introduced as the new head coach of the Auburn Tigers Tuesday, and in his speech, he mentioned that he is looking forward to Auburn football playing the Iron Bowl while dropping a harmless warning..." November 29

  • Auburn football AD John Cohen takes cowardly way out after controversial Hugh Freeze hire

    Clutch Points "Auburn football hired Liberty’s Hugh Freeze to be their next head coach on Monday. Auburn athletic director John Cohen knew he had to hire a capable head coach to lead Auburn into the post-Bryan Harsin era- and Freeze is certainly capable. But he’s also..." November 29

  • Hugh Freeze in position to succeed quickly at Auburn amid modern college football landscape

    CBS Sports "Hugh Freeze didn't so much return to college football's biggest stage Monday as big-time college football came around to Hugh Freeze. After five years away from the Power Five, the best to ever to coach a game in person from a hospital bed is back in the SEC at a familiar,..." November 29

  • Hugh Freeze, Auburn Reportedly Agree to Contract as New Head Coach

    Bleacher Report "Liberty football head coach Hugh Freeze is reportedly set to return to the SEC. According to ESPN's Chris Low, Freeze has agreed to a deal to become the next head coach at Auburn. He had previously coached at Ole Miss from 2012 to 2016. He resigned prior to the 2017 season..." November 28

  • Ole Miss' Lane Kiffin says he expects to return as Rebels coach

    ESPN "Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin says he anticipates staying with the Rebels in 2023, even if Auburn offers him the chance to fill its head-coaching vacancy. Kiffin was asked about his status after Thursday's 24-22 home loss to Mississippi State in the..." November 25

  • Lane Kiffin must not bolt Ole Miss for Auburn

    Clutch Points "There has been plenty of noise surrounding the possibility of Lane Kiffin bolting Ole Miss football for Auburn. But the latest reports from the Ole Miss side say Kiffin informed his team Wednesday evening that unless something significant changed, he would return as the..." November 24

  • Ole Miss football coaching hot board if Lane Kiffin leaves for Auburn

    Clutch Points "It’s getting harder and harder to envision a world in which Lane Kiffin is not the next head coach at Auburn, even after his denials. Several reporters, on both the Auburn and Ole Miss side of things, find this to be the case. Numerous people unconnected to either program have..." November 23

  • Alabama, Auburn and the Iron Bowl that set the stage for Nick Saban’s dynasty

    The Athletic "He doesn’t remember which phone he had. He thinks it might have been the iPhone 3G, though he’s not positive. But he clearly remembers the text message that was on it that day, the picture he received on Nov. 29, 2008. As he sat in the home locker room inside Bryant-Denny..." November 23

  • Lane Kiffin meets with Ole Miss players amid speculation

    ESPN "Amid speculation he's leaving for the Auburn head-coaching job, Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin met with his players Tuesday and assured them that he hasn't accepted a job at any other school, sources told ESPN. Kiffin as a rule doesn't respond to coaching..." November 23

  • Lane Kiffin, Hugh Freeze at forefront of Auburn's coaching search

    The Score "Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin and Liberty sideline boss Hugh Freeze are Auburn's favorite candidates in its search for a new head coach, sources told ESPN's Chris Low. Kiffin has been strongly linked to the Tigers lately but on Monday shot..." November 23

  • Lane Kiffin shuts down Auburn rumors: 'News to me'

    The Score "Lane Kiffin doesn't appear to be interested in leaving Ole Miss. The Rebels head coach, who's been speculated as a potential candidate to become Auburn's new sideline boss, publicly denied on Monday a report stating that he plans to join the Tigers next..." November 22

  • Gus Malzahn gives classy response to question about former team Auburn

    Larry Brown Sports "Gus Malzahn was the head coach at Auburn for eight seasons before being fired after going 6-4 in 2020. He has since moved on to UCF, where he is 8-2 this season and 17-6 overall in two seasons there. Though Malzahn could harbor some ill feelings towards Auburn for firing him, he has..." November 16

  • Auburn football is a trap job? Wrong attitude. Nick Saban is slipping, you know?

    USA Today "All Auburn needs is one good football coach with a sizable ego. One coach who sees Auburn as a snoozing giant ready to ascend under his leadership, especially now that neighborhood bully Nick Saban is approaching retirement. One coach who sees the potential..." November 09

  • Oregon coach Dan Lanning shuts down Auburn rumors

    Sportsnaut "A report came out Sunday that linked Oregon coach Dan Lanning to the vacant job at Auburn. On Monday night, Lanning unlinked himself from the Southeastern Conference job he might otherwise be suitably prepped to take. Lanning is nine games into his tenure at Oregon, sitting at 8-1..." November 08

  • Deion Sanders Calls Report of Flight to Atlanta amid Auburn HC Rumors a 'Lie'

    Bleacher Report "Jackson State head football coach Deion Sanders denied speculation Thursday that he is taking a flight to Atlanta to discuss the head coaching vacancy at Auburn. Sanders responded Thursday to a tweet that said he was flying to Atlanta, calling it a "lie". The..." November 03

  • Lane Kiffin responds to questions about Auburn job

    Larry Brown Sports "Lane Kiffin responded on Wednesday to rumors linking him to the Auburn job. Auburn this week made the decision to fire Bryan Harsin, who was in his second season as the head coach for the Tigers. Kiffin’s name has surfaced as a possibile candidate for the job. Kiffin..." November 02

  • Auburn football and the 3 most attractive college head coach job openings

    Clutch Points "The day Auburn football fans were waiting for finally arrived on Monday. After poor performances on the field and seemingly endless controversy off it, Auburn finally canned head football coach Bryan Harsin after less than two seasons at the helm. It may have cost the school a hefty..." November 01

  • Bryan Harsin 'incredibly disappointed' over Auburn firing

    CBS Sports "Bryan Harsin is "incredibly disappointed" over his dismissal from Auburn on Monday, the former Tigers coach wrote in a lengthy statement one day after he was fired less than two seasons into his tenure. Harsin reflected on his short-lived coaching stint..." November 01

  • Bryan Harsin buyout: How much money Auburn owes after firing football coach eight games into second season

    CBS Sports "Auburn fired coach Bryan Harsin on Oct. 31 with four regular-season games remaining in Year 2, ending his unsuccessful and awkward tenure on The Plains. Harsin finishes with a 9-12 (4-9 SEC) record in less than two full seasons on the job after taking over for Gus Malzahn..." November 01

  • Who will be Auburn's new football coach?

    ESPN "Bryan Harsin survived Auburn's university inquiry in February. He couldn't survive what happened on the field in September and October. Harsin is out as Auburn's coach just eight games into his second season on the Tigers' sideline, and no one..." October 31

  • Bryan Harsin Fired as Auburn HC After 9-12 Record with Program

    Bleacher Report "Auburn announced Monday it fired head football coach Bryan Harsin following a 3-5 start to the 2022 season. ESPN's Pete Thamel reported the school could be looking at a $15 million buyout to make the coaching change. The only surprise was that it took..." October 31

  • AJ McCarron tries to sabotage with Auburn football HC Bryan Harsin firing claim

    Clutch Points "Bryan Harsin is still the head coach of the Auburn Tigers despite rumors that his seat is getting warmer and even though former Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron had recently made a claim in an appearance on The Ringer podcast Slow News Day that Harsin is already..." September 28

  • Auburn QB T.J. Finley out vs. LSU with shoulder injury

    The Athletic "Auburn junior quarterback T.J. Finley will not play vs. LSU on Saturday, a source confirmed to The Athletic. Finley is dealing with a right shoulder injury sustained in a 41-12 loss to Penn State on Sept. 17. was first to report the..." September 28

  • Auburn's Bryan Harsin Has 'Good Chance' of Being Fired with Loss to Missouri

    Bleacher Report "There is reportedly some belief that Auburn will fire head football coach Bryan Harsin if the Tigers lose to Missouri on Saturday. Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports said during Saturday's Big Noon Kickoff (h/t Barkley Truax of On3) that there is a "really good..." September 24

  • Auburn QB Zach Calzada to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery

    CBS Sports "Auburn quarterback Zach Calzada hasn't stepped on the field through three games this season, and it doesn't appear that will change between now and the end of the season. Auburn Live reported Thursday that Calzada, a redshirt sophomore from Sugar Hill, Georgia,..." September 22

  • Auburn football gets troubling update on TJ Finley ahead of showdown vs. Missouri

    Clutch Points "The Auburn Tigers are on schedule to start their SEC schedule this coming Saturday against the Missouri Tigers at home, but it appears that they will take the field minus quarterback TJ Finley. According to Nubyjas Wilborn of, Auburn football is going to miss the services of Finley..." September 20