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The last time we rode into Tuscaloosa on low expectations:

Kodi Burns = Tre Smith. If we don’t win by at least 10, I’ll be disappointed.

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Toomer’s Rumors and Boomers – 07.17.08

The War Eagle Reader offers a roundup of interesting news stories, questionable opinions and great comments from other team’s fans about the Auburn Tigers across the blogosphere.

News and Recruiting Roundup

An Auburn football player from the early ’80s receives Purple Heart medal for receiving injuries in an Iraqi operation called … get this … Operation All-American Tiger. (The Lincoln Journal, July 17)

RB Tre Smith will get his first start tonight for the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats. (National Post, July 17)

The story of an Auburn walk-on, offensive lineman Andrew Parmer from Georgia, who wanted to be a Tiger (his parents are both alums) and got the invite (The Daily Citizen, July 16)

The Packers’ rookie CB Pat Lee says last year’s upset of Florida is “The Game I’ll Never Forget.” (Packers.com, July 17)

The Plainsman looks at Auburn’s two toughest games this year. (The Auburn Plainsman, July 17)

Another Plainsman, Guy Rhodes, editor of The Tuskegee News, reminisces about a trip to New York in 1968 to receive the Pacemaker Award for The Auburn Plainsman and visiting Yankee Stadium (I know, I know — its not football related, but its a good story) (The Tuskegee News, July 17)

Let the Eagle Soar!

A collection of favorable comments and interesting articles from blogs and newspapers about the Tigers.

The Wizard of Odds takes a look at Auburn’s 2008 poster schedule (Wiz o’ Odds, July 17)

The Elephant’s Empty Bleat!

Tide Nation is talking loud and sayin’ nothing.

A blog whose team lost to the ULM Warhawks in 2007 makes fun of Auburn scheduling the Furman Paladins in 2009. (Roll Bama Roll, July 17)


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Tre Smith Tells All!

By J. Henderson

I had the chance to meet Tre Smith this weekend, yes, at the AAFL Draft event in Birmingham. Tre, Kody Bliss and Karibe Dede are all “locked” players for Team Alabama. More on all that later.


Karibi Dede, Kody Bliss, lovely Auburn fan, Tre Smith at the Wynfrey Hotel

Tre was pretty loved by Auburn fans. Eminem wrote a song about him after the 2002 Iron Bowl, his grand coronation to the throne of our hearts. And then there was the 2006 Florida game, when he went hang-gliding for Gator soul, which earned him what I thought to be obviously undeserved criticism for supposedly showboating while scoring the game-changing touchdown.

If you haven’t seen it – and, if you’re reading this, I don’t know how that would be possible – watch it again and then read below my vindication!

Tre: Honestly, I wasn’t even trying to flip.

TWER: I knew it!

Tre: The thing was, when I saw the ball rollin’ and picked it up, I thought somebody was trying to tackle me from behind, but it was my own player falling into my legs. I jumped to avoid getting tackled, I wasn’t trying to do a flip.

TWER: Yeah, I never thought it looked planned, to me it always just looked like your momentum forced it – made you tuck and roll.

Tre: Yeah, I mean, it was too spur of the moment to plan it, I didn’t even know it ended up looking like that.

It ended up looking pretty kick-a and, as the capper to the punt blocked by Tristan Davis, Jerraud Powers, and swarm [thanks Taylor], was eventually named ESPN’s 2006 Game-Changing Performance of the Year.



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