AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn had its second and final open date of the 2013 season this week. But the coverage rolled on regardless. So let's take a look back at the best Tigers'-related content to be had earlier in the week.
This cites the best quotes, stories and videos from Sunday-Thursday. With that in mind, this is supposed to be a short and breezy read, hitting on (what I consider) the highlights.
BEST QUOTESReceiver Ricardo Louis, on what he thought about upon crossing the goal line on his 73-yard touchdown catch from Nick Marshall last Saturday:
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"“(The) fans. Because I looked around before the play and it looked like everybody was sad, with their heads down. And that kind of hurt me, because we came out here to put on a show and keep what we’ve been having going on — you know, the winning streak we’ve been on. When I scored, I was like, ‘This is all for the fans.’"
Fullback Jay Prosch, describing the play in the Tennessee game on Nov. 9 where he suffered a bloody nose:
“I saw the blood and I felt it rolling down my face, it kind of made you feel like a monster when something like that happens. You love it. I was eating it up and the ref finally told me I had to get out of the game and I went out and the play I went out on we scored. They cleaned me up and I was out next drive. I don’t know — that’s (a) fullback for you. I enjoy it.”
You probably saw it live and on countless replays since then, but learn what happened in the moments before, during and after Louis' touchdown catchin this in-depth piece on the play.
The Tigers are set for a winner-take-all Iron Bowl next week against Alabama, with the victor clinching the SEC West title and a ticket to the league championship game on Dec. 7. But what will have to happen for Auburn to make it to the national title game? Here's a step-by-step look at how it could occur.
Jay Prosch (Tuesday night)
Jake Holland (Tuesday night)