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:
"“(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.”
BEST STORIESYou probably saw it live and on countless replays since then, but learn what happened in the moments before, during and after Louis' touchdown catch in 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)