The Tigers are back


The Auburn football team returned to campus this evening. They won the championship last night, flew for four hours from Phoenix to Montgomery today and then had to sit around and wait for the luggage to get off the plane. Finally, there was the hour by bus from the Montgomery airport to campus. It was, no doubt, a long day for them.

But when they got back home, a nice crowd was waiting. The estimate is that about 2,000 people were on hand in the sub-freezing temperatures. Some had been there for hours. Here’s a bit of video from the scene.

That’s just them walking in. I love the shots of the players taking pictures of the crowd.

Here’s the brief speeches, from the athletics director, head coach Gene Chizik and two senior leaders, Kodi Burns and Zac Etheridge. Unfortunately their amplification system wasn’t especially effective, but you can still hear most of their brief remarks.

The big formal celebration is slated for Saturday, Jan. 22nd at 1 p.m. in Jordan-Hare Stadium, where champions play.

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