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Auburn picks up two big commits, one at the expense of ‘Bama

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Aren’t rivalries just the best?

Not only does the Iron Bowl constitute one of the best, if not the best, rivalries in America because of how it divides the state of Alabama, but it also divides recruits.

And today at the Army All-American game, Auburn came up on the right end of two commitments, Kris Frost and Brent Calloway.

Frost, a four-star athlete out of Matthews, North Carolina, chose the Tigers over Michigan. Here’s the video of Frost’s verbal:

But it was Calloway, a five-star linebacker from Alabama, who made the biggest headlines when he not only de-committed from the Crimson Tide, but then switched his allegiance to Auburn just a few hours later. Here are the videos of Calloway’s de-commitment from Alabama and later commitment to Auburn.

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12 Responses to “Auburn picks up two big commits, one at the expense of ‘Bama”
  1. gorilladunk says: Jan 8, 2011 4:45 PM

    “one of, if not the best rivalries in America because of the way it divides the state of Alabama”. That’s like saying you were the winner of the ugliest girl in America pageant. Ala/Auburn isn’t in the top 10 rivalries in America, except among the redneck faction.

  2. Deb says: Jan 8, 2011 5:57 PM

    @gorilladunk …

    Leave it to an ape to demonstrate general stupidity, ignorance of football history, and regional bigotry all in the same post. Why so threatened, Cheetah? Funny, but SEC fans don’t feel the need to jump onto every Big 10 or Pac 12 post and declare that your historic rivalries are irrelevant. Saying Alabama/Auburn isn’t in the top 10 rivalries just makes you sound ridiculous … as does assuming all Southerners are rednecks.

    My, you’ve had a busy day. Playing the fool must be exhausting!

  3. gorilladunk says: Jan 8, 2011 6:14 PM

    Actually Deb, my post was based on the fact that if you polled 100 college football fans from all over the country, I feel safe in saying the Auburn/ Ala game would appear of few ballots outside the southeast. Hell, Army/Navy would outpace the “big jim jack bowl” and those teams haven’t been relevant on a national scale in 50 years. I’m not arguing that it’s not the biggest game in Alabama, just not a rivalry that carries much national interest on an ongoing basis. I’m sorry you confused logic and facts with some sort of axe to grind. Hell, Fla/Georgia is more relevant year in and year out, as is Alabama/LSU.

  4. Deb says: Jan 8, 2011 8:40 PM

    “That’s like saying you were the winner of the ugliest girl in America pageant. Ala/Auburn isn’t in the top 10 rivalries in America, except among the redneck faction.”

    Yes, that was an impressive display of “logic and facts,” not to be confused with the rantings of a fool who has an ax to grind.

    Wish you could post a photo of yourself. I’d love to see a gorilla with Pinocchio’s nose. :roll:

  5. gatorprof says: Jan 8, 2011 9:55 PM


    If one seriously follows college football, the iron bowl is considered a top rivalry.

    As for UF/UGA being more relevant as of late, I will disagree. While the Gators have won 3 titles in the last 15 years, the Dawgs haven’t competed at all for a national title. That isn’t going to change in the near future.

    The last time I checked, Bama won the title last year and Auburn is playing for this year’s on Monday. In addition, the 04 Tigers team may have been the best in the NCAA that season, but didn’t get a chance to play in the title game.

  6. John Taylor says: Jan 8, 2011 9:59 PM

    @gatorprof: You’re being too kind. You don’t even have to follow college football seriously to know that the Iron Bowl is easily one of the top two/three rivalries in college football.

  7. gatorprof says: Jan 8, 2011 10:05 PM


    Agreed. The hatred factor is off of the charts and has been forever. The old time Gators hate the Dawgs, but the kids just shrug their shoulders.

    Case in point, UF just hired a Dawg as their HC and the Gator nation is pleased;)

    Hell would certainly freeze over for Bama to hire an Auburn alumn as HC.

  8. Ben Kercheval says: Jan 8, 2011 10:46 PM

    I’m actually just convinced you’re pulling our legs. In which case, you’re doing a great job.

    But in the event that you’re serious, there are some television ratings that tend to disagree.

    The Iron Bowl was the most viewed game this season.

  9. angelheartsbuckeyes says: Jan 9, 2011 3:44 AM


    Umm, so because tOSU and Michgan’s ratings were less than the Iron bowl this one year, somehow that means Auburn/Alabama is a better rivalry?

    When was the last time anyone referred to their annual meeting as “The Game of the Century”? Alabama won the NC last year, Auburn in it this year. Yeah, I can see how watching tOSU beat scUM for the 8th time in a row may not set the Neilson boxes on fire.

    The Iron Bowl might be one of the top five college football rivalries, but it is nowhere near one of the five best in all of sports–unlike ours. Really, its true. Believe me. I am completely unbiased.

    …..greedy little SEC, all bored with collecting championships trying to take over EVERYTHING…. :)

  10. WingT says: Jan 9, 2011 8:12 AM

    Well, at least Bama is currently loaded at the linebacker position. I can’t wait to hear what Saban has to say on losing this guy. I pity the reporter that raises the question to him, lol.

    Roll Tide

  11. lucky5927 says: Jan 9, 2011 11:18 AM

    Auburn-Alabama is a top 3 rivalry in College football, along with Ohio State-Michigan (although the rivalry has been so one sided this past decade), and Army-Navy (which I tried watching it, and I’m sorry I can’t understand what the fuss is all about, no offense intended). So yeah, I think Gorilla Dunk has been eating some tampered with bananas. Dude is way off his rocker if he thinks that Florida-Georgia is more relevant year in, year out. No disrespect intended, but as one poster mentioned earlier, it helps when both teams are relevant consistently over the past 10 years Georgia has hardly made that claim as of late.

  12. Deb says: Jan 9, 2011 2:24 PM

    What happened to the gorilla? :)

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