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Poll: Will Auburn repeat as national champions?

An Auburn Tigers fan cheers for his team as they play the Oregon Ducks in the NCAA BCS National Championship college football game in Glendale

Obviously there’s a lot of distance between here and New Orleans in January of 2012.  And there are a lot of questions that will need to be answered in the coming days and months, chief among them being whether or not Cam Newton will be one and done on The Plains.

And then there’s the fact that no team has repeated as BcS champs since the current system for crowning a national champion was instituted in 1998.

So, can the Auburn Tigers, your 2010 National Champions, become the first team to go back to back?

Get your vote on below.  Just watch your step; the confetti littering the floor is a certified OSHA slip hazard.

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16 Responses to “Poll: Will Auburn repeat as national champions?”
  1. sdchargers25 says: Jan 11, 2011 1:45 AM

    Cam+ Fairley= NFL
    =No repeat

  2. 1990tiger says: Jan 11, 2011 1:51 AM

    I’ll never say never but it is very, very, very unlikely to happen again next year……

    but then again, who cares about next year right now??

    War Eagle!

  3. phelbin says: Jan 11, 2011 2:21 AM

    Repeat? In a few years they won’t even be allowed to keep THIS national title.

  4. Walk says: Jan 11, 2011 2:30 AM

    Auburn has done an amazing job recruiting from junior colleges. They got players who did not play at the level of a four year university but they did get players who had significant playing time under their belts, i think it unlikely they will do as well next year, but they have proved to me that it is possible for them to win and do so without having to build for a few years.

  5. mean13 says: Jan 11, 2011 2:44 AM

    It will take more than 200K this time.

  6. 1990tiger says: Jan 11, 2011 9:50 AM

    phelbin says: Jan 11, 2011 2:21 AM

    Repeat? In a few years they won’t even be allowed to keep THIS national title.
    ____________________
    Are you willing to take a wager on that whiner statement?

    War Eagle!!

  7. burntorangehorn says: Jan 11, 2011 10:19 AM

    Hard to see them winning it again, even if Newton stays. The good news is that whoever is QB next year will have even more developed targets next year, as talented kids like Blake and Lutzenkirchen continue to improve.

    Still, it’s just hard to imagine a second run. I wonder if Malzahn might even leave, like for the LSU position if Miles vacates it.

  8. edgy says: Jan 11, 2011 11:02 AM

    When USC almost did it, they had the benefit of their top offensive weapons coming back but the loss of some key defensive personnel made it hard in the championship game. If Newton doesn’t come back, there’s no chance and if he does but Fairley doesn’t then it’s going to be harder, if not impossible. I thought that he was the MVP, with several key stops that kept Oregon from turning red zone opportunity into touchdowns.

  9. edgy says: Jan 11, 2011 11:32 AM

    One thing that I would like to say is this: it’s kind of hard to judge a book by its cover. When USC hired Pete Carroll, alumni who thought they knew about football threatened to withhold their contributions unless they hired someone else. When Miami decided to hire Dennis Erickson, you could fill a gas station men’s room with the number of people in Miami who approved of the hire. A few years ago, an Auburn fan made an ass out of himself over Chizik and now, I wonder if he’d ever think about showing up at that same airport and admitting that he had no clue and that he knows nothing about football. Many times, an AD doesn’t get his first pick, the sexy pick or YOUR pick but he does get the right pick. Congrats to Chizik and his staff for being the right pick.

  10. drexelvol says: Jan 11, 2011 11:41 AM

    Newton’s gone for the NFL, no repeat. If he stays and the NCAA finds real evidence of wrongdoing, he won’t be able to play for Auburn anyway.

    The evidence will come out, eventually. He needs to high-tail it out of there before that happens.

  11. cbell618 says: Jan 11, 2011 2:47 PM

    Miss St. + 180K = No Cam Newton
    UA + $$$ = Stripped National Championship

    Auburn is inching toward the “Death Penalty”

  12. edgy says: Jan 11, 2011 4:26 PM

    cbell618 says:

    *************

    You should probably look up what it entrails to be considered for the Death Penalty.

  13. Deb says: Jan 11, 2011 6:48 PM

    Auburn is a good team, with better coaches than I probably gave them credit for having. But I doubt they would have come close to achieving what they did without Newton. Repeating is difficult for any team, but with Newton and Fairley leaving, I wouldn’t think it at all likely in this case.

    @edge …

    Some big Bama boosters fought tooth and nail against Saban, too. Those were the same guys who kept us steeped in mediocrity after Stallings retired. They wanted coaches they could run, and they knew they couldn’t run Saban.

    BTW … the difference between Fairley and Harrison is that Harrison only deserved half those fines. Fairley would probably deserve all of them :)

    @cbell618 …

    Your equation was confusing the heck out of me until I realized you just don’t know how to refer to your Alabama schools. UA is the University of Alabama. AU is Auburn University.

    edge is right about the death penalty–and frankly, I don’t want that to happen to Auburn. They’re the team I love to hate. It would take the fun out of our football season to lose the Iron Bowl. Besides, the rank-and-file students and fans have nothing to do with this stuff and don’t deserve that kind of punishment.

  14. edgy says: Jan 11, 2011 7:19 PM

    UA is the University of Alabama. AU is Auburn University.

    ********************

    Except when you want to qUAck, right? :)

  15. Deb says: Jan 11, 2011 9:26 PM

    Yes, I was really qUAcking for UA :) (But I cannot claim to have originated that one lol)

  16. sfsaintsfan says: Jan 13, 2011 1:28 AM

    Auburn will not even repeat as SEC West Champions. Whoever wins the SEC West next year (LSU) will win the National Championship.

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