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I turned 56 this week and since there is nothing positive to read about Auburn, decided to see how we stacked up nationally to other NCAA, Div 1 Football programs.
For my 56 years we are 9th all time in Wins and Win Percentage ahead of great programs like Ga, LSU, Fla, Tex, So Cal and Notre Dame.
We are 2nd in the SEC during that period behind Alabama. The SEC has 8 teams in the overall top 30, Ole Miss in the top 50, Miss St and Missouri in the 70s and Vandy bringing up the rear.
For the past 30 years Auburn is again 9th overall ahead of Ga, LSU, Alabama, Tex, etc.
We are 2nd in the SEC over the past 30 years behind only Florida.
To put this in perspective regarding how bad we are this year, we are 119th in Offense this week, and somewhere between 115th and last as the worst team including teams like Boston, College, Tulane, etc. (Difficult to have any idea who is truly last with no concrete way to compare apples to apples and who cares anyway.)
Even with all our dysfunctional family issues and periodic down times every 9-10 years I think our history is pretty impressive and one that most people nationally and even Auburn folks in general would not be aware of.
History says Auburn will be good again sooner rather than later. While I am not necessarily in support of the current staff, consistent losses of talented players, use of the current talent on the team or general state of the program, my family and I will be in attendance at all the remaining Auburn games in support of the team for now and the future.
There are so many variables regarding the resolution of Auburn's problems. I do believe there will changes but not prior to the end of the current season. While there is much constructive criticism being offered, some of which makes great sense, the amount of really over the top negatives by fans and armchairs QBs however, is just counterproductive to Auburn. War Eagle.
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