Auburn May Claim More Championships Before the '14 Season, Will Form Committee

May 30, 2014 at 10:42a    by DJ Byrnes    
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Look out Toomer's Corner! Auburn's hunt to claim more national championships just picked up some steam! 

Auburn, which failed on the field during a game, to claim what would have been their third national title in last year's BCS Championship game, has been looking at claiming some national titles as far back as the 1910s

From Al.com: 

In a debate that has raged since January, the school could decide whether to claim national titles in 1910, 1913, 1914, 1983, 1993 and 2004 in the next several weeks, athletics director Jay Jacobs told AL.com on Thursday.

A committee is scheduled to meet in June to discuss the potential of recognizing more than the two titles it already claims for the undefeated seasons in 1957 and 2010. The committee is headed by chief marketing officer Ward Swift and has already sought feedback from former players, coaches and fans.

"We want to do what's best for Auburn, regardless of what the rest of the world thinks or says," Jacobs said. "The things that I said about it back in January is the same I feel today. If other schools are counting championships a certain way, then we should count that same exact way."

This is so stupid, but it's completely becoming of an SEC school that perennially lives in Alabama's shadow. I suppose it's quite fitting a marketing executive is heading this committee. No doubt "eight-time national champions!" shirts would sell a lot better than "two-time national champions!" ones.

But whatever makes them feel better about their school's football history, I guess. Just because Auburn is suddenly recognizing a national title during the Taft Administration doesn't mean everybody else must.


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AndyVance's picture

Your comments about the committee being headed by the CMO are spot on - this is a silly attempt at burnishing your brand. And the sad thing is, it will probably work because people won't bother to dig up the details when they see "8X" t-shirts.

+4 HS
hodge's picture

Jay Jacobs will undoubtedly think us all "un-American" if we disagree with him.

+7 HS
Oyster's picture

I will refer to some advice my father gave me.  "Let them say what they want, you know what the truth is and that is all you need."

+5 HS
Byaaaahhh's picture

That's what Jacobs is saying to himself too.

acBuckeye's picture

Oh, Harvey Updyke will have none of these shenanigans.

 

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Knarcisi's picture

OK, I'll admit it. After this petty shit, I'm glad those trees were poisoned. 

jamesrbrown322's picture

This just in - Browns claiming four "Super Bowl" titles from pre-Super Bowl era, ad Lions claiming 3! WOOHOO!

The announcement from Cleveland, mailed to the AP today, included the following images -

Dear Ravens, we've got 4!

"I can accept failure, but I cannot accept not trying." - W.W. Hayes

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Hovenaut's picture

 

"Success...it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

+4 HS
Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Any chance they'll also claim those violations from 2010?

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

+7 HS
dcbucks's picture

They will be too busy honoring their segregated teams. 

+5 HS
BierStube's picture

That settles it .. I am buying stock in Charmin!

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

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Barney's picture

I would like to take this opportunity to claim myself as the winner of the best tan contest at the Continent in the summer of 1984.  Celebrity judges were Fritz the Night Owl and Mona Scott.  It's a honor I will cherish for the rest of my life.

Set your gearshift for the high gear of your soul!

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Buckeyeneer's picture

Let the devaluing of NCs begin.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes
THE Ohio State University

teddyballgame's picture

Are they that insecure?

jamesrbrown322's picture

I am officially declaring myself valedictorian of my college and law school graduating classes, utilizing the same standards, measurements and mathematical reasoning as the the schools of the S-E-C! S-E-C!

 

"I can accept failure, but I cannot accept not trying." - W.W. Hayes