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.
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.