Tater Tot on his ’93 national champions

Jon Solomon’s updated his piece about Auburn’s search for more national champs with a quote from Terry Bowden, who coached the 1993 team that’s supposedly under consideration.  He’s pretty good about it, to be honest, ranging from awkward (his dad won the ’93 title) to sensible to honest:

“You’ve been in the same world I’ve been in,” said Terry Bowden, Auburn’s coach in 1993. “In the last 20 years I think this argument hasn’t come up that much. My dad’s Florida State team is the only team we’ve kind of recognized from 1993.”

Bowden said he’s not sure why the Auburn debate is happening now — “Isn’t this about what Alabama does, then Auburn does (for counting national titles)?” he speculated — but added he would be proud if the 1993 team is recognized as a national champion.

“In light of the fact we’re talking about a mythical proclamation that’s not chosen by the NCAA or an NCAA-sanctioned playoff, everybody has the right to claim what they want to claim,” Bowden said. “All I can say is I wouldn’t want to get into that argument, but I’d be proud if they’re recognized. I do know that football team and those young men beat the defending national champion and at the end of the season was the only undefeated team left in the country. Somebody chose them. I don’t even know who that is, to be honest with you.”

It’s a helluva lot less cringeworthy than anything Tuberville’s had to say on the subject.

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7 responses to “Tater Tot on his ’93 national champions

  1. 202dawg

    My guess is Diddy would be none too please if T-Tot totally agreed with the Aubies. They’re a tight nit family…

  2. CannonDawg

    After they’ve retrofitted their mythical national championships, what’s next for Auburn? A two-block, ticker-tape parade to celebrate? A flyover from a flight of crop dusters? A banquet and ring ceremony for the former players and coaches with Kim Kardashian as the keynote speaker?

  3. Gravidy

    It’s hard to fault anything he said. I thought his answer was about as reasonable as could be expected.

    • Bulldog Joe

      Especially since he was given $620,000, a home, and two cars to keep his mouth shut when he left Auburn.

  4. Dog in Fla

    “I don’t even know who that is, to be honest with you.”

    Even though his knowledge is somewhat short, Tater knows better than to ever take sides against the Family even when it involves Welcome to Moe’s! cocktail waitresses and cheerleaders

  5. G Marmalarde

    Except they were ON PROBATION FOR CHEATING. Tray Matthews has left the building.

  6. Mike

    What Tator Tot fails to say is that his team would have had to play Florida in the SECCG. To be sure, his team DID beat Florida earlier in the year. On a miracle 4 down play. (Sound familiar, Georgia fans?) But Florida was pretty good that year, beating Bama in the SECCG and crushing an undefeated WVA team in the Sugar Bowl.