The potential for a banner year on the Plains

Lou Holtz, of all people, dug up this hoary chestnut:  if Auburn loses today’s Chick-fil-A Bowl, it will become the first defending national champion to lose six games the following season since the 1943 Ohio State Buckeyes.  And as Granny put it, that happened during WWII, when you had entire team rosters that didn’t return the next season.



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13 responses to “The potential for a banner year on the Plains

  1. Cojones

    Yeah. Kinda makes one feel poorly for them. Not!

    More anxious to beat their ass again next year. Then I will calculate how far they have fallen. Anyway, it can’t be far enough.


  2. Shiz

    At Fairley and Newton’s house there isn’t a dry eye


  3. orlandodawg

    Given their love of nicknames, the War Eagle Tiger Plainsmen can now add “One-Year Wonders” to their collection.


  4. ScoutDawg

    Boy, when the War chickens go “all-in” they mean it.


  5. Scorpio Jones, III

    Kharma’s a bitch.


  6. I do believe our Bulldogs were the national champions in 1942, Senator. 😉


  7. ScooBoo

    Hoary??? Did you get a Word of the Day calendar for Hanukkah?



    Really a funny comparison but not exactly fair. How many games did they play in a season? It’s a lot easier to lose six when you play twelve. Still, as I sit here and watch AU/VA, it’s obvious they both suck. This has to be the worst two teams ever in the Peach.


  9. Hobnail_Boot

    Georgia won the 1942 National Championship.
    It really took 11 comments to point this out?


  10. Cojones

    Didn’t know it was a question. It still bugs me that UGA won the Rose Bowl and they stopped as an open bowl after that. That is the last bastion I want to see fall from the cowardly actions of Delaney and the Big !.