January 21, 2011 11:47:00 AM
AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn fans will have a final opportunity to thank their Tigers at the Auburn BCS Celebration at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Area hotels are nearly booked solid with fans visiting the area for the Saturday celebration as well as other athletic events taking place on campus this weekend.
The hour-long BCS celebration will conclude with a reverse Tiger Walk with the AU football players starting from gate 10 of the stadium and walking toward the Auburn Athletic Complex.
Area hotels aren''t the only ones making plans to welcome a large crowd to town. Law enforcement is, too.
Auburn Police Division Chief Tommy Dawson says about 80 officers will be working the event.
tarheelblue commented at 1/21/2011 2:21:00 PM:
It is a shame that the celebration will be short lived. One championship for Newton and Fairley and their off to the Big Bucks. They do not love the game nor Auburn. If they did they would stay and help the Tigers defend that National Title. They love what the venues provide for their own self interest. But in the age of fast tracking to the pro's and multi-million dollar contracts it is no wonder that now, for the most part, many colleges do not produce well educated, grounded,and talented athletes but entitlement minded individuals whose attitude of "Now I'm gonna get mine" does nothing to contribute to a culture and society already drowning in a lack of character,leadership,perseverance and integrity. So instead of talking about how Auburn can defend the title in 2011, Auburn fans will have to watch their beloved Tigers slip into the pages of the "One Hit Wonders" of the BCS and becoming the Florida Marlins of college football. Funny, nobody talks about the "Flavor of the Month" when the month is over. See ya on the sidelines.
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