The Deep South’s Oldest Football Rivalry is between Auburn and Georgia.
It began in Feb. 20, 1892 at Piedmont Park in Atlanta and has been played virtually every year since. The Tigers and the Bulldogs have played from 1898, 105 meetings, with the exception of 1943, when Auburn didn’t field a team due to World War II.
Coach Pat Dye won 99 games and four Southeastern Conference championships in 12 years as Auburn’s head coach.
However, he may best be remembered for bringing Auburn’s “home” game with Alabama to the Auburn campus in 1989. Tigers won 30-20!
The name of Auburn’s golden eagle mascot is Tiger.
But this is not to be confused with “Tigers”, which is the correct and only nickname for Auburn athletic teams. Not Auburn War Eagles, just Tigers.
“War Eagle” is a battle cry, dating back to 1864 and the Civil War at the Battle of the Wilderness in Virginia.
It's great to be an Auburn Tiger. War Eagle!