November 12, 2006

Notebook: Tigers expect motivated Bama

It's certainly not hard for players or coaches to get motivated for the Iron Bowl. Just playing your in-state rival is usually enough to elevate your game. But this Saturday, Auburn is expecting a very fired-up Alabama squad to take the field at Bryant-Denny.

After losing four straight in the series, it's a game the Tide players and fans have pointed to all season.

"Those guys are going to be fired up," said AU wide receiver Courtney Taylor. "The Fear the Thumb deal, that's just adding to the fire. We know every year we're in for a war with these guys, it doesn't matter record."

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