The Iron Bowl of Podcasts: It's Iron Bowl Eve! Breaking down Alabama vs. Auburn football
AUBURN — It's Iron Bowl Eve in Alabama, and USA TODAY Network's Bennett Durando and Nick Kelly are in Auburn to preview the game before its 2:30 p.m. Saturday kickoff.
In this in-depth game preview episode of the Iron Bowl of Podcasts, Nick and Bennett break down what Alabama (10-1, 6-1 SEC) and Auburn (6-5, 3-4) need to accomplish to win; the most important players to watch on both sides; what this means for Auburn coach Bryan Harsin in his first year; and the College Football Playoff implications for the Crimson Tide.
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Bennett also shares outtakes from former Auburn coaches about the pressure of the Iron Bowl, and Nick pays tribute to the late Tuscaloosa News columnist Cecil Hurt, who mentored Nick on the Alabama beat.
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