QB Bo Nix: Auburn unafraid of Alabama, Tigers aiming to ‘take the head off the elephant’
The Iron Bowl is still four-plus months away, but the deep-seated rivalry between Auburn and Alabama remains at a fever pitch, as is often the case for one of college football’s most intense rivalries.
Auburn newcomer Tony Fair, a graduate transfer defensive tackle from UAB, stirred things up with the cross-state rivalry last weekend when he took to social media and posted a video with a caption that claimed the Tigers were coming to “take the head off the elephant” this fall. The post by Fair, who has yet to play in an Iron Bowl, exuded confidence, garnered headlines and drew the ire of Alabama fans — but his new Auburn teammates loved the confidence displayed by the 6-foot-1, 330-pounder from South Bend, Ind.
“That quote, obviously, it’s a confident quote, but I hope he’s coming to take the head off the elephant,” Auburn quarterback Bo Nix said Thursday at SEC Media Days. “I hope he’s not coming to get the head taken off the tiger. So, that’s really important. I think that, actually, I like the quote.
“I think …
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