Just about a half-year after the miracle in the Iron Bowl between the Auburn Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide, the game is being revisited. Auburn’s athletic department is taking advantage of one of the most exciting plays of all time and trying to impress recruits by repainting the field at John-Hare Stadium to honor the ending to the game.
The hero of the game, Chris Davis, made the play of a lifetime and turned the miracle in the 2013 into an impressive recruiting ploy.
In case you don’t recall the specifics of the play, Davis took a missed field goal by Alabama over 100 yards for the winning touchdown as time expired. It was one of the most unbelievable plays in sports history and something that people won’t soon forget — especially Nick Saban.
Look what Auburn did to its football field to commemorate the play for Big Cat Weekend:
— AU Grounds Crew (@AU_Grounds_Crew) May 30, 2014
This was done entirely for recruiting and if these recruits aren’t impressed by one of the most impressive and memorable plays in college football history, they can just keep on walking.
I know this won’t be a permanent look to the field, but if the athletic department wants to make a statement in 2015, they should bring out the entire repainting the path again for the Iron Bowl at home. How much would Alabama fans’ blood boil if they saw that painted on the field?
Pretty cool look to the field where it all happened and great way to snag a couple top recruits.
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