Quotes to set up Auburn vs. Alabama in Iron Bowl

Fri, Nov 26
10:17
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Friday features one of the most compelling games of the college football season -- Auburn vs. Alabama.

It is certainly one of college football's most heated rivalries.

Here are six great quotes about the Iron Bowl:

1. "You never know what a football player is made of until he plays Alabama."

-- Bob Nyland, former Tennessee coach

2. "Don't cuss. Don't argue with the officials. And don't lose the game."

-- John Heisman, former Auburn coach on his football philosophy

3. "The Bear can take his and beat yours and take yours and beat his."

-- Jake Gaither, former Florida A&M coach on Alabama's legendary Bear Bryant

4. "To me Auburn is not in Auburn, Ala. Auburn is the people who care about Auburn, the people who love Auburn."

-- Reggie Torbor, NFL defensive lineman and Auburn alum

5. "You don't have to flaunt your success, but you don't have to apologize for it either."

-- Gene Stallings, former Alabama coach on his coaching philosophy

6. "Always remember … Goliath was a 40-point favorite over David."

-- Shug Jordan, longtime Auburn coach on pulling for the underdog

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