Auburn, Ala. (EETV) - Auburn Football kicks off in just days. With classes starting, everyone can’t help but to look forward to September 2 when the Tigers kickoff at 6:30 p.m. against Georgia Southern in Jordan-Hare Stadium.
This year's Tigers have more hype surrounding them than they have had in years. Former Auburn Coach Pat Dye recently came out saying he sees a lot of potential in Auburn.
“I think this is probably the most talented football team that I’ve seen at Auburn, top to bottom,” Dye said on the Paul Finebaum Show.
On August 14, Gus Malzahn announced that Baylor transfer, Jarrett Stidham, would be the quarterback starter for the Tigers with Sean White playing the primary backup role.
The Tigers finished 8-5 last season with an AP ranking of 26. This season the Tigers are expected to greatly improve after several player and personnel changes including Chip Lindsey as offensive coordinator.
Auburn is ranked 10 by Sports Illustrated in their preseason college football poll and has three players in the SI Top 100 College Football Players.
Make sure you know Marlon Davidson, Jarrett Stidham, and Kameron Pettway, all who are in the SI Top 100.
Davidson started as a true freshman in 2016 on the defensive line. I expect him to make a huge impact this season on the defensive line alongside redshirt junior Dontavius Russell.
Stidham. Enough said. The college football world has been watching him since his freshman season at Baylor. He is a five-star transfer and is the nation’s top rated dual-threat quarterback. While at Baylor in 2015, he was 75-109 passing for 1,265 yards and had 12 touchdowns.
Kameron Pettway steam-rolled over defenses last season finishing with 1,224 rushing yards. He will be trading hand-offs with Kerryon Johnson in the backfield. These two running backs are possibly one of the best tandem backs in the SEC and could very easily continue to run all over the field this season.
Now if you want to get a glimpse of this team in person there are several things you need to know before you walk into Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 2.
First thing to know is the clear bag policy. You may bring a small clutch purse into the game, which is about the size of your hand. Other than that small clutch, fans must bring in a clear bag.
Each ticket holder is allowed one large clear bag that cannot exceed 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches. You can purchase acceptable bags around the stadium, in the bookstore, or in local retailers in downtown Auburn.
Second thing to know is the new Auburn Student Ticketing Policy. This year SGA has rolled out a new ticketing policy for students. There will no longer be an online marketplace for student tickets. Instead there is now a ticket pool.
If you do not intend to use your student ticket you can give your ticket to the pool. You will receive penalty points if you do not use your tickets or do not donate them to the pool. These points will result in the removal of the rest of your season football tickets.
The new policy also has created a guest pass distribution. You can put in a request for a guest pass either before August 23 or on a week-to-week basis.
For more in-depth information about the new student ticketing policy, click here.
The third thing, and probably the most important thing, to know about is the purchasing of food inside Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Inside Jordan-Hare Stadium you can use your Tiger Card at various concessions in the student section. You can purchase food and drinks on your Tiger Card instead of having to use cash or credit.
Some locations in the student section will not allow you to use your Tiger Card, think small pop-up kiosks. Be prepared with some cash just in case you run into situations where locations will not let you use your Tiger Card, you are out of money on your Tiger Card, or if technology fails on game day.
The final thing to be prepared for on game day is to make sure you are in your Auburn best. The stadium will be decked out in orange and blue so make sure you are too.