Auburn Athletic Director John Cohen

Auburn Director of Athletics John Cohen speaks to the media at an introductory press conference on Tuesday, Nov. 8

In Auburn, tradition is everything. From rolling Toomer’s Corner after a major win, avoiding stepping on the sacred seal before graduating or chanting “War Eagle” as a bald or golden eagle touches down at center field before a football game, tradition is the norm on the Plains and all across the SEC. 

But who decides what is a tradition? Who gets to make the choice on what traditions are most important? With the expansion of the SEC to bring in Oklahoma and Texas, the football program may face the threat of losing traditional rivals — new and old. 

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