AUBURN – The final celebratory act of Auburn’s incredible 2013 season, receiving the SEC Champions rings, will be done prior to Saturday’s A-Day game.
The hardware, a picture of which was tweeted out by Tigers coach Gus Malzahn on Tuesday, will be given to members of last season’s team, which posted the biggest single-season turnaround in conference history, going from 0-8 to 7-1.
Looking forward to presenting our players with their 2013 SEC Championship rings at halftime of A-Day!
— Coach Gus Malzahn (@CoachGusMalzahn) April 15, 2014
Auburn defeated Missouri 59-42 to win the SEC Championship and earned a spot in the BCS National Championship. The Tigers came within 13 seconds of the biggest single-season turnaround in the history of American sports, falling to Florida State 34-31.
“I think about it every night. I wake up and think we should be ordering our rings from a couple of months ago,” said “star” saefty Robenson Therezie. “But we’ve passed that now. We know what we can do. We need to get our guys at the same level we were last year.”
Therezie and the rest of last year’s team will receive their SEC Champions rings during a ceremony to held prior to the A-Day game. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 1:45 p.m.