Auburn has two national titles, 1957 and 2010, but three extra national championships have been acknowledged by NCAA verified selectors: 1913, 1983, and 1993. Three Auburn athletes have won the Heisman Trophy: Pat Sullivan in 1971, Bo Jackson in 1985, and Cam Newton in 2010. Sullivan also holds the record for most points scored in a season with 2,714.
Auburn's annual athletic budget of $72 million makes it the highest-spending university in Alabama and among the top 25 largest universities in the United States. The school's athletic facilities include several stadiums that are among the best in the Southeastern Conference. Auburn has won more than 300 games over the course of its history, making it one of the most successful programs in college football.
The Tigers' inaugural season was 1892, and they have played their home games at Cliff Hare Stadium on the campus of Auburn University since 1972. Attendance at Auburn football games is generally good, with 50,000 fans being reported at the 1973 Birmingham Bowl game between Auburn and Penn State. The team's overall record is 459-216-20.
Auburn has had only two coaches during its existence - Gus Malzahn from 2013 to 2017 and Ralph "Shug" Jordan from 1934 to 1952 - who have managed to guide their teams to multiple National Football League (NFL) Championships. Both men still hold the all-time record for most wins by an NFL coach.
War? Cam Newton, too, became a thing and continues to exist until this day. According to the official Auburn Athletics website, Newton's 2011 Heisman Trophy victory was one of many amazing characteristics of that exceptional team: In 2010, Auburn completed a 14-0 season by winning the SEC Championship and the BCS National Championship. The following year, Newton led the Tigers to another undefeated regular season before falling short in their quest for an unprecedented third consecutive title when they were defeated by Oregon in the SEC Championship Game.
Newton is also one of four players in NCAA history with multiple games with five or more touchdown passes in a season. He did it twice: 2014 and 2015. The other three players are Kevin Hogan (Colorado), Eric Decker (UMass) and Russell Wilson (Utah).
Newton finished his Auburn career with 3,856 yards of offense and 36 touchdowns vs. only 10 interceptions. He entered the NFL as one of the most promising quarterbacks in college football history and has so far proved himself worthy of that label.
Cam Newton won two Heisman Trophies while playing for Auburn and is a nine-time All-American. His accomplishments during his time at Auburn include being named the No. 1 player in the country by both the ESPN and USA Today Coaches' Polls in 2009. He also set school records for most total yardage (7,215) and most passing yardage (6,567) in a season.
In 1906, the University of Florida created a football team. The Gators have three national championships (1996, 2006, and 2008), eight Southeastern Conference titles, and three Heisman Trophy winners, all of whom are former quarterbacks: Steve Spurrier, Danny Wuerffel, and Tim Tebow. The team's home stadium is called "The Swamp." It is one of only two schools (the other being Michigan) with multiple national championships.
Florida has had more than 100 players drafted into the NFL. In fact, the Gator program has produced at least one player in the draft since 1971. The last five years alone have seen six graduates go in the first round.
Current head coach Will Muschamp was an assistant under Spurrier from 1996 to 2001. A former quarterback at Florida himself, Muschamp takes care of business on the sideline as well as he did during his playing days. He has not only restored pride to the program but also turned it into a winning one again. In just his second season at the helm, Muschamp led Florida to its third straight bowl win after the 2006 season. The 8-4 record was the most wins for the Gators since 1999 when they went 9-3.
Spurrier came to Gainesville in 1990 after one year as South Carolina's head coach. Under his guidance, the Gators became a force to be reckoned with in college football.
He went on to win six national titles at Alabama in all (1961, 1964, 1965, 1973, 1978, and 1979). While Bryant was there, the Crimson Tide had some legendary players.
This is a list of Alabama Crimson Tide national championship football teams. The institution claims 17 titles, some of which are contested. The notion of a "national champion" was ludicrous at the dawn of college football (first played in a far different form in the 1860s at Rutgers and Princeton).
Georgia has won six NCAA-designated major selectors national championships (1920, 1927, 1942, 1946, 1968, and 1980). The U.S. News & World Report ranks Georgia first in college football history.
The NCAA recognizes two national championships for Georgia: one in 1920 and another in 1980. The University of Alabama claims title number three because of its participation in the 1992 College Football Playoff. This makes Georgia and Alabama co-champions of the nation for one year.
In addition to its six official titles, Georgia is also recognized by some sources as a seventh champion. This is due to allegations that former Alabama coach Bear Bryant fixed a game against his archrival, John Mackey of Southern California. The game was played on New Year's Day 1947 and is considered by many to be a no contest. No charges were filed by either school at the time and there was no indication that anything improper had taken place. But after hearing stories about the game from other coaches and players, Georgia president Herman Kibler ordered an investigation which concluded that Bryant did in fact fix the game. In response, Alabama governor George Wallace, who was known for his support of segregationist policies, refused to issue a warrant for Bryant's arrest or extradition.
Princeton has 28 national titles, however the NCAA only recognizes 15 of them. None of them occurred during the poll period, but there's no questioning the Tigers' incredible late-nineteenth-century run, in which they won championships 11 of 28 times, including four in five years from 1869 to 1873.
USC finished the season with a 21-12 Rose Bowl victory over Tulane. Baker, Shaver, Erny Pinckert, and team captain Stan Williamson were all named All-Americans. Fortunately, I have a good starting point. "I have Mohler, and if he gets hurt, I have Griffith and Warburton."