This Is Auburn

I love Auburn University. My dad is an engineering grad from Auburn. My older brother is an engineering grad from Auburn. I’m an engineering grad from Auburn. My middle son, Matthew, is always talking about how he is going to go to Auburn. He’s only ten so we’ll have to wait and see.

My relationship with Auburn started from the moment I was born. When I was a small child, I vividly remember listening to Auburn football games on the radio every Saturday in the fall. I grew up in Murfreesboro, Tennessee which is 320 miles from Auburn, Alabama so the radio reception was very poor. We had a 30 foot antenna on our house and my dad would often climb up onto the roof during the middle of the games when we lost reception. I can still remember him screaming down “IS IT BETTER NOW?”. We weren’t allowed to turn on any lights or use any electricity during the games because there was fear it would mess up the signal. Auburn’s football team wasn’t very good in the late 70s, but we still worked very diligently every weekend to tune in and hear them lose most games.

It has been great to reconnect with the university over the last few years. When Auburn reached out recently to ask for help with their “This is Auburn” capital campaign, I was delighted to help. Here’s me talking about Auburn…