Auburn Tigers (Official Site) » ‘m sorry, but all this talk about what some Auburn player said or some Alabama player said and whether that talk will motivate the other team is just plain silly. If there’s one thing you can count on about Saturday’s Iron Bowl, it is this: Auburn players and Alabama players will play with all the intensity and all the effort they can muster. They won’t be thinking about what A.J. McCarron or Tre Mason or anybody else said.