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Relax, Alabama: The heat's all on No. 2 Auburn

By: AP
By: AP
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - The heat is on No. 2 Auburn in this Iron
Bowl.

Auburn coach Gene Chizik, left, will be playing in his second Iron Bowl rivalry game against Alabama's Nick Saban since taking over the program two years ago.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - The heat is on No. 2 Auburn in this Iron
Bowl.

The Tigers are unbeaten and vying for a national title shot
going into Friday's game at No. 9 Alabama - which was in that same
spot the past two years.

Crimson Tide tailback Mark Ingram says that role reversal means
"all the pressure is on them."

And Ingram, last year's Heisman Trophy winner, is taking a
backseat to Auburn's contender, electrifying quarterback Cam
Newton.

The Tide is not ready to yield the state to the Tigers just yet.
Alabama defensive end Marcell Dareus says 'Bama's legacy runs deep
in the state, "and we have to keep it going."

For all its statewide glory, this is the first time the Iron
Bowl has pitted two top 10 teams against each other since 1994.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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